The iPhone 12 brought a few new features that make it a necessary upgrade this year. Not only does it have a state of the art A14 Bionic chip, but also never before seen features on an iPhone, like 5G. But, besides 5G, Apple also re-introduced an old feature for the first time in the iPhone: MagSafe.
In case you didn’t know, we’ve already seen MagSafe in older Apple products before. MagSafe was first introduced for the fourth-generation MacBook Pro in 2006 during a Macworld Conference & Expo. Just like right now, MagSafe was a magnetic connector that cleverly charged your MacBook. That way, the charger would almost automatically snap into place, and if you were to pull the cable hard enough, it would just detach instead of pulling your MacBook to the floor.
But, much like the Macworld Expo itself, MagSafe just disappeared. That was until recently. Now the iPhone 12 lineup is rocking a brand new MagSafe feature that, not only tells us a bit about Apple’s plans for the future but also brings a bunch of cool, new ways to add accessories to your iPhone.
You can easily attach a case, a wallet, and even a charger to the back of your iPhone 12 without any issues. Of course, you need some quality accessories that make great use of MagSafe.
There are already some great MagSafe accessories available. We’re not just talking about Apple’s, but there are third-party accessories that are just as good, or even better (especially when compared to the Apple Wallet).
If you want to make the most out of your iPhone’s MagSafe capabilities, here are some accessories you need to try.
Starting out with the basics, Apple’s MagSafe Charger is a safe option. Take it out of the box and you’re good to go – all you need to do is slap it on the back of your iPhone and the MagSafe Charger will do the rest.
It’s a minimal and elegant first-party accessory. But that comes at a price. The MagSafe Charger costs $40, and it doesn’t come with a charging brick, just like the iPhone 12.
So, if you don’t have a USB-C charger, you’d also need to spend money on that as well. Fortunately, here you can find the best chargers for your iPhone, and they’ll work perfectly with the MagSafe Charger as well. Get it here.
One of the coolest-looking MagSafe accessories is Apple’s MagSafe Charger Duo. It simple, pretty, and pricy.
The MagSafe Charger Duo does exactly what you would expect. It lets you charge your iPhone and your Apple Watch at the same time. You can place both devices flat on any surface, or you can move the Apple Watch charger to charge it as you see in the picture above, which is a better option if you’re using the Solo Loop.
The best part is how portable the Charger Duo is. You can fold it and take it anywhere. The only downside is that it isn’t exactly budget-friendly. The MagSafe Charger Duo retails for $129 and, as you probably guessed by now, it doesn’t come with a charging brick either.
Still, if you’re willing to put in the money, you won’t regret it. You’ll have a reliable, minimalistic charging station for years to come that’ll charge your two most important devices at the same time. Get it here.
If you want something that’ll charge everything at once, then look no further. Belkin has you covered with its 3-in-1 wireless charger.
This is probably the perfect charger for your home. You can charge your Apple Watch, iPhone 12, and AirPods at the same time without any hassle or cables laying around and making everything messy.
You can charge your iPhone in landscape or portrait, which means you can still watch videos or scroll through social media as it charges. And, the best part is that you get 15 watts of power, which guarantees a fast charge in very little time.
As a stand for your iPhone, Belkin’s charger is a great option, but charger, this 3-in-1 option is the best you can get right now. Get it here.
The company Moment is making a bunch of accessories that go really well with MagSafe, so expect to see them a few more times throughout this list. A perfect example is the Moment Tripod Mount with MagSafe.
This tripod mount is a great addition for anyone looking to use their iPhone 12 to shoot pictures or video. The mount is sturdy enough to keep your iPhone from moving, which will let you get the perfect shot.
You can easily change from landscape to portrait mode if you need different shots and angles, and it works perfectly even if you have a case on your iPhone 12.
Sadly, this product isn’t available yet. You can go to Moment’s website and pre-order it, but it’ll be available around March of 2021. Get it here.
Let’s talk about something else besides chargers, even though this one works perfectly with your MagSafe Charger. We’re talking about this enGMOLPHY Magnet Phone Holder.
If you just want to have a small stand to hold your iPhone while you’re working, this magnetic phone holder will do the trick.
It’s small enough to not bother you to distract you while you’re doing something else, but strong enough to hold your iPhone, even when it’s being charged with MagSafe or a regular charger.
If you want to, you can turn your iPhone to landscape mode too, and enjoy some videos while having your hands free to do something else. It’s perfectly convenient for when you need to multitask and use multiple screens at once. Get it here.
Of course, not every accessory is meant to use at home. Some of us still have to drive for work, and we need our iPhones in a comfortable and handy place. Belkin thought about that and created the perfect Car Vent Mount for MagSafe.
This little car mount is simple but effective. You put the car mount in your car’s vent and that’s it. All you need to do is snap your iPhone 12 on it and you’re ready to hit the road.
Thanks to MagSafe, your iPhone is free to use and to charge without anything in its way. Plus, you can easily change your iPhone to landscape mode in case you need it, which makes it perfect for navigation. Get it here.
Another cool accessory from Moment that sadly isn’t available just yet. Still, this Wall Mount will be a perfect accessory for some of us.
Instead of a regular stand, or a car mount, Moment combined these two ideas into a Wall Mount for your iPhone 12. It uses 3M adhesive to adhere to most flat surfaces and it also comes with a countersunk through-hole in case you want to screw the Wall Mount instead.
It’s a very convenient accessory that won’t take any space from your tables or nightstands, but it’ll still keep your iPhone safe and free to use. You can pre-order it right now, and wait until March for Moment to ship it. Get it here.
Nevertheless, the Apple Wallet is still a good accessory to have for those times you want or need to travel lightly. Apple’s Wallet won’t take much space on the back of your iPhone and you can carry a couple of credit cards, your ID, or even some cash.
If you’re careful enough, the MagSafe Wallet is a good replacement for your current wallet, and it’ll easily stick to your iPhone, even with a case on. Get it here.
Another great accessory for professional photographers or enthusiasts is Moment’s Cold Shoe Mount.
In case you don’t know, a cold shoe refers to some special brackets that go above the camera to attach accessories. It’s called a cold shoe because it doesn’t have electrical contacts.
Now, this type of equipment can be used on your iPhone 12. If you’re shooting a project, you might need some extra light or even a microphone. MagSafe lets you attach all this to your iPhone in a few steps. It really takes a lot of problems out of your set up process, and you can start doing what you love – taking amazing pictures. Get it here.
Some of the best accessories that Apple recently introduced were these new Silicone Cases with MagSafe.
This case is pretty straightforward. You put it on the back, and your iPhone will recognize the case and give you a small animation on the screen showing the case and the color you have. The best part is that you can still use MagSafe even with the case on.
You can still use your MagSafe Wallet on the back of your case, or even use your MagSafe charger. Not only that, but mounts and iPhone stands will continue to work as well.
It’s a really cool accessory that protects your iPhone without losing any of its new features. Albeit, it’s not the most protective case available, but it’ll get the job done. Especially now that the iPhone 12’s display is four times more resistant to falls. Get it here.
This year, Apple gave us some new color options including blue, pacific blue, and graphite. All of these colors look so good, it’d be a shame to cover them with a case. Fortunately, for situations like these, you can always get Apple’s Clear Case.
This clear case offers the same benefits as Apple’s Silicone Case. You’ll get the same level of protection and the ability to use other MagSafe accessories without taking the case off.
What’s great is that this case still lets you see how pretty your iPhone looks underneath without risking it too much. And, you can actually see where the MagSafe magnets are, which is hit or miss for some people. Get it here.
If you want the utmost protection while keeping your iPhone elegant and practical, then you should consider Apple’s Leather Sleeve.
This leather sleeve provides extra protection for your iPhone without adding much bulk to it. Plus, the leather and its design make it stand out without being too flashy.
You can still charge your iPhone with MagSafe, without taking it out of the sleeve, and you’ll get a small view of the time. It’d be nice to see notifications as well, but sadly this sleeve doesn’t offer that.
What it does offer is a matching strap to prevent you from dropping or losing your iPhone. And, inside the sleeve, you’ll find a pocket that’ll keep your ID or credit cards safe along with your iPhone. Get it here.
You’ve probably already heard of OtterBox, one of the best case manufacturers out there. This time, the company is bringing an exclusive Figura Series Case with MagSafe to the iPhone 12.
If I only had one word to describe this case, it’d be colorful. You can choose from four different variations, all of them looking like they just got out of art class (in a good way). All of the colors look unique and appealing.
If you want your iPhone 12 to stand out from the crowd, this is the case you need to choose. The best part is that MagSafe still works with this case, so you won’t have to take it out for charging or using another accessory. Get it here.