These are the best alternative cables and chargers for the Apple AirPods 3
Apple revealed the AirPods 3 in late 2021. Whether you have a new iPhone, a versatile iPad, or a great Mac — these wireless earbuds will play nicely. Thanks to the company’s tight ecosystem, you get to take advantage of advanced features. These include automatic device switching between your nearby iCloud products and more. When it comes to AirPods 3 and chargers, Apple includes a Lightning to USB Type-C cable in the box. However, there’s more you should know about in this department.
The AirPods 3 case supports both Qi and MagSafe wireless chargers. So you’re not limited to just wired connections through the Lightning port. Notably, though, the case maxes out at 5W regardless of the charger you’re using. So no matter what wired or wireless charger you’re using, a brick with a wattage that is higher than 5W won’t speed up the charging process.
If you have lost the included Lighting to USB Type-C cable or are simply looking for an alternative, there are plenty of options to choose from. To help you make the right decision and pick a quality accessory, we’ve compiled a list of the best cables and chargers for the Apple AirPods 3. These include both wired and wireless options — so no matter what you’re looking for, you should be able to find what you’re seeking.
Best wireless chargers for the AirPods 3
Best charging cables
Unlike some recent Android smartphones, iPhones still don’t support reverse wireless charging. So you won’t be able to place your AirPods on your iPhone’s back to charge them until the company decides otherwise. In the meantime, you will have to depend on the wired and/or wireless chargers we’ve listed for your AirPods 3. Personally, I go for wireless charging — as I dislike having many cables on my desk.
Which of these AirPods 3 chargers will you buy, and why? Let us know in the comments section below.