Review: Veelink Combines Natural Bamboo with Wireless Charging

I love the juxtaposition of natural materials with the latest high-tech gadgetry. Veelink sent me their Bamboo Wireless Charger with Organizer ($27.99) and it's a great example of such a combination. At first glance, it looks like a natural wooden desk organizer, and it should because that's what it is. There's a slightly angled container with a wide opening to house pens, scissors, highlighters and more. But next to that container is an even more slanted stand to rest your iPhone on. But it doesn't just rest there, it charges your Qi-enabled smartphone, even in a case as thick as 5mm.

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I really liked the use of bamboo, for an eco-friendly yet sophisticated look. It's smooth and soft to the touch, with a subtle LED that indicates there's technology inside. I also liked that the charger is no slouch, offering up to 10 watts of charging, although today's iPhones don't need more than 7.5 watts. The charger has a USB-C input for power but the included cable is USB-C to USB-A and there is no A/C "wall wart" charger included. This isn't terrible, but just keep in mind that you'll need to provide your own. 

Veelink

Pros

  • Eco-friendly bamboo
  • Sophisticated look with angled design
  • 10 watt Qi charging
  • USB-C input for power
  • Integrated organizer

Cons

  • Wall charger not included

Final Verdict

If you want to maximize desk space, and charge your Qi-based phone, the Bamboo Wireless Charger with Organizer from Veelink does so in style.

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