At $13.99 for the 5w and $17.99 for the 10w, I’m not sure why you would look any further. The competitors charge more money and take longer to charge (see what I did there? ), and lack the rock-solid customer support of Anker.
##Charging Speeds As Advertised
The Ultra Slim charges at just over 5w:
And the 10w stand charges at about 9.5w, though my phone does have a metal plate on the back and a case on. My Galaxy S9+ that I was using reported that it was “fast wireless charging” as soon as I put it on the stand.
##Micro USB Input
Both of these chargers use micro USB input, and they each come with the micro usb cord, making connection very easy.
##What I like about the Ultra Slim Wireless 5 Pad
It’s SLIM! Look at it next to an iPhone 6s:
This makes it the perfect travel charger. You could even put it in your pocket and carry it around if you want, much less a laptop bag or a backpack.
I also like the slim’s little blue light indicating it’s charging, it is not too bright so you can actually keep it next to the bed without keeping yourself awake.
It’s a stand! I can actually look up and see notifications on my phone without have to pick it up. It’s also a fast charge, so my phone is always charged after leaving it on there for a while. A great thing to put on the desk and grab a quick charge in the middle of a busy day.
Neither of these come with an AC plug Given that the stand needs to provide 10W of charge, it would be nice to have an AC plug that meets exactly this standard without having to find one out of what I already have. That being said, both of these work great plugged into both a powerIQ2 port and a Samsung adaptive fast charge adapter.
Thanks for reading!