Apple & # 39; s new iPhone SE may look like an iPhone 8, but includes some new features usually reserved for premium phones. One of these features is wireless charging ̵
Before you buy a wireless charger for your SE
Technically, you can use any Qi wireless charger with the iPhone SE. But if you're looking for the best wireless charger, you might want to consider a few things first, like the charging speed of the iPhone SE or other wireless devices you own.
Don't worry; this does not take long. Here are a few things to consider before spending money:
- Charging Speed : The iPhone SE charges wirelessly at 7.5 watts. Most wireless chargers sold today consume 10 or 15 watts, so you don't have to spend a lot of money to reach the maximum speed of the SE. Still, I recommend buying a 15-watt wireless charger if you plan to share it with someone, or if you don't want to buy a new wireless charger in a few years.
- Charging Style : An Upright With the charging stand, you can watch FaceTime or watch videos while charging your phone. On the other hand, flat charging pads usually cost less than stands and are easier to store or tuck into a bag or pocket.
- Charging accessories : Other Apple products, such as AirPods and the Apple Watch, can also charge wirelessly. A power plant or multi-device charging mat can serve as a tidy place to store your devices and avoid messing with a bunch of cables every night.
Now that we have an idea of what we're looking at, let's jump in. Here are the best wireless chargers for the new iPhone SE.
Best Overall: CHOETECH Wireless Charging Stand
CHOETECH & # 39; s Wireless Charging Stand is not expensive, but it bumps well above its weight. With 15 watts of charging, it's the perfect wireless charger for anyone who shares their space with an Android user, or anyone who wants to avoid buying another wireless charger after a phone upgrade.
As I mentioned earlier, upright wireless chargers are also ideal for charging while watching videos or hosting video chats. But some upright wireless charging standards only include one wireless charging coil, which may not work properly with the short iPhone SE. Fortunately, CHOETECH's wireless charging stand has a two-coil design and stays stable even when your SE is in landscape mode.
Best Budget: Anchor PowerWave Pad
Need a wireless charger that won't break the bank? Anker & # 39; s PowerWave Pad sells cheaply, but can reach a maximum charging speed of 10 watts. is an affordable and convenient solution to your wireless charging issues, and it's thin enough to slide quickly into a bag, pocket or desk drawer.
The Anker PowerWave Pad doesn't come with a USB power adapter (a wall brick) but it works with any power adapter or computer in your home – just make sure it has enough output to charge your SE at the maximum rate Anker also sells a double PowerWave pad for h Multi-device charging.
Anchor Wireless Charger, PowerWave Pad 10W Max Qi Certified Fast Charging for iPhone SE, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, Xs Max, XR, XS, X, 8, 8 Plus, AirPods, Galaxy S20 S10 S9 S8, Note 10 9 8 (no AC adapter)
Anker & # 39; s PowerWave Pad costs less than a cheap meal, but is thin enough to fit in a pocket and offers 10 watts of wireless charging power.
Best Premium: The Nomad Base Station
Earlier this year, we crowned the Nomad base station booth as the Cadillac of wireless chargers. It is covered with high-quality leather and achieves a maximum wireless charging speed of 10 watts. The Base Station Stand also has a two-coil design to ensure that your SE maintains a strong connection in landscape or portrait orientation and has an ambient light sensor to dim the bright charging indicator at night.
Of course Nomad sells more than just charging stands. The company's base station hub with two devices can wirelessly charge two items and even has an 18-watt USB-C output to power a third device. Nomad also sells a base station with an Apple Watch stand, so you can charge your iPhone SE, AirPods and Apple Watch in one clean, stylish space.
For Apple Watch Owners: MQOUNY Wireless Charging Stand
If you want to charge your SE and Apple Watch without shooting a Nomad base station, I recommend Buy MQOUNY wireless charging stand. It charges your iPhone SE at the maximum speed of 7.5 watts and has a built-in magnetic charger for the Apple Watch. As with any wireless charger, you can also use your MQOUNY stand to power your AirPods or other wireless charging earbuds.
As a side note, Logitech also sells a 3-in-1 wireless charging stand for the iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch. It is much more expensive than the MQOUNY standard, but costs a little less than the Nomad 3-in-1 charger.
For Popsocket Users: The PopPower Wireless Charger
Know PopSockets, the phone handles that stick to the back of your phone? They are notorious for interfering with wireless chargers, but they are also quite useful. That's why PopSocket has developed the PopPower wireless charger, an ingenious device with a cutout for phones with a PopSocket.
The PopPower is not cheap, but charges at a maximum speed of 15 watts and works with all devices, even if they don't have a PopSocket. It's a solid long-term investment even if your next phone isn't equipped with a PopSocket grip.
We had the opportunity to use the PopPower at CES 2020. We noticed it as the best mobile accessory at that event, due to its simple and innovative design. Hopefully PopSocket will expand its line of neat accessories in the future.
Best for Cars: ZeeHoo Universal Car Charger
Why bother charging cables in your car? A wireless car charger can charge your phone without clutter or effort and serves as a GPS holder. Still, it's hard to find a fast wireless charger that will fit any car, so we're going to focus on a universally compatible ZeeHoo option.
The ZeeHoo wireless car charger achieves a maximum speed of 10 watts and has an adjustable telephone clamp that fits the small iPhone SE. It rotates for horizontal or vertical orientations and comes with both a breather mount and a swivel suction cup mount that works on almost any surface of your vehicle.
ZeeHoo's wireless charger comes with a USB-C cable, but it doesn't come with a power adapter. When you buy this holder, make sure you grab a cigarette lighter to the USB-C PD adapter. Slower adapters can limit the charging speed of the ZeeHoo.