We believe that when you gift a wireless charger bearing your brand to a client, prospect or member of staff, it’s just as important to have the same reassurances as if you were buying one for your own use. That’s why we only offer Qi-Certified Wireless Charging Pads that conform to rigorous safety and performance standards set by the Wireless Power Consortium.
What is Qi? Qi (pronounced “chee”), is the primary wireless charging standard for smartphones, having been developed by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) in collaboration with the World’s major mobile phone manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung, Google, LG, Huawei, Motorola, HTC, Sony, Blackberry and Nokia.
Why is Qi-Certification important? Most wireless chargers available in the promotional channel are “Qi-Standard” rather than “Qi-Certified”, meaning they have not been tested and proven to meet the performance and safety standards set by the WPC. Only Qi-Certified wireless chargers are guaranteed to charge all Qi-Certified smartphones, regardless of the manufacturer.
How do I know if a wireless charger is Qi-Certified? Only chargers that are fully Qi-Certified can carry the Qi logo on the product or packaging. If you suspect the logo is being improperly used, you can request a copy of the Qi Certificate from the supplier, or check the Qi-Certified Product Database on the WPC website www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com.
What devices are Qi-Enabled? Inductive charging has been adopted by all the main manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and Google. Some of the most common Qi-Enabled devices are the iPhone 8, iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S Series, Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Google Pixel 3.
What about smartphones that do not have wireless charging built in? The majority of older smartphones that aren’t Qi-enabled will work in conjunction with a Qi receiver or case. All newly released smartphones have wireless technology built in, so the number in circulation that aren’t automatically compatible becomes fewer with each passing day.