Satechi 3 in 1, a charging base for iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods

We analyze the Satechi 3-in-1 charging base, with which you can recharge your iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch with a single compact accessory and with a modern and elegant design.

If you are looking for a guarantee charging base, which recharge your devices safely, without overheating and taking care of the battery of your devices, and also you don't want it to take up a lot of space and you don't have to add any additional cables, this 3-in-1 base from Satechi is just what you need. With a compact, modern and very elegant design, you can recharge your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods using the convenience of MagSafe technology.

Features

  • Compact and lightweight
  • MagSafe holder compatible with iPhone 12 and later
  • Charge for iPhone 7,5W
  • Charge for AirPods (with wireless charging case) and AirPods Pro 5W
  • Charge for Apple Watch 2,5W
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable
  • Requires USB-C charger of at least 20W (not included)

The 3-in-1 charging dock is made mostly of plastic, finished in gloss black on the top and anodized gray on the sides. The MagSafe disk support bar for iPhone is metallic, with a glossy finish. It is a base with a very compact size in which you can recharge your three devices wirelessly without taking up much space, perfect for your desk or bedside table.

The MagSafe charging disc allows the magnetic holding of the iPhone, as long as it has the MagSafe system, present from iPhone 12 onwards. The magnetic bond is strong, which not only prevents the iPhone from falling, but it is also easy to place just by bringing it closer, which makes it perfect for the nightstand and place our iPhone without having to look too hard. If we use a case, it must be compatible with MagSafe as well. In the event that our iPhone does not have MagSafe we can add an accessory to "convert" it to MagSafe, a sticker that Satechi herself also sells. (link).

Without adding more cables

The base doesn't need you to add any charging cables as it has the MagSafe iPhone charging disc, the Apple Watch charging disc (compatible with any Apple Watch model) and a small space where you can place the AirPods or AirPods Pro. The Apple Watch charging pad is removable and connects via USB-C at its end. It has a small indentation so you can place the Apple Watch with the crown down and it fits perfectly. The AirPods charging area has a matte rubber finish so they don't slip.

The only cable you need is included, it's a USB-C to USB-C cable that plugs into the back of the dock. Yes, you will have to add the 20W charger, the minimum power necessary for the base to work correctly and to recharge the three devices simultaneously. Two LEDs on the front will flash slowly indicating that the iPhone (left) and AirPods (right) are charging. There is no LED for the Apple Watch. The brightness of the LEDs is very dim, so it doesn't bother you at all even if you have it on the nightstand in total darkness.

No fast charging

The only flaw we can find in the base is the fact that neither the MagSafe system of the iPhone nor the charging disc of the Apple Watch have fast charging. The recharge of the iPhone is done with the 7,5W of conventional wireless chargers, and the Apple Watch with the usual 2,5W. We must remember that Apple's MagSafe system allows a recharge of up to 15W, and that the Apple Watch Series 7 also has fast charging if you use the official Apple charging cable. Regardless, for a base that most are likely to use on their nightstand to recharge their devices while they sleep, this isn't a drawback. Nor will it be for those who distrust fast charges and prefer a slow charge that takes better care of the battery.

To this we can also add as an advantage the fact that by not having a fast charge We only need a 20W charger to be able to recharge three devices at the same time. These types of chargers are already very widespread and surely we already have one at home, and if we had to buy it, its prices are already very affordable, both from the Satechi brand and from other manufacturers. Although everything is said, with the price of the base, the 20W charger should be included.

Editor's opinion

With a beautiful, modern design, a very compact size, and the ability to recharge three devices simultaneously, this Satechi 3-in-1 dock is a great option for anyone looking for an all-in-one charger for their nightstand or desk. While the lack of fast charging may be a drawback for some users, most won't find it a problem. It can be purchased on Amazon for €119 (link)

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Pros

  • Sleek and compact design
  • MagSafe system
  • Charge iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch

Cons

  • It does not have fast charge
  • Does not include 20W charger necessary

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