We analyze the Satechi 3 in 1 charging base, with which you can charge your iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch with a single compact accessory and with a modern and elegant design.
If you are looking for a guaranteed charging base, which charge 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 need to add extra cables, this 3 in 1 base from Satechi is exactly what you need. With a compact, modern and very elegant design, you can charge your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods using the convenience of MagSafe technology.
- Compact and lightweight
- MagSafe holder compatible with iPhone 12 and later
- Charging for iPhone 7.5W
- Charge for AirPods (with wireless charging case) and AirPods Pro 5W
- Charging for Apple Watch 2.5W
- Includes USB-C to USB-C cable
- Requires a USB-C charger of at least 20W (not included)
The 3-in-1 charging station is mostly plastic, finished in gloss black on the top and anodized gray on the sides. The MagSafe iPhone Drive Holder Bar is metallic, with a glossy finish. It is a base with a very compact size in which you can charge your three devices wirelessly
The MagSafe charging disc allows the iPhone to be held magnetically, as long as it has the MagSafe system, present from the iPhone 12. The magnetic bond is strong, which not only prevents the iPhone from falling, but it’s also easy to place just by pushing it close, making it perfect for the bedside table and placing our iPhone without having to look too hard. If we use a case, it must also be compatible with MagSafe. In case our iPhone does not have MagSafe you can add an accessory to “convert” it to MagSafe, a sticker that Satechi itself also sells. (link).
Without adding more cables
The base doesn’t need you to add any charging cables as it has the MagSafe charging disc for iPhone, the Apple Watch charging disc (compatible with all Apple Watch models) and a small space where you can place the AirPods or AirPods Pro. The Apple Watch charger is removable and connects via USB-C on 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 won’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, it will be necessary to add the 20W charger, the minimum power necessary for the base to work correctly and to be able to recharge the three devices simultaneously. Two LEDs on the front flash slowly indicating that the iPhone (left) and AirPods (right) are charging
No fast charging
The only flaw that can be found at the base is the fact that neither the iPhone’s MagSafe system nor the Apple Watch’s charging disc have fast charging. Charging the iPhone is done with the 7.5W of conventional wireless chargers, and the Apple Watch with the usual 2.5W. It should be remembered that Apple’s MagSafe system allows charging up to 15W, and that the Apple Watch Series 7 also has fast charging if you use Apple’s official charging cable. Either way, for a base that most are likely to use on their bedside table to charge their devices while they sleep, that’s no downside. It also won’t be for those who are wary of fast charging and prefer slow charging which takes better care of the battery.
To this we can also add as an advantage the fact that by not having fast charging We only need a 20W charger to be able to charge three devices at the same time. This type of charger is 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.
With a beautiful modern design, a very compact size and the ability to charge three devices simultaneously, this Satechi 3-in-1 docking station is a great option for anyone looking for an all-in-one charger for their table. bedside or their desk. While the lack of fast charging might be a downside for some users, most won’t find it a problem. It can be purchased on Amazon for $119 (link)
- Editor Rating
- Score 4 stars
- 3 in 1 base
- Review of: louis padille
- Sleek and compact design
- MagSafe system
- Charge iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch
- Doesn’t have fast charging
- Does not include the necessary 20W charger