Mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger with MagSafe review: For iPhone and Apple Watch

Keep Apple devices ready to go with convenient 3-in-1 travel charger [Review]

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Mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger with MagSafe in use★★★★☆
Your Apple devices will be ready for your summer holiday with Mophie's travel charger.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Roll out the Mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger with MagSafe and it’s ready to juice up your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods. Just drop the devices on their appropriate wireless charging mat. And, to make it easier to take on the road, the accessory comes with a carrying case.

I tested the multi-device travel charger to see how quickly it wirelessly powers up a variety of Apple products. And how easy it is to carry around.

Mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger with MagSafe review

I don’t leave the house without an iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods. And I certainly wouldn’t go on vacation without them. That makes a way to recharge each of them while I’m on the road a necessity.

I can throw a couple of cables and wall power adapters in my bag, but I always end up wanting to charge the iPhone and AirPods at the same time so the collection of cables and chargers gets bulky, and they clutter up my luggage.

The Mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger with MagSafe is an all-in-one solution. It’s a mat with a single USB-C cable and adapter that charges three Apple devices at the same time. And it can handle your MacBook and iPad in a pinch.

An iPhone travel charger and a whole lot more

The Mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger with MagSafe starts out as a 3.3-inch by 3.1-inch by 1.2-inch rolled-up package that’s 0.4 pounds. This is held magnetically closed.

Unroll the device to expose the three charging mats: one for AirPods, one for iPhone and the third for Apple Watch.

The exterior of the charger is fabric in a professional-looking dark grey. The interior is more utilitarian: white and black plastic charging mats on a grey surface. It’s not something you’ll want permanently on your desk or nightstand, though it’s fine for a business trip or vacation.

Trio of wireless chargers for Apple devices

Mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger with MagSafe review
In a hotel room, take Mophie’s 3-in-1 travel charger up out of its pouch and unroll it to be ready to juice up your devices.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The center of Mophie’s 3-in-1 Travel Charger is an iPhone wireless charging mat with MagSafe. An iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 will cling to this magnetically and charge at up to 15W. Many rival chargers top out at 7.5W.

Any iPhone or Android that supports wireless charging can also use this mat. They won’t get the advantages of MagSafe, though.

I did real-world testing with my iPhone 13, and the charger was able to raise the handset’s battery level 19% in half an hour, and 37% in a full hour. That’s slower than other MagSafe-compatible chargers I’ve tested.

On the right side of Mophie’s travel charger is the Apple Watch charging mat. The wearable clings to this magnetically, and the mat is on a hinge so you can tilt it up. That makes the Watch screen easily viewable at night.

In my real-world test, the mat raised the battery level on the Apple Watch Series 3 by 28% in half an hour. That’s the standard charging rate for the wearable.

The third major component of the Mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger with MagSafe is a slightly concave mat designed to hold a Wireless Charging Case for AirPods. The mat provides the standard 5W of power.

Mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger with MagSafe with iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods
The Mophie travel charger powers up an iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods simultaneously.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Wall power adapter and USB-C cable

The iPhone/Apple Watch/AirPods charger comes with a 30W USB-C PD wall adapter. That’s enough juice to power all three wireless charging mats simultaneously. I tested this to be sure.

A 39-inch USB-C to USB-C cable is also included. It’s long enough to teach from a wall socket to a nightstand.

Or you can use the wall charger and USB-C cable for your Mac or iPad instead. USB-C is USB-C.

And a case!

One of my favorite features of the Mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger with MagSafe is its carrying case. This is a charcoal-gray felted material and is held closed with a button and loop.

There’s just enough room inside for the multi-device charger, the wall adapter and the cable.

This is a convenient way to keep all the pieces of the accessory together when you’re traveling.

Mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger with MagSafe final thoughts

Mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger with MagSafe case
The travel charger folds up and slides into a handy case.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Getting to a destination and realizing you’ve forgotten the cable(s) you need to charge your devices is a bad feeling. I recommend anyone who travels regularly keep what you need permanently packed in your suitcase. A multi-device charger like Mophie’s makes that easy. Drop the convenient carrying case in your bag and it’ll be waiting.

I like almost everything about the product except that I’m a bit underwhelmed by the speed of its iPhone charger. Other MagSafe chargers are quicker, if not so portable

★★★★☆

Pricing

The Mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger with MagSafe is available now from Apple’s online store, or from many of its retail locations. The cost is $149.95.

Buy from: Apple

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