I love it when local Singapore brands reach out to me for collaborations. UNIQ is a Singapore designer tech brand that’s selling in over 36 countries globally. I like that they transform generic gadgets into attractive yet functional products. True to their brand motto, they make life better by design.
The Vertex Duo is a slim foldable wireless charger which retails on their online shop at US$45. It is generously packed with 2 charging cables, one USB-A and the other USB-C, depending on which connector your USB charger requires.
It supports charging two devices at a same time. The main charging pad delivers 5W, 7.5W or 10W, which is great for iPhones and Android smartphones. The secondary charging pad supports 5W which is ideal for true wireless earbuds or smartwatches that are Qi-standard. With both charging pads at work, the Vertex Duo achieves a total of 15W charging power.
The LED in front of the charging pad indicates the chargers at work:
- Blue: 10W phone charging
- Orange: 5W earbud charging
- Purple: 15W both devices charging
The charger folds flat to about 15mm thick and you can also charge your phone in flatlay position. When lifted upwards, the angle is just right to view the smartphone at a glance. With facial recognition, unlocking is a breeze. Making video calls is perfect.
The phone can also be charged even in landscape orientation. Notice that the charger stand front bar does not block the phone display which means my finger can still access the lowest section of the phone.
The product is coated with a rough silicone finish to withstand normal wear and offer lower maintenance compared to gloss finish that may be prone to hairline scratches or fingerprint marks. The rear charging pad has a round silicone ring to let you place your device without slipping off.
Most of the dual charging pads in the market take up a lot of space and aren’t portable. The Vertex Duo is a well-thought design that delivers the function with a small footprint. At US$45, it is reasonably priced and makes a great gift. Available at UNIQ store with free shipping in Singapore.
- Compact, slim and lightweight
- Able to charge 2 devices at the same time, total 15W
- Able to charge in landscape mode
- Charging stand does not block the bottom display
- Does not support higher charging speeds
Thanks to UNIQ for sending over the product which I get to keep after the review.