Apple AirPower charging pad: An alternative that exists and costs just $40

The iPM three-in-one pad can charge two phones and an Apple Watch, and you can get it right now.

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One pad to charge them all.


Announced over a year ago, Apple's AirPower charging pad continues to be MIA. Some recent detective work indicates it may yet exist. But if you're tired of waiting, there's an alternative.

Today only, and while supplies last, Woot has the iPM three-in-one wireless charging pad for $39.99. It can charge two iPhones (or any Qi-compatible phones) and an Apple Watch , all at the same time.

Can this iPM product also charge AirPods, as the AirPower was originally said to be able to? That will depend on whether the wireless-compatible AirPods charging case is Qi-compatible, if and when it's ever released. 

On the other hand, this pad exists. You can buy it right now. And it'll cost you less than $50.

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