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PNY Wireless Charging Base Review

The PNY Wireless Charging Base is a fairly conventional wireless charging system, with one noticeable flaw.

As we mentioned on the previous page, the main issue we have with the charging base is its two glossy strips – one at either end of the dock.

Simply put, the glossy plastic is just very slippery and it doesn’t take much for your phone to fall off the charging dock. In our case, the vibration from an alarm was enough to knock the phone off. We would’ve hoped that the wireless charger has enough grip to hold a phone in place for the duration of a full charge.

 

Everything else, though, is just fine. There’s a handy LED which lets you know if the phone is charging properly or if you need to re-position it slightly, and the overall look of the dock itself is quite appealing.

Wireless charging speeds aren’t going to be able to compete with a modern wired charger – but that is the case for all wireless chargers. It’s a trade-off between speed and convenience – put simply, you won’t buy a wireless charger if you need to quickly top-up your battery before going out. Instead, wireless chargers such as the PNY Wireless Charging Base are designed to offer a seamless transition between using and charging your phone – just place it on the dock and off it goes.

At just over £30, though, the PNY Wireless Charging Base is perhaps a little pricey considering its main design flaw. Amazon has a vast selection of wireless chargers available for less than £20, for instance. Still, it gets the job done and looks good while doing so – as long as you make sure not to knock the phone off.

You can buy the PNY Wireless Charging Base for £31.39 from Amazon HERE.

Pros

  • Looks good.
  • Nice and compact.
  • Handy LED notification.
  • Convenient.

Cons

  • A little pricey compared to the competition.
  • Glossy plastic strips don’t help with grip.

KitGuru says: The PNY Wireless Charging Base is a good-looking product that brings the convenience of wireless charging to your home or office. The design does need a little re-think, however, as the glossy plastic strips make it easy for phones to fall off the dock.

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Rating: 6.0.

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