Do you sell wireless chargers? How to decide which wireless charger to buy?

Q: I have a Samsung Galaxy S8+. Do you carry chargers that don't plug into the phone but lay on it to charge (wireless charger)? Can you make a recommendation for a wireless charger?

A: Currently, we do not carry, sell, or manufacture any wireless chargers. However, here are a few criteria for making a charger selection:

1) Safety. There is a certification governing the safety and compliance of wireless chargers. It's called "Qi certified." With Qi certification, there's at least some guarantee that the charger is safe and sound. So, going with a Qi certified charger is probably a good thing.

2) Price. If the price isn't a concern, then going with a Samsung wireless charger is probably the best bet. But Samsung wireless chargers are expensive; they can cost $40, $50, or even more. On the other hand, I would hesitate to go with anything less than $15, because you get what you pay for. That leaves us with a price range from $15 to $40.

3) Power rating. A power rating of 5W (that is, 5 watts) would work but only charge your phone very slowly. It has to be at least 7.5W to give an acceptable charging speed. Of course, 10W and above would be ideal.

4) Is a power adapter included? The wireless charger is powered by a wall power plug and sometimes imposes a minimum rated power for the wall plug. If you have a spare Galaxy power plug to use with the wireless charger, then you're in luck. If not, you'll need to get one.

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