August 19, 2022
Enlarge / Belkin’s new 3-in-1 MagSafe charging stand is identical to its predecessor, pictured above, but true change occurs within.

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Belkin just launched its second 3-in-1 device capable of fast-charging the latest Apple Watch Series 7. The new Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 MagSafe charging stand joins its pad-shaped sibling as the only other all-in-one solution that can charge your mobile Apple devices (MagSafe-compatible iPhones, AirPods, and Apple Watches) at the fastest wireless speeds possible.

When the Apple Watch Series 7 launched last year, it became the first Apple Watch to be fast-charge capable, cutting the protracted 2.5-hour charge time of previous generations in half. I noted it as my favorite feature in my review, and that’s because it not only made zero to 100 charges quicker, but it also made quick dashes on the charger much more efficient. For instance, only 45 minutes on the charger brought the Series 7 from zero to 80 percent. It was a big help in making sure the watch wouldn’t die right before I was about to go for a run or head to bed.

Belkin’s 3-in-1 Apple charger is one we’ve recommended before. The previous version, without fast-charging for the Apple Watch, made our list of the best iPhone 12 accessories, thanks to its sleek, modern aesthetics, and compact, efficient design. The newest version looks identical, hiding its important changes within. It was never the cheapest option, selling for $150, but its build quality and versatility bolstered its value then, as the addition of Apple Watch fast-charging does now at no additional cost.

The Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 MagSafe charger is available in black and white versions. Pre-orders are open now, with shipping set for July.

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