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Review of Autowit Wireless Car Charger

Krzysztof is a lifelong future tech junkie investigating the latest stories from companies like Apple, Samsung, Google, and Amazon.

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Autowit Wireless Car Charger

Autowit's Qi Wireless Car Charger ($25.99) is an easy to install auto charging unit that can wirelessly charge compatible Qi phone models.

The product comes with a separate car adapter and USB cable that can enable Quick Charge capabilities to the newest iPhone and Android phones like the iPhone XS/XR and Samsung Note 9.

Additionally, you can install the item with a car vent mount (included) or through a dashboard mount (not included). You can purchase Autowit's dashboard mount on Amazon for only $10. The mount includes a 225° pivoting arm, a strong suction cup, and an adjustable telescopic arm.

Autowit's car chargers are a great way to add to or update your existing infotainment system, and the accessibility features will give you more than you bargained for..

Product Specifications

Product specifications taken from Amazon product page and the Autowit user manual

Product specs.

Input: 5V/2A - 9V/1.67A

Output: 5V/1A - 5V/1.5A - 9V/1.1A

Charging Modes: 10W/7.5W/5W

Charging Distance: 5mm

Dimensions (Qi charger only): 4.33 x 3.8 x 2.13 (inches)

What's included: Wireless Charger - USB Cable - Vent Mount - Car Charger - User Manual

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How to Install Autowit Qi Charger

Setup is quite simple, and below I've included brief excerpts from the user manual regarding proper installation

Quick Installation Guide (Car Vent)

  1. Attach plastic nut onto the ball joint of the car vent mount
  2. Connect mount with wireless charger
  3. Fasten the mount by screwing the plastic nut clockwise
  4. Place mount into the air vent of your car; you can adjust the clamp by toggling left or right on the top of the car vent mount
  5. Insert micro USB cable into wireless charger and then into car adapter
  6. Once plugged in, a green light should come on for 3 seconds and turn off to indicate standby mode; the green light will be on while it's charging

You can adjust the charging position by pulling the bottom bracket of the charger up or down. This will align the receiver of your phone to the coil center for charging.

Quick Installation Guide (Dashboard Mount)

  1. Attach plastic nut to the ball of the dashboard mount
  2. Place the mount into the charger and securely fasten with the nut
  3. Remove the plastic covering the suction cup
  4. Place the suction cup where you want the mount to go and flip the locking lever (located beneath the retractable arm) for more stability
  5. Use the two adjustable bolts to set the pivot angle (225° arc) and the retractable arm distance (4-6 inch reach)

Suction cup may leave a mark on your dashboard, but it can easily be removed with the proper cleaning supplies. You can use the mount on your windshield, however it's more likely to fall off than when placed on the dash.

Note: Qi charging will not function if phones are used with a metal ring, case, or magnetic pad.

List of Compatible Phone Models

The (included) dual car adapter supports Quick Charge 2.0 & 3.0, and the USB cable provided supports data transmission function for fast charging.

Fast Charging 10W Models

  • Samsung Note 5/8/9
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, S7, S7 Edge, S8/8+, S9/9+
  • LG: G5/6/6+
  • Huawei - Mate RS

Fast Charging 7.5W Models

  • iPhone X/XR
  • iPhone XS/XS Max
  • iPhone 8/8+
  • MI - MIX 2S

Standard Charging 5W Models

  • Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge
  • LG - G2/G3/G Pro
  • Nokia Lumia 920/929/930/1020/1520
  • Sony Z3V, Z4V
  • HTC Droid DNA, HTC 8X, One E9
  • Lenovo Moto Z
  • Google Nexus 4/5/6

Note: Not all compatible phone models may be listed. Additional models can be seen on the Amazon product page or in the user manual.

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Best Features of Autowit Wireless Charger

Besides providing in-car charging, there are several extraneous features that are sure to hook you in.

5 Best Features

  • Two Install Modes for Car Vent & Dashboard
  • Qi Fast Wireless Charging
  • 360° Rotation
  • Gravity Induction for One Hand Operation
  • Can Be Used With All Phones

Two Install Modes for Car Vent & Dashboard

Having the option to install the charger through your car vent or via a dashboard mount is extremely appealing.

Before this product I've had to settle for one or the other, but now that's no longer the case. Even better is that both installation modes are user friendly, and they're able to suit whichever vehicle you own.

Would it be awesome if the dashboard mount came with the item...sure...but you're already getting a lot with the QC adapter and car vent mount.

Qi Fast Wireless Charging

Wireless charging should be a standard for all car mounts because it guarantees multi-functionality that's sorely missed in non-wireless versions.

However Autowit managed to take this efficiency a step further with "fast" wireless charging modes that work with Android and Apple models.

QC itself charges devices 40% faster than standard versions, which is great when you don't have a lot of time and need a quick battery boost.

360° Rotation

The charger and mounts are very flexible, and they give your phone that much needed depth.

With 360° rotation, you can change your phone's viewing angle to any direction you want. This is particularly useful when used for navigational purposes, and if you're using the dashboard mount, you can alter the angle and distance of your devices.

Gravity Induction for One Hand Operation

The automatic locking feature gives the charging mount the accessibility I've been looking for. The product uses gravity induction to lock and hold your phone in place.

To use, just slide the phone through the top of the charger and it'll lock into place. You can use the bottom brackets to adjust the phone if need be. Removing the device is equally easy, simply slide the phone back out through the top of the unit.

Wireless charging will only begin when the phone is securely locked in.

Can Be Used With All Phones

The device has widespread Qi compatibility with companies like Samsung, Apple, and Google (charging speeds may vary), but that's not all...

The best thing about this charger is that you don't need to own a Qi-compatible phone. In fact, wireless charging is optional and you can use the product as a standalone car mount.

Furthermore, the mount contains an opening on the bottom that allows for easy access to any charging adapter, which is a brilliant design choice.

Dashboard mount not included

Dashboard mount not included

Final Review

Normally I would include a customer complaint section, but I haven't seen any red flags yet. I do have a couple gripes, but they're very minor.

I would give the Autowit Wireless Car Charger 4.75 out of 5 stars.

The product works exactly as designed, and it has a few bonuses that I wasn't expecting. I really liked how accessible it was and that it didn't sideline older phones. The Qi features work really well and they support numerous models for standard and fast wireless charging.

My one gripe is about the locking mechanism. It's secure enough, but I prefer iOttie's snap and clip-on feature. iOttie's version feels more fluid, but maybe it's because I've gotten accustomed to it.

Overall, I've been really happy with this product. The charging worked great, the accessories performed to expectations, and even Autowit's dashboard mount felt good to use.

I would thoroughly recommend this product to anyone who's looking for a stable car mount or a decent wireless car charger. Don't be the person fussing around with a smartphone while driving; get an Autowit Wireless Car Charger instead.

Your Turn!

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

Comments

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on October 08, 2018:

You don't necessarily need the right phone. It works really well as just a phone mount for any phone. It also has a slot on the bottom, so you can plug your phone into your car's adapter if your phone can't be charged wirelessly.

Thank you so much!

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on October 08, 2018:

Thank you, I've been using it for the past couple weeks and it's really fantastic.

Liz Westwood from UK on October 07, 2018:

This looks like a very useful product with an excellent recommendation.

FlourishAnyway from USA on October 03, 2018:

When you give something 4.75 stars people need to take note. I don’t have an eligible phone else I’d get one but good review as always.