Review: Spigen SteadiBoost 10W Fast Wireless Charger Pad

Spigen SteadiBoost 10W Fast Wireless Charger Pad

9.2

Power

9.0/10

Design

8.5/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • The charger features 7.5W and 10W wireless charging speeds for certain compatible devices
  • Comes with a USB-C to USB-A cable
  • Has a very small form factor that will barely take up any space at all

Cons

  • Can be difficult to use your smartphone while on the wireless charger

Wireless charging has grown a lot in recent years, and the first phones to start using wireless charging were Android smartphones. However, when the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 were released, wireless charging became even more popular as they were the first iPhones to be wireless charging compatible.

Overall, wireless charging is a convenient type of charging method as you don’t have to plug a cable to your phone, and you only have to place your phone on the pad. Another benefit is that certain smartphones accommodate different wireless charging speeds, and in this review, we’re going to be taking a look at this Spigen SteadiBoost wireless charging pad that has a few different charging speeds depending on what you’re charging.

Power

Output Charging:

This Spigen wireless charger is capable of three different charging speeds, and the first one is 5W, the second is 7.5W and the fastest that it can charge is 10W.

If you’re charging a Qi wireless charging compatible Samsung phone then you’re able to get a 10W charging speed from this wireless charger. It’s one of the fastest wireless charging speeds on the market, other than a few exceptions such as the 15W that LG phones can get and the 25W wireless charging that OnePlus phones can get, too. However, OnePlus phones are only able to get that wireless charging speed from their very own wireless charger.

The 7.5W charging speed from this Spigen wireless charging pad is for Qi wireless charging comparable iPhones. This goes for the iPhone X, 8, and to the current iPhones, as they are also wireless charging compatible.

The 5W charging speed is the base speed for wireless charging, and if you have a wireless charging smartphone that is neither an iPhone nor a Samsung phone, then you’ll likely be getting the 5W charge rate.

With all that said, just a reminder, wireless charging speed, for the most part, is still slower than wired charging, but if you have a Samsung smartphone or an iPhone then getting this Spigen charger does hold some incentive.

Input Charging:

To get the 7.5W or 10W wireless charging speed from this Spigen charger, you have to use a Quick Charge wall charger or an 18W Power Delivery wall charger to power this wireless charger. The charger makes use of a USB-C input port, and that is a welcome thing as the USB-C port is the new standard.

Design

Size and Weight:

This is likely one of the smallest wireless chargers that you will own. The charger has a length of 2.7 inches and a thickness of 0.4 inches. So it’s barely going to take up any space, but the one thing to keep in mind is that you must place the center of your phone on top of this charger, as your phone’s coil and the wireless charger’s coil have to be aligned to start charging.

Also, because of the extremely small form factor, using your phone wireless it’s charging is a bit difficult, but can be done with feather taps on the screen.

Functional Components:

There are two main functional parts, to the side of the charger is where you’ll find the USB-C input port to plug the cable into, and on another side is where you’ll find the power light to show that charging is happening.

The light turns Blue when a smartphone is charging and turns on when nothing is charging. Also, at the top of the charging pad is where you place your smartphone is a rubber grip that makes sure your smartphone stays in place.

Build

Structure and Material:

The build of wireless chargers is solid across the board, and the same can be said about this wireless charger, too. The charger doesn’t have any loose part, and there are rubber grips at the top and bottom to hold the charger and to hold your smartphone in place.

Tech:

With wireless charging in general there is heating, this is just the way induction charging happens and you’re going to experience that with this charger. Your smartphone may get warm and the charger itself may get warm, too. In our test, that was the case and neither device got hot.

Reliability

Wireless charging may not be the fastest way of charging, but it is convenient. However, when you want to combine the best of both worlds, and if you have a Qi wireless charging Samsung smartphone or iPhone, then this Spigen SteadiBoost wireless charger is a good choice.

Summary:

Power:

This wireless charger features 7.5W of wireless charging iPhones and 10W for wireless charging Samsung phones.

Design:

The charger has a very small form factor that won’t take up much space at all, but it does make it a bit more difficult to use your smartphone while it charges.

Build:

The charger does warm-up, but that’s what generally happens with wireless charging.

Reliability:

With the use of fast wireless charging, this Spigen wireless charger is most reliable for Samsung phones and iPhones.

 Spigen SteadiBoost Fast Wireless Charging Pad Specs
Samsung Wireless Charging Speed10W
iPhone Wireless Charging Speed7.5W
Standard Charging5W
Input18W
Size2.7 x 0.4 inches
Weight3 Ounces

Conclusion:

This Spigen SteadiBost 7.5W and 10W fast wireless charger pad are one of the simplest wireless chargers that you can own, and at the same time, it can be the most powerful that you’ve ever owned with faster charging for certain smartphones.

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Spigen SteadiBoost Compact Wireless Charger Qi Certified 10W Wireless Charging Pad for Galaxy Note 20/S20/S20+/Ultra/Z Fold 2, iPhone SE(2020) 11/11 Pro/Max/XR/XS/X & More (No AC Adapter Included)
  • Compact Design: A wireless charger smaller than the palm of your hand; compact design with all the power
  • 10W Fast Charging: Qi certified for 7.5W and 10W wireless charging; charge you Apple or Android device at its max potential
  • ControlHeat Technology: Designed with ControlHeat in order to protect the device and yourself from harm.
  • Spigen Cases Compatible: Designed to be compatible with Spigen cases (with the exception of wallet cases)
  • Whats in the Box: Spigen SteadiBoost Compact Wireless Charger, USB C Charging cable, Instruction Manual

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