Mophie's $70 Wireless Charge Stream Desk Stand Now Available for Purchase

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    Mophie's newest wireless charger, the Charge Stream Desk Stand, is now available for purchase from the Mophie website for $70.

    Designed to work with the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, XS, XS Max, and XR, Mophie's Charge Stream Desk Stand is its first upright wireless charging option, designed to hold the iPhone in an upright vertical or horizontal position while it charges rather than a flat horizontal position.

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    Mophie's Charge Stream looks a lot like Mophie's Charge Stream Pad+ or Wireless Charging Base propped up with a metal stand, and that's because it can be removed from the base and used as a standard wireless charging pad.

    The Charge Stream delivers up to 10W of wireless charging power, and it will charge Apple's iPhones at the faster 7.5W charging speed. A Quick Charge 2.0 wall adapter and a 1.5m USB-A to micro-USB cable are included to power the Charge Stream.

    Article Link: Mophie's $70 Wireless Charge Stream Desk Stand Now Available for Purchase
     
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    I'd love to see the profit margin on this
     
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    Can they please sell just the stand? I bought the Charge Stream Pad+ last month.
     
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    A bit pricy for a stand charger. I actually like the flat chargers as you don't have to worry about them tipping over (for whatever reasons that happens)
     
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    Maybe a dumb question, but I have an iPhone 7 with a wireless juice pack case. Will that charge at 10w? The base it came with charges at 5w, but I'm wondering about the case itself.
     
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    Or, there are multiple $20 cad ($15 us) 3-coil wireless stand chargers on Amazon.YourCountry that work in any orientation, and you barely need to pay any attention to placement.
     
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    Personally, I don’t trust most overseas companies with anything charger or battery related items. I’d like to avoid my house getting burned down.
     
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    Just looking at this thing helps to demonstrate that the advantage of wireless charging is pretty minimal. People like upright stand chargers like this, so how much extra trouble is it to dock the phone such that the lightning cable charges the phone?
     
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    That thing is uuu-u-uuuuugly! They want $70 for ugly?! :eek: o_O :confused:
     
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    I have two, in black, of the version without the ac adapter, for $20 each and so far, so good.

    I agree for the most part. At home I have an upright dock with a lightning connector and it's fine. Wireless is little more than a marginal convenience at that point. It's really in the car where I have less clutter and less effort to begin charging that I appreciate wireless charging more.
     
  13. yousefnjr macrumors newbie

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    I bought a $9 wireless charger (7.5w too) a year ago and it’s still working great. $70 for one of these is ridiculous
     
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    Mophie products are Apple “approved” so to speak so they also charge the Apple tax or part thereof.
     
  16. MrCornfed macrumors member

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    If you don't have one, you won't know. Personally, I find it's much more convenient using a wireless stand.
     
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    Me, too. However, if you don't like syncing over wi-fi due to speed or what not, a cabled dock is still the way to go. Convenience aside, cables charge much faster.
     
  18. nutmac macrumors 601

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    Yeah, it looks like a dentist chair for your phone.
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    If you are on iCloud and Apple Music/iTunes Match, syncing is largely unnecessary. The only time I sync is for occasional video (I have a sizable Blu-Ray collection, all of which are ripped to iTunes).
     
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    I get you, but companies like Anker and Aukey have better reviews than say, Mophie or Logitech wireless chargers. They adhere to standards, and if you look at teardowns, Anker chargers are better than OEM in some cases.

     
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    Hardly looks better than if some guy on a forum posted his shots of a 3D printed stand he made for their charger. At the very least they should have run the cord through the bottom. What were their industrial designers thinking??
     
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    I’m a fan of Anker. But when I was picking up a wireless, they only had an older model (non-fast charge). And the price wasn’t that much different than the Mophie.
     
  22. nutmac macrumors 601

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    Most cheap wireless chargers do not come with a fast charge capable power adapter (5W free iPhone charger is not capable of fast charging). So once you add power adapter, those ultra cheap wireless charger quickly becomes $20 and up, at which point you might as well buy a brand name charger when they go on sale. I got Anker and RAVPower that comes with a fast charger for little over $20.
     
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