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Satechi’s newest wireless charger has USB-C and fast charging

Satechi’s newest wireless charger has USB-C and fast charging


An unfortunately rare combination

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Satechi has a new wireless charger that joins the exclusive club of charging pads that actually support USB-C instead of Micro USB or a proprietary plug.

The charger — officially called the Satechi Aluminum Type-C PD & QC Wireless Charger — is pretty simple as far as wireless chargers go. It supports up to 10W wireless charging, which is enough to fast-charge Apple and Samsung phones. (Pixel devices, however, won’t fast-charge since it’s not a Google-certified pad.) It has an aluminum case, rubberized top, and a helpful raised cross to make finding the actual charging coil easy.

Unfortunately, the $44.99 price point doesn’t include a wall adapter. You’ll need to pick up a USB-C PD wall plug separately, but those are finally starting to become more commonplace.

Still, if you’re looking for a simple, good-looking wireless charger that isn’t stuck using the cable standard of the past, Satechi’s new pad seems like a good option. It’s available from Amazon and Satechi’s website starting today.