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These are the best deals this week on wireless charging pads for your phone

Everyone makes wireless chargers these days, making it challenging to find a quality one because there’s so much junk out there. But we’ve taken a bit of time to search Amazon and found a few deals on quality wireless chargers, many under $20.

These are all brands we have some familiarity with, and you probably do too if you’re a tech geek and frequent accessory buyer. Some of these are ‘limited time’ deals, which means they could disappear at any time — so if you find one you like, buy it now.

Top Budget Pick

RAVPower 10W Fast Wireless Charging Pad

We’ve reviewed several of RAVPower’s wireless accessories, and can attest for their quality. With the 10W Fast Wireless Charging Pad you’re getting a decent wireless charging pad at about half of what you’d pay elsewhere. There is a tradeoff: You need a 15W or higher QC2.0/QC3.0 compatible adapter to use fast charging (no adapter included). But buyers report that the included Micro USB cord still provides a fairly quick charge.

The RAVPower wireless charging pad provides 10W wireless charging for the Samsung Galaxy S series of phones S6 and newer, and 5W for iPhones and other Qi-compatible smartphones. Normally $20, Amazon’s selling this charger for just $11, with free one-day shipping with Prime.

Top Charging Stand

Anker PowerWave Fast Wireless Charger Stand

Many of us here at Digital Trends are married to our phones (shocking, right?). So a flat wireless charger isn’t as useful to us. We’d rather have our phone in a position where we can look at it easily — so wireless charging stands are pretty popular. We’d recommend the Anker PowerWave Fast Wireless Charger Stand because it has a good mix of performance and value.

The Anker PowerWave supports 10W charging for Samsung phones, but also supports 7.5W charging for the iPhone, making it a better option for iPhone users than the RAVPower (other Qi-enabled devices charge at 5W). You’ll still need a QC 3.0 adapter for those fastest speeds, though. The charging element is placed in such a way that it can charge phones in either portrait or landscape modes, another attractive feature. Normally $33, the black version is available for $24 for a limited time.

Top Dual Charging Pad

Seneo Dual Fast Wireless Charger

OK, so you might not have heard of Seneo unless you’ve searched around Amazon for wireless accessories. However, they’re frequently some of the best renewed “off-brands,” so we’re confident in recommending the Dual Fast Wireless Charger if you have more than one device to charge.

One pad supports fast charging, while the other is a standard Qi charger. Seneo does include a QC 3.0-compatible adapter, so you’ll get the fastest possible charge right out of the box. Another neat feature is temperature control, controlling the amount of heat produced during charging, better for your device and improving charging times. While it’s not on sale right now, $28 isn’t a bad price at all for what you get.

Editor’s note: Need a QC 3.0-compatible adapter? Amazon has one made by Anker for $13 that is well-reviewed.

Tips on Buying a Wireless Charger

The above are only a few options of the many available out there on Amazon. You might find a better device for your specific needs, so we wanted to provide a few tips on getting the best deal. First, look at the charging capacity. Samsung Galaxy S series phones can support 10W, and iPhones 7.5W. Not every wireless charger can do that. Buy one that can.

Make sure an adapter is included, and if not, you’re figuring the price of purchasing one like the Anker adapter we suggested above. Charging times using the included micro USB to USB cord are going to be significantly longer as the port doesn’t deliver sufficient power to the charging pads.

Finally, read the reviews carefully. Be wary of off-brand names with few reviews from “verified purchases.” While Amazon does an excellent job of weeding fake reviews out, it’s not 100% effective. This is not to say some off-brand chargers will work great — there’s quite a few that sell very well and get hundreds of positive reviews.

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We strive to help our readers find the best deals on quality products and services, and we choose what we cover carefully and independently. The prices, details, and availability of the products and deals in this post may be subject to change at anytime. Be sure to check that they are still in effect before making a purchase.Digital Trends may earn commission on products purchased through our links, which supports the work we do for our readers.

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Tribit StormBox portable wireless speaker review

Bluetooth speakers come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and price points. To say that it’s easy to find something that works for you would likely be an understatement.Bluetooth speakers are also widely available; they’re found not just in electronics stores, but general retail stores and myriad online outlets, too.For every big-name branded speaker that you’ll encounter in your hunt, there also will be unknown companies competing for your attention and money. Take, for instance, Tribit.Although it doesn’t have the same market presence as Ultimate Ears, it does have a growing portfolio of competing products with lower prices. Its StormBox speaker is one of the brand’s latest products and we’ve had a chance to check one out.DesignThe Tribit StormBox is a cylindrical speaker that takes up about as much space as a large energy drink. Although its buttons lead you to believe there’s a specific front to it, the shape lends itself to a 360-degree sound.Speaking of buttons, the StormBox keeps things simple. There are volume controls and a multi-function power/pairing button. Oh, and there’s also an XBass button that’s used to take sound to the next level.The speaker has a hard mesh exterior and an IPX7 rating which means it’s built to withstand splashes and scrapes. At the top is a lanyard that makes it easy to carry or connect to a bag. Nice and portable, it weighs in around one pound total.Although it pairs via Bluetooth, the StormBox also has a 3.5mm auxiliary input for directly connecting to audio sources. It, and the microUSB charging port are located under a protective rubber flap that keeps things dry.Also worth noting, you can pair multiple StormBox speakers together to create a stereo sound. We did not have the chance to test the feature out.What’s Included?Tribit Bluetooth SpeakerMicro USB CableBlack LanyardUser ManualSetupThere’s very little to mess with here as it’s more or less a case of powering on and holding down the pairing button. You don’t have to worry about any apps or phone settings.PerformanceI was quite happy with how the speaker performed as it did everything it promised. The StormBox had no problem filling large rooms and open spaces. You could easily hear whatever was playing throughout any room.The water-resistance worked pretty well. It was a bit muffled, but nothing drastic. Overall, I thought the speaker did really well underwater.As for the special button, I didn’t feel that the XBass button had much effect. I wish it had been a bit stronger.The battery life is reported to be twenty hours. I used it right out of the box and used it for about ten hours, and haven’t had to charge it yet. The manual includes a guide to figuring out the different functions, including how to understand your battery level. It isn’t very obvious, but there is a column of lights on the back that will give you a general idea.ConclusionOne of the best selling points of the StormBox is that it comes with an 18-month warranty. Not only that, but you can extend it out to 30 months at no extra cost. This process is done online at Tribit’s website.Given the affordable ($60) price, this is a great speaker option for people who might want something for around the home, office, or pool. It’s portable, sounds great, and has an excellent battery life.AvailabilityThe Tribit StormBox comes in a variety of color options, including blue, black, and red. Look for it at Tribit’s website and Amazon for about $60.

Cool tech gifts under $100

In the era of digitalization and lots of tech advancements appearing every day, you have no choice but adapt to our quickly-changing world. Tech gadgets are cool: they simplify our life and make it much more convenient. Besides, they become an irreplaceable part of our daily routine, just like smartphones once did. More attention to tech gadgets are paid in college: students are in need of helpful devices as well as reliable services like papercoach, which you can pay for an essay or just delegate your homework. Tech gadgets can also become a great gift for everyone, from a teenager to a retired person. In this guide, we will cover the top popular of them that will not cost you a fortune.Top gadgets for under $100 budgetHow many times have your smartphone, quick Internet connection, and professional student service united to make wonders? You just choose a reliable resource based on speedy paper review and other agencies’ feedback, then send a request like «Can you do my homework for me?» or «Can you write my essay for me cheap?» and receive a completed task within a short timeframe. Just a decade ago, we couldn’t imagine it would have ever become possible. Now there is a variety of gadgets aimed to make our life easy and comfortable. We offer a list of top tech gifts everyone would be happy to get and which cost no more than $100 (however, today $100 can get you quite far):Streaming stickA device like the Chromecast will cost you around $70, if not less, and is good for people who love streaming like bloggers or just enjoy watching Netflix. All tech giants like Apple, Amazon, and Google have invested in the development of the streaming revolution so you can find a variety of models appearing every year (for example, Roku). It is able to deliver 4K HD video and helps you find the best place to enjoy the content easily;Portable chargerThis is a must-have device for active smartphone users that never have enough battery power (that is, for everyone). We recommend getting the one with 20,000mAh or more, which will likely cost you around $50 and will keep your phone charged seven times (this is especially convenient during the trip in the mountains, concerts, and other places where you can`t get charged a standard way). It is small, lightweight, and easily fits in the pocket or backpack. Besides charging quickly, it also does it safely based on your cable and device;Amazon Echo DotThis device is a mini voice assistant speaker that has access to multiple apps and using which you can control smart home devices (lights, garage door, water, and thermostat), listen to music, and order pizza. It will cost around $50 and is totally worth this money: it has a far-field system of voice recognition so you can make commands across the room while the device will react to your speech, accent, vocabulary, and patterns;E-readerFor example, it can be Amazon Kindle for the cost of $80. If the person loves reading and cannot invest much money into regular books buying, this one will make a perfect gift. The most recent models have a nice design, enough memory to download hundreds of books, a great touch screen, and a powerful processor for convenient reading. Talking about Amazon, it also has a built-in vocabulary and the battery life of one month by active reading;Wireless headphonesIf you are looking for a gift under $100, you can consider the Shure SE112 model that has a solid construction, built-in microphone for making calls, great quality of the sound, and a smooth Bluetooth connection. These headphones provide outstanding performance within a limited budget so you can enjoy music on the go;DroneDepending on the model, it will cost you around $100, and it will be a perfect gift for travelers and just nature lovers. It is lightweight, has stabilization features, and is controlled via an app. Cheaper models can record videos in 720p, which still makes great quality.EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

Android’s file sharing Nearby Share is now live

One feature that has been missing in the Android space for some time is the option to easily share files and contacts wireless with other Android users. Apple has had this with AirDrop for years, but Google has never brought a comparable protocol to the table. Finally, the rumors have been confirmed with Nearby Share available to Android.Nearby Share gives consumers a great option to quickly share links, photos, contacts, and documents with Android users instantly. The service works over cell networks, Bluetooth, WebRTC, or WiFi. This gives folks multiple avenues to deliver the shared files both on and offline.Google’s blog post also states that privacy settings are available in the app to make sure you have some more granular controls over how you can be found and receive files. You can change this from “all contacts” to “some contacts” or “hidden”. These privacy settings should allow you to add a layer of security to make sure you are only receiving or sending files to your most trusted friends or colleagues.Chromebooks are also not forgotten in this update. Chrome OS is quickly becoming the jack of all trades operating system and Google has made Nearby Share available on this platform as well. File sharing seemed like a natural progression of the already good continuum experience of Instant Tethering from Chrome OS devices to Android phones and we are glad Moutain View’s finest took the time to make this compatible day one.Nearby Share is a long-awaited addition to the Android ecosystem. While we like to think that Apple steals from Google on a consistent basis for new iOS features, this has been a gap in the Android experience that just needed to be fixed.Pixels and “select Samsung devices” should already see Nearby Share on the devices. Google will continue the trend of rolling releases of new Android options like this with future handsets getting Nearby Share over the coming months.