Apple’s introduction of wireless charging in the new breed of iPhone may have you feeling a bit jealous. You might feel you need to upgrade from your 6s, 6s Plus, 7 or even 7 Plus just to get wireless charging. The good news is you don’t have to. The Bezalel Omnia is a wireless charging pad for your car that will get the job done. Although you will need to purchase the Bezalel Latitude case for your iPhone to make it work properly. That’s a combined investment of just about $120USD, which is far cheaper than a new iPhone X. Read on for our full review of the Bezalel Omnia with a brief touch on the Bezalel Latitude.
The Bezalel Omnia has the following features and specifications:
- Dynamic Qi wireless power
- Powerful magnetic base
- 360° Swivel Rotation
- Twin port charging port
What’s In The Box
- Bezalel Omnia
- Bezalel twin-port USB hub
- USB-C to USB-A cable
- Warranty and documentation
The first thing I noticed about the Bezalel Omnia is the fact it uses a USB-C connector, I love the future proofing. The overall look of the unit is sleek and slim. Materials used feel and look premium and the build quality is top notch. I like the glowing logo on the pad, which makes it very easy to find at night.
The magnet on the Omnia is pretty strong and I never felt the iPhone was going to fall. The 360° rotation of the mount is also nice to get your phone in a good viewing position. The USB-C cable is well made and the USB-A power adapter has two ports so you could charge another device.
It’s important to note that the Bezalel Omnia requires you to have the Bezalel Latitude case for iPhone. The case itself is a very simple and nice design. I love the textured feel of it as it gives a good amount of grip. It’s fairly slim and button cutouts are precise and well done. You should take care when installing your phone in the case to not bend the ribbon Lightning connector. Bezalel also says you should take care when removing the phone as well so as not to bend any of the internal Qi connectors.
The Latitude case offers nice protection for the phone and doesn’t add a lot of weight. As it’s designed to work with the Omnia, it does a fantastic job of that.
My one gripe about the Omnia design is the alligator clip on the back of it. This is designed to be mounted on the air vent of your car but not all cars are created equal. My 2000 Honda Accord Coupe has these oddly recessed vent slats and the Bezalel Omnia would occasionally fall off of. In Bezalel’s defense, they can’t possibly take into account every vent design. Perhaps making the alligator clip a wee bit longer may have helped?
Overall it’s a very nice design. Both the charging pad and the case are well made and they look great.
Ease of Use
We’ve already talked about the Latitude case but it warrants one more mention. Bezalel offers up specific instructions on how to install this case on your iPhone and you should follow them. Stressing the case with a lot of bending could damage internal charging components but you’ll be golden if you follow instructions.
Using the Bezalel Omnia is super easy, just mount on your vent, plug into the adapter, and you’re off. Very easy to use with no learning curves.
The Omnia performs well wirelessly charging your iPhone as if you were plugged into the wall. The nice thing is the Latitude case also works with other wireless charging pads you may have. So it’s nice to have the Omnia in the car and perhaps you have another brand at your desk. Just plop the phone down on the pad and you’re charging. Bezalel also sells a separate charging pad, the Futura X for $50USD.
If you already own the Latitude case then you’re going in for $60USD for the Bezalel Omnia. If you don’t have the Latitude case then add another $60USD. That may seem a little pricey, but this is an excellent way to get wireless charging on your iPhone 7 Plus. So in the long run, you could save $800+ by not buying the iPhone 8 Plus and just buying a Bezalel Omnia and Latitude and reap the benefits of wireless charging. I think there’s value here for many. It’s not for everyone but nothing is.
Worth it if you want wireless charging and don’t want to spend $800+ USD on the new iPhone 8 Plus or even $1000+ USD on the iPhone X.
*We were sent a sample of the Bezalel Omnia and Bezalel Latitude for the purposes of this review.
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