The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have arrived, and the iPhone X is available for pre-order later this week. I have to say, while I’m excited for the higher-resolution screen of the iPhone X, I’m most excited to have an iPhone that finally has wireless charging built-in. That’s where the $59.99 Belkin BOOST UP will come in handy.
While the charging base will work with any device designed for use with Qi chargers, it is specifically fine-tuned for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, so your phone won’t overheat or shut down prematurely. The charging base weighs 3.88oz and the included power supply weighs 4.09oz.
A small, unobtrusive circle of white plastic, the charger is designed to work simply and easily. You just place a phone with Qi-charging capabilities on it, and the device will begin to charge.
Inside the box, you will find the wireless charging pad, an AC adapter, a quick install guide and an extended warranty registration card. (The product ships with a warranty of two years but you can get an additional year of warranty if you register with the company at Belkin.com.
In addition, Belkin offers a Connected Equipment Warranty. If you are using the BOOST UP to charge your device and it is damaged by an electrical charge while connected to it, Belkin will repair or replace it up to a value of $2,500. That’s how much the company stands behind its products.
The new iPhones make wireless chargers more important than ever, but this isn’t just any wireless charger. The BOOST UP delivers 7.5W of charge which means it is capable of faster-charging output than standard 5W Qi chargers. It is fine-tuned for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, and your phone won’t overheat or shut down prematurely. It won’t interfere with other operations of your iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8.
And, perhaps best of all, it will charge an iPhone without the need to remove it from lightweight cases.