Get wireless charging on the move with HoverCharge
Many smartphone mounts are quite cumbersome. But this new wireless charging mount provides a safe resting spot for your device, without the need for magnets.
What is Qi? It’s a wireless charging standard that is supported by most top phone makers, including Apple, Samsung, LG, and Motorola.
Is wireless charging as fast as regular charging? Nearly. The gap has closed massively over the past couple of years.
Can I use a wireless charging mount in my car? Yes, you can. HoverCharge is a Qi-compatible charger that hooks on to your dash to provide power on the go.
Most new smartphones now support wireless charging. It might seem like a minor upgrade, but swapping your regular cable for a charging pad can save you a significant frustration.
The only problem with most Qi chargers is that your phone needs to rest on a horizontal surface. This might be perfectly fine on your desk, but it doesn’t really work in your car.
HoverCharge offers a neat solution to this quandary. This 3-in-1 wireless charging mount has a rubber surface that holds your phone like glue. As a result, you can easily charge your phone while viewing GPS directions or checking your voicemail.
Why should I upgrade to wireless charging?
Simply put, wireless charging is more convenient. Instead of poking and prodding with a connector, in search of the charging port, you just put your phone down.
While some wireless chargers struggle to deliver fast power, HoverCharge overcomes this barrier. This nifty charging pad offers 7.5 watts of charging power for iPhones, and up to 10 watts with Android devices.
This new wireless charger provides a safe resting spot for your device, without the need for magnets.Click to tweet
It works with numerous Qi devices, and you don’t need a special phone case to make it work.
Wireless charging mount
Aside from speed, HoverCharge’s best feature is the epoxy-based rubber surface. This material is so grippy that your phone will stay mounted even when the charger is vertical. There are no magnets or clips involved — you simply place your phone on the pad.
You can use HoverCharge anywhere, but it works particularly well as an in-car wireless charger. The supplied vent mount lets you attach the charger to your dash, and you get a car power adapter.
This means you can use your phone for GPS and hands-free calls while topping up the battery. Even on the rockiest road, the rubber surface should keep a firm hold.
HoverCharge actually comes with four mounts in total. The 3M mount sticks to anything, and the tabletop mount is ideal for your desk.
You also get a long-arm mount, which elevates your phone. This could be useful when you want to look up recipes in the kitchen, for instance.
“Charge your devices in any setting with the HoverCharge 3-in-1 Fast Qi Wireless Charger. It uses an anti-gravity epoxy-based rubber mount that holds your phone with or without a case. No magnets or metal plates required, so it doesn’t damage your phone or block NFC payments. ” — HoverCharge on IndieGoGo
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The makers of HoverCharge say that the rubber stays sticky for a long time. However, it will be interesting to see if early reviews back up this claim.
– IndieGoGo: Until August 2018
– Pledge: $24 USD
– Delivery: August 2018
Got my 2 Qi chargers for a month now and am testing them. Like lots of backers, I thought it was a scam at first. But it was worth the wait.
One of my chargers is used as a desk charger without the back adapter. I kept the plastic cover on it so its wont stick. It works nicely, however at times the phone gets hot. I have an Apple leather case on my iPhone X.
They charge quickly as promised. The quality is ok for the price. Plastic is a bit cheap looking. Cables quality could be better. Some signs of corrosion on them already in the box. It sticks without a problem to the phone and does not come lose. It sticks even at temperatures of -25 Celsius in the car.
The vent clip is ok with my iPhone X, but with comes lose with m wife's Xs Max (too much weight). It looks like the clip could be larger and have more spring tension on it.
However, it looks like the charger (magnets? Qi loop?) interferes with GPS reception!!! The GPS signal is off with iPhones (charging or not). It constantly keeps rerouting you as it thinks you are on a parallel road... So, this a big disappointment as it’s one of the main intended usage. Does this happen with Qi chargers in general?