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Whether you’re looking for a gift or an upgrade, there’s a whole world of innovative iPhone chargers out there and you may be surprised just how creative some of them are. From charging solutions for when you’re on the go to chargers designed for the professional workplace, or simply chargers that are downright beautiful, here are our favorites that take charging to another level.
If a wireless charger takes up a prominent place in your house or office, shouldn’t it look great, too? This Mantova charger is designed with tremendous style, featuring a smart lamp made with a Himalayan salt crystal that provides a gentle glow. The lamp includes smart touch controls that allow you to effortlessly adjust the brightness and even a neodymium driver that can play soothing music while you work. There’s also a phone stand and pen tray. It’s so impressive, be sure to remember that it can charge your iPhone, too.
Even the handiest chargers and charging pads tend to be…stationary. You have to be at your desk, by your bed, or in your car to use them. This keychain is designed for truly on-the-go charging without the need to rely on clunky power bricks. It’s also wireless, which means you just have to set your keychain down, plop your Apple Watch on top, and let it charge anywhere you are, whatever you’re doing.
We saw the rise of solar-powered chargers about 10 years ago, but earlier models were clunky and not exactly efficient. These days, there are much better options, including this useful fold-out charger for your iPhone that can fit in your pocket and fold-out for charging while you’re camping or otherwise occupied outdoors. It’s smart enough to adjust charging speed to prevent any battery issues, and comes with a sizable 10,000mAh power bank you can charge in the meantime for an emergency source of power.
A fabric power bank may sound like a strange idea, but this just means that it’s finished with a textured material that’s soft to the touch, looks good, and has less chance of scratching anything when jostling around with other devices. It’s also a hefty 20,000mAh battery that can recharge a phone about six times without recharging the device. Connections include both USB-C and two Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 ports, so you can charge three devices at the same time if you want, a great solution for more complex workstations, study rooms, and similar setups.
Is the Triple Dock a hunk of wood? Yes, it is, and it has a stylish eco-friendly oil finish – but it’s also a wireless charger designed to hold three Apple devices. Ideally, users will use one spot for the iPhone, and two other spots for smaller devices like your AirPods case or Apple Watch (as pictured). Note that it requires two Lightning cables for charging.
SOS devices are designed for emergency kits and situations where you may not have access to electricity for some time (and your power bank won’t last forever). Fortunately, crank generators have evolved from flashlights and radios to iPhone chargers like this. The crank has an internal 2,300mAH battery that it can charge on its own and a compatible USB output (you’ll need a Lightning cable adapter for iPhones, but it’s a very versatile solution if you’re prepared). It’s a great gift for survivalists and preppers.
Tired of a looking for a charging pad that matches your chic style? This beautiful pad has an aluminum alloy base and a marble surface for charging, available in either black or white marble. It’s also quite smart: It protects against over-charging and voltage mismatches, has temperature control to sense any issues, and foreign object sensors so it knows when – and when not – to turn on.
There are a number of these little portable chargers that plug right into your MacBook and charge smaller Apple devices, but we’re particularly fans of this very one for the Apple Watch. You can carry it on your keychain, plug it into a USB port in seconds, and charge up any Series of Apple Watch while you work. When you’re ready to go, so is your Watch.
This slick charging station has an extra-low profile that can fit anywhere, and handy spots for your iPhone, Watch, and AirPods. It’s also a 15W charger, speedier than the older 10W charging pads and able to charge compatible devices faster. Smart protections like over-current, over-voltage, and over-temperature sensors are all included here to keep your devices safe, too.
Numi’s charging pad is specifically designed to double as a mousepad, and once you think about it you’ll wonder why no one else has thought of this. Place your iPhone on the side of the mat and it will start charging, while leaving you with plenty of space to use your mouse while you work. The polyester surface suits all types of mice and prevents problems with heat transfer, too.
Outlet chargers aren’t usually as exciting as creative wireless designs, but this charger certainly is – because it’s everything in one. When you plug it into the wall, you get two high-speed USB-A ports and one USB-C port for charging a variety of devices at once. But it also charges a 6,700mAh battery, and when you unplug it the device uses that battery to serve as a wireless Qi charger on the go for when you need another boost.
Tired of carrying your cables around for charging? This bracelet combines style and function, detaching to become a USB-C/Lightning cable that’s ideal for charging your iPhone from your MacBook. It’s made from genuine leather and a zinc alloy, with a magnetic clasp that makes it easy to take off and put on. (Size 8.6 inches).
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