Apple released the latest AirPods 3 in its Unleashed 2021 event, and I am thrilled! What makes Apple’s latest AirPods 3 special are its spatial audio support and 3-dimensional listening experience. However, I loved its MagSafe compatibility, which was earlier limited to special wireless charging cases in AirPods Pro and AirPods 2.
But which are the best wireless chargers for your AirPods? We have curated a list of the best options below. Keep reading to find out.
Note: AirPods 1st generation don’t support wireless charging.
Moreover, if you’ve bought a wired case for your AirPods 2 or AirPods Pro, these chargers aren’t compatible with your device.
1. Apple MagSafe charger: Editor’s choice
Apple’s MagSafe charger makes wireless charging easy and convenient. Primarily designed for iPhone 12 series, it works exceptionally well with compatible AirPods. Moreover, its spot-on design featuring built-in magnets ensures it snaps onto the right place and begins charging immediately.
With 15W charging speed, It’s one of the fastest wireless chargers out there. Moreover, you can seamlessly use it with other accessories like a stand to enhance your experience.
- Secure attachment
- Lightweight and convenient
- Easy to use magnetic design
- Power adapter to be bought separately
2. Yootech wireless charger: Most affordable
Being exceptionally affordable, Yootech’s wireless charger offers a dual-orientation design to charge your phone both in landscape and portrait modes.
With the most user-friendly design, this wireless charging case for AirPods comes with temperature control, surge protection, and short-circuit prevention. Moreover, the charger is also sleep-friendly. This means that it will turn off the light when charging at night, so it doesn’t interrupt your sleeping patterns.
It features a 7.5W output capacity and supports 3 different charging modes for iPhones. I love its wide charging area, ensuring you don’t have to search for the charging spot every time. However, the charging cord could have been a little longer.
Overall, it is a strong option because there’s a lifetime money-back and replacement guarantee with a 12-hour response service.
- Dual-orientation design
- Bets affordable option
- Lifetime money-back guarantee
- Heats a little
- Short power cord
3. Belkin 2-in-1 MagSafe wireless charger: Best Apple MagSafe alternative
The most versatile wireless charger on the list, Belkin’s MagSafe charger is compatible with your AirPods, iPhone 12 or 13 series, and Apple Watch as well. Moreover, you can use it to charge two devices simultaneously.
Unlike Apple’s MagSafe charger, this comes with a power adapter which is a great add-on. Besides, it lets you charge in any orientation so that you can FaceTime or watch videos while charging. It is lightweight and allows a secure, aligned connection. With a modern look and chrome finish, it makes charging effortless.
The best part? This is the only charger in the market that comes with Apple’s MagSafe technology. Hence, it makes for the perfect Apple’s MagSafe alternative if you don’t really want to go for the official one. Besides, it is backed by a 2-year warranty!
- Fast charging and lightweight
- Best MagSafe alternative
- Easy flip between portrait and landscapes modes
- Weak magnetic alignment
4. Nomad Base Station hub: Charges 4 devices together
Power multiple devices with Nomad Base Station Hub in style. With a sleek and modern design, Nomad’s Base Station hub is highly functional. It can charge 4 devices at once.
Apart from providing fast up to 10W wireless charging speed to your AirPods, it has two additional ports: USB-A and USB-C port, to help you power up game controllers, media players, and other devices.
Moreover, this AirPods wireless charger comes with an ambient light sensor that dims LEDs at night. In addition, its padded leather wireless charging surface gives it the most sophisticated look. The entire charging pad surface acts as a charger, making it easy to use and extremely convenient.
- Charge multiple devices
- Thin design form
- Ultimate power delivery with 3 high-power coils
- Inconvenient for big phones
- Most expensive on the list
5. Anker wireless charger: Portable with built-in fan
Anker’s wireless charger comes with a built-in fan designed to keep your AirPods or your iPhone cool. Besides, it has an 18-month warranty and a case-friendly design.
It comes with a 4ft (1.22 m) micro USB cable and supports through case charging. Being ultra-safe, its Power wave pad can provide 7.5W output capacity for iPhones and 5W for AirPods.
Besides, it has an anti-slip surface and LED informative indicators. The blue LED indicator tells that your device is charging, whereas the flashing green tells you that the adapter is unsupported.
Recommended by BuzzFeed as one of the Best Wireless Chargers in 2019, Anker’s Wireless Charger is also budget-friendly and a strong option for you to consider.
- Through case charging with LED indicators
- 18-month warranty
- Not compatible with MagSafe
This wraps up our list of the best wireless chargers for AirPods. If you’re a dedicated Apple user, go for the Apple MagSafe Charger. However, if you’d like to charge your media players and other devices as well, Belkin should be your go-to option. Yootech’s and Anker’s wireless chargers provide the best value for people on a tight budget.
Which one did you like the most and why? Share in the comments below.