Twelve South Launches New 'HiRise 3' Charger for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods
Twelve South today announced the "HiRise 3" stand charger for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods, priced at $99.99. The stand supports MagSafe-compatible charging and holds an iPhone 12 or later vertically, and also includes a charging puck for Apple Watch and a Qi charging mat on the base that supports AirPods or any Qi-compatible smartphone.
The HiRise 3 is available in black and white color options and requires a 20W USB-C power adapter, which is not included. Twelve South noted that the HiRise 3 has a minimal footprint and was designed to declutter bedside tables and desks, while propping up your iPhone to easily read incoming notifications.
In regards to charging, the HiRise 3 does not include an official MFi MagSafe charging puck or 15W wireless charging. Instead, it has a magnetic Qi stand with 7.5W wireless charging, as well as 3W for the Apple Watch charger and 5W for the charger on the base.
The HiRise 3 can be purchased today from Twelve South's website and from Amazon for $99.99.
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Top Rated Comments
Advantages of the Belkin over this Twelve South product:
* 15W MagSafe charging
* Power supply included
* Apple Watch charger is on the side of the iPhone charger, instead of behind it.
* Indentation for AirPods case makes it easier to align properly.
* Round MagSafe makes it easy to mount phone in portrait or landscape mode; maybe the Twelve South does this, too, but it seems optimized for portrait.
I suppose the Twelve South has these advantages:
* Uses USB C, so you don't get yet another power brick if you already have a USB C charger.
* Flat wireless charging base accommodates more devices, not just AirPods.
* More compact design by putting the watch behind the phone.
* Larger magnetic surface may hold phone better if your case has weak/no MagSafe magnets. I have had zero problems with my Mous Limitless 4.0 case on an iPhone 12 Pro, however.
I got two Belkin chargers last week for my wife and me. So far, we like them a lot. $150 would be a lot to pay, but $100 at Costco is pretty reasonable if you add up the cost of three separate chargers for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods.
Dead on arrival.
Yet another Twelve South product that looks fancy - yet fails thanks to cheap components.