ICYMI: USB-C and Qi Chargers, cables, & many Apple Store exclusives

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Each week, there are a ton of great products that get released that we don't have time to cover. Here are our top picks for new gear from the last seven days you should check out including new Mophie charging gear, Withings' health accessories, Lightning cables, and much more.

Mophie wireless chargers
Mophie wireless chargers

Mophie

Mophie dropped a few new products this week, starting with new Apple-exclusive Qi wireless chargers that feature a smooth, glossy top and a black or white finish with 7.5W of power.

They will retail for $39.95 in Apple Stores and through Apple's website.

Mophie aluminum car charger
Mophie aluminum car charger


New car chargers were also introduced with an anodized aluminum design. There is a single-port model that runs $24.95 and a dual-charger with 12W to each port for $29.95. Currently they are all limited to USB-A.

Finally, Mophie has released a swath of new USB-C and Lightning cables. There are USB-A to Lightning, USB-C to Lightning, USB-A to USB-C, and USB-C to USB-C cables that run from $24.95 to $34.95 depending on the length and connectors.

Nomad Lightning Cables

Speaking of cables, Nomad has launched their own version this week. We got several new USB-C and USB-C to Lightning cables from the accessory maker that weave in actual Kevlar threads.




They look better and are more durable than their past cable designs and also have metal over-molds on either end.

Of course, like all previous Nomad cables, they come with an integrated silicone cable tie.

One of our favorites is the new 3M USB-C cable which has become out new go-to for charging out Mac and iPad Pro.

Check out all the cables on Nomad's website.

Belkin wireless chargers

In another Apple Store-exclusive, Belkin has released a trio of new charging devices.

Belkin BoostCharge wireless charging pad
Belkin BoostCharge wireless charging pad


First is an updated BoostCharge wireless charging pad. it has a non-slip top surface, works with cases up to 3mm, and retails for $29.95.

Belkin BoostCharge wireless charging stand
Belkin BoostCharge wireless charging stand


Second is an updated BoostCharge wireless charging stand that allows the phone to be oriented vertically and horizontally. It is available for $49.95.

Belkin BoostCharge wireless charging vent
Belkin BoostCharge wireless charging vent


Last is the BoostCharge wireless charging vent mount that allows you to wireless charge your phone while clipping it to your vent for easy view in the car. It is available for $59.95.

All three devices are available now through Apple.

Rotor Riot Controller

Rotor Riot controller
Rotor Riot MFi controller


Rotor Riot has announced the release of its newest controller which happens to be the first wired iPhone gaming controller that supports L3 and R3 button presses. This puts it in similar category to the Playstation 4 DualShock 4 controller or the Xbox One S controller -- both of which are supported on iOS 13.

It is available now from Apple's online and brick and mortar stores for $49.99

Native Union

Native Union Dock charger
Native Union Dock charger


Native Union too is launching several new Apple-carried accessories. There are new Dock wireless chargers that support up to 7.5W of power for iPhone and work vertical and horizontal. There are standard Slate and Rose variations as well as more stylish Marquetry editions available for $79.95 and $119.95 respectively.

The Drop charger in the same designs are also going to be available.

Beyond wireless chargers, Native Union also has a new Belt Watch charger, the Belt USB-C cable, and the Key cable (in USB-C to Lightning now).

Native Union cables. From left to right: Belt Watch, Belt Cable Universal, Key Cable, & Night Cable
Native Union cables. From left to right: Belt Watch, Belt Cable Universal, Key Cable, & Night Cable


Apart from the chargers and cables, Native Union is also bringing the Stow Sleeve, Stow Slim for iPad, and the Stow organizer to Apple. Also announced are various iPhone cases and wall chargers with some due out later this year.

Satechi USB-C Hub

Satechi USB-C Multiport Pro adapter
Satechi USB-C Multiport Pro adapter


Satechi is bringing an exclusive USB-C Multiport Pro adapter to Apple Stores. It features a USB-C PD port, a 4K HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port, as well as SD and MicroSD card readers.

You can pick it up from Apple for $69.95.

Other notable releases

Some gear we have already covered this week, but we've collected them here if you missed them.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    The article says the Mophie dual car charger is usb-a only but the picture shows a dual usb-a/c. I can find the dual usb-a car charger on Apples site but what’s what’s weird is I can’t find that  Mophie usb-a/c charger for sale anywhere. 
  • Reply 2 of 4
    Amazon has tons of the same type of products for cheaper. Some of these are ridiculously priced. Hard pass!


  • Reply 3 of 4
    Amazon has tons of the same type of products for cheaper. Some of these are ridiculously priced. Hard pass!



    You'd have to do your research before you opt for the cheaper products on Amazon. While some of them maybe good, there are others that are cheap for a reason.

    I find it better to pay more for a reputed company's product than worry about hazards from unknown brands.

    chia
  • Reply 4 of 4
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 5,138member
    Thanks AI !
    We need more articles like this showing the little new, mostly "unimportant" new products that can make life with an Apple Product even more enjoyable!

    Often it is the little things that count.   And there were a lot good suggestions and ideas here.
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