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10 Best Apple 3

Aug 27, 2023

Simon Hill Julian Chokkattu

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If you have an iPhone, AirPods, and an Apple Watch, congrats! You have the holy trinity of Apple products. But keeping all of these gadgets powered up can be annoying, since they all have individual cables and proprietary charging solutions. Why deal with all that hassle when a single 3-in-1 wireless charger can accommodate everything? Our Best Wireless Chargers guide has a few recommendations, but there are so many more great docking systems for Apple devices. After months and years of testing, these are our favorites.

Be sure to read our other buying guides, including the Best MagSafe Accessories, Best iPhone, Best Apple Watch, Best Wireless Earbuds, and our guide to understanding Apple One.

Updated March 2023: We've added chargers from Otterbox, Zens, and Anker, several honorable mentions, and updated prices.

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Most of the wireless chargers in this guide are MagSafe wireless chargers. That means they take advantage of the magnets embedded in the back of the iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and iPhone 14 range. I cannot stress this enough: If you buy a case, make sure it is a MagSafe case. We have several third-party options in the linked guides above. A normal case will weaken the pull of the magnets in the iPhone and will not stick to MagSafe accessories well. What's the point of MagSafe? You don't have to worry about misalignment with the wireless charger, meaning you won't wake up to a dead iPhone. Technically, this perfect alignment means chargers are also able to provide faster 15-watt charging, but Apple has restricted this perk to a tiny number of products from select brands like Belkin and Mophie, and we highlight those below.

MagSafe is available in the AirPods as well (depending on your model). Apple's AirPods and AirPods Pro with the wireless charging case will work with nearly all of the standard Qi wireless charging pads on these chargers (as will many third-party wireless earbuds), but if you have AirPods with MagSafe, then you can hook it up to the magnetic mounts as well.

If you do not have a MagSafe iPhone, then your iPhone won't be able to attach to these chargers, though we do have some recommendations for older iPhones (and the iPhone SE).

This classy chrome charging tree suspends two of your Apple gadgets in midair, and the relatively compact T-shaped design won't take up much room on your desk or nightstand. It can recharge your iPhone at the fastest 15-watt charging speed Apple allows, and it can also fast-charge the Apple Watch Series 7, Series 8, and Apple Watch Ultra. Drop the AirPods Pro (or AirPods with wireless charging case) onto the base, and you'll be topping up all these devices from a single outlet. Everything sits securely in place, and you can even flip your iPhone into landscape orientation to watch a video while it charges. Belkin also sells a version as a pad if you don't want to have your devices propped vertically.

Folks seeking something a little more compact for the nightstand will appreciate this solid aluminum 3-in-1 charging station from Otterbox. It can charge all your Apple gadgets at top speed and comes with a 6.6-foot cable and a 36-watt wall charger. The Magsafe pad holds your iPhone securely, and there is a pad on the weighted base for AirPods. The integrated Apple Watch charger allows for Nightstand mode, but it is the weak link here, and I sometimes find that my Series 8 twists slightly. It doesn't shift enough to prevent charging, but it could be a problem, especially if you have an Ultra or favor a heavy band for your Apple Watch. If you fancy this, make sure you get the correct version, because Otterbox also offers a cheaper 3-in-1 with a slot for Apple Watch charging around the back, which we don't recommend.

This Satechi 3-in-1 requires you to supply your own 20-watt power adapter (this is a good one if you don't have one already), and it won't recharge your iPhone or Apple Watch at the fastest speeds possible. That's still totally fine if you usually only juice up your gadgets overnight. It's a little smaller than the Belkin, so it won't take too much room, and the aluminum build looks attractive (the iPhone mount is made of stainless steel). One neat trick? You can pop off the Apple Watch charger and take it on the go—just plug the USB-C end into any charger, power bank, or even laptop with the port to recharge your smartwatch.

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You absolutely don't need to spend more than $100 for a simple 3-in-1 charging system for your Apple gadgets. I've been using Monoprice's 3-in-1 MagSafe charger with no issues. It's plasticky, sure, but it does the job. The caveat? You will need to use your own Apple Watch cable (the one Apple provided in the box). There's space in the underside of the base to stow the cable. The good news is that if you have the Series 7, Series 8, or Apple Watch Ultra, your Apple Watch charger will fast-charge your smartwatch.

Otherwise, there's a grooved area for the AirPods, and the iPhone attaches magnetically to the mount on the left of the Apple Watch and will charge at the standard rate (7.5 watts). It comes with a charging adapter too. You can orient your iPhone in landscape mode, but it will then block the Apple Watch charger.

Are you rocking an older iPhone without MagSafe support? This 3-in-1 charging stand is a sound alternative to the Belkin. The upright magnetic puck for the Apple Watch enables Nightstand mode (basically, a digital clock), and the center stand lets you place your iPhone vertically or horizontally. There's also an indented spot for earbud cases, ensuring they won't slide off easily. An elegant glass finish lends it a classy look and feel.

You cannot get more compact than this dinky, dense, 2.5-inch cube from Anker. It has a Magsafe pad on top that charges at up to 15 watts, and the whole top section hinges to a 60-degree angle, revealing a charging surface for your AirPods. The wee pop-out shelf on the side has a built-in Apple Watch charger. It also supports fast charging and can comfortably accommodate any Apple Watch, including the Ultra, though the fact that it sits flat makes it less than ideal for Nightstand mode. Anker says you can fit it in your pocket, but while that is technically true, this is a heavy metal cube, so slinging it in a bag will be much more comfortable. You get a 5-foot cable and a 30-watt charger in the box.

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A solid aluminum slate with leather padded charging surface, this edition of Nomad's Base Station includes an Apple Watch mount to insert your own Apple Watch charger (you can pay an extra $20 to include the Watch charger). It is angled to toggle on Nightstand mode. You can put your iPhone and AirPods case down on this pad, and it can deliver up to 10 watts of power to the phone. The back plays host to an 18-watt USB-C and a 7.5-watt USB-A port, so you can plug in any additional gadgets that need refilling. Mercifully, the LEDs dim at night thanks to an ambient light sensor, making it a nice bedside option.

Don't have an Apple Watch? No problem. This elegant 2-in-1 stand can recharge your iPhone and AirPods (or other wireless earbuds with wireless charging support). The black and gold combo looks great, the magnet is strong, and there's a weighted base. On the downside, it only charges iPhones at up to 7.5 watts. The permanently attached USB-C cable is a good length, but you do have to provide your own adapter.

Another alternative: This is another great dual charger for your AirPods and iPhone, but it packs in some additional functionality. The Anker MagGo 633 ($120) lets you magnetically attach an iPhone to the stand, but you can then pop the stand off and it turns into a 5,000-mAh power bank. It will stay on the back of your iPhone in your bag or pocket. When you're back home, slide it onto the dock and pop your earbuds on the base to refuel.

If you own an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods, there is a decent chance you might have an iPad too, so why not a 4-in-1 charging station? Zens offers a modular design, with a main stand for your iPad, a Magsafe pad in front to float your iPhone, and a slight indentation to charge AirPods below. The Apple Watch charger is a separate section that attaches magnetically (on either side) and holds your Watch in horizontal Nightstand mode, which looks slightly better than vertical. It feels durable with a grippy, rubbery, flecked black finish made from recycled plastic. You get a 65-watt power adapter, power cable, and adapter plugs for the US, UK, and EU, which is quite handy. The main drawback with this is the large size, and you have to connect a cable to the USB-C port on the side to charge your iPad.

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I took this little travel kit with me when I went to cover the Apple event, and it worked flawlessly. It comes with a felt carrying case that also includes a charging brick and USB-C cable. Take out the square-shaped stack and unfold it to find three wireless chargers in one elongated pad. The iPhone sticks magnetically to the center and charges at the fastest 15-watt rate, and you can pop up the Apple Watch dock to use Nightstand mode (sadly, no fast charging for the smartwatch). There's a grooved spot for the AirPods on the left. It feels great, is compact, and is pretty lightweight all around.

We have tested several other multi-device wireless charging stations for Apple devices. Here are a few we liked:

Not every charger will be a winner. Here's one we didn't like.

STM Goods ChargeTree Go for $120: This charging tree station folds flat and can charge a trio of Apple gadgets. But there's no quick-charge support, my Apple Watch kept sliding out of place during the night, and there's no adapter included. It's not cheap either.

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1-year subscription to WIRED for $5 ($25 off) If you buy a case, make sure it is a MagSafe case Another alternative: Anker MagGo 633 ($120) Case-Mate Fuel 3-in-1 Foldable for $150 Twelve South HiRise 3 Wireless Charging Stand for $96 RapidX Boosta 5-in-1 Charging Stand for $60 Mophie Snap+ 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand for $100 Nomad Base One Max 2-in-1 Wireless Charger for $150: RapidX Modula 5 Modular Wireless Charging System for $50: Ugreen 3-in-1 Wireless Charger for $130 Anker 623 MagGo 2-in-1 Wireless Charger for $80 Courant Mag:2 Classics 2-in-1 Wireless Charger for $150: OtterBox 2-in-1 Charging Station with MagSafe for $130 ESR HaloLock 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with CryoBoost for $70 Excitrus Magnetic Wireless Charging Station for $30 STM Goods ChargeTree Go for $120