BEST BATTERY-FRIENDLY FINDS
BY DONNA CLEVELAND
Totallee Wireless Charger ($49)
I keep this extraordinarily thin and light wireless
charging pad on my desk to power my iPhone 11 Pro
and second-generation AirPods while I work. Its slim
profile and light-gray cloth design blend in whether you
use it in the office or bedroom. The charger is fast and
futureproof too, with 10 watts of power (the iPhone
currently maxes out at 7. 5 watts but may support more
in the future). I found I can place my devices anywhere
on the mat, unlike some of the finnicky wireless chargers I’ve tried before. Conveniently, an LED indicator
lights up to let me know my device is charging.
iOttie Easy One Touch Wireless Charging
Car Mount ($49.95)
Finding a good car charger is harder than it
sounds, but this one from iOttie checks all the
boxes. First of all, it uses sensors to automatically adjust to fit to your device (no need to
install a magnet to the back of your phone!).
Secondly, it wirelessly charges your phone on
the go, which is especially great as navigation
apps tend to drain your battery. Lastly, the
viewing angle is very adjustable and comes
with air vent, CD slot, and dash mount options,
making it a good option in almost any vehicle.
Anker Soundcore Wakey ($99.99)
Alarm clock, wireless charger, Bluetooth speaker—the Soundcore Wakey
consolidates everything you need for
your nightstand into one handy gadget. It has a Qi wireless charging pad
built into the top that you can place
your phone on at night to recharge.
Once you pair the Wakey with its
iPhone companion app, the time will
automatically sync, and you can begin controlling features like ambient
noise, alarms, and music from your
phone. The speaker power pales in
comparison to the UE Wonderboom
($79.99) I usually use when hosting
parties at my house but works great
for listening to audiobooks or music
solo. The biggest drawback is that the
digits are bright if you like to sleep in
Belkin Boost Charge USB-C Cable & Adapter
($29.99 for cable, $49.99 for adapter)
I bet you didn’t know that you can charge your iPhone up to 50 percent
in a half hour. Fast charging has flown under the radar for the past two
years since it came out with the iPhone X and iPhone 8, because Apple didn’t include the necessary USB-C to Lightning cable to support
it until now with the iPhone 11 line. If you’re not buying a new iPhone
or you just want a second set, this cable and adapter from Belkin will
do the trick. The adapter has an extra USB-A port for charging a second
device, and the USB-C to Lightning cable is one of the nicer ones I’ve
ever owned. Belkin’s cable is sturdy, with an inner layer constructed of
the same material as Kevlar and wrapped in a braided nylon.
Busoh LED iPhone Charger ($19.89)
Our associate editor Leanne Hays has been loving this light-up Made for iPhone-certified cable from Busoh. The speed of
the light coiling up the cable indicates how fast your phone is
charging, stopping to indicate when your phone is fully charged.
If you have pets though, be warned—Leanne’s cats were so entranced that they chewed through it as soon as they got a chance.