CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Recently, I have had the opportunity to review a few multi-device charging stations and it is becoming clearer to me what I like and need. This Pitaka Air Omni 6-in-1 Charging Station appears to have all the bells and whistles that I like. Let’s see!!
What is it?
The Pitaka Air Omni 6-in-1 Charging Station is a versatile all-in-one wireless charger that allows you to charge all of your devices within a single space. You can charge your iPhone, Android devices, Apple Watch, AirPods and Samsung Ear Buds, iPad, and even your Mac – all at the same time. The Air Omni offers safe fast-charging and features an Apple Watch pop-up charger that can charge your smartwatch both flat or upright with the push of a button. You can also simply press a button to easily switch between the lightning and Type-C connectors.
What’s in the box
1 x Air Omni
1 x AC Adapter
1 x Magnetic Holder
1 x Document Kit
Design and features
The top of the Omni has a nice carbon fiber finish on the surface. There is a designated wireless charging area for the Airpod case and the phone. There is a watch charger that can be used flat or in the popped-up position. At the rear, there is a port that can be switched between a lightning jack and a USB-C jack. Underneath, there is the fold up/down device rest.
The photo below shows the watch charger in the up position and behind it, you can see the jack in the USB-C selection.
When you raise the device rest from underneath the device, the jack moves up in the “ready” position.
On the side, as shown in the photo below, from bottom to top, there is the “secret” drawer, the button to pop up the watch charger, the USB-C PD port, and a USB-A port.
On the back edge of the device, there is the AC power adapter port.
The AC adapter can be changed out for an American or European or another plug.
This charging station is nicely designed and well built. The carbon fiber look is snazzy, and the inclusion of options to charge just about any device is well done. The soft-touch soft pop up watch charger is really nice, and the push-button option to change between the lightning jack and the USB-C jack is ingenious.
The photo below shows just the Airpod case being charged.
The next photo below shows an Airpod case and an iPhone being charged at the same time.
The side drawer has a built-in light to easily see whatever small items you choose to store in there.
This next photo shows the charging station loaded up with an iPhone, Airpod case, Apple TV remote, Apple Watch, MacBook Pro, and another pair of earbuds in their case. Also, I included a peek view of something in the small drawer.
What I like
- The Build quality
- The charging options and versatility including the USB-C Power Delivery port
- The sleek and attractive design and style
What I’d change
- I really like this device. It does what it is designed to do
For some time, I have been looking for a charging station that can accommodate all of my mixed charging needs and allow me to put my stack of existing chargers into a box and into storage. I absolutely believe that for my current needs, that this Pitaka charging station has met the challenge. The great way that it allows me to organize and charge all of my Qi wireless-capable devices, plug in additional devices on the side, including the capabilities of the PD port is awesome. It even allows me to charge my Apple TV remote. Well done Pitaka!! Two thumbs up!!
Price: $119 (Earlybird price)
Where to buy: Kickstarter webpage
Source: The sample for this review was provided by Pitaka