- Apr 12, 2001
Griffin has a new wireless charging accessory available for purchase as of today, the Griffin PowerBlock Wireless Charging Pad.
Designed for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and Android devices that support wireless charging, the PowerBlock Wireless Charging Pad offers up to 15W of charging power. Griffin says Qi-enabled devices will charge faster with the PowerBlock than with a standard 5W wireless charger.
While the PowerBlock supports up to 15W, the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus support a maximum of 7.5W of charging power. Griffin says the PowerBlock supports Samsung fast wireless charging, but it does not specifically mention faster 7.5W wireless charging on the iPhone. We've reached out to Griffin for clarification and will update this post when we hear back.
Like most wireless chargers, the PowerBlock is a simple square-shaped puck with a Qi-based wireless charging coil inside. It features a felt top to keep your iPhone in place while it's charging and looks stylish when it's not in use. LEDs on the device let you know when your iPhone is charging and when it's done.
At $60 the Griffin PowerBlock is comparable in price to options from Belkin and Mophie, but more expensive than other wireless charging options from companies like Anker and Ravpower.
We took a look at dozens of wireless chargers in our wireless charging guide, which is well worth checking out to see all of the available options.
Though the normal price of the PowerBlock Wireless Charging Pad is $59.99, customers can save 15 percent through April 2 by using the promo code WIRELESS when checking out.
We've got additional deals on other wireless charging pads available in our Deals roundup.
Update: Griffin says the PowerBlock Wireless Charging Pad supports 5W, 10W, and 15W wireless charging. 7.5W is not yet supported, but will be in the future. Griffin says Apple users will not experience significant charging time differences when using the PowerBlock Wireless Charging Pad vs a 7.5W compatible charging pad.
Article Link: Griffin's PowerBlock Wireless Charging Pad Now Available for Purchase