Wireless chargers are a dime a dozen these days. They vary in design from the basic disc to dual platforms to stands. My Eggtronic Wireless Charging Stone review looks at a wireless charger that follows the basic disc design but adds a bit of elegance and a lot of weight.
HEAVY & SOLID. This is one substantial charging puck, and looks great. It’s packed simply in a cardboard box, and comes with a permanently attached USB-A cable. On the bottom it’s covered with a soft velvety black material, which makes for good non skid, non scratch performance. That velvet covering on the bottom is actually important, since the marble the rest of the puck is made out of actually would scratch a wood or other soft surface. I also noticed that the USB cable is permanently attached, and enters the puck at a little jaggedly carved notch. It’s USB-A only.
Eggtronic states that the charging stone works with all Qi-compatible devices at standard speeds. The specifications also indicate the wireless charger is capable of charging speeds of 5W, 7.5W, and 10W fast charge. During testing with both the Google Pixel 5 and the iPhone 12 Pro, the stone did seem to charge as expected. In the case of the Pixel 5, it did charge on the slow end due to Google’s proprietary charging technology while the iPhone 12 Pro charged faster. With both phones, charging worked fine with phone cases on as well. As far as charging performance, I had no complaints as it charged devices as expected.
About that permanently attached, USB-A only cord. That’s the biggest flaw of this product. The cord is permanently attached to the puck – so if you want a longer or shorter cord, you’re out of luck. Additionally, the carved notch that the cord enters the puck at on the charger is jagged – which has led to the beginning of a an abrasion fraying right where the cord enters the puck. On a non-replaceable cable. that’s a major issue. And finally, it’s USB-A. On a solid stone puck that’s ostensibly supposed to last a while, it’s unacceptable to use this old, outdated, phased out standard. It should be using USB-C.
The Eggtronic Wireless Charging Stone is an elegant wireless charger that makes a great desk item if you’ve got cash to spare. To be honest, there’s not much else to say about it; it looks great and it works as expected.
With an MSRP of US$59.90, the Eggtronic Wireless Charging Stone isn’t exactly cheap. It is listed on Amazon for $49.99, which is still expensive for a wireless charging pad. However, you are getting a pretty big slab of genuine marble that looks really elegant and classy when sitting on your desk. I don’t know what the price of marble is these days, but it does seem reasonably priced all things considered.