Anker has announced a new line of Qi-based wireless chargers optimized for Apple’s 7.5W standard in iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X, called PowerWave, which have launched today in Canada and the USA.
Available in a pad and stand form, PowerWave charges iPhone 8/X models “up to one hour faster than any other wireless charger on the market,” Anker tells iPhone in Canada in a statement. Users will require iOS 11.2 for 7.5W fast charging for iPhone 8/X.
The PowerWave 7.5W stand costs $64.99 CAD and includes a new cooling system to ensure constant delivery of maximum watts for the fastest charging time, up to 30% faster than other wireless chargers, according to Anker. It also includes a new fan-based cooling system to ensure temperatures stay regulated for long charging periods.
“After testing most of the chargers on the market, we discovered that they shared a major flaw: the wireless coils gradually heat up and this prevents the chargers from dispensing 7.5W for long periods of time,” explained Steven Yang, CEO of Anker Innovations, in a statement to iPhone in Canada. “By adding a fan underneath the coil, we manage to regulate temperature and therefore allow the device to output consistent 7.5W power, resulting in the fastest wireless charge for the new iPhones.”
The PowerWave 7.5W pad costs $59.99 CAD and contains similar technology as the stand, with both chargers containing a non-slip surface so you device doesn’t slide off.
Also, the PowerWave series also supports 5W and 10W wireless standards, which are already in use by Android devices, plus will work with cases up to 5mm thick. Both units come with a Quick Charge 3.0 AC power adapter and PowerLine 3-foot Micro USB cable, and 18 month warranty.