From a novelty to a norm, wireless charging is increasingly becoming a popular feature especially with the consistent push from Nokia and innovative accessories to complement them.
After Nokia introduced the DT-900 wireless charging plate and the Fatboy wireless charging pillow with the launch of the Nokia Lumia 920, their first Qi-compatible Windows Phone device, several brands have followed up with their variants of wireless chargers like the Mugenizer N11 I wrote about last week. In this post, let’s take a look at wireless charges from Mugen Power, Tylt, and Brando that I’ve been trying out since a while.
The Mugenizer N12 is one of my favorite wireless chargers around. Of the three here, it is the most compact, and weighs only 90 grams.
Shaped like a hockey puck, the Mugenizer N12’s cord wraps around itself, and the USB end of it tucks neatly in its bottom, making it great to carry around in your bag or even your pocket. You can use the device as a wall charger with a USB adaptor, or plug it to your laptop or other devices with a USB port while you’re working.
While placing the phone on the charger to align it correctly isn’t much of a hassle, it becomes a tad awkward to place the large Nokia Lumia 1320 or Lumia 1520 on the small charger. It’s not at all a problem though.
The charger is available in three colors and you can buy it for $50.95. You can check out more details about Mugen Power’s Mugenizer N12 Wireless Charger here.
TYLT VÜ Wireless Charger
Purely in terms of aesthetics, the TYLT VÜ takes the honors. Beautifully designed, the inclined wireless charger is a great accessory on your work table. When you place the phone on the charger, it slides nicely on the stand and the 45-degree angle helps you see the screen while it gets charged. You can place your phone horizontally or vertically on the stand.
Available in four colors – green, blue, black, and red – the charger has a soft touch surface and the charging cable leaves unit neatly. The VU is designed to stop charging your phone as soon as it's full and go into sleep mode to conserve power. It will wake up every so often and check to see if your phone needs a charge to make sure you wake up with a full charge every time.
At $69.99, the TYLT VÜ Wireless Charger is a great buy, and you can check out more details of the product here.
Brando Dual Wireless Charging Pad
If you’ve got more than one Qi-enabled smartphones at home, the Brando Dual Wireless Charging Pad is the perfect table top charger to have. This dual charger can charge two devices at the same time.
You can check out more details about Brando Dual Wireless Charging Pad here. You can just buy the charging pad alone for $60, or buy in combos with receiver pads for your non-Qi enabled smartphones.
Do you have a favorite Qi wireless charger? Let us know below, including price, why you like it and where to find it! Maybe we'll include it in a part 2 wrap-up!
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