Looking for a good wireless charging mat for iPhone & Watch

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  1. 212rikanmofo, Dec 3, 2018
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    212rikanmofo macrumors 68000

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    I've been trying to hold off on waiting for Apple's Air Mat wireless charger where you can charge your phone, watch and airpods all simultaneously but it seems like an eternity and I can't wait no more. I need a charging mat that will charge at least my iPhone Xs and Apple Watch but all the ones I've seen are not that attractive. I'm looking for something really sleek and clean looking as if Apple designed it themselves. Can you guys recommend or show me some nice ones.
     
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    Be careful and verify that the charger will work for the S4 before you buy. I bought one from Amazon and the S4 got HOT. At this point, I am not going to use any charger on an S4 except Apple.

    One that has a wireless mat for the phone and uses the Apple Watch charger would be more of a sure thing, but you’d have 2 cables to power of course.
     
  4. theman510 macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. I've emailed the company and asked if it's compatible. I'll update here if I get a response.

    Curious, what about the S4 is different with regards to charging vs the S3?
     
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    No problems with my "Nomad Base Station + Apple Watch Edition" and if you get a Qi case / adapter for your AirPods it will charge all 3 (all with one cord) Works with Apple Watch S4. However, do to the design two phones can't be easily charged at once.

    https://hellonomad.com/products/base-station-apple-watch
     
  7. theman510 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks awesome. Just wish it was half the price!
     
  8. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    I'll say that it's really well made. Its Aluminum with a leather charging mat. It also comes with a rather beefy international power supply to power the 3x 7.5 watt coils + one Apple Watch.
     
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    Cool beans, thanks for the post.
     
  10. 212rikanmofo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That nomad looks pretty nice, however I wish they made it to where we can also charge it dock style, would be great on my night stand where I can quickly glance over to see any notifications instead of picking up my phone.
     
  11. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    What do you mean by "dock style"
     
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    I m looking for the good wireless charger mat for iPhone, thanks for sharing your experience guys
     
  13. Kisey macrumors 6502a

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    The Belkin one is "dock style" but costs even more: https://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F8J234/.

    I'm happy with the Nomad as well.
     
  14. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Ah! So, @212rikanmofo would like a Vertical Desktop stand for charging the phone? I understand now.
     
  15. theman510 macrumors 6502a

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    Incredible how these well-built ones cost so much. I can get a very good quality standalone phone charger for $40 but as soon as you slap on a watch charger too it increases the price by $100.

    I'd gladly pay $60 for a nice dual charger, but those prices just seem ridiculous IMO
     

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