LGear 3-in-1 Charging Dock Review: Cat Tree for Your Devices
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The Lightning Charging Dock 3-in-1 from LGear is a charging tree for Apple devices that can help reduce the number of cables and chargers on anyone’s desk.
LGear has quite a few charging options available, and the Lightning Charging 3-in-1 dock is one of the company’s products that can recharge multiple devices.
3-in-1 Lightning Charging Dock Specifications
It supports all models of Apple Watch and iPhone 12 and later, and AirPods that can charge wirelessly. Includes both generations of AirPods ProAirPods 2nd and 3rd generation, and AirPods 1st generation with wireless charging case.
Space for AirPods is compatible with almost any device that uses Qi wireless charging and includes us iPhone 14 We used it during testing.
The magnetic charger supports fast charging of up to 15W, using what the company calls “Lightning-Charge technology.” Works with compatible MagSafe cases.
A useful feature of the magnetic charging component is its ability to support the iPhone in portrait and landscape modes. It’s easy to turn the iPhone either way, although doing so may scratch some cases, like the ultra-slim case on our iPhone.
But this is also a testament to how safe it is to carry the device.
design and construction
The 3-in-1 charger comes in two parts – the round plastic base that houses the Qi charger and the one that snaps easily into the base to hold the iPhone and Apple Watch.
Although the part attached to the base looks like wood, it is also made of plastic, which makes the product look a bit cheap. However, the fake wooden part has screws visible on the back, which may make certain parts available for repair by experienced people.
3 in 1 charging base use
The 3-in-1 charger is a convenient device that meets expectations. We like that the iPhone component can power devices up to 15W, which makes it comparable to Apple’s MagSafe charger.
AirPods Pro took about two and a half hours to charge from zero to 100% using a 10W Qi charger, while Apple Watch Series 7 Charged to 100% in approximately three hours at 7.5W. The 15W Magnetic Fast Charger provides iPhone 14 with a full battery in about two hours.
The USB-C port on the back of the round base is 5W, which charges devices slower than wireless options, but it’s still good to have in a pinch.
As mentioned, LGear calls the charger the Lightning Charging Dock. At first we thought this meant it had a Lightning port, but that probably only refers to the fast charging side.
LGear 3 in 1 Dock Pros
- 15W iPhone Fast Charging
- iPhone landscape and portrait modes
- Additional USB-C port for wired charging
Cons of LGear 3-in-1 Docking Station
- Not a great design
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Pricing and Judgment
Overwall, the LGear 3-in-1 Dock is a powerful device for charging many electronic devices. At the regular price of $129, we expected to see more premium materials, but it’s not a bad product. It is available for purchase through LGear’s website.
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