I don’t do product reviews often, but as many people know, I’m a fan of Kiwi Design’s products and they sent me their latest accessory – the Kiwi Design RGB Vertical Charging Stand!
What Exactly is the Kiwi Design Charging Stand/Dock?
The Kiwi Design Charging Stand is a “made for Meta” accessory to store and charge your Meta Quest headset while it is being unused. It’s designed for RGB lighting lovers and those who want to set up a gaming room.
- Magnetic charging
- Customizable RGB lighting
- Storage of headset, controllers and headphones
- Compatible with Quest 2, Quest 3 and Quest Pro
Design: My first impression of this product was the design looks really slick! It’s definitely one of the best looking stands I’ve seen, and perfect for RGB lovers:
The stand allows you to customize both the colors and the brightness of the RGB lighting.
You can cycle between the different colors by pressing the left and right arrows beneath the stand. Meanwhile, a single click of the round button enables RGB lighting, and holding it down for 3 seconds disables the lighting effect.
Charging: To charge the headset, you’ll be given a magnetic dongle inside the box which you plug into your Meta Quest USB-C port. Afterwards, all you have to do is place the headset on the stand, and align with the other magnetic dongle connected to the stand:
This is very easy to use, however, if you use wired PCVR alot, you’ll have to keep removing the dongle whenever you want to connect to your PC. Just a minor inconvenience though.
Charging Time: Around 9% charge every 10 minutes on the Quest 3 – roughly 111 minutes to charge from 0% to 100%.
It seems to be faster, or just as fast as standard Quest 3 charging times.
Charging Safety: The stand comes with a high quality circuit board with in-built safe charging, so you won’t need to worry about melting your Quest 3 port. Once the headset reaches 100% charge, it will automatically stop charging.
Not Charging? If initially the stand doesn’t charge your headset, simply disconnect and reconnect it (by picking the headset up). There’s a bug where sometimes it doesn’t charge when using it for the first time.
Storage: Since I’m not a huge RGB person, the best part about this product for me is the convenience of storage. There are 3 methods for storing controllers:
Note: Since the Quest 3 controllers don’t have rings, only the first method works. Which is completely fine with me.
I usually just pack up my Quest 3 back into the box when I’m done using it, however, having this stand has made packing up and using VR much more convenience, and reduced the friction to using VR. It’s nice to always have a headset be 100% charge when I want to play it.
If you have a headphone, you can also use this to store it too!
Overall, the stand does everything you expect it to. It helps keeps things neat and organized, and reduces friction to using VR.
Is it Worth it?
If you need a convenient way to store & charge your Quest 3 while it isn’t in use, then you’ll love this stand. Bonus points if you love RGB lighting and decorating your gaming space.
This charging stand is much cheaper than the official Meta charging dock and does pretty much the same job (although it doesn’t charge controllers, but trust me, you won’t need that).
However, if you’re just looking for a convenient way to store the headset, then I personally wouldn’t drop this much money on it unless you’re rich and just like the aesthetics. The main advantage of this stand are magnetic charging and RGB lighting.
The Kiwi Design RGB lighting stand is available on Amazon and their official website.