The Peel Super Thin Wireless Charger

A beautifully simple wireless charger for iPhone and Android

1.7/5
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The Peel Wireless Charger was engineered to be visually simple and incredibly thin. It charges both iPhone and Android devices at their fastest wireless charging speeds (7.5w and 10w). The extra long cable can reach your outlet from a distance (wall plug not included). It's available in black or white for $49.

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Founder/CEO, LawTrades

UPDATE: Received a replacement product and experienced the charging issues. Got the Morphie wireless charger base and it works 10x better.

I just received my order today and the packaging was beautiful.

The problem is if you don't place it exactly in a certain way on the pad, it charges for a second and then stops. So while I had it on the charger for over 1.5 hours, when I came back to it, it still showed ~15% charge because wasn't it placed down properly (a certain amount of the phone surface area needs to stick out on both sides).

Even after I tried re-placing my iPhone, I had to move it around a couple of times in order ensure it remains in charging mode.

This hasn't happened to me yet, but imagine leaving your phone on the charging pad at night only to wake up to a low battery phone right before heading out.

Bottom line: So far it looks like its actually just easier to charge it the traditional way. Assuming that I didn't get a defect product, I'm going to reach out to peel to request a refund, as this charging experience creates more stress than making it easier.

Pros:

Product looks and feels great

Cons:

Doesn't always charge (iPhone X)

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Software Engineer
I’m encountering this too. Did you find a fix? I can’t figure out how it needs to be placed to work right
I love Peel cases so was super excited about this product. I've have nothing but issues. I stopped using it altogether for my iPhone XS (it's too important for me to have a full charge on my phone to mess around with whether or not this thing is actually going to work). I've started using it for my wireless charging AirPods. You would think that because the case is so small I would just be able to set it on the middle of the Peel charging station and it would work. Nope. It will ALWAYS START to charge and then as soon as I walk away (thinking that I have successfully put the device exactly where it needs to be on the pad and then I'll come back hours later and the case won't have charged at all. I can not recommend this product to anyone in its current version.

First I though it was DOA. As it didn't charge my iPhone X, Airpods and Apple Watch. There is no status light feedback so difficult to tell. After trying again the next day, my iPhone charged, but the charging stopt after about 10 minutes or less. After this it wouldn't charge anymore. I've used a 12W Apple power plug with it. When connecting the charger to my MacBook Pro, I got an error message that the USB accessory was using to much power...

Gave up on it and am requesting a return and refund. Wonder about their QA process...

Pros:

Looks nice

Cons:

Doesn't work

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So far I have only one successful charge out of this device. Other than that, I had to wake up to either the same battery percentage or lower.

Contacted customer service and I was advised to have my PEEL case off (yes their cases are amazing) because I have a house keyfob sticker attached to it on the top right corner of my phone.

And apparently something as small and flat as a sticker has the ability to stop the charging completely. Even with the case off, it rarely charges for me and I have the iPhone XS MAX

Pros:

Look slick and discreet

Cons:

Doesn't work

Senior Product Designer @podia

The charger doesn't come with a wall adapter, which isn't a problem if you've had a few iPhones over the years. I plugged it in with the standard issue iPhone 5W outlet adapter and it worked! For a couple seconds before it stopped charging. I left it overnight just in case, but no dice. I emailed their support and submitted a replacement request, but didn't hear back for a few days. Tweeting at them worked almost instantaneously, however.

Anyway, I tried the 12W iPad wall outlet and it now seems to work. That said, there was no instruction from what I saw on the product page nor help centre, warning me that my iPhone outlet adapter wouldn't work at all.

Pros:

Perfect looking

Cons:

No wall adapter, didn't work with iPhone adapter

Don't recommend

Pros:

Beautiful design

Cons:

Worked for two weeks then stopped charging my iPhone XS. Replacement from support also stopped working after a month

purchased 3 of these around december 2018 to stash in the kitchen and bedroom. in short, none of them work if you want to charge an iphone X. tried one iphone X with a thick case and it wont charge that phone at all. also tried my phone using a “super thin peel case” and it charges for about 5-10 minutes and then stops. tech support told me i was using the wrong wall adapter (which doesn’t come with the product) but that never solved the problem. finally, peel’s marketing communications strategy is based on personal letters from the CEO to customers. when i replied to one of the CEO emails explaining my issues i got a snotty reply from a guy in tech support saying that the CEO is too busy to deal with these low level customer service issues. bummer.

Pros:

doubles as a coaster

Cons:

wont charge an iphone X

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I love Peel cases so was super excited about this product. I've have nothing but issues. I stopped using it altogether for my iPhone XS (it's too important for me to have a full charge on my phone to mess around with whether or not this thing is actually going to work). I then switched and started using it for my AirPods (after the new cases came out last month). You would think that because the case is so small I would just be able to set it on the middle of the Peel charging station and it would work. Nope. It will always START to charge and then as soon as I walk away (thinking that I have successfully put the device exactly where it needs to be on the pad and then I'll come back hours later and the case won't have charged at all. I can not recommend this product to anyone in its current version.

Pros:

It's pretty

Cons:

It doesn't work (with iPhones or AirPods)

I should have read the reviews for this charger before buying five as gifts this year. Received the order and out of the box the first one lasted 3 minutes and smoked an official Apple iPhone charger cube. Plugged it into my MBP and got the same "USB device using to much power" error message. I really don't know how they can continue to sell these with so many reported problems.
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Agreed with the other comments. Sometimes works, sometimes not. Looks great, but not reliable.