It finally happened. The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all support wireless charging, which means you can just drop your phone on a charging pad at the home or office when it's time to get more juice. No more more fiddling with Lightning cables. Better yet, the smartphones will work with chargers that are based on the Qi wireless charging standard.
Immediately, all of those wireless chargers that had been add-on purchases for Android-device owners became far more relevant to the millions of people around the globe using iPhones and eyeing the possibility of buying one of Apple's new handsets.
But in a sea of available wireless chargers, it might not be so easy to determine which option is best. We've compiled the following list to help you find Qi wireless chargers that should work quite well with your new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X.
The Belkin Boost Up might prove to be among the most popular options this year, thanks in no small part to the device's support of 7.5 W for fast wireless charging. (Apple will be rolling out a software update to support this feature.) The Boost Up is a charging pad that has a nonslip surface and a more stylish look and feel than many of the other chargers we've seen. It's shipping on Oct. 31.
The mophie Charge Force supports all three of Apple's new iPhones, and the company says that the base is weighted so that it won't budge when you need to grab your phone and go. It's Qi-certified, as well. If you want to go the fast wireless-charging route, mophie's new wireless charging base is coming soon, and it will support 7.5-watt charging.
Anker offers a popular wireless charger that won't break the bank. The device will charge your iPhone at regular speed, and LED lights will tell you when your handset is ready. It's a pad, so you won't be able to prop up your iPhone while you're charging.
Ikea's Riggad work lamp is one of the coolest wireless chargers available. At first blush, the device looks like it's just a work lamp with a light bulb that will light up your desk. However, its stand doubles as a wireless charger. The lamp is a bit on the expensive side, though.
The Choetech T511 is is a simple, square charger with an anti-slip rubber pad to keep your iPhone safe. It'll charge devices at their standard, not turbo, charging speeds. But it is very affordable. Just note that it doesn't come with a wall charger.
The Fonesalesman WoodPuck is another unique offering, giving you the ability to charge your device with a bamboo charging pad. The small, wooden pad doesn't require any special surface to charge your device. Simply place your phone on the wood, and the power will be delivered to your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X.
If you're looking for a sufficiently cheap wireless charging pad, consider the Pleson PLS-WR-C400. The device can be used in multiple arrangements, allowing you to prop up the handset or lay it down flat. Pleson also touts its "sleep-friendly" features that stop the beeps or lights that normally signal that your charge is complete.