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The Best MagSafe Chargers for Your iPhone 12

Not all MagSafe chargers are created equal.

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Belkin

Apple's four iPhone 12 models — specifically the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max — are the first to be integrated with the new MagSafe charging system. In addition to working with a bunch of new cases and accessories, the big advantage of MagSafe is that it can wireless charge any iPhone 12 model faster than any other Qi-wireless charger.

A MagSafe charger can charge any iPhone 12 model at 15-watts — save for the iPhone 12 mini, which charges at 12-watts over MagSafe — which is twice as fast as the 7.5-watts that any iPhone in the past few years can wirelessly charge over a Qi-wireless charger. And that's a big deal.

The catch is that there are only a 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 12, they 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. (We note if the below chargers support full-MagSafe charging or not.)

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Wireless Chargers That Fully Support MagSafe
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A true MagSafe charger is one that can charge an iPhone 12 at up to 15-watts, which is twice as fast as wireless chargers that don't fully support MagSafe.

Apple MagSafe Charger
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Apple

$39

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.

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Apple MagSafe Duo Charger
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Apple

$129

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.

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Belkin Boost Up Charge Pro
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Apple

$140

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.

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Belkin Boost Up Charge Pro 2-in-1
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Belkin

$100

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.

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Wireless Chargers That Do Not Fully Support MagSafe
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The following wireless chargers have built-in magnetics that hold and charge your iPhone 12. 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
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Mophie

$60

Mophie's wireless charging stand can magnetically hold your iPhone 12 vertically or horizontally. It supports a max 7.5-watts charging for iPhones.

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Belkin Magnetic Portable Wireless Charger Pad 7.5W

$30

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.

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Mophie Snap+ Wireless Charger
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Mophie

$35

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.

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Anker Magnetic Wireless Charger
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Anker

$24

Anker's wireless charging has an integrated magnet to attach and charge your iPhone 12. 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.

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Logitech Powered 3-in-1 Dock
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Logitech

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. 

Satechi Magnetic 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand
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Satechi

$60

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.

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Anker PowerWave Magnetic 2-in-1 Stand
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Anker

$40

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.

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Portable Chargers and Other Accessories
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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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Apple

$99

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.

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Mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini
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Mophie

$50

This is a 5,000mAh portable power bank that magnetically sticks to the back of your iPhone 12.

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HyperJuice Magnetic Wireless Battery Pack
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$40

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

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Belkin Car Vent Mount Pro
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$40

The Car Vent Mount Pro attaches to a car vent so you can view your iPhone 12 safely while you drive. However, it doesn't actually charge your iPhone 12 — you need to buy a charging cable separately.

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Belkin Magnetic Portable Wireless Charger 10K
Belkin

$70

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 twice over. It does not support the 15-watt wireless charging over MagSafe.

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Belkin Magnetic Wireless Power Bank 2.5K
Belkin

$50

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

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Mophie Snap+ Wireless Vent Mount
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Mophie

$50

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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Nomad MagSafe Mount
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Nomad

$100 $80

The MagSafe Mount is a holder for Apple's MagSafe Charger (sold separately). Its weighted design ensures that the charger doesn't move around on your desk.

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Grovemade Wood MagSafe Stand
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Grovemade

Govemade's fancy MagSafe stand is made of a combination of American Black Walnut wood, vegetable-tanned leather and machined brass. It requires you to already have a MagSafe charger, however. 

The Best MagSafe Car Mounts for Your iPhone 12
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Belkin

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The Best Cheap Wall Adapters to Fast-Charge Your iPhone 12
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