So, I did the thing! Keep in mind that I am using an iPhone 8 Plus and and a PowerPort Speed 5 hub connected to the QC3 port.
The PowerWave is pretty darn fast
30 Min - 24%
1 Hour - 47%
2 Hours - 88%
Full charge was at about 3 hours, 10 min.
The device was warm during the first half of charging, which is to be expected while fast charging wirelessly. The charger however, was ice cold thanks to the built in fan. I picked up the charger and device together multiple times to feel for heat from the vents, and there was none.
In comparison, the PowerPort Wireless 5 Pad and Wireless Charger Charging Pad (formerly known as PowerPort 10 Qi) charged the same phone 17% in 30 min and 34% in one hour at 5w. Those chargers also made the phone warm while charging.
Build quality is very nice. It is much larger than my PPW5, but the materials seem more premium. The grip on the device and my nightsand were awesome. The charger doesn't slide around at all with or without a phone on it. The included micro USB cable is thick and substantial. Probably one of the best feeling USB cables in recent memory.
I very much like the blue light. Pictures do not do the light justice. I didn't think I would like it as much as I did.
I will say that I feel like it was a little hollow and could be a bit heavier. Adding a weighted element to the device would definitely elevate that feel. Having used the Mophie Wireless Charging Base, I want that.
One thing that can either be calming or aggravating, is the built in fan.
I get the function of the fan, and during my test, it did not bother me at all. But time (and personal preference) will tell if that will be a deal breaker for other users as fan noise is audible and could annoy light sleepers.
Overall, I am pleased with this charger. It's fast, feels good, has great grip, and is quite nice to look at. The fan is nice, albeit audible, and it could be a bit heavier, but other than that, solid product from a reputable company!!
Not sure if I should repost this in a reviews section haha. Please ask any questions!!