MagPower 4-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Stand
The MagPower 4-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Stand is a helpful device that makes it possible for users to charge multiple devices at one time. It does not come with a power adapter but does have its own USB-C cable. The built-in light on the back of the stand is ideal as a nightlight. The price is comparable to other stands with similar functions but I still feel they are all priced on the high side.
- EASE OF USE
Wireless charging stand provides extra features for users.
I’m a big fan of devices that combine several functions into one package. So, it should come as no surprise that when charging stations started popping up everywhere, I was one of the first people in line for them. One of the biggest benefits of using a charging station is the fact that you get to eliminate multiple devices from your desktop.
Is the charging station sometimes bigger than your individual charging devices? Yes. But, you also get the added advantage of eliminating multiple cables and power adapters. With this in mind, the SwitchEasy MagPower 4-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Stand definitely caught my eye.
The SwitchEasy MagPower 4-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Stand features a space-saving design and has the ability to charge an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods at the same time. The wireless charging stand can deliver up to 15W of power to its connected devices and has a USB-A port on the back of the base for charging an additional non-wireless device.
The stand has a built-in backlight that is ideal to use as a nightlight. Its control is a touch-sensitive surface on the front of the stand. The light has three different levels of brightness that a user can cycle through.
The stand has magnets built into its charging surfaces (for the watch and phone) to attract compatible devices to the correct spot for power. In addition to the backlight, there is a status LED on the front of the stand to provide users with a notification that AirPods are properly aligned on their charging surface.
- Input: 40W Max (15V⎓2.67A)
- Output: Wireless Charging Pad: 23W
- Smart Phone: 15W (iPhone: 7.5W)
- Apple Watch: 3W
- AirPods: 5WUSB-A: 5W
- Material: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene + Zinc Alloy
- Product Dimensions: (W)138 x (L)138 x (H)144mm / (W)5.4 x (L)5.4 x (H)5.7 in.
- Product in retail packaging: (W)163 x (L)160 x (H)181mm
- Product Weight: 390g / 13.7oz
- Product in retail packaging: 450g / 15.9oz
- Box contents: MagPower x 1, USB-C to USB-C cable x 1
The wireless charging stand came in a large square box. There is no assembly required and in order to use it, you only need to plug the USB-C cable into a power source. The charging stand does not come with a wall adapter. I honestly feel that if a device requires a certain amount of power to achieve its goals, then that power adapter should be included. That said, I had plenty of 20+W power adapters laying around.
I set the wireless charging stand on my desk and plugged it in. Then, I set my iPhone against the MagSafe charging arm. At that point in time, my phone only had a 54% charge. Then, I removed my Apple Watch (Series 6) and placed it on the watch charger. The watch had 31% battery left. I placed my AirPods Pro on the designated spot for the wireless headphones (it’s a Qi charger so it will charge any Qi-compatible headphone cases).
I had just charged the AirPods Pro completely since I had used them earlier in the day for yard work. So, I don’t know what kind of charging rate they were getting, but I can confirm that my AirPods Pro case was getting power. Its LED indicator was lit up green and the status LED on the front of the wireless charging stand was pulsing. Both of these things indicate the earbuds were charging.
Typically, when I am testing a charging device, I place the item that needs to be charged on the wireless charging surface and then record the charging progress the item makes after a certain amount of time. In this case, I let the watch and phone charge for 37 minutes. During that time, the watch gained 23% and the iPhone gained 21%. Their respective charging rates were 0.62% per minute and 0.56% per minute.
I left the phone and watch on the charging stand so their batteries could be completely filled. I left my desk to do some other things around the house and came back a while later. The iPhone’s battery was at 100%, but the watch was only at 80%. I picked it up and replaced it on the charging surface. I’m not entirely sure what happened. It’s possible that I may have bumped the watch so that it wasn’t actually getting a charge the entire time it was sitting there. After about 15 minutes, the watch continued charging and gained another 10 percent.
Overall, I really like the design of this stand. It is a little on the large side, but since the base incorporates a wireless charger for headphones, I can forgive the larger footprint. The charging surfaces seem to work really well and aside from the lack of a power adapter, the wireless charging stand is a good option for power delivery.