We take a look at Eggtronic's Wireless Charging Stone — a real stone Qi-charging pad that keeps your iPhone topped up and adds a stylish flair to your workspace.
While charging pads are convenient, we admit that we don't always want to leave an item that screams "I'm for charging your phone!" sitting on the corner of a desk. Most charging pads are highly conspicuous, often sporting the name of the manufacturer and attention-snagging LEDs.
Italian accessory maker Eggtronic has come up with a genius solution: a wireless charging pad made out of stone. Free from any logos and lights, this sleek charging pad adds a little luxe to your workspace while keeping your phone charged.
We received the black marble charging pad, which has a striking, minimalist appearance, but it ships in other colors as well, including white marble, lava rock, sandstone, and travertine. All five devices look gorgeous, and we feel that most people would be able to find one that fits well in their home or office.
The Wireless Charging Stone is Qi-compatible, meaning it'll charge all iPhones from the iPhone 8 forward, as well as your AirPods and AirPods Pro. It's capable of charging up to 10W, and it seems to have a large "sweet spot" for positioning devices on top.
We never had any problems setting our iPhone on it and immediately getting a charge. It's also one of the more reliable wireless chargers we've had.
The Wireless Charging Stone doesn't seem to mind if your phone has a light to medium-weight case. We tested it with our go-to Casetify impact case and had no problems.
Of course, it also just looks nice. Sure, there's a braided USB-A cable that protrudes from the bottom, letting you know it's a tech device of some sort and not just a rock on a desk. Still, it looks significantly more stylish on the corner of a desk, tabletop, bookshelf, or nightstand than your average wireless charger.
The bottom of the charging stone is covered in velour, which serves to stabilize it and keep your surfaces free from scratches if it is bumped or moved.
If we have one gripe, it's that the integrated 3-foot cord could be a little longer. While we think it's the perfect length for a desktop, where you could reasonably plug it into a dock or under-desk power strip, it feels a little short for a bedside stand or tabletop charger.