Review: Defense Vertical Wireless Chargers from X-Doria

I have a lot of Apple gear (iPhones, AirPods, Apple Watches) but limited space, so I was glad when X-Doria sent its Defense Vertical Wireless Charger (starting at $39.99) to try. It is sold in two versions, a compact vertically-oriented stand for just a Qi-enabled smartphone or a wider version with an extra pad for AirPods (or even a second iPhone). That version also has an extra USB port so you could add your own cable to charge an Apple Watch, etc.

Related: Buyer's Guide 2019: The Best iPhone Chargers of the Year

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The iPhone can charge in either Portrait or Landscape mode, which is nice for watching videos; and it charges fast, thanks to 10 watt wireless charging support and the included USB-C charging cable and wall adapter. Like X-Doria's Defense iPhone cases, the stand is well-built, with elements of aluminum and leather. It is sold in black or white options. If you only need to charge a phone, the compact footprint of the standard model is great, but make sure you get the Duo model if you want the AirPods base and extra USB port.

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Pros

  • Portrait or Landscape phone charging
  • 10 watt wireless charging
  • Duo Charger adds extra pad for AirPods and USB port
  • Black or White options
  • Nice use of aluminum and leather

Cons

  • Make sure you get the Duo model if you want the AirPod base

Final Verdict

If you want to charge an iPhone and AirPods in a small space, try the Duo version of the Defense Vertical Wireless Charger from X-Doria.

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Todd Bernhard

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.