Late last year, Apple reintroduced MagSafe to the world. The brand is now associated with wireless charging and accessories, utilizing magnets. It’s a brave new world, and accessories have the potential to be very interesting for Apple’s supported products in the future.
As of right now, it’s relatively slim pickings as far as MagSafe-certified accessories are concerned. There are some companies out there who have jumped at the chance to adopt MagSafe, while other third-party accessory makers are taking their time before jumping on the bandwagon. That will change, eventually, especially as more of Apple’s products support MagSafe as well.
But, we’ve gone ahead and put together a quick roundup of the best MagSafe accessories you can buy now, and we’ll be adding more as additional options launch.
Best MagSafe accessories in 2021
- Apple’s MagSafe Charger
- Apple’s Leather Wallet
- RAVPower wireless charger
- Apple MagSafe Duo Charger
MOFT MagSafe-compatible Stand and Wallet
If you’ve tried out wallet cases in the past, but want to give MagSafe a shot, MOFT might be the option to go with. That starts with the magnets inside the case, but it goes beyond that. Because MOFT’s accessory isn’t just a wallet.
It has a lot going on. But first, that wallet. You can stick three cards inside, so you’ll have to prioritize if you carry more than that on a regular basis. It connects to the back of your phone like you’d expect, thanks to MagSafe. And the powerful magnets will keep it in place even as you slide it in and out of your pocket.
Next up, the built-in stand. It offers up three viewing angles: portrait, landscape, and a new “floating” mode. With this mode you can put your phone horizontal and use the MagSafe feature to suspend it above your table or desk — so you don’t have to lay the phone down.
What’s more, the wallet accessory can also stack — so you can charge your iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max and use it as a stand. Just put a MagSafe puck on your phone, and then connect the MOFT to it.
The MOFT snap-on wallet and stand is available now from Amazon, but earliest delivery is set for February. It’s available in Grey, Night Black, Oxford Blue, and Sienna Brown.
Apple MagSafe Charger
This is about as straightforward as it gets. Apple’s MagSafe Charger is designed to attach to the back of your iPhone 12 model and charge the device. The MagSafe magnets will align the puck right where it needs to be to prioritize wireless charging. And it works through MagSafe cases, too.
It supports 15 volts for input, and it also supports Qi wireless charging as well. So you can place an AirPods wireless charging case on the puck to charge up that accessory, too. It supports the iPhone 8 and newer models for wireless charging as well.
The MagSafe Charger from Apple is available in one color, but it’s available to buy now.
Belkin MagSafe Car Mount
There aren’t a lot of these options out there, as far as MagSafe-certified options are concerned. Belkin’s is still one of the best available, though. It’s a vent mount for your automobile, allowing you to secure it in place, and then put your phone up against the MagSafe panel to secure your phone in place. It makes it easy to reach and handle.
However, one thing to be aware of: this is just a mount. It won’t provide any power to your handset. You’ll still need to connect a Lightning cable to your iPhone 12 model to actually charge the battery (or use Apple CarPlay).
Belkin says it offers a cable management system, too. Yo can also rotate the vent mount, so you can see the device in portrait or landscape. And the MagSafe magnets make it easy to secure or pull off the phone when you need.
Belkin’s Car Vent Mount PRO is available now from Apple. We’ll update this when it’s available on Amazon, too.
Apple MagSafe Leather Wallet
This was one of the announcement accessories when Apple debuted MagSafe. It’s a slim wallet case and that’s it. However, it is crafted from specially tanned and finished European leather. It will pick up a natural patina over time and with regular usage.
Of course, it relies on Apple’s MagSafe feature to securely snap onto the back of the iPhone 12 model. The wallet can fit three cards at the same time, and it’s shielded so the cards are protected.
No tricks with this leather wallet, just gets right to the point. It’s available now from Amazon in Baltic Blue, Black, California Poppy, and Saddle Brown.
RAVPower MagSafe-compatible wireless charger
Another wireless charger. This one’s from RAVPower, and it comes with a very useful part of the equation: a power adapter. RAVPower throws in a 20W USB-C power adapter in the box. It’s small, too — the same size as Apple’s 5W adapter.
Meanwhile, the charging puck itself features MagSafe so it will properly align with your iPhone 12 model to provide the best possible wireless charging experience. Just be aware that it won’t provide up to 20W wireless charging. To get that fastest option, you’ll need to charge with the cable. You can charge with a MagSafe case attached to your phone, too.
It also offers over-voltage, overheating, and overcurrent protection as well.
The RAVPower wireless charger is available now from Amazon.
Apple MagSafe Duo Charger
This wireless charger does offer a little something different: support for both the iPhone 12 lineup (and other future MagSafe products, probably), as well as the ability to wirelessly charge the Apple Watch. This is a small wireless charger, designed to fold so it’s easy to travel with.
While it’s MagSafe-certified, that wireless charging portion can also charge an iPhone 8 or newer thanks to its Qi support as well. It can also charge your wireless case for your AirPods or AirPods Pro.
The MagSafe Duo Charger is available now from Amazon.
So there we go. A quick roundup of some of the best MagSafe-certified accessories you can buy now. We’ll be updating this list with more options as they become available. But of course, if you have any other suggestions let us know in the comments!