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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Product review: Lerway Qi Wireless Car Charger Dock with Windshield, Dashboard and Air Vent Mount

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We do a lot of weekend trips and always use a GPS. My husband is pretty set in his ways and it takes a big improvement to change how he does things. This mount changed what he uses to navigate and where he places it. Previously we used the GPS built into the car, but since the car GPS is a bit old and some maps are out of date we also have Nexus 7 mounted on the windshield that runs Sygic. Sygic has the latest maps but Nexus 7 mounted on the wildshield it is hard to reach when route changes are needed or when the volume control needs to be adjusted. It also needs to be unplugged and removed when we leave the car. Nexus 5 was not used because it the screen was a bit too small to see when mounted that far from the driver.

And now Lerway Qi Wireless changed the game. It can be mounted on the car vent near the driver within easy reach for adjustments. We switched to using Nexus 5 to navigate because at that distance its 1080 x 1920 pixels display is easy to see. The car mount has a Qi wireless charger built in, so there is no need to plug and unplug the charging wire into the phone. The charger has outstanding performance. We used Nexus 5 to navigate on a 45 minutes trip using Google maps. Not only was the Lerway charger able to keep up with the power consumption, it charged the phone up by 3%. Not all wired chargers are not able to do this, so this performance is pretty impressive.

This car charger can be used for Qi wireless charging as well as wired charging. If your mobile device supports Qi charging the attached charging cable is attached to the cradle, if your mobile device does not support Qi charging then the cable can be plugged in directly into the mobile device. The mount can be either mounted on the windshield, the car vent, or on the dashboard (using provided plate that is glued to the dashboard).
The suction mount works well too. I tried the suction mount on the windshield and the hold is very strong. The mount's jaws open smoothly with one button push.

In attached video I show how the holder mounts in the car vent. We decided this is the mount we like best.

Performance tests:
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I use the current monitor and a 10 minute charging to test to test all my chargers, these tests give me two data points to compare different chargers to each.

10 minute charging test: 5% up charge (this compares well with the other wireless chargers I own)
Current monitor: 1.42A/5.21V
Charging at AC rate

Size info:
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Inside jaws open 3.75"
Inside pad is 4" tall, open on top
Car mount neck is 5"
Charging cord is 58"

We like everything about this charger! It chargers well and the vent mount is very convenient.


You can find it on Amazon by following this link.


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1 comment:

  1. The other day my brother-in-law's sister was going up to Pennsylvania and their GPS was trying to get them to four wheel through a field. Like you, sometimes we all have to upgrade and its nice that there are good products like this to help us navigate in this 21st century!

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