3SIXT 5W Wireless Charger Pod $10 at JB Hi-Fi

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3SIXT wireless charging pod gives you hassle free untethered charging

The lightweight, small footprint design is the ultimate in convenience and cable free charging

Compatible with all wireless charging devices

5 Watt Power Delivery

Includes Wireless charger, Micro-USB Charge Cable

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    What's the usual price?

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    Anyone used this before?

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      Yes. I have one and it's tiny, and slowwwwwwww. I ended up buying the genuine Samsung one, as well as one from overseas. Stear clear!

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    what about the charging speed? Is it fast enough to consider as useable?

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      Plugging in to a fast charger is much faster but at 5W it is usable and equivalent to most included chargers.

      My standard charger is 5V and 1A which is 5W. My fast charger is 9V and 2A which can deliver up to 18W but it's much more expensive than this. The phone can get quite hot with the fast charger.

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        A hot phone is also not good for battery life.

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        Then it is a bad charger not good for your battery. The fast samsung charger has a fan that prevents the charger from getting hot and your phone going warm.

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      Got one.Has charged my S7 from 55% to 100% in one hour thanks OP!
      better than the reject shop one I got two weeks ago and returned as wouldn't charge at all!

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    Bought one…thanks OP

  • +4 votes

    5W Power delivery? That's slow charging. Don't waste your money!

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      what's the fastest charge using wireless?

    • +9 votes

      For some people it'd be perfectly fine.

      I charge my phone overnight every night, never need to during the day.

      This would be perfect for myself or anyone with similar phone charging habits.

      Only referring the the "speed of charging" not its usefulness in any other respect.

      • +3 votes

        if it's overnight, then you can connect to the cable?

        I have bought this type of wireless charger twice, 1 for 5W and 1 for 10W, I regretted spending my money after 2 weeks.

        The slow charge is just too slow. If you charge overnight, you only save the trouble of connecting to charging cable once a night. And you have to make sure that the phone is properly aligned, else your phone won't get charged the next morning.

        The 10W one is faster, not as fast as wired charging but it's okay. But because it is small, i have to spend more time making sure that phone is aligned correctly else it won't charge properly.

        Unless you are buying one like Samsung that alignment is easy and charging is fast, BUT is expensive, I just think that even for $10 it's not worth splashing the money.

        For those who buy, please comment 2 months later…

        • +1 vote

          I connected a usb voltage/current meter to mine and noticed the Samsung Android has two modes to wireless charging. One is when the phone is in-use (5V 0.7A) and another is when it isn't (all apps closed 5V 1.4A).

          It charges faster with all apps closed and idle, probably to stop it overheating.

          Plugged phone straight into QC1 port and it didn't charge any faster.

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          I like to use wireless chargers overnight or at my desk when I don't need to quickly charge my phone. Charging at 5W is better for the battery in the long term than charging at 18W (Using QC3.0).

          No point degrading the battery for charging to 100% in an hour or so when its going to be plugged into the charger for another 7 hours while I sleep.

          Linus Tech Tips did a good video on it recently (except for the fact that 30% of his videos are sponsorships).

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          i would go for trickle wireless charging overnight any day anytime.

          1] i have 3 cables that go bad after repeated unplugging/plugging. -> total cost definitely more than this wireless charger
          2] i have a phone that i need to remove the case if i needed to charge which is a hassle. and already a slight crack in the corner.

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          Mine arrived today and it was DOA
          Called JBHF and they will refund me.

          It looked crap and WAS crap!

  • +13 votes

    Its CRAP i threw mine in the bin, SUPER slow, super small spot it has to be on for it to work.

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    For $10 its ok. Takes approx 2hrs 45 to fully charge my S7 from flat. I throw the phone on the pad to top it up throughout the day.

    Given my phone is aging I'm having trouble getting a wired charger to work. This will get me through to my next phone.

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    What's the size of this thing? I wouldn't mind a small wireless charger for my Moto 360 - mainly to put on https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/379126

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    It would be a good idea if they incorporated the wireless charging with a strong magnet mount and suction-cup so that you could attach it to the windscreen in your car. This way you could be hands-free with your phone, no cables attached and charge it at the same time.

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    How does it compare to some ebay ones , like this https://m.ebay.com.au/itm/Qi-Wireless-Fast-Charger-Charging-...
    Thanks

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      this … for 1A output, isn't fast charger. In fact, it will be quite slow.

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      I have this unit, the only issue I have with it is that it has a green light which illuminates when the phone is in position and starts charging. If you bump or nudge the phone once its started charging sometimes the green light remains on while the phone no longer charges. So just be cautious that once the phone starts charging you dont bump it.

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    Just got back from JB as I wanted to test it out.

    I have an iPhoneX with a metal plate on the back of the phone (not removable) as well as a pretty touch case.

    I got the JB Hifi guy to set up the unit for me and it failed to charge due to the plate alone. I never got as far as testing my case thickness.

    So anyway, bit of a warning to those who (like me) have a metal plate on the back of their phone and if possible, try to test it out first if you have a thickish case.

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    I have a 5W charger that I'm happy to part with for $10.

    Was $35 when I bought it but I constantly pick it up at work so it doesn't really work for me.

  • +1 vote

    what i love most about wireless charger is i can charge my phone even when the phone power socket is wet. (Yes I wash my phone sometimes)

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    On the box says requires 2A or higher wall charger, I believe most phone chargers are 1A and usually tablet are 2A, right ?

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    My Samsung S9 gets hot on a wireless charger, and I heard they are bad for battery life.

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    Put one under your pillow and your charged for the next day :)

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    Cheers OP, picked up one and I'm using it now. Galaxy s9 with a VRS Damda glide case, currently has my license inside and showing 2h35min to charge from 20%.
    Just want to throw it on a charger overnight and this will do the trick.

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    Does this work for iPhone seven plus

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    Got two… works well.

    One at work for a charge every now and then between work (looks neat near my desk phone).

    One for at home on my bedside table, happy to let it charge overnight and can also then hide cables. I HATE cables.

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    Thanks OP. Got one.
    TEST: Charged my S7 from 50% to 100% in approx 1.5hrs. I just used a standard 5v 1amp charger regardless of it saying it requires a 2amp charger.
    Charges at approx 4.95v at .75amp. I also tested Using a 5.3v 2amp charger and it didn't seem to draw any more power. In short, the more common 5V 1Amp charger worked fine (for S7 at least). Neither the charger nor Qi got hot and was barely warm.