Best Wireless Charging Pads for iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus (so far)

Apple's latest iPhone models are easier to charge than any previous Apple devices: The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X support the Qi standard, which offers contact-based "wireless" charging.

Qi charging has been around for a few years, which means that users have a number of options. There are also several manufacturers which have partnered with Apple to make chargers that support fast iPhone wireless charging (And even if you don't have a compatible iPhone, you can make your older iPhone wireless-charging compatible with these cases).

Here are the best iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X wireless charging pads you can buy. All of them support a minimum of 5W charging and will charge through most (thin) cases.

Reminder: Don't put credit cards between your wireless charger and your iPhone unless you want them to become inoperable.

Mophie Wireless charging base

If you want a great iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X wireless charger, Mophie's little $45 charging disc should be at the top of your list. It's one of the few models that supports 7.5W iPhone fast charging and it does so better than all the other models I've tested.

The Mophie Wireless charging base is a nightstand-friendly small black disc and its top is covered in a non-slip coating, keeping your iPhone from sliding off your table if you don't quite toss it down at the right angle (editor's note: don't toss your iPhone). I keep mine in my living room next to the couch so I can re-up my iPhone X battery while I'm watching TV. It's small enough to be mistaken for a drink coaster but powerful enough to give your Qi-supported iPhone a quick juicing without needing to plug it in.

See at Amazon

Nomad Wireless Charging Hub

My current favorite charging pad is more than just a pad. It's a hub. It's round like most of the pads on this list, but a little larger in circumference and about two inches thick. Why so thick? Because underneath the pad are four additional charging ports — three USB-A ports and one USB-C port. That's a lot of extra charging in such a small space.

It's so compact and useful that I always take it with me when I travel. I can wirelessly charge my iPhone X while sending juice to my iPad Pro, AirPods, Apple Watch, and Nintendo Switch at the same time! When it's not in my travel bag, it's on my desk next to my computer for daily charging use.

It may be a bit bigger than the standard charging pad, but it's worth the extra size for its multi-port charging abilities. For only $80, you're really getting a big bang for your buck.

See at Nomad

Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad

Belkin has also partnered with Apple to create a fast-charging wireless pad for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The $50 white charger provides up to 7.5W of fast charging for supported devices and provides soft-gripping material on its face to prevent scratches on your iPhone's back glass.

See at Amazon

Samsung Fast Charging Wireless Charging Convertible

I was a little resistant to try out this particular charging pad, given its Samsung-specific design, but it works perfectly with the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.

While Samsung devices are the only ones to get the full 9W of fast-charging juice the charger offers, you'll still be able to charge your iPhone at a slow (but steady) 5W for a full charge.

The disc charger comes in around the same circumference as the Mophie Wireless charging base, but it has a special feature: It can convert to a standing cradle. As such, you can either charge your iPhone while laying flat or standing upright. (I like to flip it up before I go to bed at night so I can easily tap the SNOOZE button on my alarm in the morning.)

Samsung's charger comes in black and costs about $60.

See at Amazon

Scosche MagicMount Pro Charge for home/office

If you want to be able to keep an eye on your iPhone screen while it charges, the $60 MagicMount charger positions your device upright using a standing mount. The charger is mounted to your desk or table using a suction cup base and it has an adjustable head for different angling. Instead of a cradle, the MagicMount uses a magnetic connection with a "MagicPlate," a magnetic metal plate that you can stick to the back of your iPhone (The instructions show you exactly where to place the metal plate to avoid disrupting the wireless transmission).

See at Amazon

Anker Wireless Charging Pad

The $20 Anker wireless charging pad is a sleek, slim pad that offers 5W wireless charging for iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X (up to 10W for fast-charging Android devices). It has a nice, subtle LED status light that pulses slowly while charging, making it less intrusive in your bedroom at night. Though Anker recommends that you remove the case before charging, users have confirmed that it works through thin cases just fine.

See at Amazon

AirPower

It's not out yet, but we're pretty sure Apple's wireless charging pad is going to be the talk of the town once it finally launches. It supports wireless charging for multiple devices, including the third-generation Apple Watch and the as-yet-unreleased wireless AirPods charging case. It's rumored to cost about $69 and the latest guess is that it'll be on store shelves in September. We'll keep you posted when it finally launches.

Find out more about AirPower

Even more!

Our resident Trekkie and gadget aficionado, Mr. Mobile, has been reviewing wireless chargers for years, and has his own fantastic list of wireless chargers you should check out.

Mr. Mobile's pick for the best wireless charger for your iPhone

If you're curious about other wireless chargers for your car, we've also got a guide for the best wireless charging mounts you can use:

Best Wireless Charging Car Mounts for iPhone 8 and X

Want to incorporate wireless charging into your home? We've also got a guide for turning your furniture into a wireless charger:

How to make your furniture into a wireless charger

You can also build a wireless charger for your favorite backpack or handbag with our guide:

How to add iPhone wireless charging to your backpack or bag

Your favorite?

What's your favorite iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X wireless charger? Let us know about it in the comments and why you love it.

Updated August 2018: Adjusted pricing and added the Nomad Wireless Charging Hub.

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