The Scoshe BaseLynx modular charging system just became an Apple Store exclusive. This can wirelessly power an iPhone and an Apple Watch, and it has slots to hold several iPads or iPhones while they charge.
It not the only such multi-device charger that Apple offers to customers in the wake of its botched attempt to create its own AirPower charger.
Scoshe BaseLynx Modular Charging System
Scoshe’s offering stands out from the pack by being modular. It comes in segments that can be arranged in any order the user likes.
One module is a Qi-compatible wireless charger that can send 7.5W to a recent-model iPhone or AirPods Pro case. It sells for $49.95.
Another segment is a magnetic charger that can send power to an Apple Watch in two ways: flat with its band open or on its side in Nightstand mode. This costs $69.95.
The Scosche BaseLynx Vertical Charging Station can hold up to three iPads or iPhones while they receive power through cables. The module — which goes for $49.95 — includes an 18W USB-C Power Delivery port and two 12W USB-A ports.
The EndCap Charger connects to one of the other components and includes an 18W USB-C PD port, and an 12W USB-A port.
The Apple Store offers these separately, and in two bundles. The Scosche BaseLynx Modular Charging System Kit has an iPhone, Apple Watch, and vertical charger for $149.99. The Scosche BaseLynx Modular Charging System Pro Kit adds the EndCap Charger and additional charging cables for $199.95.
At this time, these chargers are only available on Apple’s website.
All are AirPower consolation prizes
There are other multi-device chargers available on the Apple Store, like the Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad, which can charge iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch simultaneously. And there’s a simpler version that can just handle two devices.
All of these were added after Apple gave up on AirPower last spring. This would have been a wireless charging mat that would charge three Apple devices at the same time. But Apple couldn’t make it work.
Since then, the company began offering these multi-device chargers on the Apple Store as alternatives.