RAVPower wireles charger
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RAVPower Qi Wireless Charger Charging Pad
QI Inductive Charging Technology is a cutting edge technology, which allows for eliminating charging wire and adapters. Because of the built-in energy saver, once the phone is charged or removed from the "mat" it automatically goes into idle mode, saving you energy costs, yet always ready to charge.
With its slim, sleek, and lightweight design this charger can literally be put anywhere and look great. Keep one in your bedroom for night time charges and keep one in your office to charge while you're working.
Mirco-USB Embedded Design
Mirco-USB Embedded Design brings convenience for carrying and makes the device more compact. LED light display charging indicator, lets you know the charging status of your mobile.
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Easy to carry
The case for the USB cable where it plug into the USB is not really durable. It can be pull of accidentally if not careful
It would sometimes stop charging the phone, perhaps it went to idle mode, but the indicator shown that it is still charging. Due to this, I don't always know that if the phone is actually charging.
The Indicator light is not really informative. As soon as the phone is placed on it, it will start flashing red and green alternatively, regardless if it's actually charging or if the phone has reached 100%.
with the official Google case
When winding it back up to store it, however, I have to take it somewhat slowly and carefully to get the cord really snugly wound, else the USB end won't fit back in the storage socket, leaving the cord just loose. For a travel accessory, I don't like to have to slow down and take care in reassembling anything.
Also, while the unit itself is designed to pack small, the designers punted on the charging block that the USB cable plugs into. Most (or at least many) designed-to-be-portable devices have a smaller charging block where the plug tines fold away. Not this one; it's IMO relatively bulky in the context of the overall design.
Something else I will perhaps look for in my next Qi charger is a very flat-to-the-ground-surface design, i.e., one that's minimally tall (vertically). Why? I'm going to retrofit a couple of tablets to work with a Qi charger, and with these I suspect it will be difficult to get a perfect balance on top of a fairly small charger like this. So one with a minimal vertical profile would perhaps minimize problems there.
I'm not saying with any of these comments that it's a "bad" unit, just things that --- were they addressed --- would make it that much better for me. I give it a 4-star rating, as it's overall portable, not too expensive, and is working fine for me.
Set up was a no brainer. Plug it in (USB port or included USB wall adapter) and put your phone on top. Done!
Red LED light tells you it is getting power. Flashing green LED tells you it is charging your phone. The green LED does not stop flashing even when your phone is fully charged. Not criticizing it for that. Just pointing it out.
Caveat is that the USB cable is A) built in and B) kind of short. The charger is small and the cable tucks in nicely, so this is a good travel device to plug into your laptop, but I'm looking for something to go on my nightstand with the cable running down back to the floor. This cable is too short for that without using a USB extension.
If you actually go to the manufacturer's website (RAVpower dot com) they post some YouTube reviews that points this out.
So, good item, but not perfect.
EDIT: I'm not changing my star rating, but this item is NOT good for nightstand use due to the LED lights! The steady red LED is okay, but the flashing green LED when charging a device is way too bright! And you can't just put tape over it, the light bleeds though the center of the device so the whole thing glows green.
So, in a lit office, this is fine. But in a dark bedroom? No way!
It was a little more than I wanted to pay for a single charger, but I took a chance because wireless charging in general is a really convenient technology, and plus I already had the charging antenna installed on my phone.
The cord is a little unruly when you unwind it from the charge-base. It is pretty thin, and doesn't like to stay where you put it. But it came with a wall plug which provided about 1.5 amps of power (the OEM LG one puts out 1.8amp) and a USB extension in case you need more than the wrapped USB cable provides.
It takes some getting used to with aligning the phone just right so that it is charging correctly. The unit beeps when it recognizes the phone and the indicator light flashes when the phone is charging. It takes a little longer than the OEM to get to 100% charge.
All in all, getting the phone aligned on this and trying to plug a micro-USB cable into my phone take about the same amount of effort. Maybe some day wireless charging won't have to be as finicky in regards to distance from the charging base... but the technology isn't there yet.