Consider These Things Before Purchasing the New Magsafe Battery Pack for Your iPhone12

Sometimes, Apple will bring its accessories out of the park. For example, AirPods provide a better experience than other Bluetooth headsets. However, sometimes Apple’s own accessories are inadequate compared to those provided by other manufacturers, such as Apple’s $99 iPhone 12 MagSafe battery pack case. How the MagSafe battery pack for iPhone 12 works The MagSafe battery pack is rectangular. The battery pack (or power bank) is magnetically attached to the back of the iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max. Its price is 99 US dollars. It works like any other MagSafe accessory, and as a first-hand battery pack, it has a built-in experience that other products don’t have. It is the only battery pack or accessory that supports reverse wireless charging, which means you can charge the battery pack while charging the iPhone (the battery pack will only start charging after the iPhone is charged to 80%). The battery pack itself is charged with a lightning cable.

Why the MagSafe battery pack is so disappointing If you only look at the MagSafe experience, it sounds great, but the problem is that Apple will not easily provide details on the product page. Speaking of capacity: The MagSafe battery pack has a 1460mAh, 11.13Wh battery inside, which is very small. In contrast, the battery capacity of the iPhone 12 itself is 10.78 Wh. Also, keep in mind that Qi wireless charging is inefficient, and only a small amount of capacity is lost during the charging process. Not to mention that the battery pack can only charge the iPhone at 5W, which is very slow. All this translates to the MagSafe battery pack. It is difficult to fully charge the iPhone.

Even if it reaches 90%, it will take a long time. Apple did this because they used 11 Wh batteries (which is twice the capacity of third-party battery packs). This makes the actual capacity of 2920 mAh, but considering the power loss during wireless charging, it is still not enough to fully charge the iPhone 12. Of course, there is a way to quickly charge the iPhone with the MagSafe battery pack, but that is to use a 20W adapter through the Lightning port (basically use the battery as a wireless charger). Oh, there are no adapters or cables in its box.

The MagSafe battery pack also has some of the same usability issues as the MagSafe wallet. Although the magnet is strong when installed (you can’t just shake it off), a light push with your thumb is enough to remove the magnet, which is not good news for accessories that can be imported and exported. All-day long. In the end, although the marketing picture of the MagSafe battery pack shows a fairly elegant product, the actual situation is different-in fact, depending on your model, the MagSafe battery pack can only charge your iPhone at most 70-90%, and Not fast charging. Toll. If you don’t mind using third-party alternatives, you can get better performance (such as a full charge) and cheaper prices (sometimes less than half the price). These battery packs are only compatible with MagSafe (basically only Qi wireless chargers). MagSafe), so you will not get additional features such as higher energy efficiency from MagSafe charging, but since the MagSafe battery pack itself is limited to 5W charging, you will not lose too much.

Here are some alternatives to consider: HyperJuice ($39.99): This is one of the most popular and reliable magnetic battery packs. It has a 5000mAh battery and supports 7.5W wireless charging (12W wired charging via USB-C port). Mophie snap + juice pack mini ($49.99)-There is a similar story here, 5000 mAh, which can fully charge the iPhone 12 There is a USB-C port to charge the battery. Anker PowerCore Magnetic 5K ($45.99): Anker’s PowerCore Magnetic 5K is another battery from a well-known brand. It is similar to Mophie, with a 5000 mAh battery inside. It can fully charge the iPhone 12 mini, and almost fully charge the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro (95% to 97%). It will only charge the iPhone 12 Pro Max to 75%.

Why you might still need a MagSafe battery pack Whatever your consideration, you might still want one. After all, it is the only true MagSafe battery pack on the market. It is tightly integrated with iOS, has battery health management functions, and is easy to use. All you have to do is put it on your iPhone and you can forget it. If it is worth the asking price of $99, the rest of the demonic details don’t have to stop you.

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