AUKEY LC-C6 Fast Wireless Charger

Review – Affordably and Quickly Charge Your iPhone with the AUKEY Wireless Charging Pad

Review of the AUKEY LC-C6 Wireless Charging Pad
  • Specifications
  • Overall Design
  • Charging Speed & Efficiency
  • Operation & Ease of Use
4.9

Summary

The AUKEY LC-C6 is really the first wireless charging pad that I can confidently recommend. It is fast and efficient at charging but equally as important, it is easy to use. I’ve found that getting my iPhone XS lined up with the charging pad’s coils easy, requiring very few resets of my iPhone on it. Add to this the overall look of the LC-C6. It looks great and is not overly large to take up a lot of space on your desk or nightstand.

We have finally reached a point where wireless charging is both fast and cheap. It wasn’t that long ago when charging your iPhone wasn’t even an option and when it did come with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, it was slow. Why? Mostly because the charging pads themselves were slow. That’s changed with the technology improvements in Qi charging and AUKEY is one of the companies at the front of the pack.

Having offered wireless charging for a few years now, AUKEY has just launched their new LC-C6 wireless charging pad. This new charger for your compatible Android phone or iPhone supports fast charging. That means you can charge your iPhone at up to 7.5W versus the standard 5W. That makes a huge difference in charging times.

Recently the team at AUKEY sent me the LC-C6 to review. Not to give it away, but I’ve been thoroughly impressed with this charger. It is fast, efficient, and it is compact. It takes up very little space on my nightstand where I use it to charge my iPhone XS each night. For the price, $16.99, it is a great value and one to consider for your wireless charging needs.

Specifications & Design

Like most wireless charging pads, the LC-C6 is a square, mostly flat design. However, that’s where a lot of similarities end. The AUKEY charging pad brings a elegant aesthetic to what is a fundamentally utilitarian accessory. The charging pad itself is covered with a hard graphite colored plastic with the AUKEY logo stamped into the middle of it. The pad itself measures 3.43 x 3.43 by .47 inches in size. That’s 87 x 87 x 12 mm in new money. The base were the graphite pad joins to form the chassis of the charger is made of a grey plastic. On the bottom you will find four soft non-skid pads and the MicroUSB port to connect it to a power source.

The LC-C6 can output at 5V/1A or 9V/1.2A depending on the device that you put on it. It supports both QuickCharge 2.0 and 3.0 technology for rapid charging but keep in mind that you have to use a compatible power adapter to make that work.

On the bottom edge of the top of the charging pad is a small LED light. When it is connected to power, it will be red. This is letting you know that it is in standby mode and ready to start charging your device. When you put your iPhone on the charger, it will turn green. This is to let you know that you are charging your phone and it will remain green when charging is complete. Personally this is the only thing I would like to see changed on the LC-C6. It would be great if it flashed green to let you know it was charging and was solid green to let you know when it was completed. Finally, if you see a flashing red LED, that means there is a charging error.

AUKEY LC-C6 Wireless Charging Pad
AUKEY LC-C6 Wireless Charging Pad

A great feature of this charging pad is foreign object detection. The pad will detect interference from metal objects that happen to be touching the pad. This can cause charging fluctuations and inefficient charging. AUKEY has designed the LC-C6 to throw a charging error when this is detected and won’t charge your device until that metal is removed from the charging pad.

Operation and Ease of Use

One of the biggest complaints most have about wireless charging pads is getting your iPhone lined up with the charging coils to actually get a charge going. I’ve tried at least half-a-dozen charging pads and never found one that I was really pleased with when it came to easily lining things up. That changed with this one from AUKEY. I have set up the LC-C6 on my nightstand to charge my iPhone XS overnight. I found that because of the size of the charging pad itself, and the rather large target area on the XS, I rarely have to reposition my iPhone on the pad. The natural lineup of the pad and the iPhone just works. I’ve also found that it is very effective in charging my XS with my Noreve case on it. So long as the case you have on your iPhone doesn’t add more than a couple of millimeters between your iPhone and the LC-C6, you should be good to go. In testing this with my wife’s iPhone XS, who has a large Otterbox case on her iPhone, the charging pad didn’t work as it was too much distance between the charging surfaces.

iPhone XS on The AUKEY Wireless Charging Pad
iPhone XS on The AUKEY Wireless Charging Pad

Conclusion and Recommendation

The AUKEY LC-C6 is really the first wireless charging pad that I can confidently recommend. It is fast and efficient at charging but equally as important, it is easy to use. I’ve found that getting my iPhone XS lined up with the charging pad’s coils easy, requiring very few resets of my iPhone on it. Add to this the overall look of the LC-C6. It looks great and is not overly large to take up a lot of space on your desk or nightstand.

As mentioned before, the only thing I would like to see changed is how the green light indicator works for charging and when the charging cycle is complete – but that is being a nitpick on things to be honest. It isn’t a show stopper.

The AUKEY LC-C6 is sold through the company’s Amazon storefront. It is currently $26.99 at the time of this review.

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