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Amazon today has the MagSafe Battery Pack for $74.99, down from $99.00. The accessory is in stock and ready to ship today, and it's sold by Amazon.

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This sale has been applied automatically, so you won't need a discount code. The best price we've ever seen on this accessory was at $74.24 at Verizon, so today's deal is nearly a match of the lowest-ever price on the MagSafe Battery Pack.



The MagSafe Battery Pack magnetically attaches to the iPhone 12 or iPhone 13, providing wireless charging while traveling. In total, the accessory is compatible with the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

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Ion-X

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Oct 23, 2017
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The capacity and charging speed are just too low. I have an Anker battery pack with USB-C Power Delivery charging speed and this just doesn’t compare favorably.

Especially on price.

For what you’re getting, the Apple battery pack should be $29.
 
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SMERSH7

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Sep 25, 2020
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Newegg has a better deal-


And if you're uncomfortable buying from them, get it at Target and price match, I did that and used my Redcard for an extra 5% off
"Sold and shipped by: HAOZTEC".

This is definitely not sold directly by Newegg and is shipped from China. The product shipped over could be fake. I highly doubt Target would allow you to price match it with a third-party seller through Newegg, unless it fell through the cracks.
 

CalMin

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I would much rather have their old battery case that connects with the physical port.

Totally. I loved how beautifully integrated and seamless that setup was. Pricey? Sure but what an amazing travel solution it was.

Battery on the 13 Pro has been amazing, but I don't travel much at the moment. Is this thing really that bad - even at $75?
 
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macintoshmac

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Is this thing really that bad - even at $75?

It’s really not half as bad as forums make it out to.

It’s a decent solution and works reliably. Charges at a cool 5W for minimal heating issues while providing power. It’s clearly geared to be used long-term rather than snapping it on when battery is low and you need quick charge. In that regard, previous solution was more seamless (design-wise). And it’s this 5W that’s having people running around fussing over it as if we are camping in the woods without power everyday or that our iPhones need charging every two minutes so the 5W charging won’t be enough or fast enough. It’s good. It’s really good if we get out of the survival mode and start living in the present world with countless power outlets available around us.

Furthermore you can charge your AirPods with it in a pinch (wireless charging). That’s something you couldn’t do before.

All in all, it’s a great accompaniment for the Apple ecosystem (AirPods + iPhone) and not just for the iPhone.

That’s what makes it great.
 

Khalmoon

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May 18, 2021
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The way i tried using the Magsafe battery was to use it like a magsafe charger with a battery attached to it, and even that was a little annoying because it doesn't charge past 80-90% unless you uncheck a setting on it. I still feel like that's the most practical use for it, but i do wish that it charged the apple watch too.

If the next generation could charge the apple watch for the same price, it would be a no brainer steal.
 

BuffaloTF

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Totally. I loved how beautifully integrated and seamless that setup was. Pricey? Sure but what an amazing travel solution it was.

Battery on the 13 Pro has been amazing, but I don't travel much at the moment. Is this thing really that bad - even at $75?

Think of it as an extended battery, rather than a charger. You’ll easily hit somewhere between 80-90% if you’re low battery, but it slows to a crawl above 80. It’s a nice travel solution if I have a bag, but I wouldn’t want it (or any other MagSafe charger) on my phone if I pocketed it. It’s doable, but thick.
 

Surfer13134

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Like others, I tried it, and it's defiantly my least favorite Apple product. First, the battery does NOT stay on the phone very well, yes it will stay on if you leave it on the desk, etc but if you quickly throw your phone in a pocket the battery will most likely pop off. And now we come battery life, it charges the phone VERY slowly and the biggest thing is if you are using the phone the battery for anything intensive such as games, etc its just not fast enough to keep the phone charged and your phone's battery will continue to drain. I wouldn't even pay $50 for this thing, I really hope Apple brings back the old battery cases, those were the best!
 

philrock

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Like others, I tried it, and it's defiantly my least favorite Apple product. First, the battery does NOT stay on the phone very well, yes it will stay on if you leave it on the desk, etc but if you quickly throw your phone in a pocket the battery will most likely pop off. And now we come battery life, it charges the phone VERY slowly and the biggest thing is if you are using the phone the battery for anything intensive such as games, etc its just not fast enough to keep the phone charged and your phone's battery will continue to drain. I wouldn't even pay $50 for this thing, I really hope Apple brings back the old battery cases, those were the best!
Wow, so you're saying if you start with a full charge on both phone and battery while gaming, the phone battery will still deplete faster than the charger? Yikes!
 

skier8689

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Mar 17, 2009
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I love my MagSafe battery pack. Got it when it came out. It’s super convenient to slap on and go. I do a lot of long, all day hikes or overnight hikes, and take tons of photos and use gps. I’ll start my hike with the battery pack on and by the time the pack dies, the day is at least half over and I’ve still got a full phone battery. Take the battery off, put it in my pack, and move on. Any other battery I’d have cables coming out of my pockets. The MagSafe is so much more convenient.
 

Bryan Bowler

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Thanks MacRumors. I just ordered one. I can understand many of the complaints about this device, but a few of the kind posters above gave good examples of how this might be really useful for me.

I am now putting in long days in an environment where I must quickly put the phone away in a bag next to me for up to 2-3 hours at a time while traveling for 4-5 days. With this, I can ensure that I don’t run low on battery if I have a 16-hour day since it will be so easy to snap on the MagSafe battery while it is sitting in my bag…and then I can use the MagSafe Battery pack as a normal wired MagSafe charger when I am at the hotel each night and both will be topped off in the morning. Kind of a win-win for my usage scenario.
 
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webbuzz

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Totally. I loved how beautifully integrated and seamless that setup was. Pricey? Sure but what an amazing travel solution it was.

Battery on the 13 Pro has been amazing, but I don't travel much at the moment. Is this thing really that bad - even at $75?
Yes, it is.
 

Surfer13134

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Jun 12, 2010
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Wow, so you're saying if you start with a full charge on both phone and battery while gaming, the phone battery will still deplete faster than the charger? Yikes!
Yep because the charger is only charging at 5W so pretty much almost anything that is CPU/GPU intensive drains the battery faster than what the battery pack can keep up with. Especially playing Pokemon Go or Pikmin Bloom that uses the GPS.
 

Apple_Robert

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It’s really not half as bad as forums make it out to.

It’s a decent solution and works reliably. Charges at a cool 5W for minimal heating issues while providing power. It’s clearly geared to be used long-term rather than snapping it on when battery is low and you need quick charge. In that regard, previous solution was more seamless (design-wise). And it’s this 5W that’s having people running around fussing over it as if we are camping in the woods without power everyday or that our iPhones need charging every two minutes so the 5W charging won’t be enough or fast enough. It’s good. It’s really good if we get out of the survival mode and start living in the present world with countless power outlets available around us.

Furthermore you can charge your AirPods with it in a pinch (wireless charging). That’s something you couldn’t do before.

All in all, it’s a great accompaniment for the Apple ecosystem (AirPods + iPhone) and not just for the iPhone.

That’s what makes it great.
I just received mine from Amazon today (the price was right). It fits perfectly on my 13 mini. Like you, I am not really worried about the 5w charging. If I need a charge for emergency use, it doesn't need to be immediate. As long as I can continue to use my phone when away from an outlet, that is all that really matters.
 
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macintoshmac

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I just received mine from Amazon today (the price was right). It fits perfectly on my 13 mini. Like you, I am not really worried about the 5w charging. If I need a charge for emergency use, it doesn't need to be immediate. As long as I can continue to use my phone when away from an outlet, that is all that really matters.

Precisely! It’s about keeping iPhone at 100% and using the battery till it can. It’s not a replacement “charger” but an added battery capacity more like.
 
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