Here we go with another product review from the company that is popular in charging of mobile devices. I recently reviewed a different Anker wireless charger, and Anker has given us another great product on the market that will charge multiple types of phones quickly and conveniently. This is the Anker PowerWave 7.5 Stand.
When you open up your box, you’ll find the items in the image above- the 7.5 stand, a USB to micro USB 3.0 Quick Charge cable, and the 3.0 Quick Charge wall adapter. This adapter is what I was looking for in the last wireless charger we were given, as it truly brings speed to your charge.
What’s to Like About PowerWave 7.5 Stand
The design of the stand puts your charging device at an angle for easy viewing- whether you want to place your phone vertically or horizontally. This is particularly good for the iPhone X with it’s facial recognition, so you don’t have to pick up your phone to look at the screen. There’s also a PowerWave 7.5 Pad, which might not be as convenient.
The PowerWave 7.5 will work for multiple types of phones that are able to be wirelessly charged. It charges up to 7.5W for Apple devices, and 10W for Samsung. The charging speed is about as fast as the charging cord that comes with Apple phones. A little faster for Samsung devices, though. Still good if you don’t want to be dealing with wires constantly.
The base has an internal cooling fan to prevent overheating which isn’t too loud, but you might hear a slight whirring noise. I think one would have to be extremely sensitive to sounds to be annoyed by it. It also delivers a powerful current able to charge through cases- even thick ones like OtterBox.
Want to buy the PowerWave?
The price tag for this product is about $49.99, which is a pretty good price for what you get. The Anker page directs you to buy at Amazon.
Thanks to Anker for sending us the product to review for free in exchange for our fair and unbiased review. No other compensation has been given.
There are many wireless charging devices out there, and we have another chance to review one of them. This one is the PowerPort Qi 10W from Anker.
The Anker PowerPort allows for 10W fast charging. This one charges Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Note 7, S7／S7edge, and S6 edge＋, but I’ve seen reviews for iPhone X as well. If it’s a device with wireless charging capabilities, Anker has your back. You’ll know if your device isn’t compatible if you lay it on the charger and get a rapid blink on the LED lights around the edge.
When I attempted to charge my phone, I noticed that it didn’t charge as fast as I thought it would. I then read that you need a Quick Charge adapter (not included) for Fast Charge 10w mode. I mean, it works if you plug it into a USB port, but don’t expect spectacular speed. Also to note that if you use your device while it’s charging, it might overheat.
The nice features of the charger is that it is small and relatively slip-proof. The dim blue LED lights around the edge will tell you the status of your charge. There is a thermoplastic elastomer coat on top and the foot pads on bottom to prevent slipping of the phone and the surface you place it on.
All-in-all, it’s a device that will simplify the charging of your device, and it has the benefit of being compact.
The listing price on the Anker site is $25.99. You can get a Quick Charge adapter with a single USB port for about $16 on Amazon.com.
I’ve seen a lot of wireless chargers, and they generally have the same principle. You can go the Powermat route where there is just a flat platform that you put your phone with a specially-made case. Then the other is a cord that attaches magnetically to the specially-made case like the Magnetyze. The Swich takes a wireless charger to a different level.
I realize that some of you might think I misspelled Swich, but it is without the “t”. Which means it is without “thether”. Yeah, I had a hard time thinking of a good “t-word”. As you can see, you can put the phone on this Qi-compatible stand. If you don’t know what Qi is, it is a wireless charging standard that some smartphones have.
You can place the phone on the Swich and it will stick thanks to the micro-suction surface. You can now open and use the phone as it is charging wirelessly, and you can even adjust it by spinning it on its angled stand.
Another feature that makes the Swich different is the materials. It uses some ceramic and wood in the construction, which makes it less tech-looking than most wireless chargers.
This is a Kickstarter project that has actually achieved its goals, so you should be able to get it soon. It could be a real game-changer for all wireless chargers.