Best Cell Phone Charging Stations in 2020

USB Wall Charger, Anker 60W 6 Port USB Charging Station, PowerPort 6 Multi USB Charger for iPhone Xs/Max/XR/X/8/7/Plus, iPad Pro/Air 2/Mini/iPod, Galaxy S9/S8/S7/Edge/Plus, Note, LG, HTC, and More Review:

if you have anything you care about the charges by USB, you need this. I am extremely happy with this charger. Even with 3 of the ports charging devices it doesn't even get warm. The circuitry is top notch and will make sure you don't get over current or current spikes which will damage or shorten the life of the battery and even worse damage you're device.

My favorite feature tho, is that this charger will cut all current to the device its charging once it's filnished charging then sit back and monitor the situation and keep a maintaince current going to keep the battery full but at the same time making sure it does not damage battery or device.

Simply put. This is the smartest line of chargers on the market and there is no reason to look elsewhere. Your electronics cost you far too much to risk charging them on a cheap gas station charger or store brand POS. I've heard far too many horror stories and many people don't even know that the reason the battery went bad so fast was because they left the phone on the charger overnight for two years. With this charger, leave it plugged in for a week, it won't hurt it.

USB Charger RAVPower 60W 12A 6-Port Desktop USB Charging Station with iSmart Multiple Port, Compatible iPhone 11 Pro Max XS Max XR X 8 Plus, iPad Pro Air Mini, Galaxy S9 Edge, Tablet and More (Black) Review:

This is advertised as a desktop charging station and I'm sure its great for that. I bought it for travel because as I recently learned, electrical outlets are located in some weird places in hotel rooms and when you need to charge your phone or tablet, having easy access to that outlet means everything. I was going to simply buy longer charging cables but Ive heard the longer the cable is, the less efficient the charge. I came across this charging station by chance on Amazon and when I read it was 60w with a 5 ft. power cord, I knew it was for me. Havent had the chance to try this on the road yet but it has come in very handy at home. With some power taps, my Samsung tablets will display a message that it is not charging as quickly as it could be. I was thrilled to not receive that message with this charger. In fact, charging was very fast on all my devices. The feel of this unit is pleasing--smooth lines, matte finish and sturdy. It has fallen off my desk a couple times and suffered no damage so I think it will hold up just fine bouncing around in a travel bag. I was not familiar with the RAVPower brand name before this but Im so glad I came across it!

Yootech Wireless Charger,[2 Pack] 10W Max Qi-Certified Wireless Charging Stand, Compatible with iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/Xs MAX/XR/XS/X/8,Galaxy Note 10/Note 10 Plus/S10 Plus/S10E(No AC Adapter) Review:

 I love these stand up chargers more than the flat ones I purchased. Although love my flat YooTech chargers, these make me happier because I can set it up at my desk and see my notifications right away. It's also great if you're in the kitchen cooking and need to charge and cook! The material is fantastic. They do not get hot. A little green light comes on the bottom when it first starts to charge but then fades out. This is great for night time too because you don't always wan that charge light on. Great product! I highly recommend them!

Anker Wireless Charger, PowerWave Stand, Qi-Certified for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XR, Xs Max, XS, X, 8, 8 Plus, 10W Fast-Charging Galaxy S10 S9 S8, Note 10 Note 9 and More (No AC Adapter) Review:

The Anker Qi Charger is basically useless with my Pixel 3 XL. Granted, this is mostly my fault, since I failed to read the fine print and simply purchased a "qi wireless charger" to use with my new phone. I don't blame Anker for this, quite the opposite: I actually blame Google, who have locked down wireless Rapid Charging and are only allowing their own dock to use Rapid Charging technology. This is the same anti-consumer garbage in which Apple has long engaged (though ironically not with these Qi Wireless chargers; go figure), and I'm disappointed to see Google fall to its lure as well. But I digress.

This particular Anker unit charges my phone, albeit "slowly". The real problem, however, is that the charger seems nearly wholly incompatible with the Pixel in specific. It says it's charging the phone but my battery continues to drain at the same rate as if it weren't docked at all. Furthermore, it has serious stability issues; I'll leave my phone docked for a few minutes and it all-of-a-sudden loses connection and halts charging the phone despite my not having touched the dock or the phone. Very disappointing.

I've actually purchased another Qi Wireless Charging Stand of a different make (made by LK), and while it displays that it charges "slowly" like this Anker unit does, it actually DOES charge my phone and features none of the connectivity issues the Anker unit does. I'm not sure if this is due to a different design, or what, but this Anker unit is nothing more than a paperweight, which is disappointing. I would expect it at the very least to charge my phone, and I could even live with a slow charging rate if it was something I could set my phone on while I work. Seeing as it fails to do even that, it is basically an expensive paperweight, and I've actually just thrown it in the trash.

This could have been avoided had I paid more attention to the fine print or done my research beforehand, so rather than 1-star I typically give to a useless product, I'll give Anker 3-stars so I don't drag the product rating down too much. By all accounts it seems a fine product for other devices, but buyers need to be warned before falling into the same trap I have an purchasing it for their Pixel phone.

12/23/18 Edit: An Anker customer service representative reached out to my on their own account after seeing this review, offered me a full refund, AND offered to ship me a Google Pixel fast charger free of charge once they release. I've bought Anker charging units in the past and I'd continue to do so with confidence. Impressive customer service. If you have an iphone or another phone with which this charging unit works I wouldn't hesitate to purchase it. I am also adding a star for excellent customer service.

Yootech Wireless Charger, [2 Pack] Qi-Certified 10W Max Wireless Charging Pad Stand Bundle,Compatible with iPhone 11/11Pro/11Pro Max/XS Max/XR/XS,Galaxy Note 10/S10/S9,AirPods Pro(No AC Adapter) Review:

I now own three Yootech standing chargers and a lying one. Obviously, I like these. I own an iPhone X, the big one, and I use it constantly at work and at home. It is my constant companion. Here is what I like:

* I love to able to watch videos, run apps and do timers while my phone is charging. This is especially helpful at work, where I run a Pomodoro setup which drains the battery like nobody's business.
* The smaller disk charger is a great travel companion. It means that I can use a non-lightning cable to charge my Apple and those are much cheaper. Plus it is an easy grab without a cord attached to it.
* I love that if I'm paying attention the temporary green light lets me know that all systems are go.
* It charges through my leather case.

This is what I don't love so much:

* You must watch for that green light because charging can be persnickety and you must place your phone on just-so. I have thought I have been charging when I haven't been.
* The charging is at the mercy of the kind of transformer/plug you plug it into. If you don't have an augmented power booster (say as an Anker multiport USB charger or the like) it takes much longer to charge. I recommend always using it with a power-charger like this one:

Overall, I continue to be very happy with my wireless charging through Yootech. Please note: I was reimbursed for this purchase from Yootech but my opinions are my own.

Yootech [2 Pack] Wireless Charger Qi-Certified 10W Max Wireless Charging Stand, Compatible with iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/Xs MAX/XR/XS/X/8, Galaxy Note 10/Note 10 Plus/S10 Plus/S10E(No AC Adapter) Review:

I use this with a iPhone XR Max which is covered by a Speck Presidio clear case. The bamboo charging stand I had with the old phone had a lip that got in the way of the up swipe and send button on the new phone. The product arrived on time and in good shape.

Some specs: It says the output (charging) is 5-7.5-10W which I think is dependent on the phone/device, which appears to be selected automatically as there are no buttons or anything to select. The charger is made of a sturdy matte black (i.e. not shiny/glossy) plastic. Vertical height is ~4-1/2", the footprint is 3-1/2" diameter round. The bottom has a ~1/4 wide circular rubbery ring to prevent slipping on smooth surfaces; this can be cleaned if it gets slippery (for me dust and cat hair). The ring is fairly impervious to liquids in that in a brief experiment, I wetted the ring, which resisted soaking up the liquid, and did not leave a stain on a white paper napkin. Overall weight is 5.2 oz so with the shape and good sturdiness- in mind, can be carried probably safely around on your backpack/bag. The back is held on with 5 metal screws, to get to the charging electronics, I guess. Overall, high quality manufacture and materials.

Some more specs: The backboard that the phone rests against is 2-3/4" wide and 4-1/2" long (height) and is at ~θ =
arctan (ΔY/ΔX) =60.945395900923° degree angle, which is a good recline to see the phone without alot of reflection and preventing falling forward. The phone rests stably on the backboard. For perspective the iPhone XR Max is 3-1/4" W and 6-1/4" H, 2" longer, but rests stably, even at a wt of 9.1 oz in the case. The platform that the bottom of the phone rests on is ~2-1/2" W with the bottom being the same rubbery material as the bottom base. Between the angle, the rubber, and the width of the platform, the phone rests stably, however there is no lip to secure the phone in, but then you can swipe up to unlock the phone and get to all the buttons/icons. There are chargers that have cooling as a part of the charger, but I haven't noticed any heat buildup. I haven't clocked the charge time, but it seems as fast as my other charger.

The charging cord is a mini-USB (see pic) which I think the same as the Sansung (?) and is 3-ft in length, so if you need a longer cord, easy to find. It does not come with an AC adapter block to plug into a wall outlet. I am guessing the standard iPhone charging cube would work as it is 5v 1A and the typical USB port on a computer is for the USB 1.0 and 2.0 specs, a standard downstream port is capable of delivering up to 500mA (0.5A); with USB 3.0, it moves up to 900mA (0.9A). I am using the 5v-1A port on my wood stand for power to the charger. If you believe the battery on the phone should work in the 20-80% charged range for longevity and allow discharging, the cord is easy removed, it attaches in the back into the base.

Two chargers are good. I keep one on the home office desk (I work @ home) and plan to put one in the bedroom. For the bedroom one spec is that when you first put the phone on the stand a green ring lights up and turns of in about 5 seconds, just to let you know contact has been made; no flashing or continuous lights all night :-)

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Yootech Wireless Charger Qi-Certified 10W Max Fast Wireless Charging Compatible with iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/XS MAX/XR/XS/8Plus, Galaxy Note 10/Note 10 Plus/S10/S10 Plus/S10E(No AC Adapter) Review:

If you want to fast charge your compatible iPhone or Samsung phone, this charger will do the trick - provided you follow their directions.

CABLES: The Yootech charger comes with a USB-A to micro USB cable that's engineered to work with the Qualcomm Quick Charge (QC) standards. It's visibly indistinguishable from a legacy cable so you may want to mark it. When it comes to fast charging over USB, most legacy USB cables won't work. Using this Yootech charger and a quality QC compliant power adapter, I can't get it to fast charge with several of my legacy cables. I assume the charger or the power adapter can sense if the cable is compliant or not. Bottom line is you'll need to use this cable or another one that meets the QC standard if you intend to wirelessly fast charge an iPhone or any of the 10W Android phones that the seller lists.

ADAPTERS: An adapter is NOT supplied with the Yootech charger. To support fast charging rates listed, you'll need a QC 2.0/3.0 power adapter rated at 15W or higher. I've tested the following adapters and verified that they'll fast charge an iPhone 8 Plus with the Yootech charger/cable. Please note that the battery needs to be below 80% to fast charge. Above that level Apple apparently switches to a 5W standard charging rate to preserve battery life. I've not had an opportunity to test fast charging at 10W with the listed Android phones.

Quick Charge 3.0, Anker 18W USB Wall Charger (Quick Charge 2.0 Compatible) PowerPort+ 1 for Galaxy S7/S6/Edge/Plus, Note 5/4, LG G4, HTC One A9/M9, Nexus 6, iPhone, iPad and More

Satechi Type-C 75W Travel Charger with USB-C PD Fast Charge Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 for 2016/2017 MacBook Pro, MacBook, iPad Pro, iPhone X, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, S9, S8 and more

Power Delivery (PD) Car Charger, Fiveboy 24W / 45W 2-Ports Smart USB Car Charger for Nintendo Switch, Macbooks, Chromebook, iPhone, iPad Pro / Air / Mini, Android Devices and More

Note: In the third attached pic, the 9.6W power draw shown on the USB power meter represents the INPUT power to the Yootech charger supplied by the Anker QC 3.0 power adapter. There is power loss in all wireless chargers. This is the amount of input power required to deliver 7.5W of fast charging power to the iPhone.

Yootech [2 Pack] Wireless Charger,Qi-Certified 10W Max Wireless Charging Pad Compatible with iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/Xs MAX/XR/XS/X/8, Galaxy Note 10/Note 9/S10/S9, AirPods Pro(No AC Adapter) Review:

I needed a wireless charger. I just got a new phone, and I wanted the convenience store f being able to toss (well actually set carefully) my phone at the desk, have it land on a little disk, and have it magically be filled with power from above. I first started with a couple of cheap ones from eBay. They’re all the same, I said. They’ll all charge my phone, I told myself. Well, the first ones didn’t work at all. Nice blinky lights, but charging was only slightly less than the power used when sitting dormant. After a couple of nights of waking to a dead phone, those got returned. So I picked up some other ones. These sort of worked. They did charge my phone, but they were cheap. Light weight, and if you shook them pieces would rattle. After plugging one of those in and getting the puff of magic smoke, I was about to give up.

And then these showed up in the daily deals after thanksgiving. Ok, I said. I’ll give them a try. The worse that could happen is another scorch mark on my desk and a few days wasted returning them.

So I was surprised. I plugged it in, and set it on my desk. It lit up for a moment, then darkened. Is it working? Let’s see. So I dropped my phone on it, and the phone gave that little boop that it was charging, and the wondrous light turned on. And then turned off. Yes, the charger went dark. But it was still charging. This was a good sign. Actually, the light was supposed to go out. Something about being able to put the charger in the bedroom to charge your phone without an annoying bright light. I liked it. So the next one went into the bedroom, where it resides today.

And they are still going strong. I had yet another one by a different company burn out, but these kept going strong. Two months in, and no problems. I’m planning on getting a couple more to toss into my travel bag to give me wireless charging on the road, and I need one by the sofa where I normally kick back.

The only things I might change is some different colors of lights and supply a QC3.0 plug, but that one is easy to correct.

Anker Wireless Charger, Powerwave Pad Upgraded 10W Max, 7.5W for iPhone 11, Pro, Max, XS Max, XR, XS, X, 8, Plus, 10W Fast-Charging Galaxy S10 S9 S8, Note 10 Note 9 Note 8 (No AC Adapter) Review:

I purchased this after my 2.5 year old Anker wireless charger didn’t complete charges on my phone overnight. It showed it charged but battery % didn’t move. This charges faster than the older 5W wireless chargers. It is unfortunately still a dirt magnet as the coating is rubbery and every single piece of anything sticks to the top and bottom. Other than that it charges fast and seems to have a good coil in it. Anker is great and they even gave me 10% off on this due to my old one failing and being out of warranty.

NANAMI Upgraded Fast Wireless Charger Fast Wireless Charging Stand Compatible Samsung Galaxy S10+/S9/S8/S7 Edge/Note 10/9/8 & Qi Charger Compatible iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/XR/XS Max/XS/X/8/8 Plus Review:

I have a Samsung S9 and prefer using the wireless chargers everywhere I sit and use my phone (and preferably propped-up so I can see the screen).

I keep a name-brand Samsung charger on my nightstand as my main charger and wanted two more for my home and work desks (but wanted something more affordable).

As Samsung chargers, these work great... they charge fast, charge landscape and portrait mode... and work through my thick protective case. Solid charger at a VERY nice price... I would order more if I needed more. The charger comes with the stand itself and a USB cord (but no wall adapter).

Only reason I don't give it five stars is for a charger, I found the stand using a micro-USB cord (included) instead of a USB-C cord a very odd choice. It instantly rendered my nice collection of variable length USB-C braided cords unusable with the charger... bummer... it does come with a micro-USB cord... it's just short (3ft) and made with cheap plastic... it does the job, but its nothing fancy... I just wish the charge stand used USB-C... still, this is a very inexpensive charger that does work great... for the price, it can't be beat.

2019 Update: Still using these... in fact I ordered more... I have now bought four of these, two for me and two for my kids... they have iPhone X phones, and I have a Samsung S9... this charger does work great for both Apple and Samsung phones. Just remember, it only comes with a short cheap 3ft micro usb cord... if you want a longer and/or better cord for the charger, pick up some variable length micro-usb cords to go along with the chargers. These chargers are a steal for the price, and work with any wireless charging phone you may have!