I have been using wireless chargers since 2012, when I had the Nexus 4. Then when I got the Tylt Vu charger (from Kickstarter), it became my go to wireless charger ever since. The convenience of just dropping your phone on your desk without ever fumbling on cords is really a good selling point.
Upgrading through a number of phones, most of them didn't have wireless charging built-in - were a problem. Wireless chargers are still at their infancy 3 years ago but nowadays wireless chargers are basic features of flagship phones - even the new iPhone's will reportedly have this feature from Android years too late.
XVIDA is a magnetic-type charging dock that has a wide array of accessories for desks, car, and for any surface. The XVIDA chargers uses magnets to keep itself aligned on the contact points and sticky reusable silicon-type adhesive to stick to your device.
Just to note that this requires a Qi-enable phone to work. So if you own an iPhone, you will need to get a special case from Xvida which has a special connector on the lighting port to make all this work.
This is what you’ll need if you’ll want your device to work on the various XVIDA docks. You won’t need this if you’ll get their special charging cases as shown here: https://www.xvida.com/collections/charging-cases
I don’t have their Galaxy S8+ cases so this Sticky Pad will just have to work.
It adds substantial thickness that you can’t use your case anymore with this on. So keep that in mind.
Luckily, the wireless charging still works on thin cases like this Ringke Flex S Case. So you can just stick it on the case itself rather than the back of the phone. Your mileage may vary though, specially on thicker cases.
Just be careful to only stick the Sticky Pad on hard cases or suffer the same fate as I did. It really sticks pretty well.
XVIDA Wireless Charging Desk Stand
This wireless charging dock supports Fast Charging 2.0 which is great for phones that support it, like the Galaxy S8+. The box includes a Fast Charging AC adapter and braided micro-usb cable.
The stand is well built and doesn’t fall down easily even with a phone on. The base has a reusable silicon sticky pad that can be repositioned with ease. It makes the phone look like its floating on your desk.
This is how it looks on the side. I can easily remove it from the dock without it tipping over. The only thing that I didn’t like was the length of included micro-usb cable (which is around 3.3 feet or 1 meter). I had to use my longer Aukey micro usb cable – around 6.6 feet or 2 meter, double - so that it would reach my extension cord comfortably. The cable seems to be durable but for my use case, it was just short.
XVIDA Wireless Charging Suction Cup Mount
This is to be used in your car to mount it either on your dashboard or windshield. It comes with a Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0 capable 2-usb slot car port charger, a braided usb cable and cable clip organizers.
I tried mounting it on my dashboard together with my iOttie One Touch 3 mount.
Mounting on the dashboard is pretty tricky. I had mine fall a few minutes after placing my phone. While the sticky suction cup part is more clingy than the usual suction cup material we’re used to, it doesn’t hold that much, specially on dashboard with much grain on them – like I have.
XVIDA should have included an extra base piece (much like the iOttie) one with a thicker sticky pad to stick on the dashboard and provide a smooth surface for the suction to adhere better. see this pic from iOttie.
However, placing it on the windshield was the perfect spot for me. Everything worked well, adjusting to portrait and landscape was quick and easy. Just be sure you’re not violating the Republic Act 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act law.
XVIDA Wireless Charging Mountable Pad
This pretty much allows you to mount and charge your phone to anything you can stick this thing to – magnetically. If you’re rich and want to buy a couple, you can mount this on the fridge so you can charge and watch videos while in the kitchen..something like that.
The box included the same Fast Charging AC adapter and braided USB cable. There is a thin metal plate included so you can mount that on any surface and mount the charging pad there via magnets.
This has 4 neodymium magnets on each corner so you’re sure that it would always magnetically lock-on your phone in the most optimal charging position.
Tried placing one on a bedside drawer and it worked well.
I really liked the usefulness of XVIDA, the quick mounting system via magnets and the fast charging feature is one that I lack on my own charging solutions. While there are some drawbacks like the short cables included and the flimsiness of the car dock, I would still overall rate this as a good buy – now if you have a limited budget to splurge on a wireless charger then this might hurt a bit but the investment may be a good one in the long run. My personal favorite is the desk dock because I spend most of the time on my desk :)
Thanks to Guru of Tech (Philippines) for sending this product for review.
XVIDA products are available at Lazada - http://www.lazada.com.ph/xvida/
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