ESR 100W 6-in-1 Charging Station with MagSafe
- Features wireless charging section and three charging ports, so you can charge six devices at the same time.
- 100W of Power Delivery available via USB-C 1 and 2
- Charger keeps cool with a quiet and efficient fan
- I could only standard wirelessly charge my Note 9 from the MagSafe charging stand.
When you think about a MagSafe charger, it’s usually a pretty simple stand and nothing too impressive. However, the folks over at ESR thought about combining a 3 in 1 type of MagSafe charging stand with a powerful charging station, and what they ended up with is a 6 in 1 charging station.
I’m looking at this ESR 6-in-1 MagSafe 100W charging station in this review. This is one of the ultimate types of desktop chargers to own; let’s look at why that is.
What’s in the Box?
Well, with my review unit, I got the charger stand and the power cord. What is included in the box may differ in the final version, but that’s what I got.
The charging stand is pretty tiny and will able to fit most desks. You have the section where you would place your MagSafe-compatible iPhone; there is an earbuds wireless charging pad and a charging pad to place your Apple Watch. Over to the right side of the charger is where the two USB-C ports and a single USB-A port are located.
The MagSafe charger has a dim blue light that turns on when charging. At the back of the charger is where you’ll find the input for the power cord.
So, I could not use the Apple Watch or the earbuds case charging pads for my testing because I don’t have an Apple Watch or wireless charging earbuds case. I don’t even have a MagSafe-compatible iPhone. However, I did test a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with a magnetic attachment at the back, which enabled me to attach my Note 9 to stand magnetically.
So you can technically use the MagSafe stand with an Android phone but need a magnetic attachment at the back of your phone. If you don’t, then I’d say that this ESR charging stand is mainly for MagSafe iPhone owners, and that would be the iPhone 12 to all newer models.
When I attached my Note 9 to the charging sand, it could standard wireless charge. The output of the MagSafe charger stand is 15W for iPhones, so I think it just defaulted to 5W for my Note 9. The earbuds and Apple Watch charging pads each have a 5W charge rate.
The most impressive part of this ESR charging station is the charging ports. The USB-C ports on his charger share a 100W output, and the USB-A port has a measly 5W output.
In my testing, I could use 100W of Power Delivery from USB-C 1 or 2 to recharge my Excitrus power bank. However, the catch is that you can’t have any other device charging simultaneously. With my Excitrus power bank charging at 100W alone from the USB-C 1 port, I attached my Note 9 to the charging pad, and the charging for the Excitrus power bank went from 100W to 65W. So, it seems that the maximum output from the USB-C ports goes from 100W to 65W when using the wireless charging side of the ESR charger. Regardless, charging is still impressive.
My other tests for this ESR charging station included charging my Excitrus power bank from USB-C 1 and a Lenovo laptop via USB-C 2 port while wirelessly charging my Note 9. Surprisingly, my Lenovo laptop could charge at about 35W in this test, and the Excitrus power bank charged at 45W. So, I think the 65W power limit from one USB-C port while wirelessly charging a phone only happens during single-port charging. In this case, I could technically charge two laptops while wirelessly charging my Note 9.
With my Note 9, Excitrus power bank, and Lenovo laptop still charging, I also began charging my LG G7 for the USB-A port, and that standard charged because the USB-A port only has a 5W output. That said, charging my LG G7 did have a heavy change on the other two devices; my Lenovo laptop dropped to a 10W charging speed, and the Excitrus power bank was now charging at about 18W.
So, my recommendation to get the best charging power from the ports is to use the USB-C ports, not the USB-A port. The USB-A port is there if you need it, but it only has a 5W output, and it lowers the charging speed of the USB-C ports too much.
Overall, the charging power from this ESR charging station is impressive. You don’t need a separate GaN Power Delivery charger because it’s already built into this ESR charging stand, and you can wirelessly charge your phone, watch, and earbuds. Also, the phone’s charging stand has an internal fan that keeps things cool; ESR calls it CryoBoost, and the fan is very silent. Seriously, I could barely tell that a fan was running.
The ESR 100W 6 in 1 charging station is an excellent device to own if you want to charge all your devices in one place. This charger is mainly meant for Apple users because it has a MagSafe stand, but it can be reliable for Android users if you’re willing to place a magnet at the back of your phone. Adding 100W Power Delivery USB-C ports means this is a laptop charger, and you can get fast-wired charging, too.
Since 2016, Usman has flourished as an independent tech journalist, reveling in the evaluation of diverse tech gadgets, with a particular fondness for charging technology to ascertain product performance. Besides his journalistic endeavors, he helms the Charger Harbor YouTube channel, where he extends his tech insights to a broader audience.