Satechi 2-in-1 Headphone Stand: Is it worth it?
If you’re looking for a way to save space on your desk and need a way to charge your Apple devices, the Satechi 2-in-1 Headphone Stand offers just that.
Satechi 2-in-1 Headphone Stand
The Satechi 2-in-1 Headphone Stand is an affordable option to keep your workspace clean and charge things like your iPhone or AirPods.
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So, what exactly does “affordable” mean? Well, the 2-in-1 headphone stand from Satechi runs about $80, which — for a headphone stand — doesn’t exactly scream “cheap,” but taking into consideration the fact that it includes a MagSafe compatible wireless charger makes a big difference.
For comparison, the Apple-brand MagSafe Duo Charger runs about $130.
When you’re looking at an accessory to add to your setup, one of the biggest things many people look for is how the product will improve your setup’s aesthetics.
The headphone stand is very minimalistic and leaves a relatively small footprint. The glossy base and chrome posts do cling onto fingerprints pretty easily, so it may involve a bit of maintenance every once in a while depending on how much you touch it.
Most importantly, does the product actually work? Well, yes, it does. The charger is a bit finnicky when it comes to actually charging your device — at least while using a device without MagSafe. However, once you get the right spot, it does charge the device and it charges it well.
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Unlike other wireless chargers that I’ve used in the past, this 2-in-1 headphone stand from Satechi doesn’t feel like it’s going to burst into flames, but it still does get a little warm.
The charger portion of the headphone stand uses USB-C and Satechi says it requires a 20W wall charger; however, that isn’t exactly the case. You can get away with plugging the device into your PC or Mac, but you’ll need to either use your own USB-C to USB-A cable or adapter, or find an empty USB-C port on your device.
While it isn’t the biggest deal, I would have appreciated a USB-A cable or adapter included in the box, since USB-C to USB-C isn’t exactly the standard yet.
Is it worth it?
Ultimately, if you’re looking for a headphone stand with a bit more functionality, yes, the Satechi 2-in-1 Headphone Stand is worth the $80 price point.
The Click received a complimentary unit of this device for review purposes.