Best Alternatives to MagSafe Battery Packs with USB-C
Apple is phasing out Lightning-compatible accessories, including the MagSafe battery. Luckily, there are alternatives to MagSafe battery packs with a USB-C port.
In a move that marks a significant shift in its accessories ecosystem, Apple is moving away from the Lightning port-compatible accessories that have been a mainstay since their introduction with the iPhone 5 in 2012. The transition comes on the heels of the recent launch of the iPhone 15 line, which uses the more common USB-C port.
Luckily, there are plenty of USB-C MagSafe battery alternatives available so users can charge their iPhone’s battery while on the go. Here are some of the best options.
Moft Snap Power Kit
reviewed the Moft battery pack in 2022. We love how it’s made from vegan leather, which gives the accessory a more premium texture. The USB-C port supports pass-through charging to simultaneously power your iPhone and battery.
The battery capacity is 3400 mAh, which allows you to replenish your iPhone battery. Additionally, it comes with a foldable stand that magnetically attaches to the power bank so users can prop up their iPhone to watch movies or play games.
Magnetic battery Anker 622
The Anker battery is designed to offer iPhone users a convenient and efficient charging solution. It uses strong magnets to securely attach to the back of your iPhone, providing a stable connection.
The built-in stand offers added functionality, allowing users to prop up their phones for better viewing. 5000 mAh battery capacity provides 0.8 charge for iPhone 13, 0.8 charge for iPhone 13 Pro, 0.5 charge for iPhone 13 Pro Max, 0.95 charge for iPhone 12, 0.95 charge for iPhone 12 Pro and 0.65 charge for iPhone 12 Pro Max.
HyperJuice Magnetic Wireless Battery
The HyperJuice Magnetic Wireless Battery provides a universal charging solution for all iPhone models starting with the 12 series, including the latest iPhone 15. With wireless connectivity and USB-C, users can charge two devices at the same time, increasing their utility.
The battery pack houses a high-quality 5000mAh lithium polymer battery with a 4-stage LED display to help users easily monitor the battery status. Even when the battery is low, it supports pass-through wireless charging.
It prioritizes fully charging your device before recharging it, ensuring your iPhone is always on. Apple customers can buy it for $49.99, and it can sometimes be found on sale.
Aukey MagLink Power Bank
The Aukey MagLink 10000mAh Magnetic Wireless Charging Battery is a versatile charging solution designed to meet the needs of iPhone users as well as a wide range of Qi-enabled devices. A durable 10,000 mAh battery keeps iPhone charged throughout the day, helping users stay connected wherever they go.
It offers up to 15W wireless charging and 30W wired charging. However, the iPhone series supports a maximum of 7.5W for wireless charging and 27W for wired charging.
At just 19mm thick, it’s thin and light enough to attach to your iPhone magnetically, and can easily be carried in your bag or pocket. It can be purchased for $55.99.
RavPower MagSafe Power Bank
Compact yet powerful, this power bank can hold a charge of up to 10,000 mAh, which significantly extends the battery life of your devices. The external battery has strong magnetic properties, which ensures a secure attachment to compatible devices and a stable charging connection.
It supports fast wireless charging up to 15W, allowing you to charge your devices quickly and efficiently without cables. This power bank can be easily paired with official magnetic phone cases, allowing for hassle-free and convenient charging.
The power bank from RavPower is available for $69.99, although it can often be found on sale.