Hands-on: Does this MagSafe Duo alternative solve the problems of Apple’s personal?

When Apple launched the Magsafe Duo again in December 2020, most individuals (together with myself) thought it was an awesome concept. A MagSafe charger that might cost your iPhone and your Apple Watch in a slim, foldable, and moveable design. It was, additionally, one of the few chargers that might assist the 15W wi-fi quick charging for iPhones.

But for $129 all you bought was the charger itself and a brief, 1 meter, USB-C to lightning cable. Meaning, that in the event you needed to get the full quick charging energy from the MagSafe Duo you wanted to purchase a 30W charging brick from Apple, which is able to, now, run you $36 (there are extra reasonably priced, non-Apple, 30W chargers obtainable) . And then the ultimate straw was, what in the event you journey with a third gadget like AirPods or a secondary cellphone? You can solely cost 2 units directly, one being the Apple Watch, with the MagSafe Duo.

My new favourite journey charger

In steps the Zeera MegFold foldable wi-fi charger. I’ve been utilizing this tri-fold charger as my one and solely journey charging companion. It does all the pieces you would wish it to do in the identical kind issue as the MagSafe duo whereas additionally together with a third wi-fi charging pad for a third gadget.

Zeera Megfold charging specs:

  • Charge iPhone, Apple Watch & Airpods directly
  • First charging panel fees as much as 15W (7.5W for iPhones)
  • Second charging panel fees as much as 5W
  • Apple Watch charger fees as much as 5W
  • Unfolds flat, will be folded right into a stand, will be totally folded into the single charger
  • Compatible with Qi-enabled units
  • Powered by USB-C
  • LED indicator lights to point which panel is charging

This charger goes with me in all places I am going, whether or not it is a lodge room, the workplace, an airplane, and all the pieces in between. I like to hold round one single charging brick and one USB-C cable when touring, this trifold charger permits me to try this and keep away from bringing the dreaded lighting cable.

A couple of issues to think about are that it doesn’t include a charging brick (Zeera recommends a 20W PD charger or larger) and that it’s not MagSafe licensedit’s MagSafe appropriate. Meaning that the MagSafe panel solely fees iPhones as much as 7.5W in velocity (which is greater than sufficient for an in a single day cost).

The Zeera MegFold is obtainable from Zeera’s web site for $49.99, $70 cheaper than Apple’s MagSafe Duo.

9to5mac’s take

Even although the MagSafe Duo is a superb choice for many who wish to persist with Apple-certified equipment, the Zeera Megfold offers Apple customers one other, high-quality, choice at a way more reasonably priced worth whereas offering extra charging capabilities.

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