There is always a need to declutter at my place, particularly at my work desk. In between the EDC gear, my review gadgets and kids devices, there is no end of demand for a slice of real estate on flat surfaces and charging stations.
The Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE PRO 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe 15W aims to help centralise and charge 3 devices in one location. Whether it is your work desk, bedside table or the dining table because you are still largely #WFH.
What is it?
Belkin touts this as “an ultra-convenient 3-in-1 wireless charging stand delivers the fastest possible charge, up to 15W to iPhone 13 & iPhone 12 models. Leveraging MagSafe technology, just place your new iPhone on the iMore award-winning charging stand for a secure connection.”
With the MagSafe headline this one is very much pitched to the Apple crowd with their gadget portfolio of iPhone 12+, Apple Watch and AirPods being able to be charged all at once.
Marketing calls it an “architecturally inspired” design. The 3-in-1 wireless charger comes in a semi gloss white or black colour ways, complemented by stainless steel arms. It is a modern look that works with a variety of space and more importantly, reduces the need from up to 3 chargers and cables pairs down to one.
There is of course the immediate benefits of freeing up power points, USB ports and loose cable ends that my cat loves to chew on.
But digging deeper you are also reducing electricity consumption when you are likely to have multiple chargers plugged in and waiting to be used – the “vampire power”. When you have 6 people’s worth of gadgets to keep alive, that is a lot chargers and standby power consumed if each device has it’s own separate power source.
The Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE PRO 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe 15W comes with a 40W charger to charge three devices. And yes thankfully it bucks the trend of having to fork out for the charging brick separately, and the 40W is more than enough to charge all three ports at top speed concurrently.
The two “floating” charging pads are covered in a soft silicon, the base is sturdy without needing too much room.
There isn’t a lot to say, other than it works and works solidly.
The 3-in-1 Wireless Charging works in either orientation and the phone arm is angled to so that the device can still be used when on charge. You could almost channel your inner Sith (or Jedi) with the “floating-like experience”.
The MagSafe connection, compatible with official cases, maintains a solid connection that will require two hands to separate.
There is a LED indicator that displays white to confirm if the AirPods are aligned and charging optimally. It turns amber if the AirPods aren’t aligned or there’s another object getting in the way of charging.
In particular to note, the refreshed 15W edition of the BOOST↑CHARGE PRO 3-in-1 Wireless Charger comes with a Apple Watch Series 7 charging puck, offering a 80% charge within 45 minutes or a full charge within an hour and 15 minutes. There is around a 33% reduction in charge time with the Series 7 watch compared to previous generations, and the support for fast charging can make a lot of difference to an user with heavy usage.
Belkin has been a long term partner with Apple, and it is no surprise they are one of the few accessory manufacturers that supports the fastest possible charging speed on Apple devices, with official hardware straight from the source.
It is hard to argue the convenience of having all your devices charging wirelessly at the same location. It has been a habit of mine to have all my daily essentials – phones, earbuds, watch, keys, all at the same spot overnight since I got my first charging station back in 2008.
The Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE PRO 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe 15W doesn’t come cheap with a RRP of $219.95, but it does support the latest fast charge standards for Apple devices. At time of publishing, looks like there is a 24% off deal on Amazon, bringing the price down to a great value $166.53.
If you are looking to do some spring cleaning, this is worth looking into. And for those people struggling to find the ideal time to charge their devices, this will make a difference. The 2 years warranty, as well as a Connected Equipment Warranty up to $2500 is a nice icing on top.
DRN would like to thank Belkin for providing the review unit.
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