The 8 Best Wireless Phone Charging Car Mounts of 2019

Recharging your phone just got a whole lot easier

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Best Overall: Anker PowerWave Fast Wireless Car Charger

Anker PowerWave Fast Wireless Car Charger

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Anker has established itself as one of the leading phone accessory brands, making premier phone cases and battery packs that both look great and work well. Its wireless car charger joins the club, as one of our favorites due to its smooth setup, fast charging capabilities, and compatibility.

It clips onto almost any car’s air vents, with the exception of spiral-style vents. Once mounted, just place your phone down and its device-detection technology will conform to secure your device — no fiddling required. It is compatible with most new Qi-enabled smartphone models, including Samsungs (up to 10W) and iPhones (up to 7.5W) though some may require a Quick Charge 3.0 car charger. It even charges phones with protective cases us to 5 millimeters thick. The mount can rotate so you can use your phone in landscape or portrait orientation and the included two-port charger lets you charge up additional devices.

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Best Budget: Nesolo 10W QI Wireless Car Charger

Driving costs add up. Between gas, tolls, maintenance, parking, and insurance, the last thing you want to do is spend a fortune on peripheral accessories. Lucky for you, this Nesolo 10W wireless car charger gets the job done at a budget-friendly price. Some chargers hardly better your battery if your phone is in use, but this 10W charger will juice you up even while using GPS and playing music.

The design uses simple air vent installation and its handy gravity linkage principle keeps your phone secured in place with automatic locking and release. It’s compatible with most modern smartphone models, from four-inch screens to seven-inch screens, including iPhone 8 through iPhone X; Galaxy S7 through S9; and Note 5 through 8. That means it also works with most phone cases that are less than .3 inches thick. (Note: Nesolo recommends using the Quick Charger 3.0 Adapter when charging with a case.)

On top of that, its intelligent protection technology prevents dangers like overcurrents, short-circuiting and overheating. And you can feel even safer knowing that the charger has gone through rigorous testing before being shipped. Nesolo offers a one-year warranty and promises responsive customer service within 24 hours.

Best Design: DOCA Magnetic Wireless Car Charger

The smartest design is the design you don’t notice. This DOCA magnetic wireless charger has a nearly invisible design, using magnetic technology to secure the phone to the mount. While it requires pasting a thin magnetic plate between your phone and its case, once the setup is done, it’s entirely hassle-free. The square wireless mount can be attached to either the air vent or the dashboard and the car mount has swivel ball allowing 360-degree all direction rotation. The charger has four strong magnets to attract the magnetic plate installed in your device, ensuring a very sturdy mount. However, DOCA warns that if your case is metal or thicker than 3 millimeters, it may not work.

The charger is compatible with most smartphones, including iPhone XR, XS, Max, X, 8, and Samsung Galaxy Note 8, S8/S8 Plus. However, some people who had larger phones said that the magnet wasn’t strong enough to hold up their phone. If that turns out to be the case, rest easy knowing the charger also comes with an 18-month warranty and has a 30-day no-questions-asked return policy.

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Most Compatible: iOttie Easy One Touch Wireless Qi Fast Charge Car Mount Kit

Do you have separate work and personal smartphones? Or perhaps you share your car with someone who has a different smartphone model than you? If that’s the case, you’ll want to purchase this iOttie Easy One Touch fast charger car mount. It’s compatible with an incredibly wide range of devices so that you don’t have to consistently swap out mounts.

This design mounts to your dashboard or windshield using a suctioned semi-permanent pad, although some people note that it doesn’t work so well on leather dashboards. The phone grip uses a patented lock and release mechanism with automatic locking arms to keep your phone securely in place. It also has a telescopic arm that extends from 4.9 inches to 8.3 inches and pivots on a 225-degree arc so you can angle it at nearly any position you could need. It supports Qi Wireless Fast Charging, which iOttie claims charges your devices up to 40 percent faster than standard wireless charging. While this feature is only available for Qi Wireless Fast Charge-Enabled Devices, other Qi-enabled devices will charge at the standard speed. The mount also has an additional USB port to charge your secondary device.

Best for Charging: VANMASS Wireless Car Charger Mount

We love the VANMASS wireless car charger because of its intelligent wireless charging system that identifies the device and smartly adjusts power among 5W, 7.5W and 10W. It can be used for all Qi-enabled smartphones from 4 to 6.5 inches, including iPhone XS/XS MAX/XR/X/8/8 Plus, Samsung Note9/Note8, S10/S10+, S9/S9+, S8/S8+, S7/S7 Edge/S6, HTC, Huawei, Nexus, LG, Google and more.

To set up the charger, just assemble the mount and insert it into your car’s air vent. Adjust the bottom tray to fit your phone and place your phone into the mount, connecting to the QC 3.0 car charger (included). The arms automatically clamp around your phone to secure it in place using just one hand. To release it, just push both side buttons and the arms open smoothly. The mount has a 360-degree ball head which allows you to rotate your phone to any viewing angle you please. For added peace of mind, VANMASS offers a 12-month warranty along with fast and friendly technical support.

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Best for Air Vent Mounting: BESTHING 10W Wireless Charger

Wireless phone car charging mounts play double duty, both displaying your phone for directions or calls and charging up your device while you’re on the go. And this BESTHING 10W wireless charger is our favorite. It charges 10 percent faster than most other chargers on the market (5W) for devices like Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus S8, S8 Plus, S7, and more. For newer iOS devices, it will charge them up at 7.5W fast charge, while all other Qi-enabled devices will charge up at standard 5W.

This mount is designed to latch onto your car’s air vents, which ensures safer driving as it doesn’t block your line of sight like those that mount on your windshield or dashboard. Its “gravity” design uses two arms to lock your phone securely in place and you can operate it with just one hand. The flexible design means it fits nearly every phone, even with a bulky case. The built-in intelligent chip also protects your phone from overcharging, overcurrenting, short-circuiting, and overheating. The charger stops charging once your phone has reached 100 percent, and resumes charging as soon as it drops to 99 percent to make sure that you’re fully juiced up when you leave the car.

Best for Dashboard Mounting: ELLESYE Car Phone Holder

If you prefer a wireless car charger that mounts to your car’s dashboard or windshield rather than the air vent, look no further than this ELLESYE charger. When using GPS, this charger sits closer to your line of vision so you don’t need to constantly glance down. Better yet, its wireless fast-charging capabilities mean that your phone’s battery won’t drain down while navigating.

The base has a strong suction cup that extracts air out to attach the charger securely onto your dashboard or windshield. Its arm can extend from 2.8 inches to 4.76 inches and can rotate 270 degrees so you can adjust to your preferred viewing position. You can also flip your phone from portrait orientation to landscape easily. The mount is suitable for phones from four to six inches, which includes most recent models like the Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 5, iPhone 8 and iPhone X. And its charging capabilities are superior: One reviewer rated the charging speed at about 50 seconds per one percent, on par with most home chargers.

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Best for Tesla: BASENOR Model 3 Dual QI Wireless Phone Charging Dock

Do you have a Tesla Model 3? Lucky you. But it would be a shame to muck up such an intelligently designed car with a clunky windshield or dashboard mount. Instead, spring for this dual wireless charging dock custom designed for Tesla Model 3s. It seamlessly integrates into the center console for a complete factory look.

Installation is easy and well-documented, using no tools but two just USB splitters (included). Once installed, you can just drop your phone onto the charging dock, no plug-in required, and pick it up when you’re ready to use it. It can charge two devices simultaneously at up to 10W output for each side but also supports 7.5W charging for iPhones. When tested with an iPhone X, it charged one percent of power in 2 to 3 minutes with 5V 2A USB input. The charging dock automatically shuts off when your Tesla is off, and two sleek LED charging lights can tell you at a glance whether your phone is charging. Tesla owners praise this charging dock for its simple installation, ability to charge even through wallet-style cases, and accurate fit so phones aren’t slipping and sliding throughout the drive.

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Our Process

Our writers spent 2 hours researching the most popular wireless phone charging car mounts on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 31 different wireless phone charging car mounts overall, screened options from 31 different brands and manufacturers, and read over 42 user reviews (both positive and negative). All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.