Review of Choetech Fast Wireless Charging Stand
Wireless iPhone Charging Stand
The two coils allow phones to charge vertically or horizontally, and the vertical design can double as a desk stand. The item delivers 10W of quick charge capabilities to high-end Samsung phones and 7.5W for the iPhone 8/8+ and iPhone X.
The stand can also perform standard (5W) charging on other devices including older Nexus, Samsung, and Nokia Lumia phones.
Choetech may be a third-party company but their chargers are highly rated and cost far less than a Samsung/Apple product would.
But if you're still not convinced, then why don't we investigate further and find out if these gadgets are worth your time & money.
Power Input: QC2.0 Standard
Power Output: 10W Max
Transmission Distance: 5mm
Conversion Efficiency: 72% Max
Standby Power Consumption: 0.05W
Interfaces: Micro USB
Fast Charge Compatibility: QC2.0/3.0 Adapter required
What's included: Choetech Fast Wireless Charging Stand - Micro USB Cable - User Manual
List of Compatible Phones
This product has three charging power standards that can target new and older phones.
10W Fast Charge Phones
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5/8/9
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+/S7 Edge
- Samsung Galaxy S7/8/9 & S8+/S9+
7.5W Fast Charge Phones
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8+
5W Standard Charge Models
- Samsung Galaxy S6
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
- Nexus 7; 2nd Gen
- Nexus 4/5/6
- Nokia 8
- Nokia Lumia 950xl/950/920/1020/928
- HTC 8x/Droid DNA/Rzound
- Huawei Mate 10
Note: Fast wireless charging requires a Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 adapter (not included). Additionally, fast charging will not work if connected to your computer's power source or a Samsung S9/9+ OEM AC adapter.
Fast charging is 40% faster than standard charging, and it performs best on phones without a case though you can charge it with the case on. Also make sure to remove any credit cards or metal rings/plates from the case/phone before charging.
Best Features of Choetech Wireless Charger
The Choetech stand is more than just your everyday charger, and here are some of the reasons why it should spark your interest.
5 Best Features
- Triple Wireless Charging Modes
- Built-in Device Protections
- Best Overnight Charger + Affordable
- Anti-slip Pads
The top and bottom coils are there for portrait or landscape charging.
The two modes are good for making phone or Facetime calls, reading stories, playing games, listening to music, or watching videos and movies. Portrait mode is perfect for sending/reading e-mails, recording activities, making lists, or doing other work-related tasks.
The charging base is wide enough to support most phones, and it won't disrupt your devices although I don't recommend using your phone while it's charging as it can substantially slow down the charging process.
Triple Wireless Charging Modes
The 10W, 7.5W, and 5W charging modules are optimized to power various devices without negatively impacting them.
The fast modes (10W and 7.5W) can charge a dead phone in 2 1/2 hours with the case on, which is a lot faster than normal (3+ hrs).
I may not own older phones, but I do appreciate how this product doesn't ignore them. The three modes are much needed, and they make good use of their capabilities.
Built-in Device Protections
The last thing you want is a charger that damages your phone, and with Choetech you get built-in protections for over-heating, short-circuiting and over current & voltage protection.
My phone never got too hot while charging, I never felt that its internals would get fried, and I was safely able to use it overnight. The safety features work across all devices, and you can charge them as much as you want.
Best Overnight Charger + Affordable
You can't go wrong with a fantastic overnight Qi charger that costs less than a phone case.
The charging stand is perfect for nightstands because it provides you with easy access to your phone, it can turn your phone into a personal alarm clock, and the dim, green indicator light won't affect your sleep.
I have always felt that wireless chargers worked best when you were slept due to their longer charging times and quick accessibility, and this product fits that bill incredibly well.
The non-slippery silicone cradle and the anti-slip bottom feet will prevent unwanted sliding, and they'll keep your phone secure.
I hate charging stands that move around too much because they seem so easy to knock over, and they're terrible at keeping your phone in place.
The anti-slip pads are superb add-ons, and I've never once felt that my phone would fall out or not charge as well as it should. All charging stands should have this feature.
Biggest Consumer Complaints
No gadget is perfect, and there were several complaints that I felt were needed to be brought up.
Top 5 Customer Complaints
- Adapter Not Included
- Bad With Thick Cases
- Requires Quick Charge 2.0/3.0 Adapter for Fast Charging
- Doesn't Work Well With Older Samsung Phones
- Malfunctions/Doesn't Work At All
Adapter Not Included
What good is fast charging if you don't have the right adapter for it.
As with many consumer gadgets, companies will try to cut costs by not including certain accessories, however; this may prove harmful at times.
By not including a Quick Charge adapter, you eliminate the fast charging feature and severely restrict the product's usefulness. You also can't assume that buyers will own the correct adapters or know to purchase one.
Bad With Thick Cases
Customers have complained that the charger doesn't work well with thick, Otterbox style cases, so I imagine they'll be similar issues with larger cases.
My phone has a very thin leather cover, and I've had no trouble charging it with the case, however, there were slight charging time differences when charging with the case vs. without. In fact Choetech recommends you don't use a case while charging.
Obviously not everyone would want to do that, but those are the limitations of Qi chargers. The 5mm transmission distance is also not the best for thicker cases.
Requires Quick Charge 2.0/3.0 Adapter for Fast Charging
Like I already said, you'll need to buy a separate QC 2.0 or 3.0 adapter ($8 to $20) to use the fast charging functionality, which can be irritating.
You may already own numerous adapters, but if you don't have the right item, then fast charging is pointless and you'll have to spend more money to activate it.
If you are looking for a QC adapter, then keep an eye out for Amazon discounts as they'll often group this product with a capable adapter for less.
Doesn't Work Well With Older Samsung Phones
I don't have much to say about this but if you are using an older Samsung phone, particularly an S6 or S6 Edge, then just know you won't be able to use the 10W fast charging.
The difference between normal and quick charging is substantial with the latter being 1.4x faster than regular charging.
Malfunctions/Doesn't Work At All
I saw one or two complaints that the charger either didn't work or was charging sporadically.
None of that should be happening; it's possible you received a damaged product.
But before you contact Choetech, please make sure there's no metallic plating or credit card that's obstructing your phone. Also try to charge the phone without its case.
If your charger is still having problems after that, then contact Choetech at email@example.com to let them know what's going on.
The Choetech Fast Wireless Charging Stand performs adequately, and I wouldn't mind using it everyday.
I would give this Qi wireless charger 4 out of 5 stars.
The triple modes are all encompassing, I like the multi-directional feature, the green charging light isn't distracting, the safety features are reassuring, and it makes for a good bedside phone stand.
But does that make it the best wireless charger?
Probably not, it certainly has its limitations but I don't think you'll be unsatisfied with this product. At least the price point is fairly low particularly if you already own a QC adapter.
And if worse comes to worse, you can always contact the company and voice your concerns; they're pretty accommodating.
So if you're looking for a Qi wireless charger for your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy, then purchase the Choetech Fast Wireless Charging Stand. It's a low risk item that may end up being a lot more useful than you thought.