Xiaomi Unveils Apple AirPower-Like $90 Wireless Charging Pad Capable of Charging Three Devices Simultaneously

At its product launch event today, Xiaomi announced a wireless charging pad that's capable of charging three devices, each up to 20W simultaneously, for a total of 60W across the pad.

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Xiaomi says the charging pad includes 19 wireless charging coils, enabling devices to be charged anywhere they're placed on the pad. Typical wireless chargers require precise and nimble placement of devices for them to receive a charge. Xiaomi is looking to challenge the status quo, giving customers more freedom as to where they place their devices.

The pad will charge any device that supports Qi wireless charging, including newer iPhones and AirPods. Xiamoi's pad bears striking similarities to Apple's now canceled AirPower charging mat, which it announced in 2017, only to cancel two years later due to its inability to meet its own high-quality standards.

Apple never announced a price for ‌AirPower‌, so a comparison is hard to make. Xiamoi's wireless charging pad will retail for $90.

Xiaomi's devices, ranging from smartphones to tablets, have been publicly criticized in the past for heavily borrowing design elements from Apple's iPhones and iPads, and adopting marketing materials tactics similar to Apple's.

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Top Rated Comments

69Mustang Avatar
43 months ago
Xiaomi's pad works because every item it charges supports the standard Qi charging protocols. Imo, Apple's Air Power didn't work because they could never get the standard Qi used in charging iPhones and AirPods to play nice with the proprietary Qi fork Apple used for the Apple Watch. If the AW used standard Qi, I think AirPower would have been delivered on time as originally promised.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ifti Avatar
43 months ago
Xiaomi does yet another thing that Apple couldn't - yet this won't be labelled as 'revolutionary' until Apple create their own??!
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AmazeSE Avatar
43 months ago
Xiaomi did something which Apple couldn’t do.
The best Apple could do is the MagSafe Duo which costs $129 and can only charge two devices and it does not come with a power adapter.

For $90 this is an amazing deal.

Edit: Just found out that this $90 wireless charger comes with a huge 120W power adapter included. Source ('https://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_mi_11_pro_debuts_in_china_with_sd_888_and_samsungs_gn2_50mp_sensor-news-48420.php') see last para.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
awhk Avatar
43 months ago
I will get one if it really can charge an Apple Watch.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zeezun Avatar
43 months ago
xiaomi for the win
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kildraik Avatar
43 months ago
$90? And I was cruising for the Nomad Base Station Pro. I’ll take it!

Dodged (what likely would have been) yet another $299 bullet from Apple! Sometimes when “innovation,” fails, the customer wins.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)