This new 3-in-1 charger quickly charges the Apple Watch 7 – and I need it now
Apple Watch 7 charges faster than previous generation models, but only if you have the correct cable. And until now, owners of Apple’s latest smartwatch could only get the optimized charger from Apple itself.
Enter the new $ 150 BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charger from Belkin, the first third-party accessory to support fast charging of the Apple Watch 7. Based on the product description, the pad passes Apple Watch Series 7 from 0 to 80% in 45 minutes, which is verified in my experience by charging the smartwatch with the included Magnetic to USB-C cable.
In addition to an obvious slot for the Apple Watch, the BoostCharge Pro has slots to simultaneously charge your iPhone and AirPods. And as someone who carries around a collection of Apple devices on a daily basis, I think I need this wireless charger.
My nightstand is currently a mess of cables that I usually choose to ignore instead of organizing. The Apple Watch 7’s new charging coils basically made my MagSafe Duo charger useless. So I went back to implementing individual cords for my smart watch and my smartphone. But then I picked up the new AirPods 3, adding a second lightning cable to the chaos.
The best wireless chargers with multi-dock options aren’t new. In fact, Belkin is already making one that lets you place your AirPods in the middle of your Apple Watch loop. But none have yet introduced support for one of the main features of the Apple Watch 7. Belkin is also throwing a 40W wall adapter in the box, though I wouldn’t expect anything less though. I pay $ 150 for the charger.
And if I decide I don’t need the full pad (it doesn’t seem less convenient to travel with than my bunch of cords), I might go for the $ 50 BoostCharge Pro portable fast charger for Apple Watch. It’s not exactly portable as the little pad still requires power via the built-in 1.2 meter USB-C cable, but it’s an attractive docking station for anyone who appreciates bedside mode. of the Apple Watch. However, no wall adapter is included with this charging accessory.
The two new wireless chargers support Apple Watch 7 sizes, which have gone from 40mm and 44mm to 41mm and 45mm. That said, older Apple Watch models can still be charged via either of the Belkin BoostCharge Pro pads. They might not charge as fast as the Apple Watch 7, although I will say that when I tried Apple’s new magnetic to USB-C cord, it powered my Apple Watch 6 fairly quickly.
Belkin BoostCharge Pro accessories are available now through Belkin and apple.com. Belkin is one of the few third-party brands adopted by Apple Retail, so it’s possible we’ll see it in physical stores soon. too much.
In the meantime, we’re hoping to see Apple Watch Black Friday deals arrive for Series 7. We monitor Black Friday deals around the clock, so keep it locked on Tom’s Guide for the latest Apple Watch discounts. Maybe you will invest the money saved in one of Belkin’s new charging blocks.