Review: iOttie's iON Wireless Charging Stand Offers Upright Charging and an Attractive Design

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When the first iPhones launched with wireless charging capabilities, many of the first wireless charging accessories designed for the new devices were the plain, flat wireless charging pads.

Now that companies have had time to innovate and come up with more efficient charging solutions, we're seeing more and more upright wireless charging stands, like iOttie's new iON Wireless Charging Stand.


Upright wireless charging stands offer several benefits over the flat wireless charging options, and are by far my favorite charging solutions for the iPhone X and new iPhone XS models. With a wireless charging stand, it's impossible to place the iPhone at the wrong position for charging to start automatically, which is not the case with flat charging solutions.

When I'm using a flat pad, I have on multiple occasions put the iPhone a little bit left or right of the center of the built-in charging coil, which means it won't charge. Then I have to adjust multiple times and double check to make sure everything is lined up.

With the little shelf that's available on upright stands, there's basically no room for error when positioning the iPhone, so it's better for peace of mind, especially when charging an iPhone on a wireless charger at night. And, in addition to the no-hassle charging, upright stands offer the benefit of being able to look over and see the iPhone's screen at a glance.


iOttie's iON Wireless Stand, like its flat charger, is one of the more unique wireless charging accessories I've run into. It's actually almost identical in design to the iON Fast Charging Pad Plus and the iON Fast Charging Pad Mini, but it's a stand instead of a pad.


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vagos

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I would rather use the classic cable way of charging without any of these problems.
 

justperry

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I'm a rolling stone.
tweed-style fabric that's available in gray, beige, and red, with the gray pictured in my images. It's a little more professional looking than your average plastic charging stand, so I think it's a great option for an office. It does, of course, look just as attractive
Haha, so seventies.

I mean, how is that easier/more convenient than simply plugging in a lightning cable?
I bought a cheapo stand on AliExpress, just wanted to find out if it's convenient or not, I am more or less agree with your sentiment, plugging in is not hard.
But, on my desk it is making a difference, it's upright which is much easier to work with, FaceID works without picking up the phone.
 

Geckotek

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I think it looks great and looking forward to just setting my iPhone down on a stand and walking away (and not having to replace failing lighting cables). Been looking at this exact model as well. Pretty much sold on it at this point.
 

sundog925

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It's easier for me at night when it's dark in my bedroom to just stick my iPhone on the wireless charger. If I were using a Lightning dock or cable, I'd have to turn on a light.
you grab the lighting cable in the dark, feel for the bottom and plug in a the reversible cord, whats difficult about that?
 
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x-evil-x

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I have this from amazon. Looks much better imo. I had the lower piece powder coated in black.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079KSSY9G/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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you grab the lighting cable in the dark, feel for the bottom and plug in a the reversible cord, whats difficult about that?
depends where you have this but I don't have to use two hands. I dont look and I just put it on top of my bed stand. If I see a notification I want to respond to I use one hand to pick it up and use it for a little bit and put it back down. Its much more convenient then having a cable.
 

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x-evil-x

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How I have my bed setup. Much easier using a wireless charger then a cable if you use your phone in bed.
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I actually looked at that one as well. In the end I felt more confident about the quality of the Iottie brand and the fact that it didn’t include the power adapter.
I actually looked at that one as well. In the end I felt more confident about the quality of the Iottie brand and the fact that it didn’t include the power adapter.
ah yea its nice they include one. I have a tons of them already and different surge protectors with built in usb so I dont worry about charging bricks anymore.
 

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Paulio

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I have this from amazon. Looks much better imo. I had the lower piece powder coated in black.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079KSSY9G/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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depends where you have this but I don't have to use two hands. I dont look and I just put it on top of my bed stand. If I see a notification I want to respond to I use one hand to pick it up and use it for a little bit and put it back down. Its much more convenient then having a cable.
I like the look of that clock - what is it?
 

ZipZap

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I have this from amazon. Looks much better imo. I had the lower piece powder coated in black.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079KSSY9G/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
[doublepost=1538794138][/doublepost]....
[doublepost=1538794335][/doublepost]
depends where you have this but I don't have to use two hands. I dont look and I just put it on top of my bed stand. If I see a notification I want to respond to I use one hand to pick it up and use it for a little bit and put it back down. Its much more convenient then having a cable.
It appears to me that your stand is for naked phones. The lip is quite narrow.
 

Geckotek

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I like the look of that clock - what is it?
Looks like an Amazon Spot
[doublepost=1538931406][/doublepost]My iOttie iON Stand arrives today. Will report back after some time using it.

Edit: AND as usual, USPS shows item has been delivered but never actually attempted delivery. UGH.
 
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