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tooloud10

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I thought a new S7 with a fresh battery would help, but it actually tends to drain more battery than I would have expected (after a night‘s sleep and a full day it is around 30%).
Do you use the Always On display feature? I was disappointed with the battery life of my S5 until I prevented the screen from staying on and my battery life practically doubled. I had been under the impression that it wasn't supposed to use much power but that was drastically incorrect.
 

rezwits

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Jul 10, 2007
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Does anyone know if, the "stop-charging" feature works with MagSafe & iPhones? i.e. NO HEAT if LEFT on the charger (for more than 24 hours)?

Thanks!
 

bob24

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Sep 25, 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
Do you use the Always On display feature? I was disappointed with the battery life of my S5 until I prevented the screen from staying on and my battery life practically doubled. I had been under the impression that it wasn't supposed to use much power but that was drastically incorrect.

Yes I do have it turned on, and while I haven’t tried to turn it off I suspect you are right that it would make a big difference.

Thing is, I actually do like the feature and it is one of the reasons I upgraded from my S4.

Also one thing I don’t understand is that it is using up about 15% overnight whereby the screen is off because the watch is in might mode. When I first started to wear Apple Watches overnight I would wake-up with 95% left.

And lastly, I did try to setup the watch as a new one (as opposed to restoring from a backup), and it actually did help a bit in terms of reducing battery usage.
 

matrix42

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Jan 26, 2020
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Would prefer to have the iPhone stand up instead of laying flat, like the previous version of this did
 

gk4

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I generally like anker stuff, but I'm starting to lose a bit of faith. I still almost exlusively by their simpler components like cables, charging bricks and power banks. But I've had bad luck with wireless charging lately.

I own and have since stopped using these;

Amazon.com: Anker Magnetic Wireless Charging Station with 20W Charger, Anker 533 Magnetic Wireless Charger (3-in-1 Stand), 5 ft USB-C Cable, Only for iPhone 13/13 Pro/13 mini, AirPods Pro, Apple Watch 1-6 Series : Cell Phones & Accessories

Amazon.com: Anker Magnetic Wireless Charger, 5ft USB-C Cable with Detachable USB-A Connector, PowerWave Magnetic Pad Slim Only for iPhone 13/13 Pro / 13 Pro Max / 13 Mini/iPhone 12/12 Pro (No AC Adapter) : Cell Phones & Accessories

Both of them whined a lot. I realize people have a different threshold for this high pitch whine so it might be a non issue for some. I since bought one from Mophie and it was a lot more expensive but also dead silent. The more basic belkin magnetic charger I got (not sure if this one is official magsafe) is also dead silent.
 

fwmireault

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Jul 4, 2019
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Just got mine! Works as expected and the weight feels nice
 
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bob24

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Sep 25, 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
Just got mine! Works as expected and the weight feels nice

Still not available in Europe, but planning to order one when it is possible.

I was going to order a black one thinking the white would be too much of a contrast with my black bedside table, but your picture is making me reconsider …
 

fwmireault

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Still not available in Europe, but planning to order one when it is possible.

I was going to order a black one thinking the white would be too much of a contrast with my black bedside table, but your picture is making me reconsider …
I would probably also ordered black (I am a space Grey everything person), but I don’t like the contrast with the OEM MagSafe and Apple Watch pucks, that are always white. So yeah, I take the device all in white and it looks pretty good
 
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jsmusgrave

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Jan 2, 2022
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Would not charge my AirPods Pro. The support is terrible. The RMA process is obnoxious. Based on this experience, I wouldn't recommend ordering anything directly from Belkin.
 

bluesteel

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Apr 5, 2007
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Ordered one from the Apple Store and it arrived today. So, it keeps charging the Airpods Pro even though the case and buds are 100% charged. The AirPods indicator light went off a couple of times for less than a minute, but it has been on 99% of the time. And the Airpods case and the buds inside get a lititle too warm for my comfort. The base under AirPods gets very warm too, so I know its charging.

Is this charger suppose to stop charging when the AirPods Pro are fully charged? My Apple MagSafe puck stops charging the Airpods case when its fully charged. I’m going to leave my iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods on the charger over night. If anything is still charging in the morning, if anything is hot, than I’m returning the entire charger.
 

bluesteel

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Apr 5, 2007
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I had all three devices on the charger last night. The iPhone and Apple Watch were fine, cool/warm..optimized charging in action throughout the night, no problem. The AirPods Pro, though, were very warm again. It really doesn't seem like a good idea to leave AirPods Pro on a wireless charger overnight, probably won't do that again.

Not sure if I'm going to return this thing now. It seems really well made, excellent materials and design, and I love the hefty weight. The convenience of charging the three devices at once, at fast charging speeds, and only one cable. Hmm.
 

jaybar

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Dec 11, 2008
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Can anyone provide a picture of the charger that comes with the new Belkin unit? Will it fit in a duplex outlet without blocking the second plug? Thanks.
 

bluesteel

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Apr 5, 2007
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I decided to keep mine. I just won't leave the AirPods Pro on the charger over night.
 
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jaybar

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Thanks for the pictures. Question. I am unsure about the best charging option for me. I already have:

MagSafe Duo
MagSafe Charger
Apple fast charger for my S7 Watch

I don’t do sleep tracking. I generally charge overnight but I also like the fast charge option at times for the watch. My primary watch band is the Milanese loop. I also use the leather link. I don’t see myself getting AirPods. I have the AirPods Max.

What charging option would be best for me? Would there be a significant benefit to the Belkin unit, given my use case?
 

bluesteel

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Apr 5, 2007
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If I did not have AirPods Pro, I would not buy the Belkin 3-1. Your paying more for the included AirPods charger, and that recessed spot can only be used to charge AirPods. I would want a 2-1 charger if I was only charging iPhone and Watch. Looks like your all set with Your Apple MagSafe chargers.

If your looking for another option, I won’t mention anything specifically, but personally, I like Apple, Belkin, Mophie, Anker for iPhone/iPad/Watch/AirPods charging. I might have missed a brand or two there. These brands can cost more, but they seem to be more optimized for Apple products. Apple’s own chargers are best, the most optimized for their own products. For example, they had a firmware update recently for their MagSafe Charger. The charger just updated on its own wirelessly while it was charging my phone overnight. When I see this attention to details, it makes me hesitant to buy any other wireless charger but Apple’s own. My new $150 Belkin charger can’t do that, and Belkin is the second most optimized brand of chargers for Apple products.
 
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jaybar

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@bluesteel, are you suggesting that I stick with the MagSafe Duo, even though it does not fast charge the Watch, given my use case?
 

bluesteel

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Apr 5, 2007
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Given that you require the fast charge option sometimes, and your looking for something in addition to the charger that came with your Watch 7, you could get a dedicated Watch fast charger from Belkin.

BOOST CHARGE PRO Portable Fast Charger for Apple Watch

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One of the options I was personally looking at was one where Apple‘s own iPhone and Watch fast chargers were used with the product. I thought this one from Elago was nice looking. I read somewhere that although its made from a flexible material, its heavier than it looks.

Elago MS Charging Hub Duo Watch

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jaybar

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Dec 11, 2008
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@bluesteel I could use the fast charger that came with the Watch. How do I position it with the Milanese loop? How might it work?
 

bluesteel

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Apr 5, 2007
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I have never owned a Milanese Loop before. They can't sit on their side?

I also saw this at Elago's website. Use your Apple fast chargers.

Charging Tray Duo for MagSafe

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jaybar

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Dec 11, 2008
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@bluesteel. The Milanese Loop folds over on itself. It is magnetic and sort of crumples and folds over on itself making the Watch difficult but not impossible to sit on its side with the Apple Charger.
 

fwmireault

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Jul 4, 2019
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I never had problems charging my Apple Watch with Milanese loop on the side. It’s essentially the same as charging a Watch with the solo loop, the weight difference doesn’t have a noticeable impact when charging it
 
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