If your phone's battery gets drained before the end of the day, shopping for a mobile charger (also known as a power bank) might be a good idea. Most of these require a cord, but if you have an iPhone 12, 13 or 14, you can just snap one to the back of your iPhone thanks to MagSafe technology. (Yay, magnets!) With so many wireless charger options on the market, finding the best MagSafe battery pack can be challenging, but I've highlighted four MagSafe power banks that I consider to be the strongest choices given their added functionality.
Fokimdo Magnetic Wireless Power Bank
Voltme MagPak 5K Magnetic Power Bank
Anker 622 MagGo Magnetic Battery with PopSockets Grip
Anker MagGo 633 Magnetic Battery
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? Three of the four gadgets 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 juice, 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.
Want to learn more about this technology, including how it works and best ways to leverage it? See my story on how to use MagSafe. Now, on to the top picks!
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