Review: RAVPower Qi-Enabled wireless charger charging pad

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Introducing the new way to charge your phone without any messy wires – the RAVPower Qi-Enabled wireless charger pad. I actually had never used a wireless charging pad before and was really used to my wired chargers. I’ve reviewed some battery chargers before, but this would be the first that I don’t need to connect anything.

Since the RAVPower charger was Qi-enabled, I had to use a Qi-enabled phone. This is compatible with the following:

  • Nexus 4 / 5 / 7
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 / S4 / Note 2 / Note 3
  • LG Optimus LTE2
  • HTC Rezound
  • Incredible 2 / 4 LTE
  • Motorola Droid 4
  • Nokia Lumia 820 / 920 / 925 / 925t / 1020
  • iPhone 5S
  • and many other smaller ones

I wanted to test this on my iPhone 5S, but it would had required a wireless charging case/cover adapter. So, I used a Nexus 5 for this review and it synced automatically.

BATTERY CHARGE

I plugged in the adapter into the outlet and placed the wireless pad down. I placed the Nexus on top of it (exact same size) and the pad beeped meaning it was charging. The green light alerted me that my phone was charging. That was easy.

I had close to 0% on my phone and let it sit there to see how long it would take to FULLY charge – without using it in between.

Here is what happened:

Rav power timelineIt took about three hours to fully charge it, which is actually not bad. I’m not sure the charge time would be if I did use it in between, but it’d be difficult to determine because I’d have to pick up the entire pad to talk on the phone. So this pad is best next to your bed to charge when you’re sleeping or not using your phone. It did feel warm near the end, but not hot enough not let me use the phone.

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QUALITY:

The quality is pretty good. It actually feels like a phone when I hold it. The size is pretty much like a Nexus 5. The adapter it comes with is also reliable. So, if you’re worried it’s just a piece of plastic, don’t be. It’s good quality.

What I really like most about this charger is the energy saver mode when there is no phone on top. I left it all day without it connected to anything and it did not heat up. There is a built-in energy saver that makes the pad go idle when it’s not in use, which is why I leave it bedside.

RAVCONVENIENCE:

This is best used at home or at work where you don’t really need to charge your phone while talking. It’s really difficult to hold both while talking on the phone. But, it’s great when you left it to charge for awhile and someone calls you, you can just grab the phone and walk to the other room. I think if your battery is low and you need to talk while charging, the wire is more feasible. But if you’re charging and then going, it’s so much better. You also do not need to worry about the wiring issues and fear of messing up your output.

OVERALL:

Having everything be wireless is the new thing. It’s the convenience of not connecting anything and just be on the go constantly. With this wireless charging pad, a person can wake up and just grab their phone and go, without the worries of pulling a cord out. The downside is that it’s hard to use talking on the phone while charging it, but you can still text/browse the internet. But mainly, it’s all about the convenience for the person. But if you use it as just your charger during your idle times at home or work, then it’s perfect.

GRADE: 5 out of  5 atoms

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Model: RP-WCN7
  • Output: 5V, 1A max
  • Input: DC 5V, 1.5A
  • Weight: 4.5oz
  • Size: 5.7″ x 3.11″ x 0.31″

To find out more information and purchase one, you can buy it directly from RAV Power or from Amazon for $35.99.

 

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