Anker 313 Wireless Charging Stand review

Anker’s affordable wireless charging stand just about does the job, but is getting a little dated

Anker 313 Wireless Charging Stand on a wooden surface
(Image: © Gareth Bevan / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The primary appeal of the Anker wireless charging stand lies in its exceptional affordability; it stands as one of the most budget-friendly options available for charging your phone wirelessly. While it may not offer the fastest wireless charging speeds or the highest build quality, opting for greater speed or a more appealing design would significantly raise the price. Nevertheless, this wireless charger performs quite well as long as you manage your expectations accordingly. It had no trouble charging my phone overnight, ensuring I started my day with a fully charged battery. If you're seeking an entry-level wireless charging solution or wish to add a few additional chargers to your home or office setup, Anker's wireless charger is a dependable choice.


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    Simple to use

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    Works with wide range of phones

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    Compact charger with inoffensive looks

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    Fantastic value


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    Micro-USB connection for mains power

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    Faster wireless chargers are available

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    Missed opportunity for second charging pad on base

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Some might argue that wireless charging is the future of all our devices. The first wireless charging pads were frustratingly difficult to line up with your device and also got unreasonably warm, but as the first kinks have been ironed out, wireless chargers have improved significantly. Now wireless chargers have become ubiquitous to have beside your bed or atop your desk. 

The Anker wireless charging stand is one of the most cost-effective ways to get introduced to wireless charging, the stand is made for a single phone, propping it up so you can keep an eye on your notifications while also providing a steady stream of charging power through the rear of your device. However, with the rapid development of wireless charging and the introduction of Apple’s MagSafe charging, how does this slightly more legacy Anker charger hold up?

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Maximum output10W (Samsung), 5W iPhone
Maximum number of device1
D/C powerMicro-USB
Case compatibleYes
Weight110.6 g / 3.9 oz
Size8 x 6.8 x 11.4 cm / 4.49 x 4.37 x 2.68 in

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.