If you want to get into the wireless charging game, these are the best

Charging your iPhone wirelessly is easier than plugging a cable into your Lightning port. The iPhone 8 and newer (including the iPhone XS and iPhone XR) support the Qi standard, which offers contact-based “wireless” charging. Qi charging has been around for a few years, so users have a wide variety of options. Whether you want a simple disc that gets the job done or something with a bit more going on, these are the best wireless charging pads you can buy.

Reminder: Don’t put credit cards between your wireless charger and your iPhone unless you want them to become inoperable.

Minimalist

Mophie Wireless Charging Base for iPhone

Staff Favorite

The Mophie Wireless charging base is a nightstand-friendly small black disc. Its top is covered in a non-slip coating, keeping your iPhone from sliding off your table if you don’t quite toss it down at the right angle. (Editor’s note: don’t toss your iPhone). It supports 7.5W iPhone fast charging, and it does so better than all the other models we’ve tested.

$19 at Amazon

$20 at ZAGG

Reliable

Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad

Belkin has partnered with Apple to create a fast-charging wireless pad for its wireless charging supported iPhones. It provides up to 7.5W of fast charging for supported devices and has soft-gripping material on its face to prevent scratches on your iPhone’s back glass.

$39 at Amazon

Compact

Samsung Fast Charging Wireless Charging Convertible

Samsung’s wireless charger is dual purpose, reliable, and can quickly and efficiently charge your iPhone XS and iPhone XR. It can charge your iPhone while laying flat or convert to a standing cradle, depending on where you’re charging it. It comes in black or tan.

$40 at Amazon

Great value

ESR Lift Wireless Charging Station

The ESR Lift Wireless Charging Station is an upright charger that lets you charge your iPhone horizontally or vertically. With two coils and automation overheating protection, it does the job, and it’s priced right.

$18 at Amazon

Both ways

Anker Wireless Chargers Bundle

Can’t decide if you want a wireless charging pad or a stand? Pick up one of each style with this well-priced two-pack from Anker. While the AC adapter isn’t included, the two charging cables you’ll need are.

$26 at Amazon

Fast Charging

Anker PowerWave Pad

This slim charging pad has its own internal cooling system to keep your iPhone from getting hot, thus increasing its charging capacity. It supports 7.5W iPhone fast charging, too. It’s the Flash of charging pads, so you won’t have to wait forever for your iPhone XR and iPhone XS’s battery to charge up.

$29 at Amazon

Environmentally Friendly

WoodPuck: Bamboo Edition

Bamboo is known for being a sustainable resource of wood. So having this disc surrounded by something nature-made makes it more sustainable than any other charging pad I’ve seen. It’s also inexpensive, reliable, and incredibly sharp-looking, making it the ideal charging accessory for home or the office.

$20 at Amazon

Affordable

Yootech wireless charger

It’s simple. It’s small. It fast charges your iPhone at 7.5 watts. It works with a case, doesn’t have a glowing light that stays on all night, and comes in various colors. The best part: it’s so inexpensive, you could get a half-dozen. What’s not to love about the Yootech wireless charger?

$10 at Amazon

Rugged

Nomad Base Station Hub Edition

Are you worried about the “sweet spot?” Don’t: the Nomad Base Station Hub Edition will charge up your iPhone no matter how you toss it. If it lands vertical to the charging pad, you’re good. If it lands horizontal, that’s good, too. That’s not all; it charges up to four devices simultaneously because it also has a USB-A and USB-C port on the side.

$100 at Nomad

Upright Design

Anker PowerWave Stand

$50 at Amazon

Like the PowerWave Pad, this upright wireless charging dock has an internal cooling system to keep your iPhone cool while it charges. This design facilitates a faster charge, so you won’t have to wait forever for a full battery. On top of that, it supports iPhone 7.5W fast charging. Zoom Zoom.

Modern Look

KERF Wireless Charging Block

From $39 at KERF

The KERF Wireless Charging Block is an eye-catching and functional wireless charging pad that adds a pop of wooden flair to your iPhone accessories. It comes in Walnut, Cherry, Maple, Sycamore, Mahogany, Bulletwood, Canarywood, Ambrosia Maple Spalted, Maple African, Mahogany, Padauk, and even more wood options.

Tiny but mighty

Moon Charger

$40 at Moon Charger

The Moon Charger measures less than 2.5 inches in diameter, yet it charges your iPhone effectively. In addition to not taking up much room on your desk or nightstand, it comes in various colors to suit every aesthetic.

The best iPhone XS charging pads for you

There are dozens (if not hundreds) of wireless chargers on the market. Different charging pads and stands are ideal for different needs. We’re in love with the Mophie Wireless Charging Base. It’s simple, it gets the job done, and it’s optimized for the iPhone.

If you wanted to pick up a wireless charging pad that’s a little more fashion-forward and complements your decor, then you need to take a peek at the KERF Wireless Charging Block. It comes in a wide variety of different wood finishes and will charge your iPhone quickly and wirelessly.

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