With the launch of the Apple Watch Series 7, Apple has introduced a new fast charging feature that allows the latest models of Apple Watch to charge up to 33% faster than the older generation models, but newer Requires hardware.
To take advantage of fast charging, owners of the Apple Watch Series 7 need an updated charging pick that supports the fast charging feature, which means that all existing chargers from both Apple and third party companies are outdated. And will not offer the fastest charging speed. When paired with Series 7. To address this, Belkin launched the Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 wireless charging pad in November with MagSafe, a new fast charging Apple Watch Puck.
Priced at $ 150, the Boost Charge Pro is a multi-device charger, so it includes a 15W wireless charging pad for the iPhone 12 and 13 models (limited to 12W for the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 mini), and a secondary Qi. Including Wireless charging spot for AirPods and AirPods Pro.
For some time, Belkin’s multi-device chargers have featured a straight charging position for the iPhone, along with other devices at the bottom or on the other side, but this new model is flat.
On the right is an Apple Watch charging pickup that can be flat or popped up for nightstand mode, with a flat Mag Safe charging pad on the left. In the middle, there is a circular indent where the air pods are to be positioned.
I’m not a fan of the amount of table space this design takes. My iPhone 13 Pro Max needs to be positioned in portrait orientation to charge, so there should be space both above and below the charger to fit the phone. With a straightforward charging pad design, the iPhone doesn’t have a way and the charging pad can go to the back of my desk (which is against the wall), but with this flat design, it needs to be more in the middle. There’s room for an iPhone on my desk.
With three consecutive charging spots, the Boost Charge Pro is nine inches long and slightly wider than three inches. This size won’t matter on a well-sized table with a lot of room, but if you have a smaller, more compact space like mine, this design may not be ideal. Belkin says the design is intended to be more packable, but in my opinion it is too thick and heavy for that purpose.
In terms of build quality, the Boost Charge Pro wireless charging pad has a premium feel with solid weight that keeps it on the desk when using the MagSafe charger with the iPhone, and it’s made from a soft touch material that is black Or comes in black. White. The Apple Watch Charging Pick and MegSafe Charger are white, and have Chrome accents for both. As you can see in my pictures, with the black model, it picks up lint and dust, and is difficult to get out of because of the texture.
The AirPods have an LED light on the charger for the charging spot, but Belkin relies on Apple Watch and PiPhone screens to verify charging for other devices as they are both magnetic chargers with simpler alignment.
I tested the MegSafe charging speed with the iPhone 13 Pro Max, and it was as fast as the standard MegSafe charger. The same goes for the WatchApple Watch Series 7 charging pick – it charges as fast as the Apple Watch charging pick that is sent with the watch. Intermediate space is limited to 5W charging.
Although agMagSafe is designed for iPhones and the latest Apple Watch, Boost Charge Pro is compatible with older iPhones and Apple Watch models. You won’t find fast charging speeds with the old Apple Watch and agMagSafe charger, non-MagSafe iPhones will reach a maximum of 7.5W, but it works. You can also squeeze the other iPhone in this middle charging spot.
The Belkin Boost Charge Pro is powered by a power adapter that plugs the barrel instead of a universal thing like a USB-C, but that’s the specialty of these 3-in-1 Belkin chargers. I want Belkin to adopt USB-C, and I also want us to be able to differentiate the naming to keep the different charging options straight.
Belkin’s last wireless charger was also the Boost Charge Pro, so if you want to buy this new wireless charging pad, don’t confuse the BoMagSafe version with the previous Boost Charge Pro wireless charger.
If you have the budget and desk space for the Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 wireless charging pad, it is possible to get the fastest wireless charging speed for the latest iPhone and Apple Watch.
Most people can get it with older, slower charging options, but Boost Charge Pro Apple Watch Series 7 may be of particular interest to users who wear their Apple watches to bed. If you want to sleep fast charging can be a real quality of life improvement but you need to charge your Apple Watch to get enough juice at night.
Just 10 minutes of charging provides enough battery life for eight hours of sleep, which is easy. Of course, there is the option of a charging pick that comes with the Apple Watch, but for those who prefer a single cable charging solution and want to charge faster, the Boost Charge Pro is currently the only option available.
How to buy
The Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 wireless charging pad can be pre-ordered from the Belkin website for 150. It will ship in December or January.
Note: Belkin provided MacRumors with a 3-in-1 wireless charging pad for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. MacRumors is an affiliate partner of Belkin. When you click on a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us run the site.