Belkin Introduces BOOSTUP Wireless Charging Dock With iPhone XS/XS Max/XR and Apple Watch Series 4 Compatibility

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Belkin today introduced its BOOSTUP Wireless Charging Dock for wirelessly charging an iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. There is also a USB-A port for charging a third device like an iPad via Lightning cable.

Belkin BOOSTUP Wireless Charging Dock

The dock is compatible with the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, with wireless charging up to 7.5W, and all Apple Watch models at 5W/1A. It also works with the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The extra USB-A port also has an output of 5W/1A for wired charging of other devices.

The dock is certified under Apple's Made for iPhone program, compliant with the Qi standard, has the ability to charge through iPhone cases up to 3mm thick, and is compatible with Nightstand mode on the Apple Watch. The dock plugs into a wall outlet with a 45W AC adapter included for instant setup.


Belkin says the dock will be available in December at Apple Stores worldwide, priced at $159.99 in the United States.

Belkin also plans to introduce an updated PowerHouse Charge Dock for the iPhone and Apple Watch, for customers who prefer to charge their iPhone via Lightning connector. The new dock looks virtually identical to the previous version, but with a red-colored dial to raise and lower the Lightning connector.

The new PowerHouse Charge Dock

The new PowerHouse Charge Dock will be compatible with all iPhone models with Lightning connectors, including the latest iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, as well as all Apple Watch models. Belkin says it will be available at select retailers in November, priced at $99.99 in the United States.

The existing Belkin Valet Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone and PowerHouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone are not compatible with the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, according to Belkin.

Article Link: Belkin Introduces BOOSTUP Wireless Charging Dock With iPhone XS/XS Max/XR and Apple Watch Series 4 Compatibility
 

rom3o

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Why does ist come with a 45W power supply, when it charges at a maximum of 7.5W plus 2x5W?
 

monoskier

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The existing Belkin Valet Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone and PowerHouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone are not compatible with the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, according to Belkin.
Why would this be the case? Don't they all use Qi?
 

havenyoung

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So why are the old charge docks NOT compatible with iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR? This looks rather suspicious.
  • PowerHouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone (red dial) $99.99
    • Compatible with iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and all iPhone with Lightning connector models, along with all Apple Watch models
    • Availablility: November 2018 at select retailers
  • Valet™ Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone $129.99
    • Compatible with iPhone 8, 8+, X and earlier generations ONLY
    • Availability: Belkin.com
  • PowerHouse™ Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone $99.99
    • Compatible with iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and previous iPhone with Lightning connector models only
    • Availability: Belkin.com
 

Indonorsk

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So why are the old charge docks NOT compatible with iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR? This looks rather suspicious.
  • PowerHouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone (red dial) $99.99
    • Compatible with iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and all iPhone with Lightning connector models, along with all Apple Watch models
    • Availablility: November 2018 at select retailers
  • Valet™ Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone $129.99
    • Compatible with iPhone 8, 8+, X and earlier generations ONLY
    • Availability: Belkin.com
  • PowerHouse™ Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone $99.99
    • Compatible with iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and previous iPhone with Lightning connector models only
    • Availability: Belkin.com
I just tried charging my iPhone XS Max on the current generation powerhouse that I’ve been using on the X and it sadly doesn’t charge. I don’t know why so would be interesting to hear the reason but frustrating as it means I’ll need to replace it with a more expensive one that comes out in 3 months ... may resort to something else.
 
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havenyoung

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I just tried charging my iPhone XS Max on the current generation powerhouse that I’ve been using on the X and it sadly doesn’t charge. I don’t know why so would be interesting to hear the reason but frustrating as it means I’ll need to replace it with a more expensive one that comes out in 3 months ... may resort to something else.
I have the old Powerhouse as well. This does not look good. I’m wondering what Apple changed for MFi standard.

I think this is going to create a lot of confusion if Apple indeed changed something.
 
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