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Popular accessory maker Anker today is launching a new family of MagSafe-compatible accessories for the iPhone 12 and 13 lineups, arriving under new "MagGo" branding.

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Anker is announcing six new MagGo products today: three desktop chargers, a car charger, a battery, and a phone grip.

[*]Anker 622 Magnetic Battery: A 5,000 mAh magnetic power bank that offers up to 17 hours of extra battery life for an iPhone 12 or 13 and includes a built-in kickstand to support the iPhone in either landscape or portrait orientation. Despite the added kickstand flap, the battery is thinner than Anker's previous PowerCore Magnetic 5K power bank and only marginally thicker than Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack. I've been using the 622 for a few days, and while my iPhone 13 Pro Max gets great battery life on its own, Anker's battery pack is handy to have around for some extra juice (it charges the phone at up to 7.5W) or to prop up my phone. It's priced at $59.99 and is available in five colors: Misty Blue, Interstellar Gray, Dolomite White, Lilac Purple, and Buds Green.
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[*]Anker 623 Magnetic Wireless Charger: A can-shaped dual wireless charger with a hinged MagSafe-compatible surface to hold your iPhone in a range of orientations. The weighted base keeps your phone steady even in a semi-vertical orientation at up to 7.5W, and with the magnetic base deployed, it reveals a standard 5W wireless charging surface where you can charge AirPods or another phone. I've also been using this one for a few days, and it's a great addition to my desktop setup. It's priced at $79.99 and available in Misty Blue, Interstellar Gray, Dolomite White, and Lilac Purple.
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[*]Anker 633 Magnetic Wireless Charger: A 2-in-1 desktop charging stand with a MagSafe-compatible charging surface that's actually a removable 5,000 mAh portable power bank that charges at up to 7.5W. There's also a 5W wireless charger built into the base of the stand for charging AirPods or another device. It's priced at $119.99 and available in Misty Blue, Interstellar Gray, and Dolomite White.

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[*]Anker 637 Magnetic Charging Station: Another desktop charger, but this one is actually an 8-in-1 charger with a unique ball-shaped design featuring an angled 7.5W MagSafe-compatible charger on the front and a host of wired charging options on the back. There are three power outlets, two USB-C ports that can support up to 65W PD fast charging, and two USB-A ports. Priced at $119.99, the 637 will launch in early December and is available in Misty Blue, Interstellar Gray, and Dolomite White.

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[*]Anker 610 Magnetic Phone Grip: A simple ring grip and stand with enough magnetic strength to hold up to 800 grams, or about the weight of four iPhone 12/13 models. It's priced at $15.99 and available in Misty Blue, Interstellar Gray, Dolomite White, and Lilac Purple.

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[*]Anker 613 Magnetic Wireless Charger: A MagSafe-compatible charger for the car, the 613 sits on the dashboard and features an adjustable arm to position the 7.5W charging pad in just the right spot. It features both USB-C and USB-A ports on the rear for compatibility with most car models, and it has an always-on glow surface on the charging pad to help you find it in a dark car. It's priced at $69.99 and available only in Interstellar Gray.

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All of the new MagGo products with the exception of the 637 Magnetic Charging Station are available to order today through both Anker's website and on Amazon.

Anker has also recently launched the 40W Nano Pro Dual USB-C power adapter, which we briefly mentioned last month alongside the launch of the single-port version. The new dual-port version is available for $35.99 at Anker and Amazon.

Article Link: Anker Launches MagSafe-Compatible 'MagGo' Lineup of Charging Accessories
 
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joshwenke

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The ring is interesting. Kind of like a pop socket but it attaches magnetically to a ring you wear. A cool idea, I wonder if people will wear a ring for this.
 
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Puonti

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This is probably not what Anker was looking for, but when I read "MagGo" I couldn't help but think of some kind of food product made of maggots.
 

kguay

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Here's the correct link for the car charger:

Anker 613 Magnetic Wireless Charger​

 

Reason077

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What about the new Mac MagSafe?

It would make MagSafe slightly more tolerable if 3rd parties like Anker are allowed to make MagSafe cables & accessories this time around.

Otherwise it just seems like another pointless proprietary connector that exists only to milk extra revenue for Apple. Lightning all over again!
 

chewbaka

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What about the new Mac MagSafe?

It would make MagSafe slightly more tolerable if 3rd parties like Anker are allowed to make MagSafe cables & accessories this time around.

Otherwise it just seems like another pointless proprietary connector that exists only to milk extra revenue for Apple. Lightning all over again!

You know you can still charge with USB-C, right?
 

matrix07

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Here's the correct link for the car charger:

Anker 613 Magnetic Wireless Charger​

I’ll buy that.
 

tooloud10

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Here's the correct link for the car charger:

Anker 613 Magnetic Wireless Charger​

I've always loved the idea of a wireless MagSafe car charger like this, but do people really trust that it will hold these heavy new iPhones on a rough road or over an unseen pothole?
 
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Tagbert

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What about the new Mac MagSafe?

It would make MagSafe slightly more tolerable if 3rd parties like Anker are allowed to make MagSafe cables & accessories this time around.

Otherwise it just seems like another pointless proprietary connector that exists only to milk extra revenue for Apple. Lightning all over again!
All that is is a cable that plugs into a USB-C power block. How many third party versions do you need?
 

Aero Leviathan

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Hey MacRumors, please stop describing these things as MagSafe-compatible. THEY ARE NOT. You'll notice that nowhere on Anker's web site do they ever use the word MagSafe, and there's a good reason for that. This is just the same crummy Qi charging you can find anywhere, only with magnets. It charges half as fast as the real MagSafe. It is in no way equivalent to actual MagSafe.

You never mention these drawbacks to your readers. This is very misleading, even to the point of being deceptive, IMO. You are damaging the trust that your readers place in you when you do this. I can't imagine the affiliate fees you're collecting are worth this loss of trust. But I guess it's your business.
 

SirAnthonyHopkins

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What about the new Mac MagSafe?

It would make MagSafe slightly more tolerable if 3rd parties like Anker are allowed to make MagSafe cables & accessories this time around.

Otherwise it just seems like another pointless proprietary connector that exists only to milk extra revenue for Apple. Lightning all over again!

Accessories like what?
 
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4jasontv

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These look like some of the best third party options, and that ball thing is interesting.

I’d really like to see Anker offer some sort of MagSafe USB C hub grommet solution. Especially if we get that mini pro.
 
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ignatius345

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What about the new Mac MagSafe?

It would make MagSafe slightly more tolerable if 3rd parties like Anker are allowed to make MagSafe cables & accessories this time around.

Otherwise it just seems like another pointless proprietary connector that exists only to milk extra revenue for Apple. Lightning all over again!
I get what you're saying, but the fact that the new Mac Magsafe 3 cable

1) connects to a standard USB-C brick, and
2) can be replaced without throwing out the whole charger like you used to...

...make it a massive massive improvement over Magsafe 1 and 2.

Also, Lightning cables are licensed by Apple and manufactured by third parties, as I'm sure you know. Not sure how that's a problem. They're widely and cheaply available in tons of different configurations. Isn't that what you're asking for with Magsafe 3?

And lastly you don't even have to use Magsafe at all if it bothers you -- just charge via USB-C like you are right now.
 

zubikov

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What a wasted opportunity to bring magsafe 15W fast charging. I understand that car accessories may be limited, but why are these desktop chargers 7.5W? It’s disappointing because Anker has really set themselves apart in terms of design and quality lately.
 
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oneMadRssn

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Really good stuff, but the prices are a way too high. $80 for the 2-in-1 is crazy. The 8-in-1 charging station looks cool, but $120 is crazy for what looks like a glorified power strip. These all need to be at least half the cost.
 
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Darth.Titan

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The ring is interesting. Kind of like a pop socket but it attaches magnetically to a ring you wear. A cool idea, I wonder if people will wear a ring for this.
No, that's not what it is. It's a ring that attaches to the phone magnetically and you slip your finger in during use.

You don't have to "wear a ring for this".
 

araadt

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I've always loved the idea of a wireless MagSafe car charger like this, but do people really trust that it will hold these heavy new iPhones on a rough road or over an unseen pothole?

I have a magnetic charger from another manufacturer and it seems to be without issue so far; any country road that's rough enough for it to fall off, I'm not really racing down anyhow in my Golf.

In any case, it seems like Anker heard you.

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lazyjj1

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Any word on if the 622 battery charger itself can be charged wirelessly? (Like on a MagSafe charger) plugging in the charger via usb-c is annoying, would be nice if everything about it was cordless
 

Dorv

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I've always loved the idea of a wireless MagSafe car charger like this, but do people really trust that it will hold these heavy new iPhones on a rough road or over an unseen pothole?
I've been holding out for this for this reason


The testing they've done on it is supposedly pretty good, enough that they removed the lock mechanism.
 
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