For however much we pay for them and try to secure them, smartphone cables never seem sturdy enough. The answer to all your cable woes has arrived in the form of wireless charging technology, which has been around for a couple of years now. If you haven't made the switch to a wireless charging pad at home yet—trust us, it will change your life—here are your best bets:
1. Samsung Wireless Charger Duo
Best For: charging multiple devices
Qi-compatible gadgets can fast-charge alongside your wearables with this charging pad. Since it’s got a horizontal design and stand, users can be on Netflix or still use their text as they charge their device. It comes with a built-in fan that will cool down your phone while in use.
2. Google Pixel Stand
Best For: Pixel users
While users can charge other Android or Apple devices on the Pixel stands, its best draws are geared toward Google Pixel owners. Once connected to a device, the Pixel Stand launches a virtual assistant mode that that lets you use Google Assistant and have it perform commands. It also has a digital photo frame feature that displays Google Photos highlights while connected.
3. Belkin BoostUp Wireless Charging Stand
Best For: fast charging, best in design
The BoostUp is both universally compatible and can charge in portrait or landscape position. What’s special about it is that it protects the phones other functions while charging, so any connections won’t be disrupted. It has an obviously sleek and practical design, but the stand itself is non-slip and has a polycarbonate base that provides impact protection.
4. Belkin Wireless Charging Dock
Best For: Apple watch users, charging multiple gadgets at once
This charging station is the ideal bedside table accessory that allows you to charge three devices at once, with the third connected to a USB-A port. You can use both your smartphone and your wearables as they charge and it’s especially good for Apple Watch users since the dock supports Nightstand mode.
5. Mophie Powerstation Hub
Best For: Charging multiple gadgets at once, traveling
If you plan to put your phone in a common area, say the living room, or own more than one gadget on top of wearables, the Mophie Powerstation Hub lets you power up to four gadgets at a time. It’s compact and also contains a USB-C port and two USB-A ports for conventional charging, however, it can only support wireless charging in one orientation.
6. RAVPower Turbo 7.5W with HyperAir Wireless Charger
Best For: Fast charging, Samsung users
The RAVPower’s HyperAir technology allows it to quickly charge all Qi-compatible devices wirelessly but works best with the Samsung Galaxy series, as it charges with the power of 10W. It comes with triple temperature controls that disperse any overheating. It also prevents overcharging, short circuits, and over-voltage.
7. Anker PowerWave 7.5 Stand
Best For: Android owners
The PowerWave lets users charge seamlessly, even with their phone cases still on. Its main feature is a state-of-the-art internal cooling system that also prevents overheating and a MultiProtect Safety System that determines battery status and keeps phones from overcharging.
* This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.