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Best Qi wireless chargers: Charge up your iPhone X and iPhone 8

Ahead of Apple's release of the AirPower mat, there are many wireless charging options available for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus.
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Topic: Mobility
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1 of 10 Apple AirPower will release sometime in 2018. (Image: Apple)

Finally, wireless charging

Apple finally brought wireless charging to its smartphone lineup in 2017 with the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus. While Apple's own AirPower wireless charging mat won't launch until next year, there are several third-party options available. Here are some the of best we found...

Confused about how wireless charging works? CNET broke it down.

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Mophie

With a non-slip finish, the Mophie wireless charging base provides a "quick and easy charging experience" for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. Mophie claims its wireless charging base delivers up to 7.5W fast-charging speeds.

You can buy the charger here for $59.95.

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Belkin Boost Up

Belkin claims it worked closely with Apple to design a charging pad for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. It's also compatible with most lightweight cases.

You can buy the charger here for $59.95.

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Samsung Qi Wireless Charging Pad

With a LED indicator halo, Samsung's wireless charging option supports fast charging on the iPhone 8 and iPhone X (when fast charging is released, that is).

You can buy the charger here for $59. An upgraded horizontal version is also available for $89.

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RAVPower

RAVPower is being touted as one of the best wireless charging accessories for the iPhone by gadget blogs. In addition to a non-slip design, it also has an LED that communicates whether your phone is charging or is fully charged.

You can buy the charger here for $50.

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Cheaper option

Another cheap option is the Anker Powerport Qi 10W. It features a slim design -- but note that a wall charger isn't included with purchase.

You can buy the charger here for $25.

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Cheapest option

RavPower also makes a wireless charger with a two-coil wireless design that allows you to charge your phone vertically or horizontally. A bottom, circular LED blinks as to notify you of the current charging status.

You can buy the wireless charger here for $15.

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Car manufacturers

Qi wireless chargers currently found in Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo will support the iPhone X and iPhone 8. Of course, it depends on the size of the car's charger if your iPhone will fit or not.

Apple said some GM models include wireless charging for its iPhones, but not any cars or trucks from the 2017 model year. You can wirelessly charge your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus (iPhone X isn't listed) with these 2018 models:

  • 2018 GMC Terrain
  • 2018 GMC Yukon
  • 2018 GMC Sierra
  • 2018 Chevrolet Bolt
  • 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • 2018 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 2018 Chevrolet Suburban
  • 2018 Cadillac Escalade
  • 2018 Buick Enclave
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Zens Car Charger

If you don't already have a car that supports Qi wireless charging, you can add the functionality with Zens' anti-slip wireless car charger. It has a built-in battery 5,200mAh or can connect with USB cable in your car. The charger will also automatically shut-down after your device is fully charged. The built-in battery means you can take the charger on the go, if needed.

You can buy the wireless charger here for €49.99.

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Faster wireless charging

It's believed Apple will include faster wireless charging capabilities for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus with an iOS 11.1 update. Like the iPhones do with a wire, the update will allow the handsets to utilize 7.5W to charge to 50 percent faster.

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