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If you want to charge your phone while you’re on the go, you’re going to want to invest in a wireless car charger. It’s only in the last few years that car manufacturers have caught on to the fact that it might be a good idea to build wireless phone chargers into their cars because, well, many new phones offer wireless charging and people like to charge their phones while they’re driving. That said, the majority of new cars don’t have a wireless phone charging option — or it’s an overpriced add-on. Therefore, it’s up to drivers to get wireless chargers to use on the go.
For the fastest charging speeds, you should opt for the wired route and use a USB-C or Lightning cable with a high-wattage cigarette lighter power adapter with fast-charging USB-C ports. But going wireless is clearly more convenient. With a wireless car charger, you just place your phone in your car mount — or on it in the case of magnetic mounts — and your phone automatically starts charging. You don’t have to worry about plugging a cable into your phone every time you get in your car.
Alas, wireless charging doesn’t mean there aren’t any wires involved — you’ll still need to connect the charger to your vehicle. But once it’s set up, all you need to do is pop your phone in when you want to juice up.
Note that each wireless charger in this buyer’s guide is compatible with any wireless charging-enabled mobile phone, whether it’s an iPhone, a Samsung Galaxy, a Google Pixel or any other Qi-enabled phone (some magnetic mounts include stick-on metal plates for Android devices to make them adhere to the mount).
Note that I’ve personally tested all the wireless charging phone mounts for cars on this list. As new wireless phone chargers for cars hit the market, I’ll update this best list.
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