Buying a mobile charger (also known as a power bank) is a good idea if your phone’s battery runs out before the end of the day. Most mobile chargers require a cable, but if you have an iPhone 12, 13 or 14, you can simply clip one to the back thanks to MagSafe technology. (Yay, magnets!) With so many options on the market, finding the best MagSafe battery pack can be tough, but I have four power banks that I consider to be the strongest choices.
The case you keep your phone in needs to be MagSafe compatible so that the charger snaps onto it and still be able to magically supply power to your phone. Look for the telltale “magnifying glass” design on the inside or outside of the case to see if the case is MagSafe compatible.
How do MagSafe batteries work?
You may also be wondering how much power these chargers pack. Three of the four have 5,000mAh batteries, which should be enough for at least one full charge of the iPhone. (For reference, the iPhone 13 packs a 3,227mAh battery.) The Anker 633 ups the ante at 10,000mAh and measures just a little thicker than the others. The downside is that you’ll pay more for that extra juice.
One more thing to note: All four power supplies come with a USB-C cable, but to actually charge any of them, you’ll also need a USB-C AC adapter, which is Not included. If you already have a power bank that can produce at least 5V/3A, go ahead and use it. Otherwise, here’s a 2-pack of dual-port USB AC adapters for sale for $13 (because you can always use a spare).
The deal to beat, Fokimdo’s battery pack costs less than half of others. Its kickstand allows for both portrait and landscape viewing of the phone. I haven’t been able to test it, but it has a solid 4.3 star rating from over 400 buyers. Warranty: 12 months.
$28 on Amazon
Available in your choice of four colors (blue, shown, green, gray, and charcoal), the MagPak measures just half an inch thick and comes with a folding flap that lets you prop up your phone in portrait or landscape orientation. Warranty: 18 months.
$25 on Amazon
For anyone who can’t live without a PopSocket, this is the battery to buy. Anker has basically grafted one of the small retractable grips onto an otherwise fairly standard charger. What’s nice is that it can also be used as a stand, albeit only in landscape orientation. Expect a sale on this one; I’ve seen it for as low as $40. Warranty: 18 months.
$70 on Amazon
The big kahuna of the bunch, Anker’s 633 packs a 10,000mAh battery and includes a foldable kickstand. It also has a 20-watt USB-C Power Delivery port if you want faster charging via a USB-C to Lightning cable (not included). This doesn’t go on sale very often, but it’s been as low as $60. Warranty: 24 months.
$64 on Amazon
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