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Apple accessory maker Mophie this week debuted its newest product, a MagSafe-Compatible 3-in-1 Travel Charger that can be purchased directly from Apple's online store.

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The fold-up 3-in-1 Travel Charger has dedicated spaces for charging the iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. It is listed as a MagSafe-compatible charger, but Mophie says that it's Made for MagSafe certified and is able to charge an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 at up to 15W, much like Apple's own MagSafe Charger.

All iPhone 12 and 13 models with the exception of the iPhone 12/13 mini are able to charge at 15W using the MagSafe charging spot, and the mini will charge at up to 12W. iPhone 11 and earlier models will be limited to 7.5W.

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Mophie says that the charger is using Apple's official components and has gone through the MFI process, so the hardware included can charge the iPhone 12 and 13 at the fastest wireless speeds possible.

Many of the "MagSafe-compatible" chargers on the market are using magnets to connect to MagSafe iPhones but aren't equipped with Apple's hardware and are limited to 7.5W charging, which can make charging terminology confusing. That does not appear to be the case with the new Travel Charger, based on what Mophie has said.

Along with a MagSafe-compatible wireless charger, there are dedicated AirPods and Apple Watch chargers that can provide up to 5W, and an included USB-C wall adapter that provides 30W. Mophie is also shipping the Travel Charger with a carrying case that is able to hold all of the components and the power adapter.

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The 3-in-1 Travel Charger is designed to fold up into thirds for portability, making it easy to tuck in a suitcase or backpack on a trip. It is functionally similar to Apple's MagSafe Duo, but includes three charging spots instead of two.

Mophie's 3-in-1 Travel Charger is available from the online Apple Store starting today, and it will be in retail locations in February.

Article Link: Mophie Debuts $150 MagSafe-Compatible 3-in-1 Travel Charger
 
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That's one ugly charger, but I can see the convenience of the form factor for people who travel often. That said, no fast charging Apple Watch puck is a bummer given the price point
It gets the job done and that’s all it matters. Also, it folds up nicely. Very compact. Makes it so much easier to travel it around 🧳 but man, it is pricey. Sheeesh 🔥 🥵
 

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It gets the job done and that’s all it matters. Also, it folds up nicely. Very compact. Makes it so much easier to travel it around 🧳 but man, it is pricey. Sheeesh 🔥 🥵
Apple's own MagSafe Duo charger only has two charging spots, is 129 bucks and doesn't include a wall plug. They recommend at least a 20W 9V/2.22A plug that'll run another 19 bucks (if Apple-branded) at which point we're nearly at the gross price of this Mophie thing with it's 50% more charging spaces. ;-)

I admit to owning the Duo. It is convenient for travel but the price is unnecessarily obnoxious.
 

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If the AirPods charging spot was also capable of wireless charging for a second phone, I'd consider snatching one up. Sold as is, I don't find the need to charge the AirPods case more than once if that on a business trip.
 
I guess for some, this will be welcomed.
At that price point, I'm happy to carry individual chargers and cables. 😜
It's kind of wild how pricey these chargers are. I guess the market must support these prices...
Apple's own MagSafe Duo charger only has two charging spots, is 129 bucks and doesn't include a wall plug. They recommend at least a 20W 9V/2.22A plug that'll run another 19 bucks (if Apple-branded) at which point we're nearly at the gross price of this Mophie thing with it's 50% more charging spaces. ;-)

I admit to owning the Duo. It is convenient for travel but the price is unnecessarily obnoxious.
It would have been ideal if the charger was made out of Titanium 🤪 or if it had the titanium finish. Will be willing to pay $150 or more 🥸😈
 

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I’m happy enough with the MagSafe Duo. It’s about as compact as possible, I can charge my APPs on the phone charger when I need to, and I don’t care that it didn’t come with a charge block since I would have had to replace it with a dial output USB-C block anyway to support charging my iPad…
 
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Confusing branding. They don't need to say "magsafe compatible" because it actually is true magsafe.

I wish it had fast Apple Watch charging though, I'd buy it in a heartbeat
 
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Maybe this charging mat (block? riser? platform?) shows why Apple stopped trying to make the AirPower. Perhaps there wasn't any mass producible way to make AirPower functional and attractive.

At first glance here, I thought Morphie's charger folded up into a compact and nice looking gray felt lozenge...but the actual product page on Apple's website shows a thick and squat carrying case. Too bad.
 

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Maybe this charging mat (block? riser? platform?) shows why Apple stopped trying to make the AirPower. Perhaps there wasn't any mass producible way to make AirPower functional and attractive.

At first glance here, I thought Morphie's charger folded up into a compact and nice looking gray felt lozenge...but the actual product page on Apple's website shows a thick and squat carrying case. Too bad.
AirPower was about having a mat without defined charging areas. They planned to have multiple chargers overlapping each other all over the map so that wherever a device was place a charging coil would be there. It was ambitious and overkill and the induced currents from the overlapping coils produced all kinds of hotspots and potential problems.

I think having discrete charging spots is probably a better use of resources. It is less sleek though.
 

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Maybe this charging mat (block? riser? platform?) shows why Apple stopped trying to make the AirPower. Perhaps there wasn't any mass producible way to make AirPower functional and attractive.

At first glance here, I thought Morphie's charger folded up into a compact and nice looking gray felt lozenge...but the actual product page on Apple's website shows a thick and squat carrying case. Too bad.

It does fold up.
 
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