While other wireless battery packs connect through a phone’s charging port, MagSafe power banks snap onto the back of your iPhone through magnetic technology. These power banks are compatible with iPhone 14, 13 and 12, as well as Apple’s most recent iPhone 15 release.
Fokimdo Magnetic Wireless Power Bank
Voltme MagPak 5K Magnetic Power Bank
Anker 622 MagGo Magnetic Battery with PopSockets Grip
Anker MagGo 633 Magnetic Battery
Pass-through charging options make great gifts for iPhone lovers, especially those who like to be prepared for whatever emergencies life throws their way. Amazon's October Prime Day is quickly approaching, so keep an eye out for deals so you can snag one as a gift this holiday season for your techy friends or family. I’ve highlighted the four best MagSafe battery pack options that are not only some of the strongest and most functional chargers, but also have a few extra tricks up their sleeve.
How do MagSafe battery packs work?
These wireless charging pads are handy little gadgets that use magnets instead of cords or lightning cables to connect to your iPhone. Just how much power do these portable power banks pack compared to other wireless chargers? Three of the four magnetic battery packs listed here have 5,000-mAh (milliampere-hour) batteries, which should be good for at least one complete iPhone recharge. (For reference, the iPhone 13 incorporates a 3,227-mAh battery.) The Anker 633 ups the ante to 10,000 mAh and measures only a bit thicker than the other magnetic wireless power banks. The downside is you'll pay more for that extra battery power, but it's worth it if your phone battery life is especially poor.
One more thing to note: All four candidates for best MagSafe charging packs come with a USB-C cable, but to actually recharge any of them, you'll also need a USB-C AC adapter, which is not included. If you already have a fast charging power bank that can produce at least 5V/3A, go ahead and use it. Otherwise, here's a dual-port USB AC adapter 2-pack for just $9 (because you can always use a spare).
What do you need before buying a MagSafe battery pack?
The case that you keep your smartphone in must be MagSafe-compatible so the charger will snap onto it and still be able to magically deliver the wireless charging power. Look for the telltale "magnifying glass" design on the inside or outside of a MagSafe case to make sure it's compatible with the power bank.
Good news: If you love your existing case but it doesn't support MagSafe, there's an inexpensive upgrade kit you can buy.
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