Since its inception in 2009, Native Union has been revolutionising the way we use our gadgets with its ultra-functional yet sleek and stylish tech accessories. The brand creates everything from iPhone cases to belt cables, but it is perhaps best renowned for its signature Drop Wireless Charger, a wireless charging pad that fulfils a functional purpose whilst serving as an elegant design statement for your home or office. Curious to know the ins and outs of this nifty device? Read our Native Union Drop Wireless Charger review for the full low-down.
Native Union's co-founder Igor Duc has a background in furniture design, which has influenced the label's design philosophy of balancing elegance and performance. As is to be expected of all Native Union products, the Drop Wireless Charger represents more than pure function. In a market saturated with bulky and boring charging solutions, it's a stylish anomaly, boasting clean, minimalist design.
An ultra-thin aluminium base is combined with a considered silicone and fabric finish, all in the form of a sleek round pad. Choose from four colours – Slate, Rose, Indigo or Sage, each of which will serve to enhance the look of your living space or workstation, complementing the rest of your interiors.
Straightforward and easy-to-use, the Native Union Drop Wireless Charger gets the job done without any hassle, right from the moment you take it out of the box. Simply place your phone on the pad and forget about fussy cables and cords.
The Drop Charger boasts a charging speed of 10W for Qi-compatible devices, 7.5W for iPhones and 5W for AirPods. A 2-metre fabric-covered USB-A to USB-C cable (with a handy leather cable management attachment) comes with the charger, so you don't have to worry about trying to find a power outlet right at hand. Do note, however, that it doesn't come with a plug-in wall adapter, so you'll have to supply your own.
Even the smallest of details have been considered: a non-slip rubberised layer holds your iPhone in place when charging, while foreign object detection and thermal protection ensure safe charging. Worried that bulky case will get in the way? Don't be – the charger can power phones in cases of up to 3mm.
If you're after a wireless charger that isn't too bulky or flimsy, Native Union's Drop Wireless Charger is for you. It strikes the perfect balance between performance and style, making it ideal for design lovers. The small disc is the perfect size for travelling with, whether you're commuting to work or going further afield. The best part? In typical Native Union fashion, it's built to last, so you won't have to keep replacing it over the years. For £45, you can't go wrong.
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