With the iPhone 12 series having MagSafe introduced into the rear casing, we have many exciting accessories to anticipate.
However, the most pressing and current novelty is going to be the charger. Starting this year, Apple stops to include the power adapters in the box with the iPhones. This fact means we will have to source them on our own.
So, let’s determine what requirements we have for the product, have a look around at what we have on the market, add a little bit of imagination and forecasting skills and draw the image of the perfect charger for the new iPhone 12 series.
MagSafe: This one is a no brainer. iPhone 12 is the first of a kind, supporting MagSafe charging. So, we want to have a MagSafe charger. Positive!
Power: Apple standard for MagSafe is 15W. While Apple does recommend at least 20W for fast charging, this refers to the wired chargers and is impossible to reach via MagSafe charging, just because your iPhone won’t receive more.
Next: Size. Small, tiny, unnoticeable when not in use.
Materials: We want something eco-friendly, durable, low-maintenance.
Looks: We want only six words - stylish, modern, high-tech, nicely illuminative. Boom!
Pricing: reasonable! We’ve had one too many overpriced peripherals. No, thank you.
Well, and perhaps we might add a bonus point for multifunctionality.
Now that we know what we want, we can google to see how we can charge our iPhone 12 today.
First, we’ve got two options from Apple:
The MagSafe Charger - it’s 15W, it’s MagSafe, it’s high-tech and modern, it’s fairly ok in materials. You can’t use it on its own. Yep, you have to purchase a 20W power adapter to go with it. In price, that will give you roughly $60. That’s a bummer.
The MagSafe Duo Charger - It is small enough; it looks ok except for that vast seam, to be honest, rubbery material (wonder how it wears and how much maintenance it would need to stay nice and white). It, again, cannot be used on its own. More, to get 14W charging (15W? Not an option here!), you need a 27W power adapter. If you want to stay in the fam, it has to be the 30W. Price? To make it perform reasonably, round up to roughly $180.
Then there’s the 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe by Belkin: It is 15W, it is Magsafe, it looks cool, needs no additionals to work, seems to be simple plastic and metal, gets a plus for multifunctionality and two additional charging spots. The price for this tool is $150.
Then we’ve got two home options from HaloLock:
HaloLock Magnetic Wireless Charger for iPhone 12 - Its max output for your phone is 7.5W; it supports MagSafe, looks neat, and is small and slim. It does need an additional power adapter to function and requires an 18W power adapter for fast charging. It is plastic and Aluminum alloy. The price with the family power adapter comes to $56.
HaloLock 2-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charger for iPhone 12 - it does support MagSafe, has 7.5W output for iPhone12, is small and slim, looks neat, is made in plastic and Aluminum. It has a power adapter in the box and costs roughly $66.
And lastly, we at POWME have our own version. The Heat Isolating POWME iPhone 12 Charger doesn’t really differ from the one by Apple in function. It charges iPhone 12 at 15W, any other smartphone at standard 7.5W. It still does not have a power adapter in the package, but we have a special heat isolating technology installed to make sure it never heats your battery over 100°F. Pricewise you can get is at $19 at the moment of writing this.
While all these options seem viable, none of them ticks all the boxes. Can there be something better? Sure thing. And most probably, there will be. Leave a comment down below if you think we missed something, or we could add something to the list.