Wireless charging used to be a flawed dream. It could happen only on those tiny disks that resembled hockey pucks, and the phone never seemed to charge unless it was in the exact right place. But that all changed with the introduction of Anker’s PowerWave Charger. Strategist contributor (and former tech columnist) David Pogue says this was the charger that made him stop hating wireless chargers, thanks to its innovative design and user friendliness. “It’s a stand. It props your phone up so you can see it from your pillow or across the room,” he says. “Better yet, the charging happens whether you’ve put the phone down vertically or horizontally, while watching a movie, for instance.” And unlike many other chargers, it’s actually fast. Pogue says the PowerWave stand can get your phone from, “dead to 50 percent in about 30 minutes and to full in two hours.” It also has dual USB ports so you can charge other devices simultaneously. And for today only, it’s the cheapest price we’ve ever seen.
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