A lot of consumers, especially those in the Apple ecosystem, are increasingly turning towards wireless chargers for added convenience. People who own multiple Apple devices—iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods—can opt for wireless chargers that can charge all three devices simultaneously. And Kodak has launched a wireless charger just for such consumers. Priced at ₹2,799, the Kodak WC400 is a pad-shaped charger that can charge an iPhone (or any device that can charge wirelessly), an Apple Watch, and AirPods.
We got a chance to review the Kodak WC400 3-in-1 wireless charger, and here’s what we think about it.
Kodak WC400 Wireless Charger Review
For the Kodak WC400 wireless charger review, I used the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (Review), Apple AirPods Pro, and the Apple Watch Series 7. I also tested non-Apple smartphones and wireless earphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S22+ (Review), Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, Samsung Galaxy Buds+, and the Vivo X80 Pro (Review).
- Kodak WC400 Wireless Charger
- USB Type-A To USB Type-C Cable
- USB Type-C To USB Type-C Cable
Design & Build Quality
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Kodak says that the WC400 wireless charger is made using ABS plastic, so there are fewer chances of it getting scratched. But those claims can only be tested in the long term. The charger has separate slots with indents for the Apple Watch and the AirPods, while the wireless charging area for the smartphone is completely flat. The Apple Watch charger section is magnetic to hold the Apple Watch in place.
It’s a very easy-to-use and no-nonsense design, but the build quality leaves a lot to be desired. A part of the seam connecting the top part of the charger to the side wall was open. Due to the open seam, the LED light was leaking and falling on the wall nearby. This is not expected from a charger of this price, and the company needs to improve the build quality and its quality control process.
The Kodak charger doesn’t come bundled with a charging adapter, so you’ll have to use your own wall charger. It comes bundled with a USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable and a USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable, though, which is nice.
I used a Stuffcool Neutron 33W charger and connected it to the Kodak WC400 using a USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable. I tested the charger by charging my Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 7, and the Apple AirPods Pro. Don’t expect those devices to get fully charged in anything less than three hours. It’s best to put them on charge before going to bed and they’ll be fully charged overnight.
AirPods and Apple Watch, which top out at 2.5W for wireless charging, take between 2.5 hours and 3 hours to fully charge. The iPhone 13 Pro Max accepts 7.5W of power and takes anywhere between 3 and 4 hours for a full charge. Yes, wireless charging is never as fast as wired charging, but people use wireless chargers for convenience and not for speed. So, the Kodak wireless charger does its job.
Who Should Buy Kodak WC400 3-In-1 Wireless Charger?
The Kodak WC400 3-in-1 wireless charger delivers what it promises. It charges three devices—smartphone, Apple Watch, and AirPods—simultaneously. It has a simple design and comes with two bundled USB cables. However, the build quality leaves something to be desired, and the company needs to improve its quality control. Other than that, we have no complaints about the Kodak 3-in-1 wireless charger. You can get chargers with better build quality from brands like Sevenaire and Unigen, but they also cost a bit more.
Kodak WC400 3-In-1 Wireless Charger
The Kodak WC400 3-in-1 wireless charger can charge three devices—smartphone, Apple Watch, and AirPods—simultaneously. It has a simple design, but its build quality could have been better. Other than that, we have no complaints about it.
- Charges three Apple devices simultaneously.
- Comes with two bundled cables.
- Decent pricing.
- Below par build quality.
Design & Build Quality