Logitech Reveals Wireless Charging 3-in-1 Dockby Anton Shilov on March 12, 2020 3:00 PM EST
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Nowadays many people use more than one mobile device that needs charging, but charging them using separate chargers is sometimes inconvenient since they use too many wires or power sockets and create a mess. After Apple had cancelled its universal AirPower wireless charging mat for three devices, numerous makers of wireless chargers came up with their own 2-in-1, 3-in-1, and even 4-in-1 charging docks. This week Logitech joined the club with its Powered Wireless Charging 3-in-1 Dock, that is also accompanied by a dedicated charging pad, as well as and a charging stand, for those who only need to charge one device at a time.
The Logitech Powered Wireless Charging 3-in-1 Dock is designed to charge a modern iPhone, an Apple Watch, and AirPods charging case simultaneously. The device has two triple-coil surfaces (flat pad and upright stand) that can deliver up to 10 W of power (each), as well as a knob for Apple Watch that can deliver up to 5 W of power for a total of 25 W. The dock is fully compliant with the Qi specification, so it can work with other Qi-compliant devices from manufacturers such as Samsung or LG. Furthermore, with two 10-W surfaces, it is possible to charge two smartphones using the regular phone stand as well as the pad for headset.
Logitech says that its "Powered"-series devices feature all kinds of protection, including foreign object detection, protection from overheating, and overcharging.
The Powered Wireless Charging 3-in-1 Dock is made polycarbonate as well as silicone, and comes in graphite or white. The unit costs $129.99, so it is quite a lot more expensive than some of the competing products from less well-known manufacturers.
In addition to the Wireless Charging 3-in-1 Dock, Logitech’s Powered family also includes Powered Wireless Charging Stand for $59.99, as well as Powered Wireless Charging Pad for $39.99. Both feature similar triple-coil internal designs and are rated for 10 W.
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shabby - Thursday, March 12, 2020 - linkDo I need to install drivers and have a logi account for these?
Drkrieger01 - Thursday, March 12, 2020 - linkRequires your email address, email password, blood type, first born, and MS Teams to be installed.
nathanddrews - Thursday, March 12, 2020 - linkDon't forget your PIN for 2FA.
qap - Friday, March 13, 2020 - linkSo it's one of the fairer EULAs.
QChronoD - Thursday, March 12, 2020 - linkAnd here I thought it was going to be an actual USB-C dock that also had a wireless charger built into the top.
quorm - Thursday, March 12, 2020 - linkPersonally I prefer to just plug things in. This just seems like an impulse gift to get someone for whom you don't know what to buy.
Samus - Friday, March 13, 2020 - linkFor $130, I'll keep plugging things in, too :P
BedfordTim - Friday, March 13, 2020 - linkYou can always get an Anker wireless charger for about $10.
name99 - Friday, March 13, 2020 - linkNot comparable.
First that's one device; two devices costs you $50.
Second aWatch is not one of those devices. Complain all you like about who's to blame whether Apple implemented Qi on the Watch incorrectly or against the intent of the standard or whatever, but to get aWatch charging seems to require some serious interaction with Apple -- otherwise you get a sad little product that charges three times and never again (read the reviews for cheapo aWatch charges on Amazon to see what I mean).
It's fair to complain that this is expensive. It's not fair to say that it's "just" the equivalent of a $10 product.
arjun agarwal - Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - linkPersonally I still prefer plugging things too. Wireless charging just makes you carry all the more things along with your phone which contradicts the entire purpose of smartphone mobility.