MagSafe Battery Pack: Apple’s Power Bank
First of all, and in case there were any clueless in the room, is that you know well this Apple MagSafe Battery Pack.
As we have already mentioned, it is an external battery whose benefits are directly supported by two characteristics of the iPhone 12:
- Wireless charging.
- MagSafe technology: If you still did not know, the family of the latest iPhone presented by the company have magnetism on the back. In turn, both wireless chargers and this same portable battery also have the same technology. Therefore, when both elements are brought closer, they will be attached to the phone strongly, allowing it to transmit power to it without it being easily disconnected.
You can find out how these technologies work in our reviews of these phones that we publish on YouTube:
Other technical characteristics that this new Apple battery has are the following:
- Capacity of 1,460 mAh.
- On its own, it charges an iPhone with a power of 5W per wireless charging. And when connected to a 20W or higher power supply, it can carry up to 15W of power as if it were a “normal” Qi base.
- It can be charged via a lightning cable. Apple recommends doing it with a 20 W connector, although it indicates that we can also do it with a 27 W connector.
- It is compatible with the whole family of the new iPhone 12.
- It is only available in one color and one size.
These last two characteristics mean that, as you can imagine, it will occupy a greater or lesser volume of the back of the phone depending on the model we have.
Two have been most criticized aspects by users about this new accessory from the apple company. On the one hand, seeing its capacity of 1,460 mAh, it will not be able to give a single charge even to the iPhone 12 mini, leaving the charge percentages like this:
- 40% charge for him iPhone 12 Pro Max.
- 50% charge for him iPhone 12 and 12 Pro.
- 60% load for him iPhone 12 mini.
And on the other, probably the most popular as usual, is the price. If you want to get one of the new MagSafe Battery Pack you will have to pay 109 euros.
Best alternatives to Apple’s Power Bank
Having said all the above, and now that you know a little better this new accessory from the apple company, as you can expect, many people are looking for one. cheaper alternative.
To facilitate this task, we have compiled the best models that, so far, are available through Amazon. And, as new alternatives come out, we will include them here.
Sunnybag POWERBANK +
The first of all, and the most economical, is this Sunnybag Power Bank. Specifically, it is the model POWERBANK +, which has a wireless charging power of 15 W and a charging capacity of 5,000 mAh. It also has a micro USB port, a USB-C and a USB-A, to be able to charge two other devices at the same time. It weighs only 124 grams and, of course, it is compatible with all iPhone 12 models. Its price, moreover, is only 29.90 euros.
Anker PowerCore Magnetic 5K
Another model that might interest you is the PowerCore Magnetic 5K manufacturer Anker, well known within the external battery sector. This is compatible with all iPhone 12 models through MagSafe and its price rises up to 36 euros. It has a capacity of 5,000 mAh and carry a 5W power. It also comes with a USB-C port to charge other equipment at the same time or use it as a “normal” external battery.
Duomei Dianzi Magnetic Portable Battery
The manufacturer Duomei Dianzi It also has an interesting Power Bank model with MagSafe in its catalog. This is one of the few that we can get in different colors, being available in blue, white and black. Its load capacity is 5,000 mAh with a 7.5 W power. The weight of this model is only 145 grams and, how could it be otherwise, it is compatible with all iPhone 12. It has a USB-C and a USB-A connection to charge more equipment. If you want to get one of these batteries, its price is for 36 euros.
Boostexx Magnetic Battery
If you need more load capacity, the following models are your best option. Specifically, this first is the boostexx battery that reaches the 38 euros Price. It has a capacity of 10,000 mAh, a power of 20 W by wireless charging and, of course, it has a USB-C connection with which we can charge an additional device. And surprisingly the weight is only 140 grams.
JIGA Magnetic Power Bank
Finally, we want to recommend this JIGA Magnetic Power Bank. It is a model with 10,000 mAh battery and 15 W wireless charging power. It incorporates a USB-C port and another USB-A with fast charging of up to 20 W. Of course, the weight goes up to 245 grams and its price is 44 euros.
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