In the digital age, everyone looks forward to the day our devices are so seamlessly integrated into our lives that we don’t even need to think about them. While we’ve definitely made great strides towards that end, there is still one aspect of our devices that prevents us from reaching that goal: Charging. Anker already provides convenient external batteries to keep devices charged on the go, but at some point we all still have to plug our phones in. Or do we?
As we hurtle towards the future, it seems like wireless charging is going to be the next stage in the evolution of charging. Several Android equipped devices come equipped with Qi-technology, ready and waiting for wireless charging. For those of you sporting Apple devices or non-Qi equipped Android devices, you can still get in the wireless charging game; just buy a Qi charging case for your phone.
It would be remiss of a brand that’s all about charging to not be riding the wireless wave so, of course, Anker has 2 premium options to meet your wireless charging needs. PowerTouch 5 and PowerTouch 10 are our premier wireless chargers for the PowerTouch series. Both are designed to be intuitive and change charging to just setting down your phone.
How Does It Work?
The mechanics of wireless charging may seem like magic, but it’s actually just good ol’ science at work. Wireless charging works by passing a current through a loop of coiled wires around a bar magnet, called an inductor, to create an electromagnetic field. A voltage can then be transferred to a nearby object (like your phone) via this electromagnetic field.
What Makes Ours Different?
There are already a lot of wireless chargers out there so you might be wondering what Anker did to set ours apart. The short answer is: everything.
5W charging speed is currently the norm for wireless charging, which is what PowerTouch 5 offers. However, PowerTouch 10 also has a Fast-Charge Mode that provides 10W wireless charging speeds. While it’s true that charging wirelessly isn’t as fast as plugging in, PowerTouch 10’s Fast-Charge Mode is definitely a big step in the right direction. PowerTouch 10 is fast, but not every Qi device can take full advantage of it, so make sure to check yours for compatibility.
Thanks to Qi technology, you only need to set your phone down to start charging. Seriously. It’s that simple. Charging devices is already pretty easy, but wireless technology makes it absolutely effortless.
3. Optional LED Indicator
Both PowerTouch 5 and PowerTouch 10 show you the charging status through a breathing LED ring. Our previous wireless chargers also had LED indicators, but the nice thing about these (in addition to looking super-cool) is they have a switch to toggle the light on or off.
Both are outfitted with Anker’s exclusive MultiProtect safety system so you don’t have to sweat the small things, like overheating, overcurrent, or overvoltage. Any wireless charger might get a little hot due to wasted electrical energy released as heat, but that’s normal. If a wireless charger gets too hot while in use, try taking the case off your phone and making sure you’ve properly aligned your phone on the charger.
Just to be that much more special, and of course looking towards the future, we’ve given PowerTouch 10 a USB-C input (and the cable to connect it) because Anker greatly anticipates the day we reach Connectivity Utopia and can charge all devices via USB-C.
We’ve really endeavored to make these chargers as user-friendly as possible. They’re very lightweight and only about the size of a coaster, so they won’t take up much space. They've also got anti-slip material on the top–to prevent your phone from sliding off–and on the bottom–so the chargers won’t slide around. Put all of that together and what do you get? Superior wireless charging.
The Cherry On Top
We’re offering both of these chargers at a discount, just for you!
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Date: March 13st - March 20th
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