REVIEWS-what is round, slim and keeps your phone alive? A Fast Wireless Charger Pitaka! It can be hard to get excited about wireless powered accessories these days because they are so readily available. It seems yesterday that many of us wondered: “Is it so hard to connect a cable?”’. The truth is that its incredible convenience has won, and helps keep things clean to get started. Let’s take a closer look at the solution of this pitaka.
Pitaka’s wireless fast charger is a Qi-certified low profile fast charger that is compatible with all devices that can be charged with the Qi system that really seems to be the most of them.
What’s in the box?
- Everything is in a nice compact box.
- Fast Wireless Charger
- powered cable USB-A to USB-C
- Connection: USB-C to pad, the included cable is USB-A to USB-C
- Dimensions: Diameter ~9cm and profile ≤ 1cm
- powered Speed: Supports up to 10W qC3.0 fast powered when used with an activated adapter (not included)
Design and features
The wireless fast charger (FWC Pad going forward) is a classic Pitaka product. He does what he needs without much effort, uses his aramid fiber material, which can be found on virtually all products and works, probably better when combined with other pitaka products.
In the beginning, the white crescent on the left edge just looks like a design element (which it is), but it also hides an expansion joint that allows it to anchor magnetically and be powered by other Pitaka products like your magdock.
The FWC cushion has a textured bottom with four non-slip pads to keep it in place
A USB-C port means it’s directly compatible with newer USB-C laptops, and the included USB-C to USB-A cable keeps it backwards compatible.
Connect the USB-C end of the cable to the FWC pad and the USB-A end to your favorite wall adapter, computer or other power source and you can charge it.
To charge at the highest speed, make sure you use an adapter that can charge 10w quickly.
As with any Qi-enabled charger, you should ensure that the powered coil of the device you are powered is centered on the pad. This coil may not be in the center of your device, so adjust the position accordingly and mentally record it.
The main advantage of using a well-placed wireless charger on your desk is that it becomes second nature to put your phone there whenever you sit down.
Charge without thinking about it when you try to work on the wiring after, if necessary. By the way, in the office I often went back to my desk to find a colleague’s phone placed on it to keep it out of the low battery range.
I used this in my office throughout the exam period. The funny thing is that I’ve been using it for a lot longer. I supported their product MagDock on Kickstarter and this product came with the same charger without the crescent cover.
So in reality I have been using this product for more than 6 months at this time and it works perfectly.
I mentioned earlier that you need to position your device correctly. Pitaka made this easier when combined with one of their own cover. Pitaka cover have thin steel plates between the layers, which are carefully aligned around the position of the powered coil in your phone. The corresponding magnets in the FWC pad help to place it in the right place and hold it there.
The FWC pad is not very heavy, so it can wander a little on the desktop, but between the weight of the included cable and the non-slip feet, it does a good job of staying in place. If you use a pitaka cover, the magnetic attraction is enough, so you need to roll the device a little or press it with a finger when lifting your phone.
The wireless fast charger Pitaka does exactly what it wants to do. It charges any Qi-enabled device quickly and easily. It has a minimal profile on your desk or bedside table and no lights or sounds to disturb you. If you use a Pitaka cover on your phone or AirPods, the magnetic attraction is a welcome addition. If it’s in your budget and the Aramid material (carbon fiber look) suits you, take a look.