The Velox magnetic stand is able to charge your iPhone 12 or 13 at the same time as a Qi-compatible accessory, such as iPods with a Wireless Charging Case or other brands of headphones.
Though available in just one colour, the midnight blue silicone and gold-coloured aluminium look elegant on a bedside table, even if they look more like black and brass to us. When an iPhone is attached, the mount is hidden giving a floating look, but it remains stable thanks to a weighted base.
The Qi charging pad is just the right size for most wireless earbud cases and in testing, it worked well with Huawei’s Freebuds Pro.
There are a couple of downsides to the Velox, though. First, it’s only MagSafe compatible. So it can charge an iPhone at only 7.5W rather than the 15W available to official MagSafe accessories.
This isn’t a major issue if you plan to use it to charge your iPhone overnight, though, as that’s enough power for an empty-to-full charge while you sleep.
The other issue is that iOttie doesn’t include a power supply in the box, and the ‘built-in’ USB-C cable can’t be replaced if it gets damaged. If you already have a suitable power supply, the price isn’t too bad. But if not and you can live without the Velox’s premium looks, there are cheaper options out there.