There are so many things to keep in mind when it comes to years, the unloaded cargo is a reality in almost every high-end smartphone, and even more so, an identifying element of it. It is therefore more interesting that one does not analyze one of the most economical options of the market, the LIVBOJ base, which IKEA sells for 5 euros.
As a precaution, as can be hoped, IKEA has important concessions, as does not include a USB-C cable adapter, but its shortcomings that, in short, are compensated with a quality construction and a sober design to enable any context of a wireless charger at your work office. Is it enough to quarrel with this option and not go to other wireless chargers ?
The Livboj is dead easy to use. Just drop your phone on top of it. I encountered zero problems so far. The phone doesn’t vibrate itself off the sweet spot when alerts come in. In fact, the sweet spot seems to be pretty big. You can drop your phone quite far off center and it’ll still charge. I can’t bring myself to do that, though. As soon as I see a non-symmetrical charging situation, I’m compelled to straighten things up.
The unit is just a 5-watt charger, so Android users who can enjoy 10-watt charging might find it slow. But I don’t mind a slower charge. It’s so easy to just lay your iPhone onto the pad that it’ll be topped up little and often. And if you do need to mainline some juice directly into the battery, use a USB-C PD charger and a Lightning-to-USB-C cable to get maximum speed.
Livboj review: Conclusion
It does its job with 100% reliability, costs less than an Ikea fixed-price lunch, and looks great on the desk. In fact, my only regret is that I don’t have more of them to dot around the house.