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Compact new magnetic charger tops up iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch all at once

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You can stick this all-in-one charging station on a nightstand.
You can stick this all-in-one charging station on a nightstand.
Photo: Native Union

Does charging up all your gadgets in one place sound good? Native Union rolled out a new MagSafe-compatible 3-in-1 wireless charging station Tuesday that should do the trick, topping up your iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch all in one go.

The compact Native Union Snap 3-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charger joins the previously released Snap 2-in-1 in the company’s charging lineup.

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Native Union Snap 3-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charger

The Snap 3-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charger offers dedicated spots for iPhone 12 or 13, an AirPods charging case and Apple Watch, plus a USB-C port for another device.

Much like the Snap 2-in-1, the Snap 3-in-1 features a spare black and metal design with a MagSafe-compatible stand for iPhone 12 or 13, plus space for AirPods, AirPods Pro or other wireless headphones.

The main difference between the older Snap and the newer Snap is the latter’s included USB-C Apple Watch charger. And a cool feature is that you can slide the watch puck out and use it with a Mac, iPad or any USB-C power brick. That’s not unique to this charger, but you don’t see it on every charger.

Snap 3-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charger features at a glance:

  • Charge all your tech at once with a magnetic stand, wireless tray and detachable Apple Watch puck.
  • Powers iPhone up to 7.5W and AirPods, AirPods Pro or Apple Watch up to 5W.
  • Separate pocket-friendly Apple Watch Charging Puck enables Apple Watch charging on other devices.
  • Stream in landscape mode, twist to browse in portrait mode.
  • Charge other devices with the extra USB-C port.
  • One-handed detachment with a weighted base — just grab and go.
  • Know when your iPhone and AirPods are charging with two discreet LED indicators.
  • Comes with a 6.5-foot AC power adapter.

Native Union opted not to go for the official “made for MagSafe” 15W wireless charging speed, going with the typical third-party 7.5W speed instead. In its FAQ, Native Union noted that Apple’s MagSafe charger only holds a 15W charge for a few minutes, then decreases, which makes the real-world difference in charging times more minimal than you’d expect.

The Snap 3-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charger is available from Native Union or Amazon for $179.99.

Where to buy: Native Union or Amazon