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Zttopo Qi-Wireless Charging Pad (With High Speed QC 3.0 Adapter)
The Zttopo Qi-Wireless Charging Pad ($19.99) applies up to 10W of fast wireless charging and, most surprisingly, includes a high speed Quick Charge 3.0 adapter.
The product works with all Qi-enabled devices including Samsung Galaxy, Note, Apple, and LG phones. It also contains a smart chip that can shift the power level based on the phone it's charging.
Aesthetically, the Zttopo charger sports an all black design and is crafted to be thin, sleek, and travel friendly. The pad includes overcharge, overheating, and other safety protections like the cooling vent on its back to keep your phone from getting too hot.
The QC adapter paired with the device creates an 86% charging efficiency and charging speeds that are 1.4x faster than average.
And best of all, both the QC adapter and the wireless charging pad will only cost you $20.
5 x 3.3 x 0.3"
Samsung S6-10+/Note 5-10, iPhone 8-XS Max, All Qi Devices
Quick Charge 3.0 Adapter
Zttopo Wireless Charging Pad - QC 3.0 Adapter - Micro USB Cable - User Guide
List of Compatible Devices & Average Charge Times
I've compiled a list of several accepted Qi devices for this product as well as their charging power standards and charging times.
Note: You must use the QC 3.0 adapter to get the fastest charging times possible.
10W Fast Charge Devices
- Samsung Galaxy Series (6 and up)
- Samsung Note Series (5 and up)
7.5W Fast Charge Devices
- iPhone XS/XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8/8+
5W Standard Charge Devices
- Google Pixel Series
- LG G7/G7-ThinQ
- Sony Experia XZ2/XZ3
Note: Not all devices that support fast charging are listed above.
Average Charging Times (With QC 3.0 Adapter)
- iPhone 8 - 3 Hours 53 Minutes
- iPhone X - 3 Hours 35 Minutes
- iPhone 8 Plus - 3 Hours 30 Minutes
- Samsung S8 Plus - 3 Hours 30 Minutes
- Samsung S10 - 2 Hours 35 Minutes
Charging times will vary based on battery efficiency, capacity, environmental temperature, and if there are phone obstructions (thick cases, battery/metal cases, credit cards/coins inside phone case, magnetic attachments).
To get the best charging efficiency & fastest charging times, I'd highly recommend powering the phone without a case while it's turned off. If it can't be turned off, then make sure it's in standby mode so that the screen is not on.
Top 5 Pros
There's some things I've liked about this charger and some things I have issues with, but first let me start with the good news.
Five Best Features
- QC Adapter Included
- Travel Friendly
- Low Costing
- Anti-Slip Back With Cooling Vent
- Multiple Charging Modes + Safety Protections
QC Adapter Included
It's very rare for a wireless charger to include a QC adapter with their product, so this was a pleasant surprise.
In case you weren't aware, QC 2.0/3.0 adapters offer the fastest charging speeds when paired with a premium phone and/or wireless charger. A QC 3.0 adapter could boost the average speed by nearly 50% versus standard adapters.
The fact that they've managed to include a QC adapter without needing to significantly increase the cost is a major plus.
At less than 0.3" thickness, this is a tiny, sleek little charging pad that could fit in your pocket.
I think it's perfect for traveling because it doesn't take up any space and it's thin enough to place anywhere. I own multiple wireless chargers and this might be the thinnest one yet.
Frankly it's amazing they've been able to cram so much into such a small package.
At less than $20, this is a bargain for what it can do.
The idea that you can receive the pad and adapter for so cheap is amazing.
And I know what you're thinking, but rest assure that this product performs as advertised. Is it flawless, no, but it does its job and hundreds of happy Amazon customers agree.
Anti-Slip Cover With Cooling Vent
The anti-slip cover holds the charging pad in place and the cooling vent disperses heat so that your phone doesn't get damaged.
This is extremely important given controversies regarding overheated smartphones. You wouldn't want to fall asleep and wake up to a cooked phone.
Upon testing I've found that the cooling vent worked okay though I would've opted for some side ventilation as well.
Finally I forgot to mention that the product has an LED indicator on the top that will glow blue when it's charging and shut-off when your phone hits 100%. It'll also flash red if the charger gets too hot or if there's charging interference.
Multiple Charge Modes + Safety Protections
The charging pad can adapt to any Qi phone by offering three modes for various smartphones.
The 10W max applies to Samsung phones, the 7.5W output works with all iPhones, and the 5W standard works with older Qi devices as well as most Pixel phones.
The charging time difference between 5-10W is about an hour to an hour and 20 minutes depending on your phone's battery capacity.
And to make the modes function more efficiently, there are numerous safety protections in place that will keep the charging pad & your phone from getting destroyed. The safety certs include overcharge, overheat, over-voltage, over-current, and short circuiting.
Biggest Customer Complaints
Okay, now it's time to get into the bad news, and a lot of this is based on consumer reviews as I've only had the product for a few days.
Top 3 Problems
- Phone & Charging Pad Gets Very Hot
- Unknown Third-Party Brand
- Doesn't Charge
Phone & Charging Pad Gets Very Hot
This was the biggest complaint I've seen and there's some credence to it. I've tried charging my phone a few times, and I noticed that both devices got hotter than I expected.
I think that's due to the ABS plastic used for the charger. The material helps to bring down the cost but it also causes it to overheat devices placed on top. It's even worse if you're playing around with the phone while it's charging.
Unknown Third-Party Brand
Zttopo is mainly an unknown third-party brand and it really shows. The user guide translated into English was almost unreadable and the QC adapter said "Quaicomm" on it, which was a huge red flag.
That being said, the device still did what it was supposed to, so I don't want to fault the company because they're not a well known brand.
I saw this mainly from iPhone users who complained that their phones wouldn't charge at all or that it was limited.
I also saw complaints that you had to be very particular about placement on the pad otherwise it wouldn't work. I haven't come across this problem yet; I was able to rotate it 360° and it was still charging my Samsung phone.
Maybe it's different with an iPhone but I doubt it.
So how does this wireless charger compare with all the others I've tested? Well, I have some mixed feelings though it ended up being a more positive experience in jest.
I would give the Zttopo Qi-Wireless Charging Pad 3.5 of out 5 stars.
I think it does what it's meant to do, it has an unobtrusive design that's very travel friendly, and it's an affordable mini gadget. Unfortunately, there are a lot of early warning signs that I noticed.
I'm most concerned about how hot it makes my phone and how hot the device gets even after a half hour of charging. The last thing I'd want to risk is my smartphone getting fried by a low-end device. Finally the company itself is one that I'd never heard of before.
They appear to be a newcomer third-party company and it shows. The user guide was unreadable for US/English users and even the QC adapter looked like a cheap knock-off.
All in all I didn't dislike this gadget because the functionality was fine. I can't be against a brand just because they're unknown though I do think consumers should tread carefully.
There are plenty of good reviews and there are several good things about it, but I would only recommend the Zttopo Qi-Wireless Charging Pad if you're really in need of a cheap Qi charger and don't care where it comes from.
FlourishAnyway from USA on July 03, 2019:
I'd be worried about it overheating. My sister had a fire in her living room from an electronic device that became overheated when left on overnight. It's made me cautious that that can be a reality. Your review is solid, as always.
Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on July 02, 2019:
Thank you I always appreciate your warm comments.
Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on July 02, 2019:
Thank you John, I was a little worried before testing this device that it would get too hot, I wouldn't want customers destroying their phones by using this product.
Liz Westwood from UK on June 11, 2019:
This is another thorough review of a very useful device.
John Hansen from Gondwana Land on June 06, 2019:
A good review of this product, Chris. At the price offered I would be tempted to buy this. The overheating is my only real concern so I'd wait a bit longer to see how that pans out. You weighed up the pros and cons very well. Cheers.