AluBase Review: Stylish & Fast Wireless Charger from Just Mobile

It's hard to make a wireless charger that is distinctive, but Just Mobile sent me its AluBase Wireless Charger (starting at $39.95) to try and it does a good job. Like most of Just Mobile's products, it makes nice use of aluminum. It also has rubber on both the bottom and the top to make sure that the AluBase doesn't slip and that your phone, if naked, doesn't get scratched up.

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If you do use a case, the charger can accommodate up to 5mm of space. Just make sure the case isn't metallic. And the AluBase has built-in foreign object detection. The charger offers up to 10 watts of power but that requires the PD/QC power adapter. Just Mobile sell two versions, one with and without the adapter.

Pros

  • Quality materials including aluminum plus non-slip rubber base and surface
  • Up to 10 watt charging
  • Sleek appearance
  • Foreign object detection
  • Sold with or without USB AC wall plug

Cons

  • Uses microUSB to charge the device

Final Verdict

The AluBase Wireless Charger from Just Mobile is a stylish and distinctive while also performing well.

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