Belkin Boost Charge Pro 4-Port 108W Review: The Ultimate Charger For All Your Gadgets!
If you have a lot of gadgets, you'll have experienced one of the pain points of having too many gadgets. Every charging wire typically needs its own power adapter and socket. One wall plug for my iPhone, one high-powered plug to charge my MacBook Pro quickly, one for smaller stuff like my true wireless earbuds or to charge my Apple Watch and one that has a USB-A head for those gadgets that come with a USB-A to proprietary attachment or MicroUSB for charging, it all takes up a lot of sockets on a power strip. And thankfully, the Belkin Boost Charge Pro 4-Port 108W GaN charger solves this problem.
First up, it's a GaN charger, which means it uses gallium nitride, a material that produces reduced heat, meaning chargers that use it can be made even more compact. That's pretty much a trademark of GaN chargers, they're much smaller than traditional wall plugs on the market while still providing a very fast charge.
And the 108W charger from Belkin is definitely compact. In fact, it's so compact I tried bringing it as my sole means of charging my devices on my recent trip to San Francisco, and it worked perfectly. I had enough ports to juggle between charging my iPhone, my MacBook Pro, my Apple Watch, my wireless earbuds, my portable wi-fi router and my power bank.
They all charged up super quickly too, because of how Belkin splits the wattage across the four ports. There are two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports, which actually isn't the most ideal for me. I would have preferred three USB-C ports and one USB-A port seeing as most devices nowadays are shipping with a USB-C plug on the charging socket end. Regardless, because of how quickly the charger was able to charge my devices, it wasn't much of a pain to just change out which device I was charging.
So let's look at the charger. The two USB-C ports get a total of 96W, which means if you're only using the port on the far left, you get a whopping 96W charge that will be able to charge a laptop incredibly quickly. 0-50% in 39 minutes for a MacBook Pro, according to Belkin, and I paired the charger with a Belkin Boost Charge 100W USB-C to C cable that worked perfectly with my MacBook Pro, meaning it was able to take full advantage of this fast speed while I wasn't stuck with carrying around a USB-C to MagSafe cable that could only charge my laptop. Allowing charging through both MagSafe and USB-C is definitely one of the smarter things Apple has done for the company's new laptops.
If you decide to use both USB-C ports though, that left port is relegated to 65W while the second USB-C port now takes up 30W. Still very, very fast and I used this a lot to charge my MacBook Pro while also charging my iPhone 13 Pro Max, so I can attest to the speed of both.
The two USB-A ports have a total of 12W and if you're using just one, you get the full 12W, otherwise, it'll be split across the two devices. Belkin has a handy infographic as shown above which shows exactly what wattage you get in a variety of different situations with different ports in use.
What's even better, the power cable is detachable from the brick, meaning it can be conveniently packed into a bag. The cable measures 2m long, which is more than enough for most people and four rubber feet on the bottom of the charger ensure it stays put on a surface instead of sliding around.
At S$129, the Belkin Boost Charge Pro 4-Port 108W GaN Charger is an excellent addition to any home or workstation, and it's definitely a solution to consider for frequent travellers who carry around plenty of gadgets.