Anker Powerwave Fast Wireless Charging Stand
Most of the wireless chargers on the market feature Fast Wireless charging and what that means is that they’re able to charge Samsung Qi Compatible smartphones at a 10W charging speed. That’s really it, as Fast wireless charging is only compatible with Samsung smartphones and just one other wireless charging compatible smartphone. That would be the iPhone X and the iPhone 8.
There are very few wireless chargers on the market that use Fast wireless charging for the iPhone X and the iPhone 8. Mophie and Belkin are the two main brands that create wireless chargers that feature this charging for the new iPhone X and iPhone 8.
One brand that we were waiting for to make a move on Fast Wireless charging for the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 was, Anker. They finally have released their Anker PowerWave wireless charger that also caters to the new Qi compatible iPhones. So let’s see what it’s capable of.
When it comes to Fast wireless charging, you must use a Quick Charge wall charger to power your wireless charger. Thankfully, this Anker PowerWave wireless charging stand comes with a 1-port Quick Charge wall charger that you can use to power it. As a result, you’re able to experience the best wireless charging has to offer.
When it comes to charging Samsung Qi Compatible smartphones, they’re able to charge at 10W with this charger. So there is Fast Wireless Charging for Samsung smartphones. Of course, the main innovation with this charger is the use Fast Wireless charging for the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 because it’s able to output 7.5W of charging power to those smartphones.
If you’re charging a Non-Samsung or Non-iPhone with this wireless charger then they will charge at 5W, which is normal as those two types of smartphones are only compatible with Fast Wireless charging.
The input port that this Anker PowerWave is powered from is a Micro-USB input port. We realize that most wireless chargers on the market use Micro-USB anyways, That said, this being Anker, we would have hoped the charger actually use a USB-C input port to keep up with the times.
You must use a Quick Charge wall charger to power this wireless charger, and you can use the one that comes with the PowerWave.
Size and Weight:
The size of this wireless charger is actually quite large and we’ve gotta say that it’s actually a good thing because you have more of an area to place your smartphone. The charger has a height of 4.6 inches, a width of 3 inches and a depth of about 2.6 inches. The weight of the charger is 12 Ounces.
So not something very large and perfect for a desktop.
Using this charger is very simple. As all you have to do to power it is connect a Micro-USB charging cable into it and then it’s powered and you can place your smartphone on the charger to power it. Once you place your smartphone on top of the charger and it begins to charge, there’s a small Blue LED light at the front that turns on for about 10 seconds to indicate that your smartphone is charging, then it turns off so it’s not a disturbance while you sleep.
Also, since this is a charging stand, you’re able to place your smartphone either vertically or horizontally while it wirelessly charges. That’s because it uses two Charging coils, with one at the bottom and one at the top.
Structure and Material:
The build quality fo this PowerWave charger is quite good. With the top charging part and the base being a single part. With most wireless charging stands, tend to be two completely separate pieces.
Something strange but very cool (literally) with this charger is that it actually uses a cooling fan at the base. So, unlike most wireless chargers that do heat up, this charger actually stays very cool. There are fans vents at the back of the charger.
This is a very reliable wireless charger if you own either a Samsung Qi Compatible smartphone or the iPhone X or iPhone 8. That’s because those smartphones are able to make use the Fast Wireless charging. If you have a Non-Compatible Fast Wireless charging smartphone and plan to get this charger, well don’t.
It’s not really worth it because you’re likely able to get a great wireless charging stand that features a lower price. We recommend:
The best part about this Anker PowerWave Wireless Charger is that it features Fast Wireless charging for both Samsung smartphones and the iPhone X and iPhone 8.
This charger is very easy to use and its use of a coil at the top and bottom of the charter make charging more constant as you can place your smartphone your either vertically or horizontally.
Its build quality is great and that’s something that’s a given when it comes to Anker’s products. This charger even uses a fan and has airs vents at the back.
It’s a very reliable charger if you have a smartphone that can make sure of the Fast Wireless charging, that said, if you don’t, then it’s best to go with one that just features standard wireless charging.
Specs of the Anker Powerwave Fast Wireless Charging Stand:
Samsung Qi Compatible Smartphones: 10W
iPhone X and iPhone 8: 7.5W
Standard Qi Wireless Charging: 5W
Micro-USB: Quick Charge
- LED Power Indicator: 4 White LED Power Capacity Indicators
- Size: 4.6 x 3 x 2.6 inches
- Weight: 12 Ounces
Anker’s PowerWave Fast Wireless charging stand has proven itself to be a powerful Fast wireless charger for iPhone X and iPhone 8, and we recommend getting it if you want the best in wireless charging tech.
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Since 2016, Usman has flourished as an independent tech journalist, reveling in the evaluation of diverse tech gadgets, with a particular fondness for charging technology to ascertain product performance. Besides his journalistic endeavors, he helms the Charger Harbor YouTube channel, where he extends his tech insights to a broader audience.