Looking for the best wireless chargers for iPhone and Apple Watch? This post is a guide on what to look for when picking out a charger for your iPhone, AirPods, or Apple Watch.
The best Apple wireless chargers – we’ve assembled a list of the most rated wireless charging stations for Apple products, with phone-only and multi-device options in a range of prices.
With a wireless charger, you simply drop your device on a pad and it starts charging; there’s no need to plug in a USB-C or Lightning cable.
We’ve summarized some of the very best wireless chargers in a wide range of prices that can handle anything in your entire Apple device ecosystem.
Below is a list of the top 5 wireless chargers for Apple iPhone and Apple watch that you can buy in 2021:
- Apple MagSafe charger
- Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand
- Logitech Powered 3-in-1 Dock
- Moshi Otto Q wireless charger
- Anker PowerWave II Pad
Apple MagSafe charger
With the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro models introduced in October 2020, Apple reinvented “MagSafe,” a name once used for the breakaway magnetic charging cables designed for the MacBook.
The MagSafe charger delivers 15W of power to your iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max, which is double the speed of most 7.5W chargers.
However, the iPhone 12 mini is limited to 12W with MagSafe. Apple’s MagSafe charger is also compatible with AirPods Pro and the AirPods with wireless charging case.
With the MagSafe Charger, it takes about an hour to charge an iPhone 12 from zero to 50 percent, which is double the time that it takes to charge using a USB-C to Lightning cable and a 20W+ USB-C power adapter.
Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand
Belkin’s Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand is a good option if you like to use your iPhone while it’s charging. The 10W wireless charger is cleverly designed to charge your phone in both portrait and landscape mode.
The two LEDs can be seen no matter your phone’s orientation and alert you of any foreign objects that may be on the stand. The stand supports 7.5W charging on iPhones, and for Android phones up to 10W, so you get the fastest charging available.
Logitech Powered 3-in-1 Dock
Logitech in March 2020 introduced a new series of POWERED wireless charging options, one of which is a new 3-in-1 dock meant to charge the iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods, and other devices that support Qi-based wireless charging.
The Powered 3-in-1 Dock supports 7.5W fast charging for iPhones and 10W wireless charging for Android phones. The overall design is bulkier than other wireless chargers, but it doesn’t take up that much room on a nightstand and eliminates the need for three separate chargers.
Moshi Otto Q wireless charger
The Moshi Otto Q is not the fastest wireless charger around, maxing out at 10W output. However, it supports Qi wireless charging standard, so you should be able to charge any Qi-enabled device be it from Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, or even Huawei at 5W/ 7.5W/10W.
The Moshi Otto Q wireless charger is pretty lightweight at just 137g and you can easily carry it around when you travel, even charging it via your laptop’s USB-C port. The 1-meter cable (USB-A to C) further ensures that you won’t have any issues connecting the charger to the nearest plug point.
Anker PowerWave II Pad
Anker PowerWave II Pad supports charging modes ranging from 5W to 15W, and can intelligently detect the optimized charging output for your device. 15W for Pixel 4/4XL and select LG and Sony devices, 10W for Samsung Galaxy/Note devices, 7.5W for iPhones, 5W for most other Qi-enabled devices.
This pad can charge devices at 7.5W, 10W, and 15W. The charger will charge your device at the correct speed. Where as my Anker Wireless Charger, PowerWave 7.5 Pad with Internal Cooling Fan can only charge at 7.5w and 10w.