This new smart wireless charger from INIU is well made and both simple and intuitive to use with a lot of clever tech hidden inside. Priced at $18.99 it is no dearer than many less well-specified alternatives.
In the rather plain and downmarket box can be found the charger itself, USB power cable, and a simple but well designed user guide.
The charger should work with pretty much any Qi-enabled device including phones, earbuds and watches. Supported phones include: LG V40/V40+/V35/V30/V30+, Sumsung S20 Ultra/ S20/ S10 Plus/ S10/ S9/ S8/ Note 20 Plus/ 20/ 10 Plus/ 10/ 9/ 8, IPhone 12/ 12 Pro/ 12 Pro Max/ 12 mini/ SE/ 11 Pro Max/ 11 Pro/ 11/ SE/ 10/ XS/ XS Max/ XR/ X/ 8/ 8 Plus, And more,
The charger is made entirely from plastic but feels well made and robust. The base has two nonslip pads to prevent desk skating and I was pleased to see the power in port in the base is of the latest USB-C type. On the side is a large green LED that indicates the current charging status and lights up to confirm the power input connection. One useful feature is the inclusion of a light sensor in the base which automatically dims the LED at night, a boon for bedside overnight charging.
Pretty any sort of Qi compliant device can be charged with the charger automatically detecting and delivering the required power level between 5-15w fast charging. There is no need to remove the phone case as the charging current can pass through material up to 4mm thick. The device can charge connected devices in either portrait or landscape modes and works perfectly well as a simple viewing stand for non-charging devices including tablets. The charger features built-in NTC Temp°Guard Protection to prevent overheating and to protect the phone battery. It also has an intelligent FOD system that auto detects foreign objects that interfere with wireless charging to ensure you a safe and fast charge.
This is a well made and easy to use device which has far more inside than the simple design leads one to believe.