Tired of Waiting for the AirPower? Try This Wireless Charging Stand for iPhone, Apple Watch & AirPods

Apple has taken its sweet time delivering a multi-device charging station that can accommodate an iPhone, the Apple Watch, and Apple AirPods. It's been about a year since the AirPower wireless charger was announced, and when it finally is available, it will still be a lot more expensive than the Plux Wireless Charging Stand ($49) from Vinpak. 

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Vinpak figured out a way around the gotchas that have stymied Apple. The Plux Wireless Charger simply has an adapter for a customer-supplied Apple Watch charging cable. It also includes Vinpak's own Qi-based wireless charging case for Apple AirPods. The result is wireless charging for an Apple Watch, an iPhone, and AirPods (or a second Qi-compatible device). All of these devices charge with up to 10 watts of power, thanks to fast charging and an included USB-C cable.

The Plux goes further, with the option to angle the charger for a better viewing angle (although the left-most charging pad should only be used for AirPods in that configuration, as a phone wouldn't stay put.) Additionally, the Plux is sold in black or white, and at under $50, it's more affordable. Plus it's actually available now.

Pros

  • Charge three distinct devices at once
  • Flat or angled design
  • Affordable
  • Black or white
  • Actually shipping

Cons

  • Requires Apple Watch charging cable
  • Requires (included) AirPod charging case

Final Verdict

If you are tire of waiting for Apple's AirPower charging pad, the Plux Wireless Charging Stand from Vinpak can help, today. 

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