Review: Mophie's suede 3-in-1 Qi wireless charging stand powers all your Apple gear

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in iPhone edited January 21
Mophie elevates its wireless charger with a new suede top material for a more premium experience on its 3-in-1 Qi charging dock for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods.

Mophie 3-in-1 wireless charger
Mophie 3-in-1 wireless charger in suede. That dent or hollow you see on the left is where an AirPods case is meant to sit


It was merely a few weeks ago when we reviewed the new Mophie wireless charger lineup which encompasses a single charger, a dual charger, and a three-in-one dock.

In the review, we took Mophie to task for the glossy, somewhat cheap feeling exterior that had diverged from the fantastic quality we'd seen from the accessory maker in the past.

Not to say the products were bad in any way -- they are better than a lot of other chargers out there. But compared to Mophie's own, they didn't quite live up.

So it's no surprise when we found out Mophie was launching a more premium version of its three-in-one wireless charging dock.

Mophie 3-in-1 has an MFi certified Apple Watch charging puck
Mophie 3-in-1 has an MFi-certified Apple Watch charging puck


The basics are the same -- it has a Qi pad on the right for a phone, a divot to the left for a pair of AirPods, and an MFi certified Apple Watch charging puck stationed behind the AirPods perch.

That all remains identical with what we reviewed before, however the top surface has changed. Instead of the glossy plastic that showed every spec of dust, it is covered in a soft suede.

This wholeheartedly improves the look and feel of the charger, immediately elevating it to a more premium experience.

Mophie 3-in-1 AirPods divot
Mophie 3-in-1 AirPods divot


As far as other important details, the Qi charger will work with cases up to 3mm thick (par for the course), and can charge at up to 7.5W -- the most Apple allows for an iPhone.

It is disappointing you can't use another phone or something else on the left side of the charger, limited to only charging AirPods, but it is nice to see something designed specifically for them. Plus, with the Apple Watch charger in the way there isn't much room for anything else.

Mophie 3-in-1
Mophie 3-in-1 wireless charger for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods


The Mophie three-in-one wireless charging pad for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods is available now from Mophie for $140, the same as the black plastic version.

Pros
  • Premium, stylish design

  • Charges all your daily Apple gear

  • Fast charging

  • Works with cases

  • Compact size

  • Apple MFi certified
Cons
  • Pricey

  • Only one phone at a time

  • No USB-C output

  • Large, proprietary power adapter

Score: 4 out of 5

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    chasmchasm Posts: 2,404member
    I like Mophie's stuff. I'm glad the better version is available at the same price. Bonus points for including the charging puck rather than me having to get another one separately, as way too many Watch charging solutions do.
    GeorgeBMac
  • Reply 2 of 7
    Does it work if you have a case on your apple watch? That seems to be the hardest thing to find in these all-in-one setups.
  • Reply 3 of 7
    I really like mophie, but this is just so much more unflexibel than AirPower would have been. No freedom to put the devices where you want and not the same minimalistic design. 
  • Reply 4 of 7
    SoliSoli Posts: 10,032member
    Does it work if you have a case on your apple watch? That seems to be the hardest thing to find in these all-in-one setups.
    Does your current case work with the standard Watch inductive charger? If so, I'd say it's likely, but if you're worried and you said yes to the former then I'd suggest a solution that uses the original Watch charging cable wrapped into a 3rd-party stand.

    I really like mophie, but this is just so much more unflexibel than AirPower would have been. No freedom to put the devices where you want and not the same minimalistic design. 
    Overall I like it but I can't use it because I'm not a candidate for AirPower and my Powerbeats Pros don't offer inductive charging (not that it's a big deal with as infrequently as I need to plug in the case to recharge).

    I found one option that will work for 2 iPhones and the Watch (or an AirPod, iPhone and Watch) but it's from a company I don't know and I don't trust powered devices to many companies.
  • Reply 5 of 7
    CONS:

    IT DOES NOT WORK!

    Will not charge Apple Watch Series 4.

    Although I will admit the one they sent me appeared to have been returned.  The power cord was just wadded up in the bottom of the box.  So perhaps they just remailed a defective returned unit.

    Regardless If you buy it you will regret it. 

    In related news my credit card has not be credited for the return yet.  Although it is still a little early I suppose. 
    edited October 2019
  • Reply 6 of 7
    Mine arrived Friday and worked wonderfully for a few nights. Then, Sunday night, the watch was real finicky about positioning to get it to charge (Series 5). Ended up unable to stay connected to the charger. 

    Tonight, watch won’t charge at all. 

    I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Moohie is having some problems. Especially given the units shipped a week late. 
  • Reply 7 of 7
    I recently bought this dock for my series 5, airpods and iphone Xs Max. Works perfectly for me. No issues with charging the watch. I saw an ad on facebook about it.

    https://handytoolfactory.com/collections/handy-electronics/products/handy-wireless-fast-charging-dock
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