The AirPods were a strange product, with the announcement that the iPhone would no longer use a headphone jack, and with the reveal of the AirPods, people were wondering what on earth Apple was thinking. However, like always, when Apple makes drastic changes the customer base and people around always make fun of it, and then somehow the change is always implemented smoothly.
Take a look now. Years later the iPhone no longer uses a headphone jack, and other smartphones have followed suit and many people have adapted with the use of Bluetooth earbuds. However, the most well-known of the Bluetooth earbuds are still the Apple AirPods, the quality that they bring can be unrivaled, however, one of the major upgrades for the AirPods and with the release of the AirPods Pro is that the case is wireless charging compatible.
Most other smaller brands that sell Bluetooth earbuds don’t have wireless charging cases for their earbuds, but Apple does. In this guide, we’re covering wireless chargers that are best to use for the AirPods Pro, as it’s a lot more convenient to go cable-less when it comes to charging, just as it is with using Bluetooth wireless earbuds.
Spigen 10W Wireless Charging Pad
The best part of wireless charging for the AirPods case is that you can use any wireless charging pad, as the Qi wireless charging tech is the same across the board. However, just to note, you should be using a wireless charging pad, not a charging stand, as the case cannot align with the charging coils with a stand.
Starting is this Spigen wireless charging pad, and this is one of the simplest yet effective wireless chargers that you can get. The charger is very small with a diameter of only 2.7 inches, so barely takes up any space at all. On the charging power side, it does great with a 10W wireless charging speed for Samsung and Google Pixel wireless charging phones and 7.5W for iPhones. AirPod cases can charge at their max charging speed and the pad works well with having a small size that allows you to easily place a case in the center.
This Spigen charging pad makes use of a USB-C port to be powered from, and the charging pad also comes with a USB-C to USB-A cable that you can use to power the charger. There is a rubber pad beneath the charger to prevent it from sliding around. So if you’re an iPhone user, this charger checks both boxes of fast wireless charging for your iPhone and being able to charge an AirPods case.
|Spigen SteadiBoost Fast Wireless Charging Pad Specs|
|Samsung Wireless Charging Speed||10W|
|iPhone Wireless Charging Speed||7.5W|
|Size||2.7 x 0.4 inches|
CHOETECH 5 Coil USB-C Wireless Charging Pad
We think that there needs to be more wireless chargers such as this CHOETECH one. This CHOETECH charging pad features 5 coils, coils are what make wireless charging possible, as the coil within a charger must align with the coil with the device that you’re charging.
That is why with most charging pads you have to place your device in the center otherwise charging will not happen.
This CHOETECH 5 coil charging pads changes that with using so many coils as you can place your AirPods case anywhere on the pad to begin charging. The same can be done with smartphones, as you place your phone anywhere on the pad for charging since there are 5 coils spread through the pad.
With the use of 5 coils, this charger also enables you to charge two Qi wireless charging devices at the same time. This means that you can wirelessly charge an AirPods case and an iPhone at the same time. The charging power is not lacking either, as you’re able to get 10W for Samsung phones, 7.5W fast wireless charging for iPhones. Included in the box is a USB-C to USB-A cable and a Quick Charge 3.0 wall charger that allows you to use this wireless charger at max power right out of the box.
Specs of the CHOETECH 5-Coil Dual Wireless Charger:
Samsung Fast Wireless Charging: 10W
iPhone Fast Wireless Charging: 7.5W
Standard Wireless Charging: 5W
- Input: 18W
- LED Power Indicator: Green Power Indicator
- Size: 6.7 x 3 x 0.5 inches
- Weight: 12 Ounces
RAVPower MagSafe Wireless Charging Pad
MagSafe is Apple’s newest type of charging tech, compatible with the iPhone 12, MagSafe is a magnetic wireless charger that sticks to the back of the iPhone 12. You can still use the MagSafe charger for charging other wireless charging smartphones, but the MagSafe pad won’t stick to the back of the charger as most phones don’t have a magnet installed at the back where the charging coil is located.
The only other phone that is known to work with MagSafe is Google Pixel 5. That said, since the MagSafe is primarily compatible with the iPhone 12, it’s likely that those same users also use AirPods, and fortunately, MagSafe is also able to charge an AirPods case.
The above RAVPower MagSafe charger is the same one that you’re able to get directly from Apple, but with a few differences. This RAVPower charger has a lower price and comes with a 20W Power Delivery wall charger that you can use right out of the box to power the MagSafe charger. The design of this MagSafe charger is slightly different but works the same way, sticking to the back of the iPhone 12, and you may use it as a regular charging pad by placing your AirPods case on top.
|RAVPower 15W Fast Wireless Charging MagSafe Charger Pad Specs|
|Wireless Charging Output||15W|
|PD Wall Charger Output||5V /3A | 9V/2.22A | 12V/1.5A|
|Size||2.44 x 0.24 x 2.44 inches|
Aukey 10,000mAh 10W Wireless Charging Power Bank
This isn’t like the other wireless chargers in this guide, and that’s because this is a wireless charging power bank! With a wireless charging power bank, you truly go wireless, as you don’t need a cable to be powering the charger, other than the need to recharge it when it runs out of power.
A portable charger can be the most convenient way to charge your AirPods Pro case, while at the same time being reliable for fast charging your iPhone or an Android smartphone. That’s because along with the wireless charging, this Aukey power bank has two output ports. There is an 18W Power Delivery port and a Quick Charge 3.0 port for fast charging compatible smartphones. Just a reminder that iPhones are Power Delivery compatible and can charge via a USB-C port with a Lightning to USB-C cable.
The wireless charging pad on this Aukey power bank is clearly shown with a circled lightning symbol, and the wireless charging power is not lacking. The wireless charging has a 10W charge rate for Samsung phones, 7.5W for iPhones, and 5W for any other Qi wireless charging smartphones. The power capacity of the portable charger is 10,000mAh, enough to charge most smartphones to full power about two times, and enough to charge an AirPods case many, many times.
The size of this wireless charging power bank may very well be the best part as it’s only 5.6 inches long and 0.6 inches thick, making it possible to fit the power bank into your pocket.
|Quick Charge Port||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-C PD Port||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|Samsung Phones Wireless Charging||10W|
|iPhone Wireless Charging||7.5W|
|Other Wireless Charging Smartphones||5W|
|USB-C Input||5V/3A | 9V/2A|
|Micro-USB Input||5V/2A | 9V/2A|
|LED Power Indicator||Four White Power Capacity Indicators | Orange Indicator for Wireless Charging|
|Size||5.6 x 2.6 x 0.6 inches|
Samsung Wireless Charger Duo
We already mentioned a wireless charger that can wirelessly charge two devices at the same time, but this Samsung Duo wireless charger is a bit different as it features two completely different sections.
On one side, you have a wireless charging stand, and on the other is a charging pad. The charging stand is perfect for placing your smartphone on as you’re able to use your phone while it wirelessly charges, and you have easier access to it. Also with the stand, since it uses two coils you can either place your phone vertically or horizontally.
The charging pad section can also be used to charge smartphones, but you may also use it to charge your AirPods case while charging your phone on the stand section. Each of the wireless charging pads can charge at 10W, and this Samsung Duo wireless charger comes with a USB-C cable and a Quick Charge wall charger to fully power it. A must if you want to wirelessly charge your phone and your earbuds case at the same time.
Specs of the Samsung Wireless Charger Duo:
Each Wireless Charger Pad: 10W
- Input: 18W with Quick Charge wall charger
- LED Power Indicator: Red Charging Indicator
- Size: 8.5 x 3.5 x 0.5 inches
- Weight: 10.4 Ounces