Add Wireless Charging to Your iPhone!

Apple users are surely happy with last week’s announcement that the iPhone8 and iPhoneX include Qi wireless charging.  Wouldn’t it be great if your iPhone6 or  iPhone7 had wireless charging too?  Good news. You can cheaply add this same capability to your existing iPhone. Here are some of Amazon’s best sellers to give you updated technology on your older iPhone.

A wireless kit to rule them all

The first items we are looking at are kits that include a wireless antenna and charging station. Common among these options is the receiver antenna that plugs into your phones lightening connector. Look for models that allow you to easily unplug and re-plug the connector so you can access the port to attached to a wall charger or USB port.

Amazon’s current best seller provides a fast charge station and a Qi antenna.  It’s compatible with iPhone 5/6/6plus/7/7plus.  The Qi antenna adheres to the back of your phone or in your existing phone case. 

 

 

Is a more economical but is compatible with a larger range of phones. Works with the iPhone5/5s/se/6/6s/6 Plus/6s Plus/7/7 Plus/8/8 Plus,Galaxy Note 5, LG G4, Galaxy S6, Nexus 6, Moto Droid Turbo, Nexus 5/7(2013)/4, Nokia Lumia 1020/920/928, MOTO Droid Maxx/Droid Mini, HTC Droid DNA, HTC Rzound,Blackberry Z30, Pentax WG-III camera, and Other Qi-Enabled Phones and Tablets.

This last option is also a solid contender designed to work with all iphone models. The standout with the Foxin model is that it had an LED indicator light and heat sensor to protect your device.

Integrated cases

There are also integrated Qi receivers built into cases. Below are a few of the best sellers on Amazon.  If you purchase a purpose built case, you will also need to purchase a Qi charge pad separately.  This will raise your cost but likely give you a longer last solution.

Charging Pads

Qi is a common wireless charging standard so there are a large variety of chargers available. Again, here are the current best sellers. Look for ones that support quick charging to gain the best performance for your phone.  Also, consider buying one for work and one for home to maximize the confidence.  Some modern cars (GMC Yukon, BMW 5 series) have Qi chargers buit in! The future is now.

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