After unveiling a preview of its new MagSafe charger at CES, LINE launched the unique LINESTAND. Constructed from a solid block of aluminum, the 3-in-1 charger for iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch works flat on a surface or floats with a VESA mount. Read on for our practical details.
With countless wireless and MagSafe chargers on the market, Line seeks to stand out by offering distinctive design and functionality with LINESTAND.
Featuring super strong aluminum construction, LINESTAND has a floating image aesthetic and includes VESA mounting threads if you want to go for an overhead desktop setup. But it also works with a flat design on desks and counters with built-in rubber feet.
Available today, the LINESTAND Trio offers slots for two MagSafe pucks and an Apple Watch charger.
Practice with LINESTAND
As soon as you pick up LINESTAND, you realize how strong it is. Weighing just over 3 pounds, the 70% recycled aluminum has a clean brushed silver finish and will last a lifetime.
Besides the solid metal construction, the longevity is due to the fact that you have to bring your own MagSafe and Apple Watch chargers for this docking station. So on the bright side, you can just swap them out if you ever bite the dust. But the downside is that if you don’t already have two MagSafe chargers and an Apple Watch puck, that’s about $100 more you’ll have to spend.
I tested the LINESTAND with the flat configuration which looked good with my MacBook Pro and black desk. It definitely gives a prominent docking station feel to your Apple gear and at 3 pounds in weight, it doesn’t move in the slightest when removing devices.
While using the official Apple MagSafe charger and Apple Watch charger works fine, I found mophie’s black Snap+ wireless chargers to work as well.
One thing to keep in mind, with the back of the charger featuring cable routing, thicker third-party cables than Apple’s won’t fit. However, if you go with a floating VESA mounting setup, that shouldn’t be a problem.
The 9to5Mac take
I appreciate the creativity of LINESTAND which offers a traditional desk or a floating installation. This is the first VESA mount MagSafe multi-device charger I’ve seen.
While there are a number of other goodies like full 15W MagSafe charging and a solid aluminum build that should last forever (or as long as the iPhone and Apple Watch continue to use these chargers), there are a few drawbacks.
I think the main thing is the price. You’re looking at $169 for LINESTAND which is without the three necessary chargers and power adapters.
If you need to buy MagSafe and Apple Watch chargers, power adapters, plus a VESA arm (if you want to do a floating setup), you’re looking at over $300. Another downside is three cables to manage and plug in.
But for those who like the design, especially the floating option, this unique MagSafe docking station might be worth the hefty price tag.
LINESTAND is now available directly from LINE.
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