MagSafe power banks wirelessly charge any compatible iPhone device. This is a great and convenient feature that works by attaching it to the back of the supported iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, providing ease of accessibility. So keep reading if you need a MagSafe power bank for your Apple product,
1. Apple MagSafe Battery Pack
The Apple MagSafe Battery Pack is a very useful product despite its capacity, rated at only 1460mAh. It serves as a battery extender, providing extra energy to any iPhone 12 model that’s running low on power. However, the major downside to this is that it cannot provide a full charge to an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro. Instead, it will only fill it up just a bit below the halfway point. We recommend using a 20W or higher USB-C wall adapter to charge the battery pack.
The Apple MagSafe Battery Pack offers two charging solutions, magnet wireless, and Lightning port. Wireless charging only offers 5W of power, which is the standard speed for this feature. You won’t need to press the power button to turn this function on since it starts automatically. It also has foreign object detection capabilities, meaning that a key fob or credit card won’t interfere with the device. Apart from the magnetic wireless option, you can charge your device via the Lightning port, which delivers up to 15W of power.
2. Anker Magnetic Wireless Portable Charger
Up next, we have the Anker Magnetic Wireless Portable Charger. It offers 5000mAh capacity, which is sufficient to charge an iPhone mini 1.2 times, iPhone 12 0.95 times, iPhone 12 Pro 0.97 times, and iPhone 12 Pro Max 0.75 times. The magnet charging feature, compatible with only the iPhone 12 models, will deliver 5W maximum. However, you will need to activate this charging option by pressing the power button. Additionally, this will not work with products that don’t have a MagSafe case, including the Otterbox defender.
It also features a bi-directional USB-C input/output port that can charge both the power bank and other USB-C-compatible devices. This feature provides 10W of power for connected devices and 11W of power for charging the power bank. Fully recharging the power bank will take 3 hours.
Anker designed this portable charger with ease of accessibility and safety in mind. The exterior shell is completely covered in a rubberized material, allowing you to grip and carry it around easily while helping to prevent slips and drops. As for safety, the Anker Magnetic Wireless Portable Charger contains temperature control, short circuit protection, and more. It also features foreign detection capabilities, keeping your device safe from interference.
3. RAVPower/iSmart Magnetic Wireless Power Bank
The RAVPower/iSmart Magnetic Wireless Power Bank is a bit more efficient when it comes to delivering an optimal charge for an iPhone 12. That’s because the magnet wireless charge feature delivers power at 7.5W, which is faster than the standard speed. This feature only works after you press the power button. Additionally, the power bank comes with a bi-directional 10W USB Type-C input/output port to charge an iPhone 12 and other less power-intensive compatible devices. It will also charge the power bank itself, which takes 2.5 hours.
Although it doesn’t have much capacity, rated at 5000mAh, it’s still sufficient to charge an iPhone 12/Pro 0.8 times, iPhone 12 Pro Max 0.8 times, and iPhone 12 mini 1.2 times. What’s even better is that it supports pass-through charging, allowing you to power up a connected device and the power bank at the same time.
Overall, the iSmart Magnetic Wireless Power Bank is designed with safety in mind. It provides protection against overvoltage, short-circuit, overheating, and overcurrent
4. mophie snap+ Juice Pack Mini
The mophie snap+ Juice Pack Mini comes with a 5000mAh battery that can fully charge an iPhone 12, provided it’s running on the default settings. The magnetic wireless charging feature works with all iPhone 12 models, delivering a charging speed of up to 7.5W. It also has a USB Type-C port that can provide a charging speed of 12W to your connected devices and provides a speed of 15W to charge the power bank.
Additionally, the product comes packaged with a snap adapter, which can be used with any Qi-compatible device to provide a wireless charge. The magnetic ring attaches to incompatible MagSafe devices, such as Samsung, Google, and Apple phones.
The mophie snap+ Juice Pack Mini also features a magnetic array, allowing you to perfectly align your phone on the back of the device for a perfect charge. You will need to turn on the power bank first to start wirelessly charging.
5. iWALK Magnetic Wireless Power Bank
The iWALK Magnetic Wireless Power Bank has the highest capacity on the list, rated at 6000mAh. That’s plenty of power to charge an iPhone 12 mini 1.6 times, iPhone 12 1.3 times, iPhone 12 Pro 1.2 times, and iPhone 12 Pro Max 0.89 times. The wireless magnetic charge provides 7.5W of power to an iPhone 12 device, a bit higher than the 5W wireless standard speed. The power bank also features a bi-directional PD 18W USB-C input/output port that can fully charge the product in just 2.5 hours. Additionally, it can fully charge a connected device up to four times faster than traditional chargers.
The LED power indicator is another aspect of the iWALK Magnetic Wireless Power Bank that sets it apart from the other power banks on this list. Instead of the conventional 4-dot indicators, this portable charger comes with an accurate numeric display, so you will know exactly how much power remains. Plus, it has a special built-in finger ring, making it easy to carry the device around and secure an iPhone in place.
What’s even better is that it also features built-in temperature control, keeping the device safe from overheating throughout its use. Overall, the power bank is compact and portable enough to fit just about anywhere, including your pocket, purse, or bag.
What is MagSafe anyway?
MagSafe, developed by Apple, is a magnet-based technology built into all iPhone 12 models. This accessory was originally designed for Macbook’s charging cables, but now it’s integrated into iPhone 12 models to offer a quick wireless charging solution.
iPhone 12 models contain a magnetic array that connects to other accessories with built-in magnets. For instance, a MagSafe power bank will directly attach to the back of an iPhone 12. One magnetic array consists of 18 rectangular magnets placed just beneath the wireless charging coil. Earlier iPhone versions have this wireless coil without the magnets, so those are not MagSafe compatible.
Pros and cons of MagSafe power banks
Easy to use and carry around
Slow charging speed
A limited number of ports