Review: RapidX Portable Wireless iPhone Charging Stand

RapidX has come up with a clever way to distinguish its MyPort portable charger ($79.99). The company sent me a review unit of its latest battery pack and it stands out, literally, because it works as a stand or a horizontal Qi charging pad or via a USB-A port. The battery pack charges by just being placed in the included dock, which charges via USB-C. There is an included USB-A to USB-C cable. This is a nice touch that helps deliver fast wireless charging at 10 watts from the 10,000 mAh battery.

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

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The pack also has a USB-A port so you can bring your own cable for an Apple Watch or iPad. The pack and dock have a soft rubbery surface, which helps keep your phone safe and stable. That's important because there is no "lip" or guardrail to keep phone in place when it's in stand mode. Also, the USB-A port is blocked when in stand mode. The pack also has a USB-C port so you could charge it (or charge other USB-C devices) independently of the dock.

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Pros

  • Soft rubbery surface
  • Wireless charging at 10 watts
  • Works as a stand or horizontal pad
  • 10,000 mAh battery pack charges itself when docked
  • USB-A port for an additional device

Cons

  • No lip to keep phone in place in stand mode
  • USB-A port is obstructed in stand mode

Final Verdict

The MyPort from RapidX is a rubbery does triple duty as a Qi charging dock, a portable Qi charging pad and a USB-A / USB-C battery pack.

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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.