It has been nearly a year and a half since Apple first announced AirPower, the seemingly revolutionary wireless charger that still hasn't materialized. Now there is another groundbreaking version of the still missing powermat this time in the form of Anker's new PowerWave + Pad, via 9to5Toys .
As a knock-off AirPower pads, this is quite a lame. Anchor asks for $ 54 for the ability to charge a single unit, plus an Apple Watch (provided you thread a non-included $ 29 Apple Watch charge cable into the charge). Power is supplied by a Micro USB cable, although this was released in 201
The fact that Anker PowerWave + Pad exists is noticeable because it is just one of the many products that have appeared in recent months to try Fill the vacuum that Missing AirPower has left the market. Anchor samples, Griffin has a version, Nomad has a similar style plate, and that's not to say anything about the abundance of crowdfunded knock-offs and sketchy replicas that are virtually a dime a dozen on Amazon.
Sure, most of these chargers won't be as good as AirPower. They do not want Apple's special software integrations or the company's special multicoil system that Apple says should help avoid trouble-free positioning that can bother other wireless chargers. But none of it will probably affect most consumers. Right now you can go to Amazon and actually buy an Anker PowerWave +, and despite the errors, it will still charge your phone as fast as Apple's will.
More importantly, every customer who buys one of these means that there is another AirPower that Apple is unlikely to sell. It's the real price of Apple's inability to send.