Satechi Launches New USB-C Wireless Charger for Qi-Based iPhones

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    Satechi today announced the launch of a new Aluminum Type-C PD & QC Wireless Charger that's designed to charge iPhone and Android devices at their maximum wireless charging speeds.

    For iPhones, that means the wireless charger will offer 7.5W charging speeds, while Android devices will charge at up to 10W.

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    Satechi's new wireless charger is a flat charger that's made from silver or space gray aluminum with a black mat at the top to keep the smartphone from shifting around while charging.

    According to Satechi, the wireless charger has multiple safety features built in, including temperature protection and foreign object detection that will turn the charger off if unwanted metal objects or temperature spikes are detected.

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    An integrated LED light is included to let users know when a device is charging, and light color will vary based on charging speed.

    Satechi's Aluminum Type-C PD & QC Wireless Charger can be purchased from the Satechi website or from Amazon for $44.99. A quick charge adapter is not included and will need to be purchased separately for maximum charging speeds.

    Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

    Article Link: Satechi Launches New USB-C Wireless Charger for Qi-Based iPhones
     
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    $45 and you still need an adapter? Are they cereal?
     
  4. xizdun macrumors regular

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    Cereal killers!
     
  5. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    I'm good with slower charging in some cases. When I plug in my phone next to my bed, it can take its sweet time to charge up if it wants. Keeps the battery healthy.
     
  6. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

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    I still haven't been compelled to buy anything more than a 5w wireless charger. I charge at night and I have one on my desk at work, and they were $6.
     
  7. ikir macrumors 65816

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    Not a big issue, 7.5W is already pretty fast for a thing used at night by 90% of tis user
     
  8. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    Why would anyone buy this and now a ravpower that comes with an adapter.
     
  9. jeff275 macrumors newbie

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    You mean, when will Apple invent 10W charging.
     
  10. Remy149 macrumors regular

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    I refuse to buy a pricey charging pad until a first party Apple solution is released. I have many sub $20 pads all around the house
     
  11. justperry macrumors G3

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    For most of us there's no need to charge fast, and indeed, as you said better for the battery, lithium ion cells live shorter the higher the temperature gets, so slow charging is the way to go.
     
  12. macduke macrumors G3

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    At least someone finally made an attractive looking wireless charging pad. I want it. Is this brand any good? Might see if there is a Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale soon.
     
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    I typically don’t mind MR’s ads-disguised-as-news posts because they’re usually for something innovative, or they announce a useful discount or sale.

    But a charging pad that is pricier than 99% of other fast charge pads that have been available for over a year is hardly new or innovative. Satechi is super late to the game here. And USB C is not innovative for a charger. It’s iterative.

    This, more than most other posts, is not very well disguised.
     
  14. ross1998 macrumors 6502a

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    This doesn't seem to have any features that my $17 charging pad doesn't have. And mine auctally came with the cable.
     
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    This is what I'm talking about! Nice! Good price, too.
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    I'm sure I could look around, but this is half the price of all charges available at my local Source store. Just got an XR last week, so wireless charging is a recent new interest of mine, and $45 seems like a reasonable price if the device is built to last and doesn't have "Samsung" branding. :p
     
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    That blinking LED is going to be great right next to your bed. I have a € 14,- aluminum charging pad that has the decency to turn off after a minute or so.
     
  17. HJM.NL macrumors 65816

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    I’m very impressed by satechi products. They’re good quality and a real value for your money. I don’t know how big the company satechi is or where it comes from, but they are pulling things at a faster rate out their pipeline than Apple does.
     
  18. coolfactor macrumors 68040

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    Just bought this in the Canadian Amazon store for $34 CAD, brand new. That works out to just $25 USD. Not sure why it's cheaper there.
     
  19. Rychiar macrumors 6502

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    I got a $10 charging pad on amazon that got good reviews and does the same thing... I dunno why these things get so damn expensive
     
  20. haruhiko macrumors 601

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    It doesn't even come with a charger. This is highway robbery.
     
  21. Wide opeN macrumors 6502a

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    Yes... Inquiring minds want to know!!!
     
  22. Ramchi macrumors 6502a

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    Looks lot better than my Samsung Qi2 Wireless charger which gathers lots of dust though it has an option to keep the mobile in a slanting fashion as well... though it was expensive than this
     

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