CES 2018: Belkin Launches New Wireless Charging Pads and Stands for iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus

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    Ahead of this year's Consumer Electronics Show, which is set to kick off next week, popular accessory maker Belkin has announced several new wireless charging products designed for Apple's latest iPhones.

    The Belkin Boost Up Bold Wireless Charging Pad is similar to the existing Belkin Boost Up Charging Pad available from Apple, but it comes in several different colors, like black, white, pink, and navy. It offers up to 10W output for fast charging on all Qi-enabled devices.

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    The Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand features the same circular design and the same colors as the Bold, but its charging surface is propped up by a frame that allows the iPhone to be charged while in landscape or portrait mode rather than when laying flat on a table. It works with all Qi-enabled devices and offers 10W output for fast wireless charging.

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    Belkin's Boost Up Wireless Car Charging Mount is designed to offer in-car wireless charging for Qi-compatible devices like the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus. It can be mounted on a dash or window, adjusted to fit different phone sizes, and it features an extra USB port for charging other devices. It offers 10W fast charging for all Qi-enabled devices.

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    The Boost Up Dual Wireless Charging Pad is designed to charge two Qi-enabled smartphones at once, side by side. Each charging pad offers 10W fast charging, and it works with all Qi-enabled devices.

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    For commercial applications, Belkin is introducing a Boost Up Wireless Charging System, which will be able to be installed in conference rooms, offices, user desktops, restaurants, retail stores, hotels, and more. Top-mount, flush-mount, and sub-surface mounting options are all available.

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    All of Belkin's new wireless charging products will be available in the spring or summer of 2018, with pricing unavailable at this time.

    Article Link: CES 2018: Belkin Launches New Wireless Charging Pads and Stands for iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus
     
  2. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 601

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    That's the best they could come up with? An entire year and this is what we get?
     
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    Pricing.. of course not.. Lets wait and see what Apple announces first. Good grief.
     
  4. AgentWalker macrumors newbie

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    ALL the pages were taken down from Belkin lol.

    They could have charged $5 more and made that circular one a lay flat OR stand up!!
     
  5. radiology macrumors 6502

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    ...and from Cupertino, California....crickets’ sound...

    Too bad, but it feels like people at Apple are too busy enjoying their success and can’t come up with new ideas or products.
     
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    Or, and just work with me here, we could wait until next Tuesday and find out the minute details. I'm betting there will be plenty of info on offer during CES. Teasers like this one from Belkin and the ones from Samsung and LG are exactly that, teasers.

    Why would one need to wait to see what Apple announces? 1. It's Qi wireless charging, not magic. 2. Apple already announced their product months ago - AirPower. What exactly are we supposed to wait on?
     
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    Can someone explain why this is better than a regular, lightning dock?

    Oh yes, it’s CES time
     
  8. WhoDaKat macrumors 6502

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    Couldn't agree more. What a let down. You can get better charging stations off of Etsy. I'll stick to my 29 watt adapter.
     
  9. foxcub6 macrumors regular

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    That’s one ugly looking stand /charger I guess you could fit a lightning cable to it and ..... oh well
     
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    I WANT AIRPOWER !!! i want to charge both my iphoneX at the same time
     
  11. jonnysods macrumors 603

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    Why does the stand up one have to be a round charger? They could have made it a little more streamlined. Wonder what it costs, I would prefer one that stands up (and doesn't look bizarre).
     
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    Exactly. Which is why my update cycle has tremendously slowed down (still on iPhone 6). That, and their political antics have distracted them.
     
  13. Since1987 macrumors regular

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    Just gotta state the obvious... this is not wireless. What if the "wireless" on your phone of computer required your laptop to touch some device for network connectivity. Based on current Apple logic, my iPhone 1 dock counts as wireless charging. They are now using the Job's Reality Distortion Field for evil, instead of good.
     
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    I for one welcome our trickle-charging overlords
     
  15. Hedwigg macrumors regular

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    It's Belkin, so lemme guess... somewhere between $49.99 and $79.99 for the exact same thing you could buy on Amazon for $19.99.
     
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    I won't really be ready for wireless charging until all of my devices support it. I still have to charge my iPad nightly and with limited space on my nightstand my current solution is still the best for me. I have a phone and watch to charge as well but the watch is infrequent these days. Series 3 lasts so long I have started wearing it to bed and only charging when I shower and maybe an hour here and there randomly. Once I have all of my devices, AirPods too, wireless enabled then I might be ready to make it a bigger deal. As of today, its really no bother to just plug my phone and iPad in at night.
     
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    I got this iOttie one for Christmas and it works really well so far. Just make sure the height is adjusted for your phone and it goes into the sweet spot every time: https://www.amazon.com/iOttie-Wireless-Samsung-Standard-Enabled/dp/B0754NDNT8/

    As for small wireless chargers, these Anker ones have been great, though their sweet spot could be a little bigger. Don't let the slightly garish photo fool you—those blue LEDs only turn on for a little bit when you lay your phone down to let you know it's connected. It's actually extremely low profile and I like it better than I thought I would. I wish they made it in white! I'm looking forward to trying Apple's AirPower charger when it comes out but I hope it's not too expensive. I might wait until I get an Apple Watch that is compatible with it.
     
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    I can probably tell you why it's different than a lightning dock. Better would be dependent on the user's preference wouldn't it? But I'm guessing you already knew that. Some people even like both.:eek:
     
  19. NomadicTy macrumors regular

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    Thanks for mentioning this. I've been looking for a wireless charger for my car. This keeps me from having to wait for this Belkin product that may or may not show up in Spring... I do wish my trusted non-apple accessory maker, Anker, would come up with something like this, though.
     
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    I'd like something easy for the car that can go into a 12 volt. Hoping to see something one day.
     
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    I like the one for the car, but I would want a vent mount. I don't like the windshield mounts.
     
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    You don't have to plug in your iPhone. That's about it. It's a lot more convenient. Your phone being in a case doesn't cause problem like it would with the lighting dock.
     
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    Yeah I had been hoping Anker would too. iOttie's earlier attempt at making one of these didn't have very good reviews, but this newer model seems good. Might still be a few bad units floating around, but this one has worked surprisingly well. What's nice about the car mount ones is since it auto centers the device when you push it in, it's always on the sweet spot as long as you dialed in the height when you set it up. I feel like some of the Amazon reviews are probably due to people skipping that step. Works great with the iPhone X.
     
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    They are up as of this writing.
    The car charger would be neat.
     

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