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Belkin’s latest 2-in-1 MagSafe wireless charging pad gets a Qi2 boost

By Ken Wong - on 21 Apr 2024, 12:26pm

Belkin’s latest 2-in-1 MagSafe wireless charging pad gets a Qi2 boost

Note: This article was first published on 9 April 2024.

You can connect an Apple Watch charger via USB-C. Image source: Belkin.

Belkin just released its latest Qi2-enabled BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Pad.

Qi charging was originally limited to 5-watt charging speeds, but Qi2 would allow a user to charge his phone at 15 watts. Qi2 also enables faster, more efficient magnetic wireless charging, and safeguards device battery life, Belkin says. For comparison, the Belkin BoostCharge 2-in-1 that we covered here, came with Qi charging and not Qi2. According to Belkin, Qi2 safeguards a device's battery life as the standard includes enhanced foreign object detection, ensuring that only compatible devices are charged, and minimising the risk of accidents or damage. So, only certified Qi2 devices will work and if it isn't certified, the charging performance may vary.

The BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Pad delivers 15W of fast wireless charging to your iPhone 15 (as well as iPhone 12/13/14), 5W charging for your AirPods, and 5W charging for an additional device from a USB-C port. Note that it does require your iPhone to lie flat so having it with the Always On Display on is out, and Belkin also added that the Phone 12 mini and iPhone 13 mini only charge up to 12W.

Like the previous model, there is an LED light on the 5W Qi pad to inform you of the charging status of the device. And like the previous model, it doesn’t come with any power supply. 

When we asked them, Belkin recommended pairing the wireless charging pad with a minimum 30W wall charger and suggested the: 

Both come with Programmable Power Supply (PPS) which is a standard that refers to the advanced charging technology for USB-C devices. It can modify in real time the voltage and current by feeding maximum power based on a device's charging status  

Pricing and availability

Image source: Belkin.

Coming in black or white and a 1.5m USB-C to USB-C cable, the BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Pad has a two-year warranty and can be found for S$99 at Challenger’s physical and online store, Belkin’s official stores on Lazada and Shopee, as well as at Takashimaya Gadget Galore #B1 Talking Hall event from now till 15 April 2024.

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