Zens Cupholder Wireless Charger

[sc:mobile-category ]I’ve had the Nokia Wireless Car Charger for a while in my car, but I recently purchased a new car and didn’t transfer the mount over.

The new car had built-in GPS so I didn’t really need a car mount for my phone.  However I did find myself missing the wireless charging when in my car.  The Zens CupHolder Wireless Charger has come to the rescue though.

The first thing you’ll notice about it is the price, for what it is, it’s a little high.  A lower price point would make it much easier to swallow.  I found a Canadian distributor for it at Blueshop and I also had a discount code so I decided to give it a go.

The unit itself is quite nice, it feels well-built and does exactly what it says.  Overall it’s quite nice, I do have a few thoughts on it:

  • The power cable uses a custom connector instead of a USB connector, as most new cars have a USB port in them it would have made sense to send a USB cable.
  • The included power cable has a tightly wound stretchable cable, but that makes it hard to get through a compartment if required.
  • The slot doesn’t have a front/back indicator on it so you have to guess which way to put the phone in.
  • Inside the slot is a spring to keep the phone pressed against the charging side, but the spring is bare metal against the display, this seems like a recipe to eventually scratch your phone.  I’ll probably find something to place between the phone and spring.
  • The slot is a little thin, it could have been a bit wider to allow for a larger case to be on the phone.

These are all small things overall, it’s quite nice otherwise.

Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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