The best wireless charging hubs in 2018

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Charge your gadgets in style, without all the messy cables.

There’s nothing more convenient and satisfying than wireless charging. Just drop your phone or smartwatch on a wireless charger and — bam! — it instantly starts receiving power, without you ever having to fumble with a cable in the dark. But sometimes you need to charge more than one device at a time, and in that event a cable can still be useful. Some wireless charging hubs

There are all kinds of great wireless charging hubs to choose from, and we’ve sorted through all the best ones so you don’t have to.

Nomad Wireless Charging Hub

The Nomad Wireless Charging Hub is a circular enclosure that’s capable of charging up to 5 devices at once thanks to its built-in USB ports. It’ll run you about $70, but it’s well worth it for the shopper with legions of device to charge.

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Nomad’s Wireless Hub perfectly blends form and function, with a sleek matte black aesthetic and a multitude of USB ports that feed neatly into a built-in cable organizer.

Two of the four USB ports output 1A, while the third outputs 2.1A and the fourth, a USB-C port, is capable of 3A out. Combined with the 7.5W wireless charging top, this is the ultimate charging hub for charging all of your devices at once — whether you have a tablet, a GoPro, or just a handful of phones.

Samsung Wireless Charger Duo

Samsung has always made some of the best wireless chargers on the market, and the Wireless Charger Duo is no exception. For $120, you can wirelessly charge two devices from a single wall outlet, and one gets propped up so you can still see notifications come in while your phone charges at your desk.

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Samsung’s exhaustingly long-named Fast Charge Convertible Wireless Charging Pad has a new, wider companion called the Wireless Charger Duo that can charge any two Qi-enabled devices simultaneously. Though it’s clearly intended for Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Watch, it works just as well with two phones.

The downside is that unlike the Convertible Charging Pad, you can’t fold down the standing side if you just want to lay both devices flat — say, if you’re trying to charge two smartwatches. Still, the Wireless Charger Duo is a great way to save a spot on your wall outlet.

HyperDrive Wireless Charger & USB-C Hub

The HyperDrive isn’t cheap at $120, but it’s the most functional product in this list, bringing a multitude of ports to your USB-C laptop in addition to offering a convertible wireless charging top.

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Remember Hyper, the company that made all of those USB-C hubs for the new MacBook Pros? Turns out they’re still making more of them, and their latest model happens to add in wireless charging with a convertible stand that outputs 7.5W.

When it’s not being used for wireless charging, the HyperDrive also functions as an 8-port USB-C hub, adding HDMI, Ethernet, SD and microSD, USB-A, and USB-C passthrough. You don’t have to use it as a USB-C hub, since it can still power your phone and other devices through a USB-C cable from the wall like every other charger on this list, but this might be the most useful overall product if you own a USB-C laptop.

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August 21, 2018 at 03:35AM