Best Wireless Charger For Home & Office

Imagine a world without any annoying wires and not having to look for your phone charger every time – sounds amazing right? Wireless chargers are the solution and future of charging devices. Sadly they aren’t as developed as we would like to yet. As in you can’t charge your device from across the room. Firstly they are currently available for only smartphones and secondly you still need to place the phone on top of the wireless charging pad. But on the plus side no messing with wires every night.

Best wireless charger

There are a few things to consider before you are off to buying the best wireless charger. First of all you need to make sure your phone supports it. For some phones, such as iPhone, you need to purchase a special case that enables it. I have written below a list of models that don’t require any extras. Secondly, like all technological innovations, different charging standards have emerged. The most popular is the Qi standard but it is still good to make sure your device supports the right wireless charger. Also even the best wireless charger will take longer to charge your device than plugging it into the wall.

Below are the best wireless chargers available right now. We have put together the best products in all price ranges and designs!

Best Overall Charger



  • Design allows you to use your phone even while charging
  • Starts charging immediately


  • Expensive

TYLT VU is a wireless charger that has a different design from almost all other competitors. It can be more viewed as a phone dock and because of its 45 degree angle, you can comfortably view your messages even while it’s charging. This is a huge plus in our eyes. Also because of this design, finding the correct charging spot is as simple and fast as it can get.

TYLT VU wireless charger


  • Price: $25
  • Qi wireless standard
  • 3 Coils
  • Max power output 1A

It also comes in 4 different colours: black, blue, green (lime) and red. The charger also has a LED light that tells you if your device is charging. Because of its positioning and dimness you won’t have a problem charging at night. The charger also comes with an AC power adapter so you don’t have to worry about that. For more in-depth information, check out our TYLT VU review.

TYLT VU is a cleverly tilted Qi wireless charger that has a different design from almost all other competitors. It allows you to comfortably view your messages even while it’s charging.

Best Bang For Buck

Yootech Wireless Charging Pad


  • Costs $14
  • Slim & Lightweight
  • Output at least 1.5A


  • Can take time to position phone
  • No wall adapter

This is definitely the best bang for buck wireless charging pad by far. It simply does what it’s meant to do and does it well. If you are looking for a design element for your home then this is probably not for you. It is small, triangular and only for charging one phone at a time. At the bottom it has 3 rubbery pads that prevent it from slipping. There is also a small LED light that changes colour between green and red. Green when your phone is charging, red if it is not and flashes if your phone isn’t positioned correctly.

Yootech Best Wireless Charger


  • Qi wireless standard
  • Power output at least 1.5A
  • 7.5x9cm

It also comes with a Micro USB – USB cable which is the power source for the Yootech charging pad. You are probably better off also purchasing a USB wall charging adapter if you haven’t already. Otherwise you’ll have to have it connected to a laptop. This really is a straight forward product and can’t really ask for more at this price.

The best bang for buck and one of the most powerful wireless charger that simply works! Works with all Qi compatible devices.

Smartest Charger

Nokia DT-903 Wireless Charging Plate


  • Message & alerts notification
  • Amazing build quality


  • Expensive
  • Nofication feature only for new Lumia phones

Nokia DT-903 Review

Nokia has come out with the most advanced charging pad line yet. What makes it  the most advanced wireless charger is that it can be connected to your lumia phone via bluetooth. This allows the charger to notify you when ever you get any messages or alerts by changing glow.

You can read our DT-903 review here!


  • Price: $59
  • Qi wireless standard
  • Messages & Alerts notification for Lumia phones
  • Max power output 1A

The charger also comes in 3 different colours to choose from: green, orange & white. The pad itself is made out of round plastic and the design looks really simple. But don’t let that fool you, at a closer look it is a work of art – the build quality is simply amazing. It sits perfectly on the table and doesn’t move around thanks to its weight. Simply place your phone onto the charger and if it glows up then you know it is charging.

As I mentioned above, in order to enjoy the full features of the Nokia wireless charger, you need to have the latest Lumia phone. You can also charge any other device that supports Qi wireless standard but then it will just charge without the noficiations feature. That is perhaps the only negative part I have found, it would be great if the features were availabe for all phones.

Real Wood Charger

WoodPuck Bamboo Edition


  • Made out of wood
  • Solid & Sturdy


  • No wall charger
  • Can’t turn off occasional beeps

Most wireless chargers are made out of plastic. If you are looking for something else then WoodPuck Bamboo Edition is the best wireless charger when it comes to full wood design. The build feels high quality and is solid and sturdy.

WoodPuck Bamboo


  • Price: $35
  • Qi wireless standard
  • Full wood
  • Max power output 1A

The charger has a cleverly hidden micro-USB socket to connect it to a power source. As you have noticed, most chargers use a LED light to notify that it’s charging. WoodPuck doesn’t, instead it uses an audio notification to indicate when the charging has started. It also beeps occasionally to remind you that it is working. Now this wouldn’t be a problem if you could turn the sound off but sadly you can’t. This is the only downside of the charger because it can get annoying at nights, even though the sound isn’t loud.

The most unique Qi wireless charger available. Made out of natural bamboo to fit any environment perfectly.

Best Design For Home



  • Design that fits anywhere
  • Can wireless charge 3 devices at once
  • USB port


  • Bulky power adapter
  • Expensive


The wireless charging pad by IKEA is probably the most stylish charging pad ever. The simplistic, round wood style plastic makes it a perfect fit for any home. It also comes in 2 colours: white and birch wood. What makes it our favourite wireless charging pad is that it has 3 charging spots so it’s big enough for the entire family to charge their phones at the same time. It also comes with an additional USB port that can be used to charge your device as well.


  • Price: $80
  • Qi wireless standard
  • USB port
  • 3 charging pads with power output of 3x5W / 3x1A

You can tell that it is a quality product because IKEA has literally thought of everything. They have created a rubbery bottom which stops the pad from slipping. There is also a small LED light that stays on while your phone is charging and starts flashing if there is a problem. Perhaps the only negative thing we can find is the power adapter it quite big. Also the NORDMÄRKE wireless charger might be a bit excessive and expensive for those who only require 1 charging area. But for those IKEA has also got the just as good and much cheaper single pad versions!

You can read our IKEA wireless charger series review here!

A stylish IKEA Qi wireless charger suitable for any home. Possible to charge up to 3 devices at the same time.

Best PMA Standard

Duracell Powermat PMA-3


  • Simple and sleek design
  • No flashy lights


  • Only 1 colour option

Duracell Powermat PMA3

As I mentioned charging pads have different wireless charging standards. The Duracell Powermat PMA-3 has the PMA-3 standard that is being pushed by General Motors and Starbucks. The only negative part however is that most smartphones have the Qi standard built-in. So in order to charge them with PMA you need a special receiver. I have chosen the PMA-3 version instead of the other plain one because PMA-3 supports the Powermat Ring receiver. You can read more about it at the end of the article.


  • Price: $TBA
  • PMA3 wireless standard
  • USB port
  • Power output of 5W / 1A

Duracell Powermat PMA-3 is the best wireless charger for the PMA standard. It is a sleek charging pad, fit for both home and office, that lets you wirelessly charge your favorite devices. The wireless charging power is what I would call average, exactly the same as on most Qi chargers. Charging is simple. The surface is really sensitive so a smartphone starts charging immediately. It has also got an indication LED that glows if your device is charging. The LED isn’t strong at all so it doesn’t get annoying when the lights are turned off.

Wireless Receivers

Because this technology is still new, not all phones (such as iPhones) have a built-in wireless charging support. That is why in order to charge them wirelessly, you need to add a wireless receiver. It may sound complex but it really isn’t, you don’t need to open up your device or anything. They are small and thin modules that are attached to your phones charging port. In most android cases the micro USB port.

Qi Wireless Charger case

Qi Receiver Cases

There are various receivers to choose from however. There are receivers that have been built in a case. If you wish to buy a case then make sure it fits and is made for your device. They come in different styles and price ranges. Some also have external batteries inside them. What you need to make sure of is that what ever receiver you choose that it matches the same wireless standard as your charger.

Providing an exact Qi receiver case is hard as different smartphones require different cases. That is the negative part about case receivers. If you have an iPhone 5/5s then I would recommend the CHOETECH Qi that costs $17 on It is the slimmest case I have seen so far. For iPhone 6/6s there is a tough armor case by Spigen that costs $30 on

Qi Receiver Strips

Wireless Charging Receiver Strips

There are also special thin receiver strips that are attached to the back of your device and then you can cover them with a case of your own. These are more versatile, just make sure the connector fits your phones charging port. However, they won’t work if you are covering it up with a metal case because it will interfere with the connection. Also one negative part of the receiver strips, when they are plugged in you can’t connect the phone to your computer with a cable.

There are many brands that you can choose from so it is hard to name an exact product. It is best to simply search for Qi receivers on and go with the one that fits your smartphone. All of them pretty much have the same quality. For more information and products, check out my best Qi wireless receivers article.

PMA Receiver Case

PMA receiver cases have the same problem as Qi receiver cases except with PMA you have even less to choose from. The only reason I would advise to get this is if your wireless charger is only PMA compatible, not the newest PMA3 version. As in only if you are getting an older PMA charger. Starbucks uses the newest PMA3 standard.

Basically the only product you can choose from is Duracell Powermat that is available for 4/4s $5 and 5/5s $18. So if you have an Android or an iPhone 6/6s then your only option is to get the PMA3 standard best wireless charger or a Qi standard.

PMA3 Powermat Ring

If your car has the PMA wireless charging standard or you just visit Starbucks often then you might want a receiver that is compatible with PMA and not Qi. The only option for that is either getting a Powermat Case or a Powermat Ring which you can directly plug into your charging port.

Powermat Wireless Charging Standards

As I mentioned before, I don’t personally like the Powermat Case because it is too bulky and not compatible with all devices. So instead I have gone with the Powermat ring as it is small enough to carry around in a pocket and easily removable. Also it doesn’t make a smartphone any bigger.

There are 2 things to consider. Firstly your PMA charger needs to have the PMA3 standard if you wish to charge with the ring. If you have a plain PMA standard then you will have to get the Powermat Case.

Secondly you need to purchase the correct ring depending on which charging port your smartphone has (microUSB, iPhone 5/6 or 4 port).