ADATA Elite CE700

This multi-position Qi charger makes for an excellent desktop companion, or folds nice and flat for travel

By now, Qi chargers are old hat for many of us. You still have to plug in the base unit, but you can just plop a compatible phone on top of the charger, and it renews your battery level. It's not magic, but it almost seems like it. And since Qi is a standard, a lot of companies are making chargers using the technology. This means we get to see some innovative design, like this ADATA Elite CE700 Wireless Charging Stand.

ADATA Elite CE700

The name's a mouthful, but the charger itself is a nice, unassuming package that fits easily into your pocket or a bag. It works well — you only need to make sure the coil in your phone is aligned with the coil in the charger — and charges my Nexus 5 from dead to full in about three hours. The output is 1 Amp, and the recommended input is 1.5 Amp. Other chargers are faster. Other chargers are slower. They all work well to keep your phone charged all day — if they are somewhere handy for you to set your phone down on them.

That's where the ADATA CE700 excels. The unit is actually two pieces, and you can flippy-floppy the charging plate and the aluminum shell around to make for a nice charging stand. For the Nexus 5, using the "desktop dock" mode is actually easier, because the coils align perfectly when positioned this way. You can also set your phone horizontal, and a Nexus 7 sits and charges perfectly while horizontal in the stand. It also makes for an awesome Night clock / Dayframe combo in this configuration. There's built-in overvolt protection, as well as temperature protection and a low-power mode that keeps the unit from using electricity when not actively charging a phone or tablet. The only point I can take away from the CE700 is that it slides easily on a smooth surface. A bit of rubber or some tacky feet would be helpful.

ADATA Elite CE700

Now I know the comments will fill with people telling me that this isn't really wireless, or that it takes longer to charge than the 2.2 Amp block and 16 gauge cable they got from somewhere, but you can't argue away the convenience here. Put the CE700 on your desk, use it, and your phone will stay fully charged all day long. You can pick one up for $39.99 from Amazon

 
There are 19 comments

murof says:

Looks nice, I wish it were closer to the $20 to $25 price range. Hate spending a ton on chargers.

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minnow4 says:

+1

Sent from my Nexus 7 (2013)

Mudvayne622 says:

How long is the power cable? I need at least 5 feet for this to work on my bedside table.

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It has a micro USB socket so you can use any cable you like.

The included one looks to be about 3 feet.

erstam says:

Not a bad price considering the tylt vu (only other tall competitor that stands up) is 79 bucks.

moosc says:

Besides the folding aspect and price. How does it compare to the tylt charger? @jerry

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ayg says:

Hard to swallow when for $10 more you can get the Panasonic Qi charger that pretty much is the best one on the market. Its impossible to put your phone in the wrong spot since the coil moves around inside the charging pad.

moosc says:

But that's not a stand style qi charger.

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seanjenkins says:

I want my wireless charger to be a big flat mat. So I can put my phone anywhere on it. These fiddly small ones offer little benefit over a USB cable. I have the Nokia one. It works fine but is too small!

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crxssi says:

And there are still no QI *landscape* chargers (that I have seen... and I don't mean setting the phone landscape on a portrait oriented charger). I don't know why they all seem to be portrait... blech. I finally gave up waiting for one and just settled for a cheap PowerBot, which does work fine.

moosc says:

What do u mean? What are u looking for? I know the tylt vu is amazing and works great in both portions due to its multi coil design.

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crxssi says:

Landscape. The dock sits wide and low. The phone sits wide a low. Not portrait, where the stand sits high and narrow. Sitting a phone in landscape on a portrait stand/dock looks blech and is far less cat proof.

bgbagz says:

Will this work with note 3

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The wireless charger is very compact in size. I doubt that does it really charge my Nexus 5. I recently find another wireless charger on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/UPGRADED-Wireless-Charger-Charging-Qi-Enabled/dp/B... with cost much lower than this for my Nexus 5 with wide charging pad.

Tyndall says:

But that is not a stand......the point here is that it works as a stand so the phone is not laying down on a flat surface. For many a stand is a better answer to the issue of using a docked phone as a night table clock or desk clock.

s2weden2000 says:

that´s right!

moosc says:

I cant wait for my airdock

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steelew says:

Have you tried the Nillkin Energy Stone? It has 3 coils so you can place your phone anywhere on it, essentially giving it a larger sweet spot. I don't have one yet but it seems like a better option...possibly.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GL618IU/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UT...

vielfalter says:

But that one can only be used in landscape or flat as far as I know...