A wireless charging port for 74 percent off? I’d buy it

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Charge faster and charge wirelessly—for 74 percent off. The Anker Fast Wireless Charger PowerPort Qi comes with a three-foot micro USB cable, built in short-circuit prevention, and a non-slip pad so your devices won’t fly off the desk. It’s also on sale for $18, from $70. Say what.

Why mess with a wireless charging station? First of all, fewer wires mean a slicker, more organized-looking desk. Wireless ports could also change the lives of people who have water or disaster-proof smartphone cases, which require a bit of fuss when going to charge the traditional route. It’s also good for folks who have broken charging ports in their phone and people who tend to run their cords ragged.

Anker’s charging port is thin and about half the surface area of your smartphone. The “fast charge mode” is compatible with Samsung Galaxy and Note phones. Anker, by the way, generally makes good products for good prices. The company was started by a few ex-Google employees, who left to make simple, well-made tech.

Amazon; $18.

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