REVIEW – As an IT professional and a gadget nerd, I own a number of devices that include the built-in Qi wireless charging feature. As I purchased them, I would purchase chargers with the wireless charging capability, and soon I had a bunch of chargers, one each per device. These days we can easily purchase one device that offers multi-device charging. This review focuses on the Vissles 3-in-1 Wireless Charger.
What is it?
The Vissles 3-in-1 Wireless Charger Vissles can be used to charge your iPhone, Apple Watch, Airpods, and other Apple accessories at high speed. It can charge up to 3 Apple devices, including the Apple watch using the original Apple charger, and it supports 10W fast charging.
What’s in the box
1 x Vissles 3-in-1 Wireless Charger
1 x USB-C Power Cable
1 x Opening Tool
1 x User Manual
Design and features
Input: 5V/2A, 9V/1.8A
Output: 5V/1A, 9V/1.1A
Charging Interface: Type-C
Size: 175mm x 89mm x 12mm
Wireless charging standard: Qi(WPC)
- Charge your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods at the same time
- Safely deliver up to 10W of power to your phone
- Work with phone case less than 3mm
- Sleek and stylish design, a perfect match for your tabletop
- Compatible with any Qi-enabled devices like AirPods, Apple Watch, iPhone
- Apple Watch charger is excluded, and the panel only fits for 1m charging cable
On the surface of the charger, there is the round slot for the Apple Watch charger and a smaller magnetic connector for the Apple Airpod case.
On the edge of the charger, there is the USB-C power port and the slot to the left that you insert the opening tool into to open the device.
Inside of the device, there is the cable channel for inserting the cable of the Apple Charger, and the second photo below shows the USB port that for the Apple charger internal connection.
Included is a wireless lightning plug that is inserted into the Apple Airpod charging case and then allows the case to be magnetically connected to the charger.
This is a plain and simple looking charger with a magnetic port for the Apple Airpods, the center flat surface for charging the iPhone or Airpod case, and the port/receptacle for the Apple Watch charger. Just plug in the USB-C power adapter and it is ready to go. Then you attach the magnetic lightning adapter to the Airpod case and it is ready to charge. Both the Apple Watch charger port and the Airpod port light up.
As you would notice in this section, I have not included the addition of my Apple Watch charger in this review. The reason is that as soon as I started the process of inserting the cable into the wiring channels, I cringed. The tabs that hold the cable in the channel require me to apply what I deem to be an excessive amount of pressure to the cable to insert it. And obviously, the cable would be subjected to the pressure within the channel for as long as it is inserted. It was also obvious that this is meant to be a permanent installation that takes away the portability of my Apple Watch charger as a convenient grab, throw in my pocket, and go. Simply put, while others may not see this as a problem, I do, This Vissles charger is missing the built-in watch charger that I think is a key selling feature and for me a critical omission.
The photo below shows my iPhone XS Max and Airpods being charged. Keep in mind that the Airpod case can also be charged by placing it on the charger where the phone would normally be charged.
What I like
- Decent build quality
- Efficient wireless charging
What I’d change
- Include a built-in Apple Watch charger
These days, there are many multi-device wireless chargers on the market, and I look for my personal convenience needs when making a choice to purchase. Some of the designs are so different that I can only give my opinion on this product based on my needs and maybe what I think others like me might consider. The omission of the built-in Apple Watch charger is a big issue for me for three reasons. (1) The way the Apple Charger cable has to be inserted into this charger feels to me like it will either damage the cable during insertion or over time while sitting in the tight space. (2) Since attaching the Apple Watch charger is not just a plug-in and plug-out option, the on-the-go portability of the original charger is lost. (3) While similar devices that offer a built-in Watch charger cost more, the difference in price is not enough to cause me to consider this device. Therefore, for my personal needs, this device is a miss. Otherwise, it is well built and may work for some.
Price: $45 (Use code VISSLES to get 20% off)
Where to buy: Vissles website
Source: The sample for his review was provided by Vissles.