The coolest feature to hit new cars in recent years is the wireless charging pad.

Toss your mobile here when you get into the car and it recharges automatically without the need to plug it in.

Tough luck if you have an older car that doesn’t have one of these nifty charge pads . . . that is until now.

Narva has come up with a wireless charger than can be retrofitted to older cars and provides the same sort of functionality.

It’s available in five different models, depending if the charger is to be used in a vehicle, caravan, home or work, or in combination.

Ideal for use at home or in-vehicle, the Wireless Phone Charging Mat features a silicon moulded base with three in-built coils, providing a generous charging area to make correct phone positioning easier.

Specially developed for use in vehicles, the Wireless Phone Charging Cup is designed to sit in a cup holder and is equipped with a phone slot designed to fit phones up to 6.5 inches in screen size.

Also ideal for the car, four-wheel drive or commercial vehicles, is the new Wireless Charging Air Vent Phone Holder. Its air vent mounting and gravity lock system securely holds the phone and charges it as the vehicle is driven.

Providing additional in-vehicle mounting options is the new Wireless Charging Magnetic Phone Holder. This product can either be attached to a vehicle’s louvred vents via the fastening back, or alternatively can be more permanently secured to the dashboard using the included 3M tape. Unlike the other wireless chargers, this model is equipped with a magnetic face to which the phone securely attaches.

Rounding out Narva’s new range is the Wireless Charging Suction Mount Phone Holder. This one is designed to mount directly to the windscreen using the suction cup and can easily be removed when not in use by pressing the quick release function at the base of the holder. The phone itself is secured in the holder using two pinch tabs.

Narva’s new Wireless Chargers are available from leading automotive, recreational and transport outlets nationwide, with prices starting from $59.00.

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Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.