01-30-2016 08:31 AM
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  1. Mark Kaplan's Avatar
    I purchased this product from Amazon and I really love it!
    Amazon.com: [3 Coils Wireless Charger]CHOE Iron Stand QI Wireless Charging Pad with 2 Amps Power Adapter and Micro USB Cable for Galaxy Note 5/S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge+ and Lumia 950xl/950 and Other Qi Enabled Device: Cell Phones & Accessories

    It keeps my Lumia 950 XL fully charged with ease. I really like the upright stand which allows me to easily read my phone while its charging.
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    01-04-2016 11:08 AM
  2. Dzik's Avatar
    2 things kill it for me with this one. The cable on the side and constantly exposed LEDs which would drive me nuts if you use on your bed stand. I bought this one which eliminates these issues for me: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pUvbUpU3365803
    01-04-2016 12:03 PM
  3. Mark Kaplan's Avatar
    The lights dont bother me. They are very subdued. I don't see in the description the charging output. The 950XL takes a higher amp to quickcharge and the unit I reviewed is a 2amp unit. I can't see in the product description what this one is rated for. Also, the reviews on yours on Amazon are varied with some being quite negative.
    01-04-2016 12:17 PM
  4. ordivergens's Avatar
    The lights dont bother me. They are very subdued. I don't see in the description the charging output. The 950XL takes a higher amp to quickcharge and the unit I reviewed is a 2amp unit. I can't see in the product description what this one is rated for. Also, the reviews on yours on Amazon are varied with some being quite negative.
    It draws 2A from the grid, but the output is 1A like the other one.
    01-04-2016 12:27 PM
  5. Dzik's Avatar
    The one I bought does not come with a power adapter, you supply your own. When I tried 1.5Amp it was charging very slowely so I switeched to 2.4Amp and now it's fine. I have 2 and both work great.
    01-04-2016 12:33 PM
  6. Mark Kaplan's Avatar
    This one comes with the 2A power supply.
    01-04-2016 12:47 PM
  7. RumoredNow's Avatar
    A small piece of electrical tape or similar defeats LED at night issue.

    Input isn't so important as output.

    Both look to be 1amp output on a 3 coil pad.

    FWIW, I don't have a 950/XL but I do have a 1520 which is quite large. My DT-910 charges it very well (in the 25% per hour range), but the back support is a bit small for the phone's size.

    I have this on order... Amazon.com: 2-in-1 Anti-Slip Rubber Ring & Separable-Installable Desktop QI pad stand Firstway Qi Wireless Charger Foldable Kickstand Qi transmitter pad Wireless Charging for iPhone 6S /6 plus/6 /6S Plus/5S,Samsung Note5/S6/S6 Edge/S3/S4/S5/NOTE2/NO and can report back after it arrives and I use it. I like the flexible configuration possibilities and the apparent security of how the phone sits in the stand. Looks like it might just adjust enough to dial in a max contact with 950/XL. If someone wants to send me one of those phones I'd be very pleased to check compatibility.

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    There appears to be a cutout to the rear of the legs to route the power cord. I do like it out of the way. Doesn't come with a power head, but any .5 to 2.1 mA charger will work and I have several spares around. I'll find one that dials in best.

    On the phone I like this App. I can peek at it and see what my charge rate is. Helps me dial in with Qi for placement and good input for max output.
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    01-04-2016 02:46 PM
  8. wpctrlfan's Avatar
    Input isn't so important as output. Both look to be 1amp output on a 3 coil pad.
    Exactly! :) I am spending a couple weeks already to get the quickest QI charge out of the 950 XL and yes the phone only supports 1A QI charge which results in about 3:30 hrs quickest possible full charge. In real life I am around 4-4:30 hrs which is quite ok (25% / hr). But looking at the details of my battery app and my ampere meter I am convinced that the phones charging behavior can be improved a lot. Especially when comparing to recent Samsung phones (which partially already support 10W QI charging). They charge full speed (5W) constantly until about 90% battery and only then slow down. The 950 XL goes down much much earlier (~50%). I've never had these issues with Lumia 930, 1020 or 920. Lets see how it develops if at all.
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    01-04-2016 04:20 PM
  9. jssmarathon's Avatar
    2 things kill it for me with this one. The cable on the side and constantly exposed LEDs which would drive me nuts if you use on your bed stand. I bought this one which eliminates these issues for me: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pUvbUpU3366181
    I have this one and it works great!!! all reasons above
    01-04-2016 05:10 PM
  10. the-scotsman's Avatar
    Yea, this is only 1A output. Wireless charging is still limited in current output unfortunately.
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    01-05-2016 08:47 AM
  11. telomoyo's Avatar
    I have a few of the DT-900s, and they work great. A little bit of warmth while charging my 950xl is noted, but nothing too hot. Do the 2A wireless chargers create more heat than the 1A?
    01-05-2016 09:02 AM
  12. Mark Kaplan's Avatar
    For quick charging, I really like this one. USB-C to USB-C. I can fully charge my 950XL in an hour.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017I7EX46/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    01-05-2016 09:55 AM
  13. oufc_gav's Avatar
    I have a few of the DT-900s, and they work great. A little bit of warmth while charging my 950xl is noted, but nothing too hot. Do the 2A wireless chargers create more heat than the 1A?
    AFAIK all of the QI phone chargers available output 1A not 2A.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    01-05-2016 10:02 AM
  14. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I bought a TYLT Vu Qi charging stand from Best Buy and it's been great. The design is simple, refined, it comes in a variety of colors, the placement of things like the subdued LED light and charging port are well thought out. I'm happy with it.
    Vu Wireless Charger
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    01-05-2016 04:05 PM
  15. Jazmac's Avatar
    I miss wireless charging. :sniff:
    01-05-2016 07:53 PM
  16. Noob1ee's Avatar
    I own the Choetech 3 coil wireless charger as well and I feel that the glance feature on the Lumias makes it great to have a "stand" style charger as it makes it that much more convenient to just be able to take a quick look and know if you have any notifications.

    Quick summary of pros and cons:

    Pros:
    -Compatible with variety of phones
    -3 coils allows for greater charging area
    -Premium look and excellent build quality
    -Stand design is convenient

    Cons:
    -Wish that the USB power cable connected to the stand from the back rather than from the side

    Here are some pictures:

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    Mark Kaplan and RumoredNow like this.
    01-05-2016 10:27 PM
  17. wpctrlfan's Avatar
    Great choice! I was very close getting this charger as well but I am still not convinced that it will solve my heat / charging speed I am seeing with the Lumia 950 XL: http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...ml#post3367745

    Could you pls check how long it takes this charger to charge from 0-100% and how hot the phone's screen is getting ? If you cannot measure the temperature is is more cold, warm, hot ? Thanks a lot in advance :)
    01-06-2016 05:32 AM
  18. jmajid's Avatar
    im using the microsoft (nokia) DC-50 - its not a stand type charger but i can get about 22% charging rate with my 950XL that is in a wallet style case (so that means a little more distance between the Qi coils)
    I'm quite happy with it- although you do have to ensure the placement is right before walking away...
    Bought it from microsoft store last month when it was on sale for 29.99

    EDIT:
    did i mention its also a portable Qi battery charger? So far i have only used it as a direct Qi charger, but it will be my portable charger if needed.
    01-06-2016 07:09 AM
  19. Mark Kaplan's Avatar
    I agree on the charging port. It would be much more functional in the back rather than the side.
    01-06-2016 09:23 AM
  20. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Here is my hands on with the Firstway Qi Wireless Charger Foldable Kickstand Qi transmitter pad.

    The adjustment range is fantastic. For reference I have my 1520.3 on there which is a big boy phone. You can see just how far up the stand the Qi pad will sit (too high up for 1520, but probably well within range for 950/XL) and how far down the pad will rest.

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    The pad has click-slide adjustments at all stops throughout the range and allows you to dial in the pad for your phone.

    The shelf/phone rest is nicely padded and so is the Q symbol on the pad.

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    Due to the height and width of the stand, my 1520 is way more stable under input than it ever was on a DT-910.

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    You could use the pad alone as a lightweight travel charger...

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    ...or fold the kickstand in and use the whole rig as a generous sized charging pad.

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    The kickstand folds flat and clicks securely in place. The whole package is not that thick and it is pretty light in weight.

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    With the Q symbol in the upright position the LED lights (one green for power, one blue for charge status) are pointing straight down at the stand base and the microUSB port for attaching the cable is facing up. I'm running mine with the Q symbol upside down (does not affect charging) so the cable comes out downward and is routed through the cutout hole in the kickstand. The LEDs are facing up, but the phone blocks them.


    It charges my 1520.3 through the clear snap-on case I run and also charges my wife's Nexus 6 through a dual density case. Note that the DT-910 never would charge the Nexus 6 in the thick case it wears. For the Firstway we are looking at, the charge on N6 through a case was a bit slow, but acceptable.


    The Firstway comes with a very short (24") USB cord and no power head. I mixed and matched a bit and used this Battery App to check charging rates. I settled on a 5vDC, 1Amp output charging block and a heavy gauge USB cable that I think(?) came from a Nokia somewhere along the line. Dialed in I'm achieving 22.5% charge per hour on my 3400 mAh battery. By contrast the DT-910 reaches 24.78% per hour. I'll take the small reduction in charge rate as a trade off for the increased stability and flexibility of the Firstway foldable kickstand and pad combo.


    Color me happy with this purchase: Amazon.com: 2-in-1 Anti-Slip Rubber Ring & Separable-Installable Desktop QI pad stand Firstway Qi Wireless Charger Foldable Kickstand Qi transmitter pad Wireless Charging for iPhone 6S /6 plus/6 /6S Plus/5S,Samsung Note5/S6/S6 Edge/S3/S4/S5/NOTE2/NO
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    01-09-2016 03:30 PM
  21. mtf1380's Avatar
    I got this one about a month ago, and still love it. Works great on my desk, and can also be folded for travel. Some trips I take will involve an extended stay, and I like to set-up a work station in my hotel room, this case is pretty versatile.

    Amazon.com: iDOO 3 Coils [Foldable] Qi Wireless Charger Stand Dock for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nokia Lumia 920, Samsung S6 / S6 Edge / S6 Edge Plus, Note 5, HTC 8x and All Qi-enabled Devices: Electronics
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    01-10-2016 04:28 PM
  22. telomoyo's Avatar
    In some of the Amazon reviews, it is said that the charger beeps when the battery is done charging, and sometimes it goes into a 3 second cycle of charging/discharging. Have you experienced any of these?
    01-11-2016 07:35 AM
  23. RumoredNow's Avatar
    In some of the Amazon reviews, it is said that the charger beeps when the battery is done charging, and sometimes it goes into a 3 second cycle of charging/discharging. Have you experienced any of these?
    It beeps when it connects, to be sure.

    I've only used it once overnight so far. If it did beep I was not awoken and I'm usually very sensitive to those types of noises. I'm not able to test right now as my Battery % is in the trickle zone (95%+), but will do so soon and report back.

    I did end up putting a small bit of electrical tape over the LEDs.

    My initial thought on the Amazon reviewers was that it sounded like they didn't have a solid connection dialed in. I'll have to deplete my phone substantially and do a daytime test. With my 1520 I have only needed one charge since getting this stand. I used it last night with no issues of a beep waking me. In the morning my 1520 was fully charged and not warm to the touch.
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    01-11-2016 12:03 PM
  24. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Have you experienced any of these?
    So I'm sitting here today with the stand next to my computer.

    It chimed once for a connect of my 1520. It never chimed at 100% and it never went into a small loop of chiming every few minutes. One chime for connected and that is all. It's been on the stand about 5 hours...
    01-12-2016 02:38 PM
  25. telomoyo's Avatar
    So I'm sitting here today with the stand next to my computer.

    It chimed once for a connect of my 1520. It never chimed at 100% and it never went into a small loop of chiming every few minutes. One chime for connected and that is all. It's been on the stand about 5 hours...
    Thanks for the update. I ended up buying this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...pUvbUpU3375029 . It's not a stand, but I liked it for being a wireless battery pack as well. I will report back when I get it.
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    01-12-2016 08:52 PM
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