Have I said how much I despise cables? They’re everywhere! So any type of device that reduces the number of wires in my life is something that draws my attention, like the Vinsic Qi Wireless Charger & 10400mAh External Battery Power Bank. This is a Qi wireless charger that is also a 10400 mAh battery so you use it without having to plug in the charging pad – that is until you have to charge the battery. When you want to wirelessly charge your Qi compatible phone (or device), you press the power button and place your phone anywhere (no alignment necessary) on the charging pad (output of 5V/1A). Since this device is also a battery, you have the option of charging your device using a USB cable (output of 5V/2.4A). This Qi wireless charger/battery uses a micro-USB charging cable to charge it which is included with the product but does NOT come with an AC adapter. It is unclear from the product description whether or not this device will allow passthrough charging (charging the battery while charging your device). Thus, it may not be for daily use since it may require several hours to charge the battery before you can use the Qi wireless charging to charge your device. If you’re interested, the Vinsic Qi Wireless Charger & 10400mAh External Battery Power Bank is available from Amazon for $49.90 and try entering the code OUMVES4P to get a $10 discount (I’m not sure when the code expires). Please visit the Vinsic website for more information on this device.
About The Author
Kathleen has always enjoyed technology and the sciences (biology and entomology). She's worked as a research technician and an end user services tech before becoming a stay-at-home mom and home educator. Her continued interest in technology led her to join the Gadgeteer team in 2014.