Keep your smartphone alive on long drives!
Everyone fears that dreaded low-battery warning on their smartphone. Especially if you’re halfway to your destination and relying on your smartphone for navigational purposes.
We tested a handful of wireless chargers on a road trip to see which ones charged the fastest, held smartphones securely, and were the easiest to install (and remove). We wanted our picks to be large enough to handle phones of all shapes and sizes with or without cases. We sought out reliable chargers so that as soon as your place your smartphone on the charger, it begins charging.
If you're a ride-share driver for Lyft or Uber or just someone who can’t get from A to Z without a little smartphone prompting and rely heavily on battery-depleting apps like Google Maps or Waze, your phone won’t last long between charges. Or maybe you’re just someone who consistently forgets to top-up the battery on their phone before heading out the door. Either way, you really should consider getting one of our top-rated wireless car charger picks so you never hover around 10% again!
But first, two things worth noting: First, wireless chargers trade speed for convenience. None of our tested picks match the speed of a car’s 12-volt accessory outlet (cigarette lighter) or your wall charger at home, so you'll only get a quick boost of power during a short drive. Second, some states have strict windshield-obstruction laws, which prohibit "any object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied upon the windshield." This means that depending on where you're driving, you may not be allowed to use wireless chargers that stick to your windshield with a suction mount 0r adhesive pad.
Be sure to check your state laws before purchasing a wireless car charger — or consider getting one that affixes to your vehicle's air conditioning vent or CD player instead.
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