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A pair of solid deals on Apple's MagSafe Charger and MagSafe Duo Charger are still live at Amazon and Verizon, respectively. We first began tracking these all-time low prices one week ago, and it's a great time to buy them now at these prices, ahead of the iPhone 13 launch on Friday.

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MagSafe Duo Charger

Verizon has the MagSafe Duo Charger priced at $96.74, down from $129.00. This is still the best price we've ever tracked on this accessory, beating the previous low of $99.99 at Best Buy.

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MagSafe Duo launched in December 2020 and offers a ‌MagSafe‌ charging puck for the ‌iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineups, along with an Apple Watch charger. The ‌MagSafe‌ Duo features a foldable design for easier portability, and it ships with a USB-C to Lightning cable.

MagSafe Charger

On Amazon, the MagSafe Charger has dropped to $27.14 on Amazon, down from $39.00. This is an all-time low price on the accessory, and it's also being matched at Walmart.

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The MagSafe Charger perfectly aligns with the magnets on the iPhone 12 and upcoming iPhone 13 family of devices and provides wireless charging. It also maintains compatibility with Qi charging, so any iPhone 8 or later device can still use it, as well as AirPods with a Wireless Charging Case and AirPods Pro.



For the 2021 iPhones, the MagSafe Charger will be compatible with the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Head to our full Deals Roundup to get caught up with all of the latest deals and discounts that we've been tracking over the past week.

Article Link: Deals: Save Up to 30% on Apple's MagSafe Charger Accessories for Your iPhone 12 or iPhone 13
 

Velin

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Can you use this thing if your iPhone case has a small metal disk (the metal disk is used to attach to a magnetic holder)?
 

jazz1

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I think I'd use the MagSafe Duo on trips. Though I still have to charge my iPad Pro.

On the other hand if you have cables (including the cable charger for the watch) this might be a better all in one solution for $99.00. There is a lower power one for less.

 
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nutmac

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I looooove MagSafe Duo Charger. Yes, it's overpriced as heck when you factor in additional $49 30W USB-C Power Adapter purchase (3rd party adapter cost about half as much).

But it's super portable with much stronger magnet than MagSafe Charger. My only beef is that it does not support faster charging for Apple Watch and Apple Watch charging surface cannot be used to charge AirPods.
 

macduke

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Good sale, finally picked up one to replace the 5w in my office. I have a 7.5w on my nightstand that is fine for charging overnight. Then I forgot it doesn't come with a charger and I don't have many USB-C chargers since it's a newer technology and Apple doesn't give any in the box any more so I haven't used it yet.
 

dannyyankou

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I know people say it’s too expensive and maybe they’re right, but I’ve yet to find a competitor that offers 2-in-1 fast charging that you can literally fit in your jeans pocket. Price aside, it’s a fantastic charger.

I hope they refresh it to support fast apple watch charging. Or do a software update, I feel like I’ve read apple can send software updates to the MagSafe Duo.
 

Johnny907

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Can you use this thing if your iPhone case has a small metal disk (the metal disk is used to attach to a magnetic holder)?
Not if the disc is solid. Many companies get around this by making it a ring instead of a disc so it still attaches to magnetic mounts but leaves the inside space open so chargers can function.
 

Johnny907

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There is a highly rated shop on ebay selling open box stock of the Duo for 75 bucks. For that price I'm solidly considering pulling the trigger because I've always liked the idea of the thing, just not the ridonkulous price.
 

iamasmith

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Confirmed today with an Apple rep that there was no 2nd version that might explain the price difference, there has only been one issue of the MagSafe chargers. In the UK the MagSafe charger is £39 at Apple and right now it's £26 on Amazon but might have to wait a little for it to arrive - I placed my order anyway.
 

thelookingglass

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I only use MagSafe charging these days and generally love it. For those on the fence I get the hesitation though. It really doesn’t add that much convenience.
 

Ntombi

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is the magsafe charge worth it more than a cable?
I don’t think MagSafe in particular is, but I like Qi charging in the kitchen when I’m putting the phone down for a quick top-up while I’m cooking or something.

I still prefer cables when I’m in bed or in the living room, when I might still want to be able to use the phone while it’s charging.

Even MagSafe wireless charging is still slower and more inefficient than a cable, but I like it in the car too. Wireless CarPlay and a MagSafe-compatible charging mount is a great combination, IMO.
 

wtfwtf_ok

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I bought 2 of the magsafe chargers on walmart.com and they are FAKE.

Counterfeits! They don't show-up in settings, and they don't do the round animation on my iphone. They look so real....
 
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