Belkin BOOST↑UP Bold Wireless Charging Pad
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Pros and Cons
Charger Wattage or Speed
The Belkin BOOST↑UP Bold Wireless Charging Pad is fast charge enabled, with a maximum output of 10W for Samsung and 7.5W for iPhone.
This product is Qi certified.
Accompanying Cable and Plug
This mobile phone induction charger is not USB-C compatible and comes with a nice and long 1.5m/5ft proprietary jack and a wall plug.
Size and Aesthetics
Belkin have gone back to basics with this latest instalment in their wireless charging line. The BOOST↑UP Bold Wireless Charging Pad is a stocky charger, condensing a smaller surface area into stockier base whilst maintaining a simple aesthetic. This aesthetic is manifested in two simple all-over colourations with minimal branding: choose from the stylish Midnight Black or Snowy White. The design itself is more akin to the early models of wireless charger and looks smart, providing a very stable base for your phone, although bear in mind that bigger phones may stick out over the sides.
This Belkin wireless charger functions like a standard wireless charging pad but has some notable built in features that protect the phone whilst charging. Premium shielding and precision resistors in the charger reduce interference with functions such as touchscreen, WiFi and Bluetooth. A thermal sensor also works to regulate temperature and prevent overheating.
The Belkin BOOST↑UP Bold Wireless Charging Pad is covered in a durable plastic cap with a non-slip ring that holds the smartphone. The non-slip pad that covers the top of the charger has a polycarbonate base that offers impact protection for durability. It is unclear however, if there is any grip on the base to prevent the charger from sliding around.
Belkin have gone with a smaller design for the BOOST↑UP Bold which makes it easier to figure out where to position your phone using the branding in the middle of the pad. The coil is also a dual layer charging coil which supposedly increases the charging area, but due to the single coil area design there may still be some positioning required.
A smart and subtle LED is integrated into the side of the product which is specifically designed not to be too bright during the night. The LED lights up white when a device is successfully charging, but also has a built-in feature which turns it red when any foreign objects that could interfere with charging are detected on the charger.
Once again Belkin have produced a very professional charger with many built in features that are at the cutting-edge of commercial wireless charging at the moment. The starting retail price was expectedly high after this product's initial release but that is slowly lowering over time making this a more and more inviting purchase.
Speed – 4/5
Aesthetics – 5/5
Functionality – 4/5
Price - 4/5
At a Glance:
- Faster wireless charging when compared to 5W charging
- Optimized for Qi smartphones to protect functionality while charging
- Universal compatibility for all Qi-enabled smartphones including the new iPhones, Samsung, Sony, LG, and other Qi phones
- 5m/5ft AC adapter is included to ensure correct power output for optimal charging experience
- Choose from 2 different colors to suit your style
- Charges through most lightweight plastic cases – up to 3mm
- LED indicates charging status or foreign objects such as magnetic cases or credit cards on charging pad
- 2-Year Warranty
- Additional 1-Year Warranty with registration of charging pad
- £1,500 Connected Equipment Warranty
- Meets all Apple required and preferred standards for wireless charging for added peace of mind
- Boost↑Up Bold Wireless Charging Pad 10W for Apple, Samsung, LG and Sony
- 5m/5ft. AC adapter
- Quick Install Guide
- Extended Warranty Registration Card
$2,500 CONNECTED EQUIPMENT WARRANTY
The BOOST↑UP Bold Wireless Charging Pad 10W for Apple, Samsung, LG and Sony is protected by a Belkin Connected Equipment Warranty. If your device is damaged by an electrical charge while properly connected to the charger, Belkin will repair or replace it up to a value of $2,500.
UP TO THREE YEARS OF PROTECTION
Belkin is dedicated to quality and provides a 2-Year Warranty with your charging pad. Register your new charging pad at Belkin.com today and receive an additional 1-Year Warranty.
Learn more at Belkin.com/BoostUpYourWarranty
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