CES is where we get our first look at a lot of good gear and this year is no different. A short time ago, Belkin has released a number of new and improved charging options for mobile phones and smart wearables.
BoostCharge Pro 4-Port USB-C GaN Charger 200W
Clearly, GaN charging is the way of the future with a more efficient power delivery, less heat and ultimately, better results for the user. Belkin has been delivering GaN charging for a while now and the BoostCharge Pro 4-Port USB-C GaN Charger 200W is something I need on my desk.
It can deliver 200W of power for fast charging up to four devices at the same time; that’s impressive. What I’m really liking about this is the small wall plug, decent length power cable and slim form factor that make all four of the USB-C charging ports accessible at the same time.
The BoostCharge Pro 4-Port USB-C GaN Charger 200W will be available “early 2024” and set you back AU$189.95
BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 Magnetic Stand
Launching in March at an RRP of AU$229.95, the 3-in-1 wireless magnetic stand will deliver Qi2 standard charging to phones, compatible wearables and even wireless earbuds at the same time. Having used a previous generation of this device when I reviewed the Apple iPhone 14 Pro, it’s a desktop dream!
Dropping devices onto a consistent spot, having visibility on your screen and knowing when you need to grab and go; that your device will be charged is such a treat. This generation has a highly adjustable hinge allowing you to position your device where you can view streaming media, control your smart devices or simply read articles on your mobile device.
Something more manufacturers could follow suit on, is the increasing levels of PCR materials used; with this having a minimum of 75%.
BoostCharge Pro Magnetic Power Bank
Belkin are almost certainly going to get more money out of my pocket with this one…
I’m on the go a lot and regularly need a “quick top up” charge. The problem I have is I’m too nice and don’t always get my cables back when someone borrows my battery. Well, that’s not going to be a problem when I pick one of these bad boys up. Up to 15W of wireless power for Qi2-enabled devices can be delivered on this magnetic power bank.
Initially I thought the integrated kickstand would be a bit of a gimmick, but on reflection; I believe it’s something I’d be quite likely to use while travelling to stream media and keep my phone topped up. If you’re somewhere you’ve got access to power, you can utilise the power pass through to keep your phone battery and Power Bank charged.
You’ll be able to pick one up in Q2 of this year (specific dates closer to the time) for $99.94 for the 5,000mAh version, $119.95 for the 8,000mAh and $149.95 for the 10,000mAh option.
There’s a lot to look forward to if you need a new charging solution for home, or on the go.