Updated January 19, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Wireless Phone Chargers For Cars

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in August of 2018. The last place you want to worry about getting your hands tangled up in a mess of cords is when you're behind the wheel of a car, which is why you should look at these wireless Qi phone chargers. They combine sturdy mounts with advanced electronics, so you can use your mobile device safely and effectively for entertainment, navigation, and communication while on the road. (Never text and drive.) When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. iOttie iTap 2

2. Cegar QC3.0

3. Kenu Airbase

Editor's Notes

January 16, 2021:

In addition to selecting models that will hold your phone securely in most situations, we also made sure that every one of our recommendations supports fast charging with the ability to output at least 10 watts of power, and many offering 15 watts for compatible devices. We believe most people will find magnetic models, like the iOttie iTap 2, Cegar QC3.0, and Scosche MagicMount Pro to be the most convenient, as there are no brackets to deal with. That being said, we do understand that some may not feel totally comfortable relying solely on magnetic adherence, which is why there are many clamp options here too. Thankfully, manufacturers have taken extra steps to ensure these offer simple, hassle-free use, as illustrated by the Walotar Adjustable and Topume R2, both of which have adjustable arms. The ZealSound wg-c stands apart from the rest, as it is essentially just a tray you can place your phone down inside of, as does the Walotar Adjustable, which fits into cupholders rather than securing to the dash via a suction cup, or to the air vent via a small clamp.

October 04, 2019:

Wireless charging is one of the more convenient developments on modern smartphones, even if it seems like connecting a cable isn't a ton of hassle. Many people find the magnetic models to be especially convenient, although heavy phones, thick cases, and improper resting angles can lead to devices falling off the charger unexpectedly. The iOttie is one of the few magnetic ones that seems to work for most users. Scosche also makes a good one, but it's probably only a good idea if you're a daredevil who uses their phone without a case.

The rest of them combine traditional physical brackets with advanced charging technology and they're optimized for use with both Android and Apple devices. Most come bundled with a DC adapter, but some require a separate power source and don't have their own included with them. The Anker is one of these; it's a great piece of equipment, but you'll have to supply your own adapter. Both Kenus have undergone significant and mostly unbiased testing and they both score high marks; meanwhile, the Moku is relatively untested but does claim to have official approval from the Wireless Power Consortium. The Flow.Month is great if you don't want to affix a mount using a suction cup, sticker, or air vent clip, and even though the Choetech isn't officially certified, quite a few users claim that it works well and safely.

4. Anker PowerWave

5. ZealSound wg-c

6. Walotar Adjustable

7. ZeeHoo PowerDrive ZCF30

8. Scosche MagicMount Pro

9. Topume R2

10. Choetech TC0005


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on January 19, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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