Nicer than I expected
Given the cost, esp compared to some of the other ones out there, I wasn't expecting a lot more than a flimsy plastic piece of crap. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the package and felt the item in my hands. Not at all flimsy, and actually has a bit of heft to it. It feels well made.
The design is also very nice. Many of the other pads are just plain black or gray discs. The clear plastic with blue led are a welcome change from the norm. The LEDs are off when not in use, and pulse slowly when charging. If there is a problem with charging they blink rapidly. There is a small red led in the centef of the pad for aiming in the dark. The bottom side has rubber non-slip feet.
Output is rated at 5v 1 amp .. the same as the small iPhone usb chargers for reference. Many newer devices ship with high amp chargers, but I prefer the lower amps for a device like this because most of the time it will be left on charge overnight, and the lower amps will generate less heat on the battery, which is a good thing for longevity.
The package include the charging pad, a micro usb cable of about 3ft, a 6 month warranty card, and info/instruction manual. There is no usb charger included tho, and the manual says that it needs one that pushes 2 amps. I've been testing with an Apple iPhone 1 amp charger and it does work, but the pad may not be outputting it's rated 1 amp output with a weaker charger. It still does its job, but using the recommended 2 amp charger may make it charge a device faster.
It should go without saying, but Qi wireless charging is less efficient than using the cable. It will take longer to charge using any device like this vs connecting the cable directly to your device. Convenience is the key here, and it's capable to supply a full charge by the time you wake up the next morning. The best part is that you don't have a short cord to fumble with if you get a call or message while charging. Just pick it up, and set it back down to continue charging.
EDIT: The documentation states that it can charge from up to 8mm away. I have a thin tpu case on my device and it works just fine.Read full review
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