When driving my car I need to have my smartphone mounted in a holder. Not only it is required by law, but I also use my phone for navigation. When my previous cheap holder broke, I decided to go all in and find a smart phone holder that is well equipped with features and is a high quality construction. On Banggood I found the Baseus Milky Way 15W smart phone charger. This one holder has wireless charging, an auto-lock function and even an indication LEDs. That’s sounds like all you need in a smart phone car charger.
The name of the Baseus Milky Way 15W seems a bit spacey, but it makes sense in a way. First, 15W stands for 15 Watt, the capacity of the charger. The Milky Way has to do with the effects the LEDs have on the transparent section of the holder. As always, this looks better in marketing material then in real life, but nevertheless the effect still looks cool and does not distract you when driving at night.
The Baseus 15W Wireless Car Charger (Baseus Milky Way Electric Bracket Wireless Charger) is a smart phone holder for your car with integrated Wireless Charging. It has 15 Watt of power so charges pretty quick, has integrated LED lights and auto clamping technology.
Baseus is a digital accessory brand under Shenzhen Times Innovation Technology Co., Ltd., that integrates R&D, design, production and sales, which was founded in 2009. They sell through different Chinese and local e-commerce channel, for example. The Baseus 15W Wireless Car Charger is one of their products, but they also sell various other types of accessories for in car, your home and on the road.
The specifications as found on Banggood:
- Baseus Milky Way Electric Bracket Wireless Charger (15W)
- Material ABS+Aluminium alloy
- Color Black/Silver
- Installation method Clamp-on
- Fixed position Air outlet
- Input 12V/1.67A(Max);9V/2A;5V/2A;
- Baseus Wireless Charger Size 83x115x118mm
- Weight 170g
- True 15W high power quick charge.
- Cool breathing led ring light behind your phone.
- Gravity induction and electric smart auto locking.
- Touch to release, easy control with the clamping arm to release the phone.
- The fancy top light will light up while charging your phone.
Installation of the Baseus is simple: First, you mount the clamp in the air outlet vent. After this is installed in a stable way, you mount the charging unit with the ball mount on top of it. Connect the included micro USB cable to a (not included) USB to 12V adapter and you are ready to go!
Using the Baseus 15W
Captain Obvious here, but just to be sure: this wireless charger can only charge phones that support wireless charging. Most of the recent phones do support this, but you should check your phone specifications whether yours does as well.
The auto clamping mechanism activates when it is powered and when you place your smart phone in it. The LED light does not just look stylish, but it also indicates the charging state of your phone. When you power off your engine the holder opens up. If you need to remove your phone when the engine is on, you can press the quick release button on the back of the charger.
I have been using the Baseus Milky Way wireless charger for a couple of months now and I cannot imagine going back to something less fancy. The auto close function of the saves me a lot off hassle since I can just place my smart phone in the holder. Next to that, since it opens back up automatically when I power off my engine, it acts as a small reminder not to leave my phone in the holder.
The quality of the material and mechanics is very good. It feels solid but has softer materials on the right places so it won’t scratch your smart phone. The LED light has less added value for me. This is because my smart phone covers the front side and I barely drive at night. So I don’t see the charging indication, but luckily there is one on my phone as well. But even without the LED in sight, the device still looks stunning (for a smart phone mount).
The Baseus 15W Milky Way Wireless Car Charger is a very well designed smart phone holder and Wireless charger for in your car. Some of the features seem to be a bit gimmicky (the auto clamp mechanism and the LED light) but they turn out to be quick useful and stylish. Both large and smaller smart phones fit very well and will not scratch because of the padding. I think the air outlet holder could be a bit closer to the air outlet, because it makes the holder stick out quiet a bit and weighs on the air outlet roster. But once the charger is in place, it does a perfect job.
- Great design
- Auto clamping mechanism
- 15W charger
- A bit expensive
- Length of mount is a bit long
- Micro USB cable
- No 12V adapter included