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Dave and Chris discuss Tesla firing even more people, new theft protection for Android, Meta discontinuing their workplace collaboration app, Apple and Google collaborating on tracker detection, and more.

Cameron in Hattiesburg, Mississippi asked: “I was wondering what you would recommend for the best wireless charger device.”

Cameron, the best charger will depend on what phone you have.

A small consideration will be MagSafe if you have an iPhone. MagSafe chargers can hold the iPhone in place, which means that youll find some chargers that will put the phone at eye level, or hold it tighter but allow you to reposition the phone.

Its not a huge advantage, its just an option. If youre interested in MagSafe (and your phone is an iPhone 12 or newer), then you can obviously look at Apples own chargers, but there are also plenty of other options. For example, Anker sells a 2 in one charger for an iPhone and an Apple Watch for about $40.

The main thing that will determine which charger is best for you is the power of the charger and the power that your phone can take advantage of. For example, if your phone can use it, a 20w charger will charge your phone faster than a 10w charger.

The difference in prices based on wattage will be less than the difference based on brands. For example, a 10w Belkin charger is going for around $35 right now, as are Apples own MagSafe chargers online, while a generic two-pack from YooTech is selling for $25, and a generic 20w charger is selling for $14.

The technology behind all of the chargers is standard, so you can go with a cheaper option and it will work, but it may not deliver the power its supposed to deliver or it may not come with a power adapter, or may come with one rated for less power, so paying a little extra for a brand name may actually help you out in this case.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

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