WiBa Power Bank Offers Fully Wireless Solution for Charging Your iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    There are already Qi-based wireless chargers on the market that include a built-in battery pack for wire-free charging on the go, but the upcoming WiBa Power Bank from accessory maker Avido goes one step further by offering wireless iPhone charging and wireless charging for the power bank itself.

    The WiBa Power Bank features a 5,000mAh battery that can be used to charge an iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or other Qi-compatible smartphone or device. It uses Qi wireless charging, so you don't need to connect it to your iPhone with a Lightning cable.


    Two slim metal plates attach to the back or the case of the iPhone to make sure that it stays magnetically attached to the Power Bank when charging, and there's a built-in USB port if you need to charge non-wireless devices.

    To charge the WiBa Power Bank, there's an included Charging Dock that looks identical to the Power Bank. Place the Power Bank on the Charging Dock and it too will charge up wirelessly with no need for a micro-USB cable. The Charging Dock itself will need to be plugged in to the wall, though. Conveniently, the Charging Dock can charge the Power Bank or any other Qi-enabled device, so it can be used for direct iPhone charging, too.


    You can put an iPhone on the Power Bank and the Power Bank on its Charging Dock to charge everything all at once, with the charged up Power Bank then available for use when outside the home. When traveling, if you don't want to bring the Charging Dock, a USB-C cable can also be used to charge the Power Bank directly.

    Avido says the WiBa Charging Dock is "Fast Charge compatible," but it's not clear if that means it works with the faster 7.5W charging in the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, and there's no explicit mention of these devices, so it may only charge at the standard 5 watts.

    The WiBa Wireless Power Bank will cost $99.95 when it launches later this year.

    Article Link: WiBa Power Bank Offers Fully Wireless Solution for Charging Your iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus
  2. bryan1andersons macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2015
    Anyone find any cheaper but similar solutions?
  3. thebluepotato macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2012
  4. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2010
    It could do without the dock. I don't mind plugging the bank in if the battery is large enough
  5. Will.O.Bie, Jan 2, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2018

    Will.O.Bie macrumors 6502


    Aug 29, 2016
    I like the concept but can do without the adhesive plate that you have to stick on the back of your phone or case.
  6. JasonQG macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2011
    What happens if you stack up more than one of these things?
  7. skoosht macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
  8. ElRojito macrumors regular

    May 6, 2012
  9. sidewinder3000 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2010
    I like the innovative thinking, but the execution needs work. No one likes adhesive plates.
  10. DipDog3 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2002
    You should be able to plug in the battery directly, that would eliminate the half of this product that is unnecessary.
  11. AaronM5670 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2012
    You get a personal thank you from the CEO of WiBa for spending so much money on their products.
  12. Binarymix macrumors 65816

    Nov 1, 2007
    I fail to see the need for a wireless charger to have a dock. It’s still plugged in!

    I bought this charger which is double the capacity, and has lightning and USB micro input for charging, USB output, and has a flashlight function.

    10000mAh Wireless Charge Power Bank 2 in 1 for iphone and android (White) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B076Z2279Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_8QbtAbRT37TQV

    It’s been great and acts just like a qi charging dock when plugged in, also charging the charger, basically negating the need to piggy back like this product.

    I see a USB cable can be plugged in to charge it, wth is the point in the dock??
  13. BWhaler macrumors 68020


    Jan 8, 2003
    Mophie, your move. (And please support lightning cable. Not upgrading until then.)
  14. az431 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2008
    Portland, OR
  15. Scooz macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2012
    I think that‘s called a heater.

    Might be usefull nonetheless. And not that much more than two qi chargers, a qi receiver plate and a powerbank. And nicer - but still weird - looking.
  16. BigCLC macrumors member


    Sep 18, 2014
  17. glowplug macrumors member


    Jun 22, 2017
    Came to ask the same thing. I'd stack like 5 of them together. That'd be one heck of a battery.
  18. chriscrowlee macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2015
    San Diego, CA
    5000 mah means with charge loss you won’t even be able to charge X one full time. No thanks. Plenty other cheaper solutions.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 2, 2018 ---
    I want a wireless charge dock. This one you linked shows Canada only.
  19. iLLUMI macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2012
    Cheaper and double the "mAh" to boot!
  20. chriscrowlee macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2015
    San Diego, CA
    10,000 should really be the minimum. So you get 2-3 full charges of an X or 8. Otherwise if you have to recharge the charger every time you charge it once it defeats the purpose haha
  21. FelixDerKater Contributor


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
  22. Acerone macrumors regular


    Mar 3, 2009
  23. chriscrowlee macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2015
    San Diego, CA
    Yeah. How you going to charge the dock without a charging dock? Duh hehe.

    Sooner or later a cable will have to plug into something heheh
  24. Analog Kid macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

    Mar 4, 2003
    Does anyone use a wireless power pack? I don't see how I would... I usually use these kinds of power packs when I travel, so I'm either on the plane using the device (wire works better because I can still handle the device) or have it thrown in my pack charging (wire works better because it's not sitting nicely on a table and aligned)...

    I'm having a hard time getting the math to work here... 5000mAh won't charge the 2700mAh iPhone X once, but a 10,000mAh source will charge it 2 to 3 times?!

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