Wireless Charger Review: FuseChicken Gravity Touch

I am a big fan of Qi-based wireless charging and I have a wide variety of chargers from a bunch of different companies spread throughout my home and office. But I think I may have found the best versions around. In fact, Apple doesn't have an offering of its own, as the AirPower failed to be delivered, so Fuse Chicken has stepped in. The company sent me a review unit of its Gravity Touch wireless charging base (starting at $39.95).

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If you removed the Fuse Chicken logo and put an Apple logo on the charger, it wouldn't seem out of place. Like many Apple products, the Gravity Touch chargers make extensive use of aluminum, with rounded rectangles. They also have rubbery feet to keep the charger in place on most surfaces. Speaking of surfaces, the entry-level model has a layer of eco-friendly bamboo with a circular target to help you place your phone on for optimal charging.

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For $5 more, you can choose the black pebbled leather version. You don't have to worry about scratching your phone, if you don't use a case, thanks to the soft surface. If you prefer your chargers raised at an angle, Fuse Chicken sells a Gravity Lift model with black leather, multiple coils so it charges in portrait or landscape mode, and an integrated USB cable, while the Gravity Touch comes with a separate microUSB cable. No wall charger is included with either model. All models support 10 watt for fast wireless charging via Qi.

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Pros

  • Elegant aluminum body
  • Choice of bamboo or leather surface
  • Rubbery feet for stability
  • Optional angled version with multiple coils
  • 10 watts for fast charging via Qi

Cons

  • Leather is an extra $5 charge and angled model is $20 more
  • Gravity Touch uses microUSB not Lightning or USB-C
  • No wall adapter included

Final Verdict

The Gravity Touch wireless charging base from Fuse Chicken looks like Apple designed it.

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