Griffin's PowerBlock Wireless Charging Pad Now Available for Purchase

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Griffin has a new wireless charging accessory available for purchase as of today, the Griffin PowerBlock Wireless Charging Pad.

Designed for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and Android devices that support wireless charging, the PowerBlock Wireless Charging Pad offers up to 15W of charging power. Griffin says Qi-enabled devices will charge faster with the PowerBlock than with a standard 5W wireless charger.

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While the PowerBlock supports up to 15W, the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus support a maximum of 7.5W of charging power. Griffin says the PowerBlock supports Samsung fast wireless charging, but it does not specifically mention faster 7.5W wireless charging on the iPhone. We've reached out to Griffin for clarification and will update this post when we hear back.

Like most wireless chargers, the PowerBlock is a simple square-shaped puck with a Qi-based wireless charging coil inside. It features a felt top to keep your iPhone in place while it's charging and looks stylish when it's not in use. LEDs on the device let you know when your iPhone is charging and when it's done.

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At $60 the Griffin PowerBlock is comparable in price to options from Belkin and Mophie, but more expensive than other wireless charging options from companies like Anker and Ravpower.

We took a look at dozens of wireless chargers in our wireless charging guide, which is well worth checking out to see all of the available options.

Though the normal price of the PowerBlock Wireless Charging Pad is $59.99, customers can save 15 percent through April 2 by using the promo code WIRELESS when checking out.

We've got additional deals on other wireless charging pads available in our Deals roundup.

Update: Griffin says the PowerBlock Wireless Charging Pad supports 5W, 10W, and 15W wireless charging. 7.5W is not yet supported, but will be in the future. Griffin says Apple users will not experience significant charging time differences when using the PowerBlock Wireless Charging Pad vs a 7.5W compatible charging pad.

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Top Rated Comments

oneMadRssn Avatar
37 months ago
Why do all these companies insist on putting lots of LEDs on a product likely to go on a nightstand, right next to where someone's head will be when they are sleeping? It's lunacy - do designers not consider where this will be used and by whom?
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
37 months ago

Looks comfy :)

I was thinking the same thing. If it ends up being a bad charger, you could still use it in a dollhouse!



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Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
critter13 Avatar
37 months ago

Why do all these companies insist on putting lots of LEDs on a product likely to go on a nightstand, right next to where someone's head will be when they are sleeping? It's lunacy - do designers not consider where this will be used and by whom?

completely agree. or when there are LEDs there is 0 consideration for color temperature and brightness when in a dark room with eyes adjusted to darkness. I couldn't tell you how many devices have black duct tape on them blocking led lights in my house
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
reden Avatar
37 months ago
Got this Wireless fast charger on Amazon for like $15 bucks, it's so nice and does the job, not sure why some of these companies insist on selling chargers for these exuberant prices.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ERocthemicright Avatar
37 months ago
I bought two of these because I liked the felt pad. The led isn’t bright or distracting at night.
What IS distracting and annoying is the relay that is inside of the thing. It clicks every 5 seconds when there is no device on it. Makes no sense. Something like this shouldn’t make noise. Opened the second one I purchased to see if I had a fluke, same thing.
I am now returning them both. If they made no noise I would definitely keep them.
Maybe next time Griffin....
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
puckhead193 Avatar
37 months ago

iPhone X, HomePod, AirPower ... seems to be a trend at Apple lately ... make announcements ... ship later. This is getting very sad. Does such wireless charging coils actually giet firmware updates? Feedback update states it will support 7.5 iPhone faster wireless charging later ??

Add iMac Pro to that list
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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