Xiaomi launched its AirPower counterpart with 19 coils on sale

Many have already begun to forget how Apple showed the AirPower wireless charging station almost 4 years ago. It promised to be a real breakthrough for the market, because it allowed charging up to three devices at the same time, placed on its surface in any plane and sequence. But Apple showed it to show it, but never put it on sale. It’s just that at some point, the company’s engineers realized that they could not cope with the flaws that did not allow offering this product to people for money. Eh, if only they waited a bit. Like Xiaomi.

Mi Multi-coil Wireless Charging Pad is an analogue of AirPower from Xiaomi

At the very beginning of this year, Xiaomi introduced its own AirPower counterpart called the Mi Multi-Coil Wireless Charging Pad. It was very ironic that the Chinese company, like Apple, did not say anything about the timing of the appearance of the charger on sale, or about its retail price.

Some even started thinking that Xiaomi had simply decided to poke around on a still hot topic, but in fact was not going to release anything, hoping that after a while everyone would forget about it. But it was not there. Less than three months later, Xiaomi released the charger for official sale.

Coolest Xiaomi Wireless Charger

Inside Mi Multi-coil Wireless Charging Pad – 19 overlapping coils

Mi Multi-Coild Wireless Charging Pad turned out to be exactly as it was described at the March presentation:

  • Simultaneous charging of up to three devices at once;
  • Placing devices on the charger in any order;
  • The ability to quickly charge all three devices at once;
  • The maximum output power for each of the charged devices is 20 W;
  • The charging station is connected to the power supply via a 120 W adapter.

The key advantage of the Xiaomi charging station is that, like the AirPower concept, it does not require smartphones, smart watches or headphones to be placed within strictly defined boundaries. You can put them as you like with any offset – the induction will still grab them and recharge them at a maximum power of 20 watts.

This became possible thanks to 19 induction coils that overlap each other inside the station. They cover all free space and leave no unoccupied areas. So, not only the center of the station, but also the areas around the edges can serve as a power source.

Powerful wireless charger for iPhone

The only thing that qualitatively distinguishes Xiaomi from AirPower charging is the lack of support for Apple Watch

It might seem like 20W is pretty low power for wireless charging. In any case, Xiaomi itself and OnePlus already offer much more powerful solutions that guarantee faster charging speeds. But, firstly, you need to understand that Mi Multi-Coil Wireless Charging Pad can charge 3 devices at the same time, and this is a rather high load.

And, secondly, not a single iPhone – and she also supports them – supports wireless charging with a power of more than 15 watts. And even then, provided that it runs on MagSafe technology. And, unfortunately, the Xiaomi charging station does not support it, so the maximum that shines for the owners of iPhones is 7.5 watts.

Initially, there were rumors that the Mi Multi-Coil Wireless Charging Pad would cost around $ 90. Not to say that it was some kind of super-high price for the proposed technologies, but many still hoped that the price would be even lower.

True, the reality turned out to be more prosaic, and Xiaomi asked as much as $ 129 for its station. The only thing that pleases is that a 120 W power adapter is included with the charging, and, according to the new fashion adopted on the market, you do not need to buy it separately.


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