What is it?
The Neotrix magnetic wireless-qi car charger is a device that combines the freedom to place your phone comfortably on you air vent without the need to fiddle everything in place and the beauty of not having to plug in your phone every time you get in your car. The magnet combined with a silicon pad hold your phone in place even when you are riding over bumps.
Charging your phone via the qi-charger is not a problem either. I did have a problem with the charging for quite some time until I figured out that my standard car USB port did not provide the charger with enough power, which lead to really annoying inconsistent charging. For that reason I suggest getting a rather long micro USB-cable to plug it into your cars cigar jack to provide enough power for your smartphone.
Neotrix went with a vent mounting option, which worked fine for me but could lead to some issues in some cars. Installation for the device was nice and easy. Just clip the device onto your air vent and plug the USB-cable in and you are ready to go.
What smartphones are supported?
The compatibility depends on wether your phone is able to charge wireless.
Popular qi-charging phones
- Samsung Galaxy S6 / S7 / S6 Edge / S7 Edge
- Google Nexus 4/5/6/7
- LG G3
- Motorola Droid 5
- HTC Droid DNA / 8X
- Nokia Lumia 920 / 930 / 820 / 1020 / 1520 / 822
phones with qi-charging adapters
- Galaxy S5 / S4 / S3 / Note 4/3/2
- iPhone 7 Plus / 7 / 6 Plus / 6 / 5s / 5 / 4s / 4
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge has a built in magnet that is strong enough to hold on its own on the magnet of the device. For every other smartphone there is a magnetic ring which you can apply to the back of your smartphone to make it stick.
- Good stability when phone is attached
- Strong magnet
- good range of compatibility
- fast wireless charging
- magnetic ring needs to be on the phone (except S7/S7 Edge)
- Needs enough power to charge the phone (optimal is the car cigar jack)
I really like the Neotrix magnetic wireless-qi car charger for all its features. Since I have found out what the charging issue was all about I am really happy with my device. It is almost perfect for someone who owns a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge like I do. Although there was an extra need for a micro-USB cable I had to buy separately, it is almost a perfect device and it will stay in my car for quite a while propably.