• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Convenient way to charge

    I too am surprised by the negative reviews. I place my iPhone 8, in a Scorpio case, on the charger, without having to worry much about centering it, and the phone lets you know it's in contact and the base LED lights up. It then charges a little faster than the common 5-watt Apple iPhone charger with cord, a little slower than Apple's beefier new iPad chargers.

    The only thing that keeps me from awarding 5 stars is that unlike a plugin charger, you cannot power down your phone and charge it on the Mophie. If you do, it will start back up by itself. I will need to get in the habit of putting the phone in Airplane Mode to avoid being disturbed at night.

    Overall, the convenience of this charging method makes it worth the price.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great but may interfere with USB 3 devices

    First, I need to report that this charger works exactly as described - it's very fast and couldn't be easier to use. Easy to love, in other words.

    But, here's the catch... I have no definitive proof of this but circumstantially, it's pretty clear to me that this device interferes badly with my USB 3 external hard drives if the device is placed in close proximity to the drives. I had the Mophie about 12" from my Seagate 8TB with USB 3 Hub drive and the Seagate hub was absolutely unusable for thumb drives. Every USB 3 device I plugged in to it became corrupted and could not be written to until it had been "repaired." This became a real hair puller because all of the devices, once "repaired," worked perfectly elsewhere.

    I finally became suspicious of the charger and moved it "a long way" away from the Seagate (about 5 feet away), which was certainly further than necessary, but ALL of the problems I was having with the Seagate hub ended. I mean, "ended instantly and never came back."

    So, until someone can convince me otherwise, I'm saying this is a really great charger and I recommend it highly - I just wouldn't position it next to a USB 3 device if it were me

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Otterbox friendly

    This charger works great with a thin case, but is not Otterbox friendly. Keeping one...sending another one back to the store!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Bought this for my family so we can use it with our iPhone 8 and X's. It does what it's supposed to do and it works. The only complaint I have is after downloading iOS 11.2 on the iPhone 8 and X I don't see a faster charge based on what Apple has said, that in iOS 11.2 with a charger wattage like this one (Quick charge 12W) it would charge your phone much faster, almost 50% faster than a Lightning Port Cord. Other than that, this charging pad is great. It's black and sleek. The other pad Apple sells does not look good at all and is full of plastic, lines and logos. I highly recommend this pad than the other one. It also doesn't feel like it should be $60.00...

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice

    The charging pad is quite nice just plopping your iPhone down and having it charge. The only problem that I had, you need to make sure your iPhone is perfectly on the charging pad, if its not perfectly on your iPhone will not charge.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected

    I see a lot of complaints and wonder if people truly understand concepts of wireless charging. Wireless charging wont charge your phone in an hour. That technology doesnt exist (and if anyone tried it, it would blow up like a Samsung Note).

    Now that 11.2 is out though, Fast charge is enabled on this, and charges about as fast as the cable and charger out of the box. If you want faster than that, you need to go wired and either use a 12 watt adapter, or a usbC adapter and lightning cable. It works flawlessly, and the light is not too bright at night. I would give it 5 stars, if Mophie had used something other than a proprietary charging cable and puck (llike micro usb or usbC or something).

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    This is a really great product and I am glad I upgraded from my off-brand charger. This charger starts charging immediately once you place your device down. The LED indicator is really dim and subtle so its great for a night stand without making the room bright. One complaint though. I have a case made of TPU (full TPU with nothing else,) and it seems to stick to the rubber surface of the charger from time to time, otherwise, this is a great investment and worth the money!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but Slow!

    I really like this charger. It works just fine and looks great, but it takes forever to charge the phone. I am definately returning this product. I thoufht this was a rapid charger? More than an hour charge time give me about 30%.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't worry about the price, this charger works very well

    A couple of days before launch day, i purchased a charger by Insignia just to make sure I had a wireless charger when I picked up my iPhone X. I wanted to try the Mophie, and I was lucky to pick one up when I picked up my iPhone X from the local Apple Store.

    After picking up my phone, I went back to work and used the Insignia charger. I did pause the the downloading of apps other than the ones I needed for driving home that night. The phone was about 45% charged when I got to work, and it was about 65% when I left for home about 3 hours later.

    I hooked up the Mophie when I got home and put my iPhone on it. I unpaused the downloads because I was now on my home WiFi. I checked it out about an hour later, and it was almost fully charged. So this charger charged my iPhone X a lot faster than the insignia did.

    The profile of this charger is also smaller. It feels a lot sturdier, the base is the same size as the top (the insignia is smaller at the base so it feels like it will tip over easily), and it feels like it has a rubber coating on all sides, so it will not slip or slide around.

    The AC adapter is pretty big, but it needs to provide some ooommmphh to charge wirelessly.

    I knocked it down one start for the proprietary connector. In this day and age, I feel it should have had a USB C type connector at the base.

    It is definitely worth the money. Great build quality, great charging speed even through the otterbox case I have on my iPhone.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as you'd expect

    Another product I've bought recently that doesn't really need explaining. Plug it in, drop your iPhone on it, and it charges. As some reviews have noted, though, you do want to get the iPhone as centered as possible. I've noticed sometimes the white power light will blink and the iPhone will "ding" a few times, I think it's the connection being weak so very little power is reaching the iPhone. Centering it never causes this issue.

    16 of 16 people found this useful