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How convenient is a wireless charging countertop?Judging by Dupont Corian Charging Surface's performance, not very.
When I heard that we were having a Corian wireless charging counter top installed at the CNET smart home I was pretty stoked. I was imagining something like coming in everyday dropping my keys and phone on the countertop anywhere and just having it charge all day while I was going about my daily activities but that's not really how it ended up working. Instead of the whole countertop having charging functionality, there are two chargers that are affixed to the bottom of the countertop and that you have to place your phone directly over in order to wirelessly charge them. Each of those chargers will [UNKNOWN] you back about 200 Now, more recent Android phones already allow for wireless charging, so you'll just have to set them directly on that spot. But iPhones, and other phones that don't support wireless charging, require having this Qi wireless charger plugged into them, which kind of defeats the purpose. Now for 200 bucks each, these chargers should be top of the line. The problem is, they're really not. Finding the sweet spot where your phone connects with the charger is pretty easy with Android phones, but with iPhones it takes two or three minutes every single time. That pretty much eliminates any convenience that you would imagine getting From a wireless charger. Especially one that is nestled in your countertop. If you want a wireless charging countertop, here's my advice for you. Buy your new countertop, drill out the bottom of it, buy your own wireless charger for a fraction of the price of these, attach it to the bottom and you'll have something that's more affordable and probably more reliable than these ones here.