As with any smartphone accessory these days, there are a lot of wireless chargers out there. Thousands of them, millions maybe. So in an effort to help you sort through this sea of Qi, we’ve put together a roundup of the best wireless chargers you can buy, with options to fit every budget and aesthetic.
Best overall wireless charger
All things considered, this is the best overall wireless charger you can get right now.
Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand
It’s not the fastest charger in the bunch, but the Boost Up Charging Stand from Belkin is about as sturdy and reliable as they come. Its unassuming, matte black exterior allows it to look at home on you desk or nightstand, and its cradle design makes loading and unloading your device a breeze. We also like that it uses standard qi wireless charging, meaning it works with most iPhone and Android phone (Galaxy, OnePlus, etc.) models.
Plus: the Boost Up will charge your phone in both portrait and landscape mode, so you can power up while you watch a movie or play a game.
Best MagSafe Wireless Charger
Apple muddied the wireless charging waters a bit back in 2020 when it introduced MagSafe. The proprietary, wireless tech allows for both faster charging than standard wireless chargers, as well as the magnetic attachment of chargers and other accessories. If you have a compatible device, this is the best MagSafe wireless charger you can get.
Apple MagSafe Charger
There’s something stodgy about listing Apple’s own accessories in a best-of list, but in this case it’s hard to argue with. It looks great, it’s lightweight and well-made, and when paired with a 20W power adapter, it offers speedy wireless charging. And at its current price point ($30 at the time of writing), it doesn’t leave much room for others to undercut it on price.
Plus: the fast charge thing isn’t a joke—the MagSafe can charge your iPhone from 0 to 50% in just an hour—nearly twice as fast as traditional wireless chargers.
Best Magnetic Wireless Charger
Since there are only a handful of official MagSafe chargers, we felt it would be helpful to point to our favorite magnetic charger as well. Magnetic chargers offer the same satisfying ‘click’ at the point of contact with your phone, and the same magnetic hold, but they don’t offer the faster 15w wireless charging of Apple’s MagSafe. All of this is to say, here is what we believe is the best magnetic wireless charger.
RavPower USB-C Magnetic Wireless Charger
RavPower has been in the batteries and plugs game for a long time, and we really like their wireless charging puck. It offers a minimal design with a small footprint, and it has the safety features you’d want like overheating protection. Plus it comes with a full 18-month parts and labor warranty.
Plus: perhaps the best thing about this RavPower charger is that it includes both a USB-C cable and 20W USB-C PD power adapter (wall adapter/wall charger). If you’ve done any research in this area, you know what a big deal this is.
Best Budget Wireless Charger
Features and charging speeds be darned, we’re only interested in price and reliability here. This is our pick for the best budget wireless charger.
Anker Qi Wireless Charger
If you’re in the market for an inexpensive wireless charger, I’m not sure there is a better option than this one from Anker. There’s not much to say about it—it’s a small puck-of-a-thing with no added features to speak of. But we like the included 18-month warranty and the $13 price point, which frequently drops to the real sweet spot of $9.99 on sale.
Plus: it’s impossible to find a wireless charger on Amazon with a better customer track record: 4.4-star rating on well over 100K reviews.
Best Vertical Wireless Charger
Vertical, or stand-up, wireless chargers offer some nice benefits over the typical wireless charging pad, including more efficient charging and far better viewing angles while charging. This is our pick for the best vertical wireless charger.
Belkin Boost Up 10W Wireless Charging Stand
Surprise! Our pick for the best overall wireless charger is also our pick for the best vertical wireless charger. There honestly isn’t a whole lot to add here that hasn’t been said already, so we’ll just move on.
Plus: again, the cradle design of the Boost Up allows you to charge your phone in both portrait and landscape orientation, which we like a lot.
Note: if you’d prefer to go the MagSafe route, we really like the Boost Charge Pro 2-in-1.
Best Multi-Device Wireless Charger
So what if you have two iPhones? Or an Apple Watch? Or AirPods? This pick is for you. Below is the best multi-device wireless charger you can get right now.
Belkin 3-in-1 Boost Charge Pro Stand
I can already feel your eyes rolling:”really, another Belkin pick?” Yes, and for good reason. Belkin is one of the few third-party manufacturers with approval to use Apple’s actual MagSafe tech in their products. This means they can charge at the max speed, and are assured to be safe and reliable. So not only does the Boost Charge Pro charge 3 devices simultaneously, it also wirelessly charges your (MagSafe-compatible) iPhone at the full 15W.
Plus: it’s worth noting that both the Apple Watch charging puck and AC adapter are included here, which is not usually the case with these types of products.
Best Wireless Car Charger
Because wireless chargers require surface area to make contact with your phone, wireless car chargers are also essentially mounts. And the keys to a good phone mount are a sturdy base and quick, easy removal. With these things in mind, here is the best wireless charger for your car.
iOttie Auto Sense Wireless Car Charger
iOttie has been one of the best names in car mounts for years now, so it makes sense their wireless charger is top notch. We particularly like the Auto Sense for its strong suction cup attachment, sturdy telescoping arm, and the motion-sensing cradle that auto-opens as you reach your hand towards it for quick device access.
Plus: if suction cups aren’t your thing, the Auto Sense mount also comes in CD slot and cup holder flavors.
Best Wireless Travel Charger
There’s really not much to explain here. In this relatively new category, we are just looking for a high-capacity power bank, that isn’t too big, that will safely and reliably charge your device wirelessly. Here is the best wireless travel charger.
Anker MagGo Foldable Magnetic Wireless Charger
It’s not technically MagSafe, but this wireless charger from Anker will magnetically snap to your compatible iPhone. It also has a built-in kickstand, so you can prop up your phone in both landscape and portrait modes, and we like that it charges via USB-C and includes a 24-month warranty.
Plus: smaller than a deck of cards, this wireless charger packs 5000mAh, meaning it’ll extend your iPhone usage some 17 hours.
Best Premium Wireless Charger
For this category, we aren’t too worried about features or price. We just want something that looks and works like a higher-end product. So without further ado, here is the best premium wireless charger.
Nomad Base Station Hub Edition
Nomad set the bar long ago for premium Apple accessories with their gorgeous leather-padded products. And the Base Station is no different, as it features a real leather-padded charging surface and a total of 4 charging options—2 wireless and 2 wired (18W USB-C and 7.5W USB-A ports). Works with newer iPhones, AirPods and even the newest Google Pixel.
Plus: with the latest version, Nomad added magnetic alignment to the wireless charging surface. So your MagSafe-compatible device will click into place when it hits the center of its respective charging coil.