Review: Is Belkin's new BoostCharge Pro the ultimate 3-in-1 MagSafe charger for Apple users?

Review: Is Belkin's new BoostCharge Pro the ultimate 3-in-1 MagSafe charger for Apple users?

Last month, Belkin unveiled its BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 wireless charger with MagSafe. With support for Apple Watch Series 7 fast charging, 15W charging via MagSafe, and a Qi pad design perfectly suited for AirPods, this could be the best multi-device charger on the market for Apple fans ...

The new Belkin 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe features a narrow rectangular design. On the right side you will find a built-in MagSafe charger that can charge your iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 at 15W of power. You will also find a separate Qi charger for your AirPods in the middle.

This central Qi charging slot has been clearly designed for AirPods and has a small LED indicator. It's quite small, but you might be able to charge another Qi-enabled device using it if you find yourself in a pinch. Keep in mind, however, that the Qi charger is limited to just 5W of power.

The fact that your iPhone's charging point is MagSafe compatible (and basically just a MagSafe washer built into the design) comes in handy. This means you don't have to fumble around to find the perfect alignment. Your iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 will line up perfectly with the magnets, and there's plenty of room even for the larger iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Lastly, and perhaps most notably, you'll find an Apple Watch charging washer built into the far left of the BoostCharge Pro. This Apple Watch charger can be laid flat or raised depending on the band you are using and whether or not you want to use the Nightstand mode.

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In addition to its versatile design, the Apple Watch charging pad also supports fast charging. Apple says that with fast charging, your Apple Watch Series 7 battery level can drop from 0% to 80% in about 45 minutes. I found this to be pretty much accurate in my testing.

Another plus of the Belkin BoostCharge Pro is that it comes with a dedicated 40W AC adapter in the box. This means that only one cable is used to power all three charging points and you don't have to buy anything else. This is a major differentiator from Apple's MagSafe Duo, which doesn't come with an AC adapter in the box.

My biggest complaint with the Belkin BoostCharge Pro is the material it's made of. It's a soft, fabric-like material that looks good, but unfortunately is a total magnet for dust, ties, and dog hair. As you can see from the pictures, I tested the BoostCharge Pro in black, and although Belkin sells it in white as well, I cannot attest to whether it is more or less prone to attracting dust.

The design of the BoostCharge Pro is also relatively bulky and heavy. It's okay if you plan to use it on your nightstand or desk, but want to travel with it. That being said, the heavy and sturdy design gives the BoostCharge Pro a premium feel. It also helps when you need to detach your iPhone from the MagSafe Washer.

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At $ 149,99, the 3-in-1 BoostCharge Pro is one of the best options on the market today for Apple fans, especially if you have the new Apple Watch Series 7. Although its design means that it's not very travel-friendly, it makes a great bedside charge for your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods.

If you're looking for something a little more travel-friendly, I've already written about how big a fan I am of the MagSafe Duo. It's expensive and doesn't have a separate Qi charging point, but its foldable design is great for travel.

You can order the BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe from Belkin's website today and the company says your order will ship this month or January.

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