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Charge iPhone and Airpods with Anker’s new PowerWave Stand Lite


Anker's new 2-in-1 charger will keep your iPhone 12 and earbuds going.
Anker's new 2-in-1 charger will keep your iPhone 12 and earbuds going.
Photo: Anker

Anker added to its lineup of MagSafe chargers yesterday with the new Anker PowerWave Magnetic 2-in-1 Stand Lite. You can use it to juice up your iPhone 12 and a pair of AirPods at the same time.

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You can use the secondary Qi charging pad under the MagSafe charging pad for something other than AirPods or other earbuds. But Anker said the stand is “exlusively designed for iPhone 12 and earbuds.” A little recession in the pad is perfect for an earbuds charging case.

Anker PowerWave Stand Lite: a MagSafe-compatible 2-in-1

Anker’s new stand is a more-compact update on a previous MagSafe charger. This one adds the secondary Qi charging pad at the base. Among a wide array of Anker products, that makes one of the company’s few stands that are truly 2-in-1 chargers.

The all-white stand features a metal arm holding up the MagSafe charger. It tops out at 7.5W of charging power. That’s a familiar spec from third-party chargers. The Qi charger in the base give your earbuds 5W of juice.

Adjustable charging stand

You can adjust the arm on the top to change the viewing angle so you can see your phone better from where you are — at the desk, in bed, wherever. You can stick your iPhone 12 on there vertically or horizontally to charge, too.

Two LEDs on the charging base show the charging status for each gadget (iPhone light on the left, earbuds light on the right). If the indicators flash white, make sure there are no objects between your devices and the charging surfaces. If the indicators are solid white, the devices are charging.

A detachable, 5-foot USB-C cable comes in the package, but a wall adapter is not included. Anker recommends you use an 18W USB charger for the stand.

Anker’s new PowerWave Magnetic 2-in-1 Stand Lite, scheduled for release on Monday, August 16, is available for pre-order at Amazon at the competitive price of $37.99.

Where to buy: Amazon