For the longest time, I have scoffed at wireless chargers for two reasons – high price and low charging speeds. Also, I have always had this perception that wireless charging is never technically wireless. While I still have not overcome this thought in my mind, Raegr recently launched a brand-new wireless charger that addresses my first two issues. Dubbed the MagFix Arc M1050, not only does it support 15W MagSafe charging, but it can also charge up an Apple Watch and a Qi-compatible pair of wireless buds – all for an incredible price of two and a half grand! If you are in the market for a wireless charger, then this could be a great option for you. Read on why we thiink so in this review.
Raegr MagFix Arc M1050 Wireless Charger ReviewRs 2,549
What Is Good?
- Premium build
- 15W peak MagSafe charging speeds
- Supports charging with protective iPhone cases
What Is Bad?
- No charger in the box
- Limited wattage for secondary wireless charging
- Mostly relevant to Apple users
Raegr MagFix Arc M1050 Wireless Charger Review: The lowdown
Before we talk about the product itself, let’s talk about Raegr, as it is a relatively unknown name in consumer tech. Raegr is a brand from TekkiTake, a retailer of phone cases and peripherals, owned by an India-based company, Georgian Enterprises.
While we can not speak much about other stuff sold on TekkiTake, the Raegr MagFix Arc M1050 is a pretty solid product.
It has three surfaces for wireless charging on top of a metallic ‘skeleton’. On the front of it is a MagSafe charger, on the top is a wireless charger dedicated to an Apple Watch and the bottom hosts a larger area for any wirelessly charging device (a phone or pair of earbuds). The MagSafe wireless charging contact surface has a grippy texture, avoiding any kind of slippage. In about three weeks worth of use, it has not scratched or collected any fingerprints.
Raegr MagFix Arc M1050 Wireless Charger Review: Charging performance
You will need at least 23W of electrical power to fire up this wireless charger, and you do not get a charger in the box – you only get a USB Type-A to C cable. That’s a bummer, because not everybody may have one lying around at home, especially iPhone users. You will also need a QuickCharge 2.0 or 3.0-compliant wired charger for this to work.
Nevertheless, as reviewers we are privileged to have chargers in all shapes and sizes, so the rest of the experience was a breeze for me. It took about two hours to fully charge the iPhone 15 Pro, but that required me to turn off the Charging Optimisation feature in the settings. Else, it would start to trickle charge after reaching 30% battery capacity. Further, the MagSafe surface can charge at varying voltages (15W, 10W, 7.5W and 5W) given the make of your iPhone. Also, because you get 6mm induction distance here, you can totally charge your iPhone with a MagSafe compatible case.
The 2.5W watch charger on top is dedicated only to Apple Watches – you can not charge a Galaxy Watch here, even though it might seem to have the correct dimensions. We sadly could not try this feature out.
The full-sized wireless charging surface on the bottom of the stand is a little underpowered, with 5W peak speed. So trying to charge an Android there will take really long and it is best suitable for TWS buds.
Raegr MagFix Arc M1050 Wireless Charger Review: Verdict
If you have spent all your money on Apple’s latest iPhone, Watch and AirPods and have very little to spare on a solution that charges all your accessories together, the Raegr MagFix Arc M1050 can be an awesome gadget for you. It is one of the cheapest MagSafe compatible wireless charging combos available in the market at the moment. The overall wattage and a premium build will satisfy most users.
There are a few caveats though. It does not come with a charging brick of its own and it does not seem to offer much value to non-Apple products, as the secondary charging pad is underpowered.
If you had to look at alternatives, you would have to increase your budget by at least a grand and a half to get something similar. StuffCool’s Rover 3-in-1 charging station has a foldable contraption. Or, you could bite the bullet and get a nice multi-port GaN charger that can also charge a MacBook, even though you miss out on the wireless capability. CMF by Nothing’s 65W adapter comes to my mind for around Rs 2,000.