I still can’t get my head around wireless charging. No cables, no connection and yet, somehow, this weird ‘sciency’ magic stuff happens when you put your device on something and bingo, it’s charging! I reckon Tesla would be jumping for joy that we’ve finally ‘got it’ if he could see this (actually, probably not, he wanted free energy for everybody but that’s a different conversation.)! Anyhow, I don’t need to know how it works, just that it does is good enough for me.
The actual charging platform on this device goes under the table (cunning!) so what you see on the surface is a sticker to simply outline the charging point. No more really obvious wireless charging points cluttering up your work surface. The pack comes with magnets to help you align the sticker and charger so you can ensure you put your phone or whatever in the right place. You can either stick the charger in place with adhesive tabs or screw it in for a more permanent fixture. You also get a spare sticker in the pack so if you are prone to re-arranging the home on a regular basis, you’re able to relocate at least once.
The Neatcharge only works when the item to be charged is placed within 34mm (about an inch and a third) so if you have a thick surface, have yourself a cheeky little measure first. Also bear in mind that if you have a case for your device, this will increase the distance from the charging unit itself. What’s the point of convenience if you have to do extra stuff like taking the phone out of its case to make the charger work? Definitely plan ahead! The other thing to be aware of is that this won’t work through metal but all other materials should be fine. RRP £202.74
4.5 out of 5
- Practically zero clutter and all wires are under the counter/table, out of the way
- Looks like magic to those that don’t know!
- Whoever thought of including the magnets to help alignment – genius!
- As with all wireless chargers, it is far less efficient than a wired connection and so takes longer.