Product: Energizer Inductive Charger
Price: $67.24 (prices may vary)
We've been trying out different inductive chargers over the past year or so at Unplggd experimenting with inductive chargers for Wii remotes to multiple mobile devices. We recently got our hands on the Energizer Inductive Charger, one of the first universal Qi products to market. Here's more on whether the device left us feeling charged up.
We received two packages, one for the actual inductive charger and the other contained the Energizer Qi sleeve for the iPhone 4. There were three things to unbox in total: the charger, the sleeve and a USB charging port - simple and quick. We were happy to avoid a nightmare of too many odds and ends to put together.
Setting up was also extremely quick and easy. After plugging the charging port into the Inductive Charger and an outlet, the charger was ready to go. We put the Energizer Qi sleeve onto an iPhone 4 (a slightly tight fit at first) and placed it on the inductive charger. A blue light on the charger indicates it is charging. When the blue light went off, the iPhone was charged, simple and easy.
The Energizer Inductive Charger is great for small spaces and a lack of open outlets. Instead of placing it on an already crowded nightstand, we found that the inductive charger worked quite nicely out in the living room. That way anyone walking in could set their phone down (when equipped with the Energizer Qi sleeve) and power up. The inductive charger is so slim that it doesn't take up any space and keeps the room uncluttered.
The Bottom Line:
If you're looking for an easy to use wireless charging alternative, the Energizer Inductive Charger is a good choice to consider. It is quick to set up, extremely slim and light for portability and works well. If you don't mind using the Energizer Qi sleeve for either your iPhone 4 or Blackberry, charging your mobile devices will become a more fluid experience with the inductive charger.
ProsSlim, light inductive charger
Easy to use
Works for multiple mobile devices
ConsEnergizer Qi sleeve is bulkier than your average bumper case
Only works for mobile devices
Only two ports for charging
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