Review of Belkin BOOST↑UP™ Qi™ Wireless Charging Pad (15W)March 28, 2018
Thanks to Belkin, I got the Belkin Boost Up Qi Wireless Charging Pad for review.
WHAT IS QI?
Qi is one of the wireless technologies on the market. It’s a popular option used by some of the industry’s leading smartphone manufacturers, including Apple and Samsung. Some charging pads aren’t optimized for Qi and may charge slowly, overheat, or stop charging before your device fully powered up. Engineered to be Qi compatible, the BOOST↑UP™ 5W Qi™ Wireless Charging Pad safely and fully charges phones, tablets and other accessories with Qi technology.
Inductive charging, also known as wireless charging, uses electromagnetic fields to power up compatible devices on contact. Just lay your phone or other Qi compatible device onto the charging pad and go.
Body and Design
Belkin Boost Up Qi Wireless Charging Pad is a compact, travel-friendly fanless design allows the Qi Wireless Charging Pad to easily fit in your a pocket or bag. Its small footprint takes up minimal space on your desk and the elegant design blends in at home or in the office. It is circular disc shape design made out of strong sturdy composite plastic. Dimensions: H: 0.5″ / 1.27cm W: 4.5″ / 11.3cm. The metallic finish and soft matte surface prevent the smartphone from slipping.
This particular review unit can charge up to 15W of wireless charging for smartphones. Generally, smartphone like Samsung only requires 9W to 13W for charging.
KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- Works with any device that is Qi-enabled, allowing you to charge all your Qi compatible electronics
- Case compatible with most lightweight cases – including Apple and Belkin cases – so there’s no need to remove your phone from its case to charge
- LED indicates when your phone is properly aligned for optimal charging
- The micro USB cable included so you can start charging right out of the box.
Review of BOOST↑UP Qi Wireless Charging Pad (15W)
I have tested the product on Samsung Galaxy S Note 8 and LG V30+ smartphones. It hardly took me around 45mins to charge the Samsung Smartphone from 10% battery level to 75% battery level. LG V30+ showed estimated more than 1hour from 62% to 100%. Both the smartphones didn’t heat up or felt any major temperature rise.
Thanks to additional USB 2.0 charging cable, I could simultaneously charge an additional non-wireless smartphone. Thanks to its design the smartphone does not slip from the Belkin round disc charging pad.
With all the new high-end smartphones getting released in Android or Apple has to option to charge your smartphone Wireless.
Conclusion and Advantages
It is a good investment for people on the go and can use this product in the office or home. The most important advantages.
a) No more hassle of connecting your smartphone to USB cable for charging.
b) Sometimes over usage of USB cable, the smartphone pin may get damaged.
c) Sometimes it becomes irritating to pick up a call with charging cable connected.
d) No more looking for similar smartphone charging pin as any smartphone which has Qi wireless charging facility will work.
e) There’s no need to remove your device from its case as the charger is designed to work through most cases, up to about 3mm.
Additional information about the product
$2,500 CONNECTED EQUIPMENT WARRANTY
The BOOST↑UP Wireless Charging Pad is protected by a Belkin Connected Equipment Warranty. If your device is damaged by an electrical charge while properly connected to the charger, Belkin will repair or replace it up to a value of $2,500.
- BOOST↑UP Qi Wireless Charging Pad (15W)
- Adapter with a hardwired cable
Most of all the Android phones which has Qi wireless charging technology like LG V30+,
Samsung: Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+
Apple: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X
Price: AED 349
The price may vary on a different e-commerce website or retail shops.