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While they once seemed like a novelty, wireless chargers have emerged in recent years as a new type of mobile accessory, and are becoming more mainstream. Popularized by Samsung phones, the chargers themselves have become more widespread as more companies have adopted the format, like Apple with the iPhone 8 and X models.

However, it can be a bit confusing trying to choose a wireless charger. There’s almost too many to choose from, and it’s hard to tell how they differ. Plus, you might not know if there’s even really a benefit or reason to switch to wireless charging. 

Here’s how to tell if a wireless charger is right for you, and how to choose one: