Samsung Wireless Charger Duo
Pros and Cons
Takes up a lot of room
Perfect for smart watch charging
Charger Wattage or Speed
The Samsung Wireless Charger Duo is fast charge enabled, with a maximum output of 10W for both the charging stand and the charging pad.
This product is Qi certified.
Accompanying Cable and Plug
This mobile phone induction charging stand is USB-C compatible and comes with a wall plug that is slightly bigger than a usual USB-C plug due to the need to power both the stand and the pad.
Size and Aesthetics
The Samsung Wireless Charger Duo is highly innovative in its combination of both a stand and a pad. This adds a lot of functionality but creates an oddly unique aesthetic that may not be for everyone. The product essentially combines the latest Samsung wireless charging stand (read the description here) with a charging pad that is embedded within the Wireless Charger Duo. There is a clear separation between the pad and the stand making the base very wide, so this product will not be a choice for those looking for a minimalist solution.
The product is also designed around charging both a phone and a smartwatch simultaneously, most likely in light of Samsung’s imminent Galaxy watch release. You can charge two smartphones although the charging pad will take some positioning due to the smaller pad design. The overall aesthetic is very sleek in line with the new Samsung charging stand and just like the stand comes in two all over colourations of glossy black or white (although we only stock black currently).
This Samsung wireless charger has both pad and stand functionality with built in cooling fans to prevent overheating in both the stand and the rear and right of the pad as well. There is little noise from the fans when one device is charging but there may be a slight wurr when two devices are in position.
Just like the charging stand The Samsung Wireless Charger Duo has four non-slip feet which secure it on surfaces and a matte finish which prevents your phone sliding about. The stand has a pronounced curve on the base which provides a secure cradle for your phone and the pad has indentations which are a perfect fit for you smartwatch.
Whilst the pad will make smart watch charging easier than ever before it is not specifically designed with other smartphones in mind so may take some positioning and may be less secure than on the stand. The stand however, provides a clear cradle for to place your phone and allows for both portrait and landscape orientation due to dual coil technology.
There are two indicators on this device, one for each charging location. When a device is charging the corresponding LED will turn red, this will then turn green when the device is fully charged. The LEDs are subtle and not too bright so shouldn’t be too offensive for bedside chargers.
The Samsung Wireless Charger duo will certainly set you back a fair amount but may come down in price as it has only just been released. This price is warranted however, as this product looks set to be a strong competitor to Apple Airpower, offering fast Qi-certified multi-device charging.
Speed – 4/5
Aesthetics – 3/5
Functionality – 5/5
Price - 4/5