Best Charging Stands for your AirPods 2 and iPhone iMore 2020

Apple has released a wireless charging case alongside the AirPods 2. It can be purchased separately and works with the first or second-generation AirPods. This is great news for wireless charging fans since it is quite convenient to charge your iPhone and AirPods together on the same wireless charging stand. However, even if you don't purchase the wireless charging case, you still have several options for charging your AirPods and iPhone together with the same charging stand. Here are some of the best charging stations for your iPhone and AirPods 2, whether you have the wireless charging case or not.

All inclusive: Seneo 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Station

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This unique magnetic design means you can use it as a single 3-in-1 charging station or divide it into two separate parts if you prefer. One part is an iPhone charger; the other is both an Apple Watch charger and an AirPods 2 (non-wireless) charger. Note that the charging disc for the Apple Watch and the QC2.0/QC3.0 wall adapter are not included.

$30 at Amazon

Charge everything: LiuXing Wireless Charger Station

This stand allows you to charge one iPhone wirelessly, plus a second one the traditional way. This is for AirPods sporting the non-wireless charging case. You can also charge your Apple Watch, though you'll need to use your own charger. A wall charger is included. Bonus: three USB ports on the back let you charge even more items if you wish.

$40 at Amazon

Bargain choice: Wireless Charger Station

This little gem lets you charge your iPhone wirelessly, as well as your AirPods with the regular (not wireless) charging case and Apple Watch. Note that the wall charger is not included, so you will need to provide your own.

$28 at Amazon

Luxurious choice: Nomad Wireless Charging Base

Did you spring for the wireless charging case? The padded leather hub fits with Apple's streamlined aesthetic. Charge up to two devices wirelessly, such as your iPhone and your new AirPods with the wireless charging case. Additionally, a USB-C port and a USB-A port on the back allow you to charge up to four devices total. The wall charger is included.

$112 at Amazon

Double Qi: LXORY Dual Wireless Charging Pad

Like the Nomad, this charger allows you to charge any two Qi-enabled devices at the same time, and that includes an iPhone and AirPods in the wireless charging case. There is a USB-A port on the back, so you could charge a third device via cable if you wish.

$29 at Amazon

Double duty: Chantle 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Station

If you have the wireless charging case for your AirPods, then Chantle's offering lets you charge your iPhone and your AirPods together. It's actually two pieces that attach magnetically. The upright stand enables you to charge your iPhone in a raised position, either vertically or horizontally, so you can watch videos.

$33 at Amazon

Which one should you choose?

Note that to charge your iPhone wirelessly, you must have an iPhone 8 or newer. Which charging stand you pick depends on whether you purchased the AirPods wireless charging case or not. If you don't have the wireless charging case, I'd recommend the Seneo 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Station for its flexibility. You can use the iPhone charger by itself, and the Apple Watch and AirPods charger as a separate unit. Put them together, and you have a single, convenient, 3-in-1 charger. Because the two parts attach magnetically, you don't have to worry about them coming apart while in use. The AirPods charging slot has a Lightning plug inside it, so you don't need a wireless charging case.

If you do have the wireless charging case, I'd go with the Chantle 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Station since it does the job of charging your iPhone and AirPods 2 wirelessly and it's well-priced. It's flexible; alternatively, you can wirelessly charge two smartphones, one in the upright dock and one laying flat. Since the two charging spots are two separate pieces attached with magnets, you can use them together or in different places.

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