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All the Best MagSafe Chargers for Your New iPhone

Not all MagSafe chargers are created equal.

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Apple's iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lines all support MagSafe. This allows them to be compatible with an ecosystem of magnetic accessories, but more importantly it allows them to wireless charge faster.

A true MagSafe charger can charge an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 at 15 watts, which is twice as fast as the 7.5 watts that any iPhone can charge when using a Qi-wireless charger. The only catch is that the new "mini" iPhones, which support MagSafe, can only charge at a max of 12 watts over MagSafe (which is still much faster than over standard Qi).

That said, there are few true MagSafe wireless chargers available right now. A lot of third-party chargers aren't true MagSafe chargers because, while they can magnetically hold and charge your iPhone, they aren't approved by Apple and so will only charge it at 7.5-watts and not the faster 15-watt charging speeds.

So before buying one, make sure you know exactly what you're getting.

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Wireless Chargers That Fully Support MagSafe

A true MagSafe charger is one that can charge supported iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 handsets at up to 15-watts, which is twice as fast as wireless chargers that don't fully support MagSafe.

Apple MagSafe Charger

Apple's entry-level MagSafe charger is the best option for most people. It doesn't come with a wall adapter, so Apple recommends pairing it with a 20-watt USB-C adapter for optimal charging speeds.

Apple MagSafe Duo Charger
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The MagSafe Duo is Apple's fancy 2-in-1 wireless charger that has a foldable design and can simultaneously charge any model of iPhone 12 and an Apple Watch. It doesn't come with a wall adapter. For a deeper look, read our full review of the MagSafe Duo.

Belkin Boost Up Charge Pro

This is a 3-in-1 wireless charger for your iPhone 12, Apple Watch and AirPods Pro. It supports 15-watt wireless charging over MagSafe, so it can fast charge your iPhone 12. It comes with an AC wall adapter.

Belkin Boost Up Charge Pro 2-in-1

This is essentially a smaller, cheaper version of the Belkin Boost Up Charge Pro (above) that lacks a dedicated charging puck for the Apple Watch. It can wireless charge your iPhone and AirPods simultaneously. And it supports MagSafe's full 15-watts of power.

Nomad Base One

This is Nomad's first wireless charger that's fully compatible with MagSafe — meaning it is able to wirelessly charge your iPhone 12/13 at the fastest possible speeds. (The catch is that you'll have to buy a 20-watt-or- more wall adapter separately.) It's made of metal and glass and weighs roughly a pound, meaning it's not going to lift off your desk every time you go to pick up your iPhone.

Nomad also makes the Base One Max ($150), which is a Base One with a charging puck for the Apple Watch.

Mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger

This is essentially a souped-up version of Apple's MagSafe Duo. It has a similar foldable design, but it's a 3-in-1 wireless charger (rather than 2-in-1) that supports MagSafe; in addition to spots for charging an iPhone and an Apple Watch, it adds a dedicated spot for charging your AirPods or AirPods Pro. It also comes with a USB-C wall adapter (which the MagSafe Duo does not) and a fabric carrying case.

Belkin Portable Wireless Charger Pad with MagSafe

This has a special feature that Apple's MagSafe charger lacks: an integrated kickstand. This way you can stand your iPhone up while you charge it. It does not come with a USB-C wall adapter.

Wireless Chargers That Do Not Fully Support MagSafe

The following wireless chargers have built-in magnetics that hold and charge your iPhone 12 or iPhone 13. However, they don't support MagSafe's fast charging, meaning they max out at 7.5 watts instead of the 15 watts that MagSafe promises.

Mophie Snap+ Wireless Stand

Mophie's wireless charging stand can magnetically hold your iPhone vertically or horizontally. It supports a max 7.5-watts charging for iPhones.

Belkin Magnetic Portable Wireless Charger Pad 7.5W

This is a cheaper alternative to Apple's MagSafe charger that also comes in black (it's available in white, too). It unfortunately doesn't come with a wall adapter and doesn't support 15-watt charging over MagSafe.

Mophie Snap+ Wireless Charger

The Snap+ is a wireless charger with a USB-C connection. It's capable of fast-charging an iPhone at a max of 7.5 watts.

Nomad Base Station (2022)

Nomad's Base Station has been one of our favorite wireless chargers for years — and it recently released an updated version with built-in magnets to grip your new iPhone into place. The pad is big enough (and designed) to wireless charging two devices at the same time; plus there's a USB port to charge a third device. It's available in two finishes, carbide or walnut (more expensive). And, for an extra $15, you can buy an attachable charging puck for your Apple Watch.

Anker Magnetic Wireless Charger

Anker's wireless charging has an integrated magnet to attach and charge your iPhone. It's more affordable than Apple's option, but it isn't a true MagSafe charger and doesn't support the fast charging speeds. It doesn't come with a wall adapter.

Logitech Powered 3-in-1 Dock
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This 3-in-1 wireless charger is designed to charge an iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods (with wireless charging case). It has a magnetic pad so that it can work with iPhone 12's MagSafe, although it doesn't support the full fast-charging benefits of MagSafe.

RavPower Magnetic Wireless Charger

RavPower's magnetic wireless charger is super thin and comes in either black or white. Also, it comes with a 20-watt wall adapter so it can charge your iPhone at almost true MagSafe speeds.

Satechi Magnetic 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand

Satechi's 2-in-1 wireless charging stand is a great and affordable option for people with an iPhone 12 and AirPods Pro. However, it doesn't support the super fast charging speeds that a true MagSafe charger delivers.

Anker PowerWave Magnetic 2-in-1 Stand
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This is a 2-in-1 wireless charging stand for your iPhone 12 and a Qi-supported device. The magnetic charger is strong enough to hold your iPhone 12, but it won't charge it to its full 15-watt potential.

Portable Chargers and Other Accessories

We've rounded up the best portable power banks and other accessories that work with MagSafe (yet don't support 15-watts of fast charging).

Apple MagSafe Battery Pack
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This is Apple's official portable power bank for its iPhone 12 line. The main advantage over other non-Apple alternatives is that, when plugged into a Lightning cable (and powerful wall adapter), it can charge your iPhone at up to 15-watts.

Mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini

This is a 5,000mAh portable power bank that magnetically sticks to the back of your iPhone. The cool thing is that it wirelessly charges your phone and it can be recharged wirelessly with any Qi-enabled charging pad or stand.

Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand

This is 2-in-1 gadget that functions as a wireless charging stand and a portable power bank with a 10,000mAh capacity. It's capable of wirelessly charging iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models at a max of 7.5-watts.

HyperJuice Magnetic Wireless Battery Pack

This is a 5,000mAh portable battery that magnetically clips to the back of the iPhone 12 or iPhone 13. It does not support the 15-watt wireless charging over MagSafe.

Belkin Magnetic Portable Wireless Charger 10K

This is a 10,000mAh portable battery that magnetically clips to the back of your iPhone. It's capable of fully charging your iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 twice over. It does not support the 15-watt wireless charging over MagSafe.

Belkin Magnetic Wireless Power Bank 2.5K

This is a 2,500mAh portable power bank that magnetically clips to the back of your iPhone 12 or iPhone 13. It does not support the 15-watt wireless charging over MagSafe.

Anker Magnetic Wireless Portable Charger

This 5,000mAh portable power bank magnetically connects to the back of an iPhone 12 and can output 5-watts of power. It charges via USB-C. Also, it's available in a number of different colors to match your iPhone or case.

iOttie Wireless Car Charger

This MagSafe car mount magnetically grips your iPhone 12/13 and wirelessly charges it while you drive. It grips onto your car's air vent and comes with the necessary car adapter and charging cable.

Mophie Snap+ Wireless Vent Mount

This will charge and hold your iPhone 12 while you drive. For half as much, you can buy Mophie's Snap Vent Mount ($29), which lacks wireless charging capabilities.

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