Belkin’s convertible wireless charger supports new Qi2 magnet-enhanced standard

Belkin is embracing the new magnet-enhanced Qi2 wireless charging standard with a pair of new products being announced at Berlin’s IFA 2023 tech show. There’s the BoostCharge Convertible Qi2 Wireless Pad to Stand, which can either work like a traditional Qi pad or hold a phone upright while it charges – great for the iPhone’s new StandBy feature. There’s also the BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad with Qi2, which is equipped with a pair of wireless charging pads (one 15W and one 5W) plus a USB-C port for charging a third device like an Apple Watch via an optional dongle. Announced at CES earlier this year, Qi2 is a new version of Qi wireless charging that effectively integrates the magnets from Apple’s MagSafe standard into a cross-platform spec. Belkin has previously put out several MagSafe chargers, so it’s not much of a surprise that it’s embracing Qi2. Although Belkin’s press release describes the Qi2 chargers as being “MagSafe-compatible,” Belkin says these new Qi2 chargers will deliver a full 15W of power to MagSafe iPhones.