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Mini-review: Vissles Wireless Charger for iPhone, Airpods, Apple Watch

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I have a confession to make. Though I love my iPhone 11 Pro, I don't own an Apple Watch (I don't get on with anything on my wrist). Nor Airpods (I want hi fidelity in my ears, not 'OK' quality).

Which makes me a slightly odd target for this accessory, sent in for review, but I'll give it some attention anyway, since it offers (kind of) something Apple itself promised and then failed to deliver: charging of phone, headphone case and watch all at the same time.


In fact, the Vissles Wireless Charger does cheat. Somewhat outrageously. But it gets there in the end.

What you have is a single coil 10W wireless charger (aligned in the centre), plus a wired Lightning jack on one side, magnetically aligned so that you can insert your Airpods case on top. And then, at the other end, an illuminated hole.


This last is cheeky, but hey - you're provided with a spunger and asked to split the charger open (this is easy) and then you physically insert your existing Apple Watch c…

Round-up: Cases for the Huawei P40 Pro

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As usual for my case roundups, I'll cover a variety of styles, with most samples supplied by MobileFun, kind people that they are. See their complete range of Huawei P40 Pro cases and covers.

But on with the individual cases, each link goes to the relevant product page, of course.
Olixar Slim Leather Wallet, £20
Now, wallet cases like this have obvious pros and cons. On the 'pro' side the phone's screen is normally covered and protected, plus you get to keep a couple of cards in the front slots, perhaps obviating the need to carry  a separate wallet. And, as here, there's the option of part folding the rear half to form a stand for watching media on your P40 Pro in landscape mode. Win!


On the other hand... there's the thickness when closed, typically around 2cm. Ouch. But Olixar has done a good job here of keeping the case as thin as possible:
The shell that grips the phone is slender (and shock-absorbing) TPU rather than cheap solid plastic, which tends to be th…