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A couple of months ago, Anker launched its new "MagGo" lineup of MagSafe-compatible charging accessories. While they don't support the full 15-watt charging available with official MagSafe accessories and will be limited to 7.5 watts, they otherwise provide a versatile set of charging options for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 devices.

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I've had a set of most of Anker's MagGo accessories for a few weeks now, and they have proven to work well, so I thought I'd share an overview of all of them.

Anker 610 Magnetic Phone Grip

We'll start off with the cheapest and simplest one, and it's actually not a charging accessory. The Magnetic Phone Grip takes advantage of the MagSafe magnets on an iPhone 12 or 13 (or a compatible case), to stick a metal ring on the back of the phone. Think of it like a magnetic Popsocket, with the ring able to serve as a place to put your finger to help you better hold onto your phone, and it can also serve as a stand if you want to put your phone down on a surface in landscape orientation to watch a video, for example.

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The magnetic attachment isn't 100% foolproof, so you do want to be careful about relying solely on the grip to hold your phone, but it does hold pretty tightly. The metal ring folds inside the magnet so there's minimal bulk when the grip isn't being used, and it's simple enough to just pop off the ring and stow it in a pocket or bag if you don't want it on your phone full-time. The grip will prevent your phone from charging over MagSafe, so you'll need to either remove it for wireless charging or charge via Lightning, but it's not a hassle to remove the grip as needed, as long as you keep track of it.

The Anker 610 Magnetic Phone Grip is priced at $15.99.

Anker 622 Magnetic Battery

This accessory is similar to Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack, attaching directly to the back of a compatible iPhone. It's just a bit larger than Apple's battery pack, and it includes 5,000 mAh of power. Because of power loss in wireless charging, it's not quite enough to fully charge my iPhone 13 Pro Max, but you should be able to get a full charge out of it for any of the smaller models.

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What really sets Anker's battery apart is the built-in kickstand. It's just a thin flap that adds almost no bulk to the battery, but it folds into a triangular shape like an iPad Smart Cover to prop up your phone in either portrait or landscape orientation. Despite the thinness of the flap, the stand has proven to be quite steady in my testing, moving only minimally whenever I poke at my phone's screen.

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The Anker 622 Magnetic Battery is priced at $59.99.

Anker 623 Magnetic Wireless Charger

This one served for over a month as my primary desk charging solution for my iPhone 13 Pro Max. The weighted base keeps things pretty stable, although it will rock just a bit if you poke vigorously at your phone. In a nice touch, it features an animated ring of light around the bottom of the base that confirms when it's successfully charging after putting a phone on the pad.

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I like that the angle of the charging pad is adjustable, and when it's in a more upright position, it reveals a flat 5-watt charging pad that can be used for charging up AirPods. It's about as compact a unit as you can expect for the design, considering it needs to have enough mass to support a phone attached to the top of it. It comes with Anker's 20-watt PowerPort III cube adapter and a color-matched USB-C cable, so you'll have everything you need for it right in the box.

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The Anker 623 Magnetic Wireless Charger is priced at $79.94, although it's currently on sale for $69.99.

Anker 633 Magnetic Wireless Charger

The 633 Magnetic Wireless Charger is a flexible solution that offers the best of both worlds as both a charging stand and a portable battery. The charging pad on this is actually a 5,000 mAh magnetic battery that slides into a holder on the stand portion, so on a desk or nightstand you can use it as a traditional fixed charger, but when it's time to go you can either pull your phone off the charger as usual or slide the phone and battery out of the stand and you've got some extra juice for the road.

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The battery charges in the stand via some contact pins, but it can also charge directly via USB-C so you can charge it when you're away from the stand. And while it's on the stand, you can adjust the phone angle thanks to a hinge at the top of the arm.

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Similar to the 623, the base of the stand gives a cool animated white glow when you put your phone on the charger to confirm that it's charging. The base also features a 5-watt charging pad that works great for your AirPods. A 25-watt PowerPort III adapter and USB-C cable are included in the box.

The Anker 633 Magnetic Wireless Charger is priced at $119.99.

Anker 637 Magnetic Charging Station

While I enjoyed using the 623 as my desktop charger for a while, it's since been supplanted by the 637 Magnetic Charging Station that offers a host of charging possibilities. It's a ball-shaped charger a little over 4 inches in diameter, and the front face of it is a MagSafe-compatible charging pad that puts your phone at a good angle for visibility.

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But what takes the charging station to the next level is on the rear, where there are three AC power outlets, two USB-C ports, and two USB-A ports where you can plug in all sorts of other accessories. The design helps reduce clutter by acting as a mini power strip with multiple connection types and letting you run all of your cables out the back.

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It supports up to 1250 watts of AC output, so you can hook up lots of equipment through its power outlets, and it supports up to 65 watts of total USB charging. It can route all 65 watts through a single USB-C port if you want to hook up a Mac, for example, or it will divide that power among multiple USB accessories if you're using several ports on the charging station. It comes with an attached 5-foot power cord that uses a 45-degree flat plug for tight spaces.

The Anker 637 Magnetic Charging Station is priced at $99.99.

Anker 613 Magnetic Wireless Charger

In addition to the five items I've covered here, the MagGo lineup also includes the 613 Magnetic Wireless Charger for your car. It sits on the dashboard and features an adjustable arm for positioning the charging pad wherever you need it.

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I don't have this one on hand to test out, but it's priced at $69.99.

Note: Anker provided MacRumors with the MagGo accessories for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

Article Link: Review: Anker's MagGo Accessories Offer Flexible MagSafe-Compatible Charging Solutions
 
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Antes

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i use the the magnetic ring and its very useful especially for the Pro Max. I angle the ring in a way that allows me to reach the left side of the screen more comfortably. Also just enjoy fiddling with the magnet. Its mostly for grip control as the weight of the phone with some force will make it detach.
thinking of checking out the portable battery stand next
 
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Neeldenn

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I wanted to buy the Anker 622 Magnetic MagSafe Battery for my 13mini, but I've read on some Amazon reviews that the battery is larger than the iPhone itself and sticks out at the bottom. Can anybody confirm and maybe got some pictures from the side with the battery attached?
 

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I just use my 5w cube one for my iPhone 13 pro max since I charge it when I’m asleep, these wireless or faster chargers always will make the battery die fast in the long run I feel
 

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I wanted to buy the Anker 622 Magnetic MagSafe Battery for my 13mini, but I've read on some Amazon reviews that the battery is larger than the iPhone itself and sticks out at the bottom. Can anybody confirm and maybe got some pictures from the side with the battery attached?
That's the thing with the non-Apple Magsafe batteries, they don't make it small enough for the iPhone Mini to be flush (but can still be used), but they have larger capacities than Apple's.
 

szw-mapple fan

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I do want the spherical charging station for my desk at work. $100 was too much for me to justify, but for $75...I just might pull the trigger.
It looks nice if you are just using the wireless charging pad, but if you fully take advantage of the plugs and ports on the back I would imagine it would look quite ugly on the desk with cables and plugs sticking out. Personally I would probably go for a cheaper and cleaner looking spherical holder for the Apple MagSafe puck.
 

Lucas Curious

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I wanted to buy the Anker 622 Magnetic MagSafe Battery for my 13mini, but I've read on some Amazon reviews that the battery is larger than the iPhone itself and sticks out at the bottom. Can anybody confirm and maybe got some pictures from the side with the battery attached?
Yes this is the case. It sticks out a bit at bottom. Also keep in mind that it may charge phone constantly. Until it depletes itself unlike apple battery version which will stop and start again when necessary.
 
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Jamie0003

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Used to love ankers designs, now they are incredibly dull. What’s the obsession with everything being a stand? I don’t want my phone screen disturbing me while I sleep
 

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Used to love ankers designs, now they are incredibly dull. What’s the obsession with everything being a stand? I don’t want my phone screen disturbing me while I sleep
The first one (622) lies flat if you don't fold up the 'kickstand'. In fact, it needs to lie flat if you actually want to do wired passthrough charging because the USB C port is right at the base and it's not possible to use it as a stand and have the cable plugged in at the same time.
 

Neeldenn

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Yes this is the case. It sticks out a bit at bottom. Also keep in mind that it may charge phone constantly. Until it depletes itself unlike apple battery version which will stop and start again when necessary.
Hmm…I thought it would come with a power button. At least the pictures suggested it.
 

Lucas Curious

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Hmm…I thought it would come with a power button. At least the pictures suggested it.
No thats a battery charge indicator. There is no way to turn it off. It will just pump power until death and then you got a brick in your pocket. In its defense, People complained that the original MagSafe battery had a power button and that you have to press button to start the charge so I guess Anker revised the design. Now people complain that it auto charges but you can't turn it off.

This is why I went with Apple. Their battery fits the Mini perfectly and auto regulates the charge. Probably preserves the internal battery also. Also the apple brick charges up fast. As fast as phone. Not sure about the Anker.
 
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seeker_sleeper

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So how about stop calling it magsafe. It’s not. It’s some junk with a magnet. Cool. Magsafe means in spec and 15 watts. This means that they aren’t in spec and have no business calling it magsafe. Imo. I hate how everyone’s saying everything with a magnet is now magsafe when it’s a qi charger with a magnet.
 
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I love the 637- got mine today from the sale.
So how about stop calling it magsafe. It’s not. It’s some junk with a magnet. Cool. Magsafe means in spec and 15 watts. This means that they aren’t in spec and have no business calling it magsafe. Imo. I hate how everyone’s saying everything with a magnet is now magsafe when it’s a qi charger with a magnet.
Agreed.

However to be honest, I had my XS Max exclusively charging with Qi at the lower wattage for 3+ years before grabbing this 13 Pro Max and my battery health never got below 91%. It still holds a really good charge as I exclusively used my Qi charging nightstand lamp to charge it and a Qi charger on my desk (only fast charging in the car with the cable in a pinch or the rare occasion I needed it connected to my computer)

So as great as MagSafe sounds, and this is just a personal preference, I’ll take the slower Qi charging over MagSafe and get the benefits of the magnet.
 
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