The iPhone 12 series of phones all come with MagSafe, a method that allows you to magnetically attach accessories at the back of them. Satechi joins in the fun by launching its own version of the MagSafe charger, which supports up to 7.5W of power. The company also makes an optional magnetic sticker that lets you use the charger with non-MagSafe phones.
By far the biggest advantage of the Satechi charger is the fact that the cable is a bit longer than Apple’s version and sells for a lower price of $ 29.99. Just note that you will be limited to 7.5W, instead of 15W with the proprietary option. Satechi’s charger is also available in space gray compared to the typical silver and white you would get by opting for the Apple charger.
What if you don’t have an iPhone 12? You can purchase the MagSafe sticker for $ 9.99 and attach it to your case or to the phone itself. This allows you to use Satechi’s MagSafe charger without having to shell out the cash for a new iPhone.
MagSafe itself is quite nifty. In terms of chargers, this allows you to have wireless charging without the typical inconvenience of not being able to actively use your device when it’s on a carpet. It is also ideal with other accessories such as wallets, which could potentially save you space in your pocket.
Both products are available for pre-order and will start shipping on December 16. If you pre-order before the 16th you can get 20% off using the code MAGNET. The code applies whether you buy them together or separately.