Wireless iPhone charging stand with AW charger attached?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by anthonymoody, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    I have an older, wired one from Enblue that I'd like to replace with wireless for phone.

    Belkin just announced one that's wireless for phone, built-in for watch, for $160 (!). And I find this one by Moderno that's a relative bargain at $50:

    https://modernocollections.com/prod...MIrOKDpJDZ3QIVx0CGCh3Rdw2ZEAQYAiABEgJF1fD_BwE

    No clue about the quality, or the fact that they say the in-built watch charging is 2W. Is that standard? Or am I giving up charging speed?

    Are there others?
     
  2. Treebark macrumors 6502

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    You know the saying if it is too good to be true...

    Kudos on finding a dual "wireless" phone charger with a watch charger attached, but I'd pass on that one personally for these reasons:

    1. No mention of the Qi charger part shutting off / protecting against overheating (all the better ones do, otherwise your phone gets pretty warm)
    2. Not sure on the brand
    3. No Mfi certification listed. I'd have to see some pro reviewers or a lot of people say it is a good charger before getting a charger that didn't go through Apple's testing.
    The new Belkin one looks very nice, but as you say $160. For that price I'd probably actually go with the Qi ("wireless") charger Apple helped Logitech design and is sold in Apple stores for the iPhones and either the apple designed apple watch charger or a simple stand that you use the charger that came with apple's watch: https://www.amazon.com/Orzly-Compac...=1537987917&sr=1-4&keywords=apple+watch+stand

    Yes, 2 cords instead of 1. However, still sleek and with known / safe charging.

    Edit: The logitech wireless charger for iPhone X, XS, XS Max is $70, then add the stand I linked before and you are still under $80: https://www.apple.com/shop/product/HM6U2VC/A/logitech-powered-wireless-charging-stand
     
  3. anthonymoody thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the reply. That Logitech is interesting. Says it can also do landscape, which isn't important to me, but not sure how that'd work with those little parts sticking up at the sides on the bottom part.
     
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    Do you have a link to the Belkin one?
     
  7. OverSpun, Nov 15, 2018
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    I also have an Evolus 3. Enblue originally mentioned that the Evolus 3 would be upgradeable. Last year, they offered Qi updates. I received the email for the update but I did not buy the iPhone X, I decided to wait until the Xs.

    Now, Enblue removed the upgrades on their website and they do not respond emails. I have noticed that they have taken down their instagram, twitter, and FB pages.

    Have you attempted to contact them?

    They had this on their website:

    [​IMG]

    Screenshot 2018-11-15 03.18.47.png
     
  8. anthonymoody thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Huh. I hadn't noticed that. I'll see if I can contact them to ask thanks.

    EDIT: weird how *little* they have on the site right now. I wonder if a series of product drops is imminent...and/or maybe they're regrouping after the latest iPad Pro release.
     
  9. theman510 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm really surprised there aren't more options for a combined iPhone / AW charger. The ones on Amazon are garbage. I've had three of them. None of them work well.

    Seems ridiculous to pay another $80+ just to charge the phone/watch at the same time. Hopefully more reasonably priced options come out soon
     
  10. OverSpun macrumors 65816

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    They may be dropping their promise that the Evolus will be upgradeable. These upgrades were on their website until mid of this year. I think they would rather people to buy whole new docks than upgrade at this point.

    I have one of the original Evolus 3s w/ leather and the travel kit as well. Those options are not available anymore.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enblue/evolus-dock-power-up-your-apple-watch-iphone-and-i
    https://www.appleworld.today/blog/2...-qi-charging-for-the-iphone-8-8-plus-iphone-x (Sept 2017)
    Let me know if they responds your emails. They ignored my last 2 emails over the last 2 months.
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    The Evolus 3's AW charger part can charge a phone and watch. I take that part for traveling. Enblue stopped offering the traveling kit with the charger w/ the international power adaptors and a case.
     
  11. theman510 macrumors 6502a

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    And it looks very nice, but it's $130. Insane price to charge my phone and watch. I can get a quality wireless stand/pad for my phone for $30. Why can't a quality one that is durable and works well and charges both the phone and AW cost around $50? I'd happily pay that.
     
  12. Azathoth123 macrumors 6502

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    If you’re using a non-Apple charger with the watch, check it every few minutes during the first use. I bought a cheap no-name watch/phone ‘pad’ from Amazon intending to gift it, but in trying it out, the watch got very hot. It’s junk for sure, though the phone charger seemed to work normally.
     
  13. OverSpun, Nov 16, 2018
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    It is worth for it because part of it works as a travel charger for the watch and phone. It was better to get a charger for my iPad, phone, and watch. It’s less better since Enblue apparently refuses to sell Qi upgrades and the travel kit.

    I can’t tell why they release upgrades and new products and take them offline. They had a Tesla kit and it looked cool but I don’t have a Tesla anyway.

    It is hard to say how long Enblue will support their Evolus 3 at this speed.
     
  14. MrThumper macrumors newbie

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    Dies anybody have suggestions on a dock/stand to charge both mine & my wife’s watch?...like a dual stand?
    Or the other thought was having to docks mounted on the side of the vanity so would prob need like a wall mount charger.

    Thanks
     
  15. Mac'nCheese, Nov 25, 2018
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    And I'm looking for a dual charger but for my iphone xs and soon to have AW4. I only want one with one plug, not the kind that has a plug for both devices as I've already maxed out the outlets where I'm putting this.
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    But looks like to charge the watch, you have to put the charging puck for the watch into the unit, causing you to need to use two plugs, right?
     
  18. Bbafett macrumors 6502

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    No. The apple watch charging puck plugs into the back of the stand itself and there is once cable from the stand to the outlet. You can see it on the 5th picture but hard to tell. Apple watch cable is the output coming out of the stand to charge apple watch via underneath where the apple watch sits. The input cable is the only one going to the power outlet providing power for both charging units.
     
  19. OverSpun macrumors 65816

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    This seems to be bad news... their entire website is gone. We more than likely will not hear from them again. :(

    https://www.us.enbluetec.com
     
  20. Beou macrumors newbie

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    I just got a similar one for half the price:D https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PBF8VD1
    [​IMG]
     
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  22. Beou macrumors newbie

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    How much is it?
     
  23. SerenaC macrumors member

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    A friend of mine made it for me. I didn't pay anything.
     
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  25. gsucyclist macrumors regular

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    I picked up this one. It came from China so took awhile to get here, but I'm really liking it so far. It charges the Airpods case too

    https://ampmobile.us/
     

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