Professional Looking Qi charger

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by rex450se, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. rex450se macrumors regular

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    I've been looking for a Qi charger for my desk at work but haven't found one that looks good. I'm wanting a professional looking stand that won't look too out of place on my desk. Most of the ones I've found look like an ugly hockey puck. Has anyone found any nice looking stands yet? I'd like an aluminum or stainless one. I think the contact side has to be plastic or rubber for the charging aspect to work but the rest can be metal. Thanks in advance.
     
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  5. rex450se thread starter macrumors regular

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    While not amazing looking unless your phone was on nobody would know it was there. I really like that idea. For under $15 I'm going to at least pick one up and try it out. Thanks
     
  6. lordhamster macrumors 6502a

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    There are also tons of wooden QI chargers out there. I remember back in my samsung days, there were plenty of folks posting instructions for how to install coils on the underside of a desk so that NOTHING was visible on top, but it still works.

    you could also get clever and just buy a "puck" and do something like hollow out a book or something

    https://learn.adafruit.com/qi-charging-phone-case-and-book/overview
     
  7. mcdj macrumors G3

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    Doesn't seem like the Ikea one is fast charging?
     
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  10. planetgirth macrumors member

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    iPhones do not support wireless "fast charging" at least that's what I've heard. So that would not matter. Also, spending $70 for a charger is ridiculous.
     
  11. jhearty99 macrumors 6502

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    I believe they will in a future software update so might as well buy one that is capable now.
     
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  13. planetgirth macrumors member

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    The one I linked says it does fast charging for $10.
     
  14. jhearty99 macrumors 6502

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    Looks like it sold out
     
  15. EOB macrumors regular

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    I had one of these laying around, and honestly way better looking than a hockey puck, illuminates a small blue light when something is charging. ( it is not a fast charging model, but hey does the job) It is sold on amazon for about 15-20 and it made by Choetech
    IMG_5270.jpg
     
  16. BrianSoCal macrumors 6502

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    I have that one too, works great and I love the no slip bottom. Doesn’t slide around at all.
     

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