Mophie’s new $60 charger fixes some problems from the original, but is still too expensive

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Mophie has announced a new wireless charger, the Wireless Charge Stream Pad Plus, via MacRumors. It’s essentially an updated version of the Wireless Charging Base that the company announced in partnership with Apple when the iPhone maker first launched the iPhone X and iPhone 8 with wireless charging last year.

Like the Wireless Charging Base, the Wireless Charge Stream Pad Plus is a Qi-based wireless charger, but unlike the earlier version — which has the hallowed position of being one of the two chargers that Apple sells in its stores — the updated version offers a full 10 watts of wireless charging, instead of the 7.5W maximum that the Wireless Charging Base offered. That boils down to allowing faster charging on devices like…

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