Apple’s AirPods Pro are the go-to choice for any iPhone owner, but with the addition of ANC and other features, battery life – during a respectable four and a half hours of listening – is simply taken for granted. To help you maintain the battery level, we’ve listed nine wireless chargers to consider for your trustworthy earbuds.
Note: Just a warning, if you’ve put down your earbuds to charge and you find that the percentage on your phone doesn’t change, be sure to check out our guide How to reset your AirPods This can help in troubleshooting software-based errors that could have caused this situation.
Apple MagSafe charger
As part of Apple’s new range of magnet-based accessories, the MagSafe charger is one item you would choose for your iPhone 12 series smartphone, but it also doubles as a handy wireless charger for your AirPods Pro. The pad has a silicone base in an aluminum case with a 1m USB-C cable. For optimal charging, Apple recommends using the 20W USB-C power adapter, which you must purchase separately. The device can be charged at 15W, which means it will provide AirPods Pro with the 5W they need.
A well made accessory perfect for use with an iPhone and AirPods. Not using an adapter makes the cost a pill that is difficult to swallow.
Mophie wireless charging pad
Mophie Wireless Charging Pad is an accessory that is manufactured by the accessory manufacturer in collaboration with Apple. It has a non-slip rubberized coating that prevents your AirPods case from picking up unwanted scratches and from sliding off the pad. As you may already know, wireless charging can often be picky about how you place an item. It comes with a power cord plugged into a wall adapter. The device can be charged at 7.5W, which means it will provide the 5W required.
A great third party option that was developed in partnership with Apple. An included power cord and wall adapter make it worth the price.
Anker PowerWave pad
Anker PowerWave Pad is a wireless charger that you can take with you to ensure your AirPods Pro never run out of juice. It can deliver a maximum of 10W of power, which means your AirPods will get the 5W they need. Anker recommends using wall adapters rated for the QuickCharge 3.0 standard or later. The pad comes with a 1.2 m long Micro-USB to USB-A cable in the packaging. While the length is a plus, the last generation connector is a bummer.
PowerWave Pad is perfect for users who prefer to attach longer cables to their devices to increase range. The micro USB port can be a limitation for some.
Belkin MagSafe 2-in-1 wireless charger
The Belkin MagSafe 2-in-1 Wireless Charger is a stylish accessory that keeps both your iPhone and AirPods Pro ready when you need them. The charger is able to deliver 15 W to the iPhone plus the 5 W required by the AirPods case. The device is supplied with a supplied 1.2 m long cable and a wall adapter.
The Belkin MagSafe 2-in-1 Wireless Charger is a stylish bedside or table accessory to power your AirPods. It includes a cable and a wall adapter in the box.
Anker wireless charging station
The Anker Wireless Charging Station is the add-on for consumers who delve deep into the Apple ecosystem. This station not only keeps the batteries of your AirPods Pro in check, it also makes it easier to manage your iPhone and Apple Watch. The charging pads can be charged with 7.5 W. The retail box contains an 18W USB-A wall charger and a 1.5m USB-A to USB-C cable.
The Anker Wireless Charging Station is an affordable accessory for anyone who wants to keep all of their Apple devices charged and ready for use at all times.
Anker PowerCore III
Anker PowerCore III is an accessory that you always have to hand when you are out and about. This 10000mAh power bank has a 10W Qi-certified charging section that is able to provide the power of your AirPods. You can also connect the device to the wall and continue charging your AirPods case using the wireless charging pad. This model from Anker comes with a Type-C to Type-C cable, and Anker suggests using an 18W adapter to keep the power bank ready for use.
Anker PowerCore III is a power bank that you always have to hand on the go. Its Qi-compatible design helps you charge your AirPods when you need them.
Anker PowerCore magnetic power bank
Anker’s PowerCore Magnetic Power Bank is an accessory whose design requires it to work with an iPhone, but using the Qi standard means you can use it to charge your AirPods as well, if you need to. It has a rubberized surface, features the MagSafe magnet assembly, and has a 5000 mAh cell inside. It has a maximum output power of 5W. The retail box contains a Type-C cable.
Anker’s Magnetic Power Bank is a package primarily designed for iPhones, but its magnetic design makes it a handy AirPods charger when carrying extra items like a power bank isn’t to your liking.
FutureCharger wireless charging pad
The FutureCharger wireless charging pad is a compact accessory that is perfect for your earbuds, especially if you tend to have USB-C cables with you all the time. It has an aluminum construction with silicone feet to keep it from slipping and a PU base to make sure the loading surface looks great and won’t scratch the AirPods Pro case. It can deliver up to 5W of power so your device is always ready to use. A Type-C cable is included in the scope of delivery.
FutureCharger’s wireless charging pad is a practical little accessory that you can put in your pocket when you travel. Its USB-C port makes it a versatile option.
Satechi USB-C wireless charging station
The Satechi USB-C Wireless Charging Station is an accessory that you shouldn’t forget if you want to cut the cables in your setup. It can be plugged into the Type-C port on your MacBook or Windows laptop and charge your AirPods Pro with 5W power. Its simple design makes it effortless to use. Since the device uses the Qi standard, you can also charge other compatible devices, albeit limited to 5W, and it can be difficult to find the right place.
Satechi USB-C Wireless Charging Dock is another handy puck to keep handy when using your AirPods around your laptop that has a USB-C port.
Our recommended wireless chargers
Adding Qi wireless charging to AirPods Pro is a must-have feature in our opinion. With a device charged this frequently, it helps not to look for cables. So if you’re always on the go, investing in Ankers PowerCore III or Magnetic Power Bank is your best bet while just wanting to recharge at home, the Belkin 2-in-1 MagSafe Stand is a great looking and highly functional option.
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