Wireless charging is a very useful technology and it is on its way to become a mainstream very soon. We’ve seen the technology being integrated on DuPont Corian Solid Surface and if you want to try it for lower price, you can buy wireless chargers.
I didn’t buy the genuine Samsung wireless charger for my Samsung Galaxy S6 because it is kind of boring and not really wireless. Then, I was so excited to test the new Electra Qi Power Base 6000 wireless charger. So, what makes the charger different?
Unboxing & Testing
Features & Performance
The Power Base 6000 has a simple box with just the charger and a USB cable inside. There is no power adapter, but you can use the adapter of your phone anyway.
Top of the charger spots an anti-skid surface with rubber strips running along the edges, this is where you will place your phone on. All controls and connections are placed on one side, including power indicator, charging port input, output port and power button.
The power base has a compact design but it is obviously not as stylist as the rounded Samsung charging pad. However, it has its own competitive advantage.
This is not only a Qi wireless charger, but also a a 6000 mAh power bank. It means you can go completely wireless and use without connecting to a power source. The battery capacity is enough to charge my smartphone twice for a single charge of the power base. It also has a 1-Amp output port, so you can charge two devices at the same time, one stays on top and one plugged in via USB cable.
I really love using the product because I can get rid of tangled wires and lost charging cables most of the time. I even don’t have to remove the protective case on my Galaxy S6 to make it work. Unfortunately, the charging speed is quite slower than using the wall charger or genuine Samsung wireless charger. Charging my Galaxy S6 from 4% to 100% takes about 4 hours while it takes just about 1.5 hours with the included charger of my phone, and 3 hours with the Samsung wireless charger.
The Electra Qi Power Base 6000 is available on its website for $89. I can’t justify the price at the moment, but if you need a completely wireless charging solution, this is worth considering.