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Apple last month introduced the MagSafe Duo Charger, which features a foldable design with a built-in MagSafe Charger and Apple Watch charging puck. A new video recently shared on Instagram goes hands-on with the accessory.


The video showcases the accessory being used to charge an iPhone 12 and Apple Watch. Similar to the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock, the Apple Watch charging puck can be pushed up to allow the watch to be docked on its side, enabling Nightstand mode.

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The MagSafe Duo has the ability to wirelessly charge a compatible iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods or AirPods Pro case, and other Qi-certified devices. Priced at $129, the charger ships with a USB-C to Lightning cable, but the recommended 20W power adapter is sold separately for $19. An exact release date has still yet to be announced for the accessory.

Article Link: MagSafe Duo Charger Showcased in New Hands-On Video
 
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Klae17

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There are so many alternatives, I got a wireless charging mat for $13.99 after a $6 discount on Amazon. The watch charger sits upright so nightstand mode works. The qi mat has some guiding rubber strips to make aligning the phone or AirPods easier. This product is a fail and especially at that price.
 

Ds6778

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This looks sick and I can’t wait to get a few. I love how people act like Apple is making you get this or something, if you don’t like it then don’t buy it. It looks compact, made very well, and it’s optimized to work well with iPhone and Applewatch. I don’t think 129$ is too high..... I guess if you’re cross shopping on Amazon and are willing to risk it with those crappy $29.99 - $40 looking “chargers,” go for it lol
 

Pupi

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This price is nonsense. I mean, I get it, it is a prestige product. But they are overcharging also on their own inability of making the Apple Watch charge on their own Magsafe.

No wonder that the AirPower failed spectacularly if 3 years later they still can’t make the Apple Watch charge on anything else but its own concave charger. The kind of incompetence that pays off incredibly well for Apple, though.
 

Ds6778

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This price is nonsense. I mean, I get it, it is a prestige product. But they are overcharging also on their own inability of making the Apple Watch charge on their own Magsafe.

No wonder that the AirPower failed spectacularly if 3 years later they still can’t make the Apple Watch charge on anything else but its own concave charger. The kind of incompetence that pays off incredibly well for Apple, though.
What are you going on about?
 

Traverse

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Why didn’t they pick up the phone? I want to know if you can just lift the phone off the charger without the whole thing moving. Apple’s site doesn’t list the weight currently.
 

jz0309

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At $129 this is WAY overpriced and I will definitely NOT pick one up, not on launch day, not ever at that price point.
It would suit me as I have an Anker wireless charger and the AW puck on my nightstand ... when the MagSafe was introduced at $39 I was excited for the duo, but ...
 

farhan.cma

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At $129 this is WAY overpriced and I will definitely NOT pick one up, not on launch day, not ever at that price point.
It would suit me as I have an Anker wireless charger and the AW puck on my nightstand ... when the MagSafe was introduced at $39 I was excited for the duo, but ...

Totally agree. Not worth it. You have to be either stupid to buy for that much or filthy rich who doesn’t value money.
 

profets

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I would really love a clean bedside charging setup like this. Single wire, charge phone and watch. MagSafe built in. But it just has this feeling that it’s more of a portable device made for travel. Wish it was something a bit sturdier / heavier.

Makes me wonder if it was designed as a travel charging solution, before the pandemic and travelling taking a big hit.
 
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