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10 W Vissles 3-in-1 Qi wireless charging station charges almost as fast as a 10 W cable charger (Image source: Vissles)
10 W Vissles 3-in-1 Qi wireless charging station charges almost as fast as a 10 W cable charger (Image source: Vissles)
The third-party Apple charger blends in well with all your Apple products and it gets the charging job done almost as fast as a cable despite some minor design setbacks.
Allen Ngo,

What was once a feature reserved for the priciest of smartphones is now on its way to becoming ubiquitous. There are seemingly as many wireless Qi-compatible smartphones as there are Qi charging stations these days and prices have nosedived as a result.

One example is the Vissles 3-in-1 charging station that we were able to try out courtesy of the manufacturer. Though it was designed for charging the iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods simultaneously, any Qi-enabled smartphone should work as well. Most notably, the 10 W charging station is double the output of the 5 W charging cable included with some iPhone models.

For a more 1:1 comparison, we tested the charging rate of the Vissles against a 10 W cable charger with an iPhone XR at almost 0 percent battery. The wireless charger would lag behind our cable charger by only 4 percent after a full hour of charging. The base becomes warm to the touch when charging and a white indicator light will glow if charging is complete or flash if a device is not positioned properly.

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There are a few drawbacks and annoyances we encountered. Firstly, the pad can only charge one of each device type meaning you can't charge two iPhones or two Apple Watches simultaneously which limits versatility. Secondly, the indicator light can be too bright when charging on a nightstand overnight and we suspect that some users will probably tape it over. And lastly, while the sleek rounded design of the charging station fits in well with any Apple product visually, its ABS plastic makeup feels cheap to the touch.

More information and specs on the Vissles 3-in-1 charger can be found here on its official product page. Notebookcheck receives no commission for any purchases, but interested users can grab one for about $36 after applying the coupon code.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-05- 7 (Update: 2020-05- 8)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.