Cut the wires.
It is without a doubt that Belkin has made itself one of the best accessory makers for smartphones. This continues with a new version of their Boost Up wireless charger that’s made for nearly every smartphone out there that support wireless charging.
First off, it’s a charging stand, so just like docks, you can set your smartphone in a portrait position so you can still see (and at times, use) it when charging. The only difference is that the Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand can also support landscape positions when charging. It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but in my case, I found this position useful especially when I was watching a video.
The stand is simple looks-wise, and the rubber lining below and around it means it won’t slide off on your table nor will your device slip easily. It also uses the Qi charging standard, meaning that it is automatically compatible with devices that have wireless charging – this includes the new smartphones from Apple, Samsung, Sony, LG, and even Google.
It has a maximum charge output of 10W, but it can automatically adjust itself depending on the device that you are charging. There’s 5W for basic devices, 7.5W support for the new iPhones, 9W for Samsung Galaxy devices and 10W for Sony, LG and the rest.
There are also LED indicators that let you know it’s own and juicing up your device, and it can also detect foreign object like keys or other metal objects that can interfere with charging. Belkin does give you a warning that the wireless charger could damage magnetic and RFID strips like the one found on credit cards and passports, so it’s best to remove them before you charge (just in case you’re using a case that carries your cards).
I’ve tested the Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand with nearly every device that we have in the office: iPhone XS Max, iPhone X, Google Pixel 3, Galaxy S10 and a Huawei P30 Pro and all worked flawlessly without any hiccups.
Overall, Belkin’s Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand does exactly what it needs to do. It’s one of the simple yet useful accessories you never knew you would need.
+ Fast charging support
+ Compatible with nearly every smartphone available
+ Portrait and landscape charging support which can also be used as a stand
Final Rating: 4/5