Mophie Charge Stream Pad+ review: It’s a looker, but a little slow

When it comes to build quality, we haven't yet found a nicer pad.

The Mophie Charge Stream Pad+, priced at $60, has the classic Mophie look: It’s subtle, sleek, and available in black or white.

The entire accessory is covered in a non-slip material to keep it and your phone in place as it charges. That coating is one of my favorite things about the Charge Stream Pad+ by far—it feels incredibly high-quality.

Note: This review is part of our roundup of wireless charging pads. Go there for details on competing products and our testing methods for both Android phones and iPhones.

You’ll get that sense when you pick it up, too. Though the Charge Stream Pad+ looks similar to the Yootech Wireless Charger, it has a heft and quality of materials that the Yootech lacks. In fairness, though, the Yootech costs just $9.

Inside the box is the pad, a microUSB cable, and a Quick Charge 2.0 wall adapter. With that adapter, the Charge Stream Pad+ is capable of delivering charging speeds of up to 10W.

Mophie Charge Stream Pad+ angled shot Mophie

Our test results showed the Charge Stream Pad+ had an average charge time of 3 hours and 43 minutes (223 minutes) with our Galaxy S9. That average places the pad on the lower end of the rankings.

When testing the Charge Stream Pad+ with an iPhone X, we saw better performance. With an average charge of 34 percent after 60 minutes, the Mophie pad came in second to our current top pick, the Anker PowerWave 7.5 Stand, which had an average charge of 36 percent after 60 minutes.

Missing from the Mophie Charge Stream Pad+ is any sort of indicator light. That may be a plus for some—I know I’d rather not have a light on the chargers I use in my bedroom, as they can be too bright—but it’s worth noting.

Bottom line: At $60, we would like to see faster performance from the Mophie Charge Stream Pad+, but it does look and feel nice.

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