DAK’s OctoGrip Wireless Charging Powerbank with Suction
Wireless charging has been available for a few years on Samsung Galaxy smartphones, but it wasn’t until Apply made it a standard feature with the iPhone 8 that wireless charging and wireless chargers became a significant cultural force.
Personally, I’ve never been impressed.
How does Wireless Charging Work?
Wireless chargers use an induction coil that creates an electromagnetic field. Your wireless charger ready smartphone has an inductive coil, too, which coverts the waves back into electricity and charges up your battery.
So in practice, all you need to know is that you simply touch the back of your phone, even with the protective case still on, to the wireless charger, and that’s it. Your smartphone begins to recharge. No wires or cables. No tangle or mess. It just works.
Personally, I’ve never been impressed.
The Problem with Wireless Chargers, And How DAK Fixed It
Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of wireless charging. The promise of not being tethered to a power outlet, even tethered to a powerbank, is fantastic. I’m all in!
And even though it’s true that wireless charging isn’t as fast as plugging your phone in to a wall charger, that’s not what bothered me.
The problem is that the only way to charge your phone is by leaving it flat on the wireless charging pad.
Every time you lift up your smartphone to check a message or mindlessly scroll through news headlines, you aren’t charging up the battery.
Then we thought of this clever solution.
OctoGrip Wireless Powerbank: One Small Feature Makes All The Difference
We added 16 suction cups onto the OctoGrip Wireless Charging Powerbank so that it suctions onto the back of your phone. It works with just about any smooth protective case as well.
Now you’ve got an extra battery back that charges up your phone while you use, wherever you are. Whether you’re on the subway, in the office, or home in bed, you’ll stay fully charged and wire free.You’re guaranteed to love it.
Should you get 4,000mah or 12,000mah?
You’ll love the OctoGrip 4,000mah for its compact size and super light weight. It isn’t bulky, won’t take up lots of space in your pocket, and is pretty slim. If you’re on the go, and don’t need more than a quick 80% battery boost, that’s the one to get, hands down. It’s also a lower price, obviously.
What’s awesome about the OctoGrip 12,000mah is that it’s loaded with power. If you’re travelling or won’t have much access to power for a while, you’ll want the extra power. You’ll get close to 3 full charges with the OctoGrip 12,000 mah.
The OctoGrip 4,000 mah outputs 5 watts of power, which is the standard, but significantly slower than wired charging.
The OctoGrip 12,000 mah outputs 7.5 watts, which makes it a “Fast Wireless Charger”. It’s still not as fast as wired charging but it’s close. Add that with the convenience of a fully wireless powerbank that grips to your smartphone, and you’ll be really happy you made the switch.
You can also use it with a cable if you don’t have a smartphone that supports wireless charging protocol.
And of course, if you’re the type of person who needs power fast, you can still use one of the USB outputs on the OctoGrip to recharge your smartphone as quickly as possible.
Compatible with all devices that support Qi Wireless Charging
Here’s a partial list of compatible devices:
- iPhone 8, 8+, X, XR and later
- Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+
- LG G8 ThinQ, G8s ThinQ and V50 ThinQ
- LG G7 ThinQ and LG V40 ThinQ
- Sony Xperia XZ3 and Sony Xperia XZ2
- Nokia 9 PureView
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi 9 Explorer
Here you can see the size difference between the OctoGrip 12000 and OctoGrip 4000. Even the larger sized OctoGrip 12000 isn’t larger than the size of your phone, so you’ll be using it comfortably.