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Hi guys. Today I want to share the exciting test on wireless chargers that work with a PopSocket on my own personal experience.
Does wireless charging work with Popsockets? Can you use a wireless charger with Popsockets?
If you are looking for a wireless charger that works with PopSockets, or if you want a solution in wireless charging vs PopSocket, or if you just want a best Popsocket wireless charger, you should read this post to get some points.
Table of Contents:
- Wireless Chargers That Work with PopSockets
- Other 2 Ways to Use Any Wireless Charger with PopSockets
- Another Solution: Use a PopSockets Alternative
Update: In January 2020, PopSockets had released its PopPower Home wireless charger that’s perfectly designed for charging iPhone and Android phones with a PopSocket on the back.
You don’t need to remove the PopSocket when putting your phone on this wireless charger. And it also supports wireless charging through cases up to 5mm.
This wireless charger makes room for the PopGrip on the back of your phone by way of a hole in the middle of the charging pad.
You now can buy it from Popsockets.com. You can also use other wireless chargers to work with PopSockets. Check it out below.
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I do want to test out the best wireless chargers that work with PopSockets, but this is only my personal test and I have not all other wireless chargers in hand. So I will only list the ones I’ve tested working very well with the PopSockets.
Besides the PopPower Home wireless charger, with these wireless chargers you can also enable wireless charging with Popsockets.
This Anker fast wireless charger is case-friendly. It supports all phone wireless charging with a case on that is within 5mm.
I used it to charge my iPhone XS Max. I had an ESR slim clear soft TPU case which was only 1mm, of course with a PopSocket on it. Next, I placed the iPhone XS Max on to the charger, and bingo, it started charging.
The Anker fast wireless charger offers 7.5W fast charge for the iPhone XS Max. With the case + the PopSocket on, I didn’t notice any slowdown.
Belkin Boost Up wireless charging pad is the exclusive wireless charger designed specially for iPhones by both Belkin and Apple. It supports wireless charging with the latest models, including iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus.
Belkin said the wireless charging pad is compatible with a case up to 3mm. I’ve tested my iPhone 8 with the Otterbox Defender. It worked very well. When I put the iPhone XS Max with the ESR case + the PopSocket on it, it did not charge at the first time. Then I repositioned and it recognized the phone and started charging. No stops and no other issues found during charging.
This wireless charging pad also has 7.5W for the latest iPhones.
My friend, Michael, also has this Belkin Boost Up wireless charger. He charged his Samsung Galaxy S9 with a PopSocket on with no problems.
Actually, I did not expect it to support PopSockets at the first beginning because it did not charged my iPhone XS Max and I’ve tried several times. Then I received the second one. It’s a replacement. When I placed the iPhone with a case + a PopSocket, surprisingly, it worked.
May be the first one was a defective charger. Anyway, the second one worked very well.
Wrap-up & Tips (Very Important!)
I found some said no other wireless chargers support PopSockets. But in my case, besides Popsocket PopPower Home wireless charger, these 3 wireless chargers did work very well. They charged my phones with PopSockets on.
I think the key lies in the PopSocket position. I did not have it on the right middle of the case/phone. It’s closer to the bottom.
This is how I wirelessly charge my phones with PopSockets.
So in this way, the Popsockets do not affect wireless charging.
If you’ve already had a wireless charger from another brand, you don’t need to give up on it. You still have solutions to use your wireless charger together with a PopSocket. Read next.
If you love PopSockets and wireless charging as I do and if you fail with the solution above, you still have chance. These 2 solutions apply to any of you and any wireless charger in the market.
Remove It When Doing Wireless Charging
The easiest universal way is to add the PopSocket on a case and take it off when you want to wirelessly charge the phone.
You can add the PopSocket to any case since both the PopSocket and the case won’t interfere with the wireless charging (because you remove them while charging).
And this is the safest and always-workable method.
Use a PopSocket Swappable PopGrip
The PopSockets company has figured out the wireless charging compatible solution. It has released its removable PopSocket for wireless charging, Swappable PopGrips, which are specially designed for the ones who want wireless charging and a PopSocket on their smartphones.
The only downside is that you have to remove the PopTop when you need to place the phone onto a wireless charger for wireless charging.
A few friends of mine have tried the Swappable PopGrips, and the feedback is “not bad” (it’s what they actually said).
You can always find an alternative to PopSocket. For example, Speck’s new GrabTab accessory is very similar to PopSocket. It also sticks to the back of your phone or the case and works as a grip and a stand. It’s designed as a sliding loop that can be adjusted to your finger size or locked tightly in place.
It’s much thinner and supports wireless charging without removing it.
If you have a PopSocket on your phone, make sure you’ve got one of the best wireless chargers for Popsockets mentioned above. If you have any question, please leave it in your comment below.