Unlike some Qi-compatible chargers I’ve used, the Satechi charger immediately starts charging my iPhone. While other wireless charger can be a delay of up to 10 seconds. Since it’s charging the smartphone at the maximum possible speed, the Satechi charger is perfect for topping off the battery before you walk out the door.
I love the design of the aluminium base at first sight.
The Satechi Aluminum Type-C PD & QC Wireless Charger is circular-shaped with a diameter of 4 inches. It has an aluminium case, rubberized top, and a helpful raised cross to make finding the actual charging coil easy. While I liked the aluminium base aspect of the design, I do hope the top pad provided a more stable resting place for the smartphone.
There’s a smart safety feature which I guess is to prevent overheating and detect foreign objects, while the LED indicator light lets me know when your device is charging. This wireless charger works with QC and USB-C PD adapters for flexible use options. With a low-profile design and compact size, this Satechi Type-C wireless charger does fit neatly on my desk. The back of the wireless charger has a USB-C connector that you will obviously use to connect it to power. Note that an AC adapter is not included with this charger.
The charger supports up to 10W wireless charging, which is enough to fast-charge Apple and Samsung phones. On the front edge of the Satechi charger is a small LED that glows green while it is charging a device, blinks blue if you place a non-compatible device on it, and turns off when the charging is not in use. There’s almost no lag to when it detects the device, and it either starts charging or lets you know it’s not a compatible device.
I’m satisfied to be able to drop my phone on the Satechi charger to charge it instead of having to plug in a cable. The only issue I’ve had is with the phone falling off the charger. It didn’t damage the phone but still a bit scary. I don’t have a case on my device, so keep in mind that it may fall off when you don’t have a case. I do hope the top pad provided a more stable resting place for the smartphone.
The Satechi’s Aluminum Type-C PD & QC Wireless Charger comes in at A$79.95 and that doesn’t come with its power adapter which is a bit sad for me. I think the price is less competitive when compared to many of the other options out there. If you like the design, Satechi’s wireless charger is still worth considering. It also takes advantage of USB-C to provide quicker charging speeds than other chargers on the market.