Review: Nightlight Offers Another Use for Your Wireless Charging Pad

I have Qi wireless charging pads all around the house, and also at work, so I never have to go too far to charge my iPhone. But I envision a world where Qi charging pads are used for a lot more than just smartphones. The folks at Choetech apparently agree, and they sent me their Wireless Charging Nighlight ($23.39) to try as an example.

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Their nightlight is a compact cylinder about the size of an Amazon Echo Dot. The wireless charging base is black and the bulk of the unit is a frosty white. While cool to the touch, the nightlight supports multiple levels of warmth when it comes to lighting; a long tap turns the light on or off and a short tap alternates between bright, blue, and yellow warmth. I would prefer to have a battery built in, but the nightlight only works while on a Qi wireless charging pad.

Choetech

Pros

  • Clever use of Qi charger
  • Long tap to turn on or off
  • Short tap to alternate light warmth (bright, blue, yellow)
  • Safe and cool to the touch

Cons

  • Does not have a battery

Final Verdict

The Wireless Charging Nightlight from Choetech is an example that Qi charging pads don't have to be limited to smartphones.

four out of five stars

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.