Bought two different kinds. THis was the more expensive. It’s easy to tell when it’s placed correctly, which is in just about any position. However, not a great one to put by the bed as when it’s charging it also becomes a night light.
- Wireless Charging:Just place devices with Qi-Enabled in the charging area, then you are free to enjoy your wireless and limitless charging experience.
- Charging: Up to 5V-2A input and 5V-1A output,Equipped with power-efficient idle mode that never overcharges your battery or wastes energy.
- Slip-Proof Charging Pad: Anti-Slip pad ensures safety for your device during charging. Friendly LED light indicates operation of wireless charging pad.
- Light-Weight: the disk-shaped design has a diameter of only 10 CM and a thickness of 10mm, which makes it light-weight and protable.
I always thought that wireless charging was something of a gimmick. I still remember some of the early wireless chargers that were easily in the $30-$60 range, depending on the particular one, including even some of the official ones from Google! Surely the mundane struggle of plugging in my phone once a day was not worth THAT much.
Then along came this little thing for the low, low price of $9. That indeed seemed low enough to avoid the nuisance of plugging in my phone every single day.
1) Charges my Nexus 5 even through its not-exactly-thin case
2) Lights do a good job of distinguishing charging from not-charging state–dim red for “not-charging” and bright blue for “charging”
3) Charging seems relatively quick, based on the estimation from Android. Take this with a grain of salt, though–I only ever charge my phone overnight, so I’ve not observed its charging rate firsthand
1) Bright blue light indicating charging is a little troublesome if you, like me, keep charge your phone in your bedroom. It’s a shame there’s no way to dim it.
I disabled the blue light that flashes while charging. Here’s how. Unplug the device, remove the adhesive rubber pads on the bottom of the device and remove the screws with a very small screwdriver. Separate the top and bottom pieces and the inner circuit board will be visible. There are four tiny LED bulbs that are labeled on the circuit board and can be disabled by simply squeezing the small tubular structures with a tweezers. This effectively breaks the bulb and eliminates its capacity to glow. Put all the pieces back together in reverse order of the above instructions and you will only have the continually glowing red LED. After this procedure the device charges normally, but the blinking blue light no longer flashes when charging. I wanted this device for my nightstand to charge while I sleep. It was useless for that purpose until I disabled the blue light as described above. I would give the procedure a degree of difficulty rating of three out of ten with one being the lowest. Good luck!
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