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LIVBOJ Wireless Charger Pad (Black or White) 5 Watt $7 in-Store /+ $5 C&C @ IKEA

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IKEA has black and white mobile phone Wireless Charger on sale for $7.

It's only the charging pad and you need a power brick and USB-C cable as well. But if you want to update your charging cable to wireless by pluging it in instead of your phone each time like me - then $7.

Link to white unit:
White Charger

Enjoy.

Sorry, forgot the power details: 5v 2A (10W I believe)

From product description:

Max. power induction charging: 5W.

Update 27 Hab 9:45am: Now out of stock all locations except Tempe, NSW

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Comments

  • +6 votes

    Only 5W though.

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      Still cheap

      • +3 votes

        Isnt $10 the going rate for 15w wireless chargers on ebay? This seems overpriced for a 5w

  • +3 votes

    Does this have an led? I hate seeing it at night

      • +4 votes

        Doesn't look as nice

        • +6 votes

          Just use a black texta/permanent marker/paint/nail polish to colour in the LED then

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        Exactly my solution lol

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        Light dims are far better.

    • -1 vote

      It does, but it's only on when it's charging, and your phone covers it. I have mine in my bedside table, and use it every night - can never see the light.

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    Out of stock everywhere except Tempe according to website, checked Rhodes today and couldn't find any.

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      There is a lot of white stock around though by the looks…
      Canberra, Logan, Marsden Park, Perth, Rhodes and Tempe

      Wouldn't really recommend it though. Wife has one on her bedside table, it's ok for overnight charging but not much more than that as it's so slow.

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        Oh there is, that sucks I must have missed it today when I checked.

      • +1 vote

        Agreed but I love no dealing with cables in the dark.

  • +14 votes

    OP could you please update your description the website says "Max. power induction charging: 5W."

  • +2 votes

    no stock anywhere and has always been this price.. good luck finding one in qld

  • +1 vote

    This has been oos in VIC for months, I wonder if it will ever come back. (For a 5W charger on a nightstand it does the job…)

  • +1 vote

    few years ago bought the Qi charger from kogan for $15 delivered, never used it since then…

    • +1 vote

      Cool story…

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      good on you!
      wireless chargers are very inefficient. wasting up to 50% of the electricity compared to wired charging.

      It's quite unbelieveble that there is a push for wireless charging while the whole world is struggling to keep energy consumtion as low as possible. There is absolutely no hope for mankind imo.

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    Been there on display for quite sometime. I got two a month back from Tempe. I saw them in stock today as well.

  • +1 vote

    5W you cannot fry an egg on it! grossly underpowered

  • +1 vote

    Admittedly I've only got a 10w wireless charger, but I really don't see the attraction with wireless. Comparatively slow vs wired, inefficient, sometimes seems hotter on the phone.. overnight charging perhaps convenient, but I am known to fall asleep with my phone in my hand, plus any bump of the side drawers and if it's not positioned on the pad it doesn't charge anyway.

    Horses for courses, but seems a novelty to me. Absolutely not a criteria for any potential new phone in my assessment.

    • +1 vote

      Personally, I use mine at my desk at work. I don't like sitting with my phone in my pocket so I always take it out and put in on my desk when I sit.
      Having a wireless charger on my desk means I just put it on that whenever I sit … its easier than unplugging and plugging in my phone every time I get up from my desk.

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      Depends on personal use case, I use mine to charge overnight majority of the time. I also have them in the kitchen and work where either I don't want cables laying around the bench or frequently get up from my desk. Saves the port on the phone from wear and tear.

      Well designed wireless chargers will still generate a little heat, but so will charging via a cable. Most importantly is that if the charging coils aren't aligned well then efficiency drops significantly.

      My experience across multiple wireless chargers would be to use a multi coil pad that allows for free positioning, in turn improves charging efficiency and avoid the annoyance when dealing with a device that didn't charge.

      But this is a really good way to get started, better off with this then some cheap dodgy pucks that burn out and melt. I've seen it happen first hand to someone at work.

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      I don't have wireless charging in my current phone (Pixel 3a) and of course the first thing to give way is the USB port…. :(

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    I’ve been checking stock in the Adelaide store since these came out and I swear it is straight up never in stock.
    It’s so nice and cheap but far out, hard to snap one up.

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    only 5w charging… u'll have to leave your phone overnight to make any dint in %… and if you have a big battery might not even get to 100% the next day…

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      No different to the Apple 5w chargers that were included with iPhones. Can easily fully recharge multiple times over, overnight. Better for your battery, too

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    Not a bad price, but beware that some flat wireless chargers like these sometimes makes the phone vibrates throughout the night (because of the intermittent connections).

    I would go for the vertical wireless chargers if you are just starting to use these kind of chargers. E.g. https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/kogan-10w-qi-wireless-fast-char...

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    Just bought a white one from Rhodes

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    Merged from IKEA LIVBOJ Wireless Charger $7 in-Store /+ $5 C&C

    First post, be gentle..

    Found this browsing Ikea's smart home electricals. Does NOT come with a usb cable. Not a lot of information on it. Stock seems pretty good nation-wide except Vic of course. Comes in white or black.

      • +35 votes

        I am struggling to understand how this comment makes any sense and why you thought it was a good use of your time

        • +14 votes

          Maybe it was a legitimate question?

        • +11 votes

          I think he meant:

          Stock seems pretty good nation-wide except Vic of course

          Why "of course" with regards to stock levels not being very good in Victoria? Is there a specific driver of low stock levels for Ikea wireless chargers in Victoria?

        • -2 votes

          One of the problems is that he failed to quote OP properly.

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      It takes a long time to charge?

    • +14 votes

      5w, long time to charge

      • +13 votes

        Perfect for overnight charging.

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          In that case why not just plug it i?

          • +1 vote

            @Kista: Because wireless

          • +4 votes

            @Kista: Some people have a habit of breaking cables when plugging them in every night. Wireless avoids this.

            • -1 vote

              @sween64: Yeah you might need to replace a cable may once every 3 or 4 years. With this thing I doubt it'll be burnt out and garbage in that amount of time….

    • +1 vote

      This be perfect for my AirPods Pro. Good find OP

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        didnt work for mine for some reason.

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      Livbougie

    • +6 votes

      There is a 10W at Aldi this week for $8 or 10 I think

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      5w at Kmart with USB cable. Bought one early this week, works well to be left on office desk…

      .

    • +2 votes

      Kmart's comparable 5W charger is $12, for those who don't have easy access to an Ikea.

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      I have one of this. It's great!!

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      Ikea still charge $5 to process click collect :(

      • +1 vote

        I think it's very fair, you can't really compare IKEA to other retailers. Their whole premise is you do it yourself to save costs, if you want extra service, you pay. I don't think you fully comprehend the amount of space and staff hours required to provide free click and collect at a store where people often buy 100's of items spread across kms of store space, some of which being over 2 metres long and 50kg+ per box.

    • +1 vote

      Black has stock in VIC according to page currently -
      https://www.ikea.com/au/en/p/livboj-wireless-charger-black-2...

      • +2 votes

        Of course

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      Got a few of these, very handy.

    • +1 vote

      Why some of the wireless chargers are expensive and some of them are very cheap?
      Does this particular charger do any harms to phone?

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        Lower power rating

        10-15w are supported on most phones but are more expensive to manufacture than a simple 5w charger like these

    • +2 votes

      Hard to drive while using this, cable is easier

      • +1 vote

        This is designed to be a desktop charger e.g. to go with their furniture. I think IKEA even have them integrated into the base of some lamps, desks, bedside tables, etc.

      • +2 votes

        I didn't have any problems. I just used a bit of duct tape.

    • +1 vote

      Max. power induction charging: 5W

    • -2 votes

      Stock seems pretty good nation-wide except Vic of course

      Why “of course” ?

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      These are really solid chargers.
      They may not be the fastest but you don't need to position the device EXACTLY over the perfect point for it to work (unlike some of my other chargers).

      If you want a reliable, cheap wireless charger for maybe the kitchen or living room these are good.

    • +2 votes

      Still waiting a newcomer to enter the scene with a different approach…

      First time here, I like it rough…

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        I do recall there was one, a long time ago though

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      At 5w that should take 20 hours to charge your phone, thanks for the hot tip haha

    • +1 vote

      Wireless chargers waste electricity, if you care about that.. https://debugger.medium.com/wireless-charging-is-a-disaster-...

      • +2 votes

        It’s so little it’s barely worth worrying about

    • +3 votes

      Best avoid based on reviews that it doesn’t even work for some phones. Possibility - high possibility actually of every bad reviewer being an idiot though.

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        I have one and it works, I’d avoid it though

      • +1 vote

        Perhaps those phones don't support wireless charging?

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      This is very slow

      Max. power induction charging: 5W.

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        Agree, it’s painfully slow

    • +1 vote

      Just picked one up today!

      My plan is to keep it at my office so that when I am not using my phone it just slowly charges :)

    • -1 vote

      Just use the cable and wait for CCP to come up with a viable true wireless charging at any corner inside the home.

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        CCP?