Pitaka MagEZ Bar Review – Wall-Mount Qi Wireless Charger
Pitaka MagEZ Bar is an interesting solution for wireless charging needs, as well as organization for various household items. It has a wall-mounted magnetic wireless charger, which charges two devices at a time, and also holds other items like keys, and Pitaka’s products like the MagEZ Wallet. Does it hold up items as well as Pitaka claims? Read our review to find out.
The MagEZ Bar ships in a large and heavy package. The box includes the following:
- MagEZ Bar
- Wall Mount
- USB-C Cable
- Expansion Bolt
- Metal Plates (with alignment papers)
The magnetic case for your smartphone needs to be bought separately. Pitaka sells cases for most flagship Samsung and Apple smartphones. However, if you have a smartphone which does not have a MagEZ Case available, Pitaka ships metal plates that can be attached to the phone using an alignment paper. This ensures that your Qi-compatible smartphone can be magnetically attached to the MagEZ Bar.
Pitaka provides all the tools necessary to attach the MageEZ Bar to a wall, however, you might need some professional help if you do not have access to the right tools. The initial setup for the wall mount might seem like a bit of a hassle, but the process is worth it.
- Wireless charging
- Output: 7.5W for iPhone, 10W for compatible Android phones
- Port: USB-C
- Charging brick
- Output: USB-C Power Delivery ranging from 5V - 20V
- Port: USB-C
The MagEZ Bar is made of premium Aramid Fiber. This material is used for armor so it is very strong and durable. The black finish of the bar gives a very premium feel and looks good on just about any wall. Despite the length of MagEZ Bar, it only charges two devices wirelessly at a time. The other half of the bar is used for attached metallic items like keys, or products like MagEZ Wallet.
There are two USB-C ports on the bar, one on either side, allowing you to attach it to any wall without any issues. In case you are concerned, the magnets inside the bar are very strong, and during my usage, I was never worried that my iPhone or AirPods would fall down. Note that my iPhone X is not the heaviest phone in the world, however, the magnets are strong enough and should not have any issue with even the largest Samsung Note smartphones.
For $129, Pitaka MagEZ Bar is not the cheapest wireless charging solution out there. But if you have gone all-in on wireless charging with your devices, it will provide to be a valuable addition to your home. For the best usage, it is recommended to buy the MagEZ Case and other such Pitaka magnetic cases for your devices, so they work well with the bar and other products like the MagEZ Juice. This adds to the cost, but you can always opt to use the free magnetic plates that Pitaka provides with each product.
A nice addition to keep Qi-compatible devices organized. Charges devices quickly, and ships with a USB-C PD charger. Looks good on any wall.
- Wirelessly charges multiple devices
- Looks good as a wall-mount
- Provide more utility than just wireless charging
- Works great with other products in Pitaka's ecosystem
- Setup is not simple
- Supports only up to 10W wireless charging output, when most new Android phones charge much faster