Deal | 10 W Vissles 3-in-1 Qi wireless charging station charges almost as fast as a 10 W cable charger
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What was once a feature reserved for the priciest of smartphones is now on its way to becoming ubiquitous. There are seemingly as many wireless Qi-compatible smartphones as there are Qi charging stations these days and prices have nosedived as a result.
One example is the Vissles 3-in-1 charging station that we were able to try out courtesy of the manufacturer. Though it was designed for charging the iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods simultaneously, any Qi-enabled smartphone should work as well. Most notably, the 10 W charging station is double the output of the 5 W charging cable included with some iPhone models.
For a more 1:1 comparison, we tested the charging rate of the Vissles against a 10 W cable charger with an iPhone XR at almost 0 percent battery. The wireless charger would lag behind our cable charger by only 4 percent after a full hour of charging. The base becomes warm to the touch when charging and a white indicator light will glow if charging is complete or flash if a device is not positioned properly.
|Start||Charge After 30 Minutes||Charge After 60 Minutes|
|Vissles 3-in-1 Qi Charger||~0%||21%||40%|
|10 W Cable Charger||~0%||24%||44%|
There are a few drawbacks and annoyances we encountered. Firstly, the pad can only charge one of each device type meaning you can't charge two iPhones or two Apple Watches simultaneously which limits versatility. Secondly, the indicator light can be too bright when charging on a nightstand overnight and we suspect that some users will probably tape it over. And lastly, while the sleek rounded design of the charging station fits in well with any Apple product visually, its ABS plastic makeup feels cheap to the touch.
More information and specs on the Vissles 3-in-1 charger can be found here on its official product page. Notebookcheck receives no commission for any purchases, but interested users can grab one for about $36 after applying the coupon code.