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Belkin BoostCharge Pro Stand review

Faster charging meets a more flexible form factor.

Belkin BoostCharge Pro Stand
Belkin BoostCharge Pro Stand
Price
From $99
Charging speed
Up to 15W
Charging standard
Qi2
Fergus Halliday
May 30, 2024
Icon Time To Read3 min read
Quick verdict: Belkin BoostCharge Pro Stand

The Belkin BoostCharge Pro Stand makes the most of its flexible design to put a fresh spin on faster wireless charging.

pro
Pros
pro Flexible design
pro 15W charging
pro MagSafe
con
Cons
con Premium price
con Not as fast as fast wired charging
con May have issues with phone cases

A few years ago, even the best wireless chargers were bulky, slow and expensive. Nowadays, that's no longer the case. With the arrival of things like MagSafe and Qi2, cord-free charging isn't nearly as much of a compromise. 

The Belkin BoostCharge Pro Stand is a great showcase of this trend in action. It's a little more expensive than an average entry-level wireless charger, but that premium brings with it plenty of additional flexibility.

How much does the Belkin BoostCharge Pro Stand cost in Australia?

Starts at $99
Belkin Qi2 Stand header

In Australia, the Belkin BoostCharge Pro Stand starts at $99. That's a little cheaper than its Pad counterpart, but still pretty pricey. That said, there aren't that many Qi2 chargers on the market so it does have that going for it. Plus, you can always save by shopping around.

Check out the table below for a round-up of deals for the Belkin BoostCharge Pro Stand.

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Belkin BoostCharge Pro Stand: Design and features

Belkin Qi2 Stand

Fresh out of the box, the Belkin BoostCharge Pro Stand is white, rubberised in texture and shaped like a hockey puck.  There's a faint circle printed on the top, which aligns with a set of magnets on the inside of the charger, and a USB-C port on the back, which is used to power the peripheral. Corners are very much not the vibe here, though there is a set of grooves on the side that make it easy to pick up.

If that tilt towards minimalism sounds a little boring, the good news is that the Belkin BoostCharge Pro Stand is more than it appears to be. Pulling on the aforementioned grooves extends the accessory from a charging pad into its stand configuration.

The pitch from Belkin here is that this is a perfect match for the StandBy mode that Apple recently added to the iPhone, but nothing is stopping you from using it with an Android device. In either case, the brushed aluminium stand here is surprisingly sturdy. It's also fairly flexible, with between 0 degrees and 75 degrees at either end.

There's a clumsiness to adjusting these angles while a device is sitting atop the charger, so you'll want to remove it before doing so. Still, it is fairly easy to adjust as needed so no complaints.

Belkin BoostCharge Pro Stand: Performance

Belkin Qi2 Stand header

While the Belkin BoostCharge Pro Stand largely lives and dies on its design, the performance is far from a weak link. It's a high-performance wireless charger that's super compact and surprisingly flexible. It was extremely easy to set up and even easier to use.

As always, the presence of magnetic coils here helps solve any of the alignment-related issues that can come up when dealing with wireless charging. The fact that you're able to get faster charging of up to 15W makes the additional versatility you have when it comes to the form factor that much easier to appreciate.

Those faster charging speeds are such a "back of the box" feature that it feels silly and obvious to call them out but the less time you have to spend charging your phone, the more time you have for other things. Even if 15W is quickly becoming the new standard for wireless charging and well behind where faster-wired charging is nowadays, there's not much to nitpick here.

That said, this specific combination of performance and price might not be for everyone. Even if you are gaining some extra time in your day, you're also paying for it in other ways. You could be paying this much for something that charges two things at once (or uses wires to charge one thing much faster) and for a lot of people, that trade-off might make more sense.

Similarly, if you're not going to use this thing as a stand then it might not make sense to shell out for that flexibility. For those who can make full use of the flexibility here and don't want a secondary set of charging coils then the Belkin BoostCharge Pro Stand is as close to the best version of this idea as you're gonna find out there.

Belkin BoostCharge Pro Pad: Is it worth the money?

Belkin Qi2 Stand

The Belkin BoostCharge Pro Stand ticks all the right boxes. It's a wireless charger with faster 15W speeds and easy magnetic alignment. It's easy to carry around with you but still offers you the stand-style charger experience that you'd usually keep at home.

The Belkin BoostCharge Pro Stand won't cost you an arm and a leg but it will give you plenty of options when it comes to wireless charging.

Compare wireless chargers

Check out the comparison table below for a sense of how the Belkin BoostCharge Pro Stand compares to other wireless chargers we've reviewed and recommended.
Fergus Halliday
Written by
Fergus Halliday
Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for Reviews.org. He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.