Since Apple’s reveal of its new MagSafe charging standard, formally authorized wi-fi chargers that use the usual have been few and much between. However Belkin is boosting these numbers with its new BoostCharge Professional MagSafe 2-in-1 Wi-fi Charger, which additionally brings a extra palatable $99.95 price ticket.
Much like the BoostCharge Pro MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charger, the BoostCharge Professional MagSafe 2-in-1 Wi-fi Charger — as you may be capable to already guess — can cost two merchandise as a substitute of three. Now, the futuristic charging tree will provide only a MagSafe pad and an everyday Qi charger in your AirPods (or some other gadget that matches), dropping the Apple Watch charger discovered on the 3-in-1.
And just like the 3-in-1, the brand new BoostCharge Professional MagSafe 2-in-1 is an official, MFi-approved MagSafe gadget, which means that it’s one of many few choices on the market for benefiting from MagSafe’s quicker 15W wi-fi charger. And the one-third discount in performance comes with an analogous discount in worth: the BoostCharge Professional MagSafe 2-in-1 prices $99.95, in comparison with the $149.95 that Belkin fees for its bigger counterpart.
The BoostCharge Professional MagSafe 2-in-1 Wi-fi Charger is ready to launch later this 12 months in March or April, when it’ll be accessible from each Apple’s and Belkin’s web sites.
Together with the brand new wi-fi charger, Belkin additionally introduced its second set of wi-fi earbuds, the Soundform Freedom True Wi-fi Earbuds. The place the unique Soundform True Wi-fi Earbuds had been a price range choice at $59.99 (with options to match), Belkin is aiming larger with the Soundform Freedom buds. The brand new buds function higher battery life (as much as eight hours, with an extra 20 hours within the case), USB-C charging, and improved isolation of background noise (though there’s no lively noise cancellation).
Notably, the Soundform Freedom earbuds may also be one of many first third-party merchandise to work with Apple’s Discover My community (one thing Apple announced it could offer as an choice final 12 months). That signifies that — just like Apple’s personal AirPods — you’ll be capable to use the Discover My app on iPhone and Mac units to find your lacking headphones, utilizing the identical crowdsourced community of Apple merchandise that the corporate’s personal first-party units can use.
The Soundform Freedom earbuds additionally provide each Qi and USB-C charging, swappable ear ideas, and are rated IPX5 for sweat and splash resistance. Belkin has but to announce pricing, however they’ll be accessible to buy someday in March or April.