Bottom line: While certainly not cheap, Anker's MagGo 633 is super useful. It combines a MagSafe-compatible stand, a wireless charger for your phone and AirPods, and a portable power bank in one product.
MagSafe stand, phone charger, AirPods charger, and portable battery in one
Sturdy base with LED indicator
Portable battery always charged
Includes 25W USB-C adapter and cable
Minor fit issues with some iPhone models
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While most MagSafe accessories aim to solve just one particular problem at a time, Anker's latest MagGo 633 Magnetic Wireless Charger could potentially take the place of four items on your desk.
Anker MagGo 633 Magnetic Wireless Charger: Price and availability
Anker's MagGo 633 Magnetic Wireless Charger was released in November 2021 as part of a more extensive MagGo lineup. The MagSafe stand and 5,000mAh power bank combo are designed to work with iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models.
It retails for $120 and comes in white, black, and blue. It's available at Amazon and Walmart, as well as directly at Anker's site.
Anker MagGo 633 Magnetic Wireless Charger: What's good
Despite being pitched as a Magnetic Wireless Charger, the Anker MagGo 633 is much more than that. It actually combines four products in one: an adjustable MagSafe stand, an iPhone wireless charger, a portable battery, and a wireless charger for your AirPods.
It's this 4-in-1 utility that really sets it apart from the alternatives on the market and helps it to justify the space it takes up on your desk or nightstand. It's all powered by a USB-C cable and the included 25W USB-C power brick.
As a stand, it works great for holding your phone up off your desk and at a more viewable angle. The stand has a 40-degree adjustable hinge so you can get the angle just right, and its built-in magnet array works perfectly with MagSafe to hold your iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 securely in either portrait or landscape orientation.
While docked, your phone will charge wirelessly at 7.5W (the fastest speed a non-certified MagSafe charger can reach). There's a neat ring of LED lights at the foot of the stand that illuminates temporarily when you place your phone on charge or flashes if there's a problem with your docking situation.
On the base resides a spot for small Qi-charging items to power up, perfect for AirPods or other compatible accessories. Anker states that this area is not suitable for charging a phone, though it does work (slowly) if you get the placement right. Underneath the stand is a non-slip rubber surface to help keep everything stable.
With those three headline features, the MagGo 633 equals offerings from other brands but it's packing one more special secret: a removable power bank. The magnetic portion of the stand is actually a docked battery pack that you can slide out and take with you, magnetically attached to the back of your phone.
It's a 5,000mAh portable charger which is enough capacity to charge an iPhone 12 once over, and it retains 7.5W charging speeds when used portably. It features a USB-C port for charging other items with a wire or for recharging the power bank away from the stand. Small metallic contacts keep the power bank topped up when in the stand, so it's always ready to go.
Anker MagGo 633 Magnetic Wireless Charger: What's not good
The main thing that would put the average buyer off the Anker MagGo 633 Magnetic Wireless Charger is the high price. Relative to other MagSafe stands, it's considerably more expensive though the added features make it worth it, in my opinion.
From my testing, I only have minor complaints about the Anker MagGo 633 and none that make me want to take it off my desk.
Those complaints include not being able to see the AirPods charging indicator due to the small gap between the stand's backplate and the below Qi charger or the fact that the battery pack hangs over the bottom of non-Max iPhone models. These aspects don't really affect the MagGo 633 in day-to-day usage and are small niggles.
It's worth noting, however, that non-MagSafe cases, other than super-slim models, don't work great with the magnetic connection. You also can't charge an iPhone 13 Pro horizontally if it's rocking a case due to the size of the camera bump.
Anker MagGo 633 Magnetic Wireless Charger: Competition
While Belkin can offer faster charging and space for an Apple Watch to power up in addition to AirPods, its products lack an adjustable angle for its iPhone stand and do not offer the same portable power bank functionality. They are also a tad more expensive at $150.
Much cheaper MagSafe stands exist, including alternative options from Anker like the PowerWave 2-in-1 Magnetic Stand Lite, as well as those that simply incorporate Apple's own MagSafe Charger like the Mous MagSafe Charger Stand. While these are all more affordable, none have the ability to combine four different products in one.
Anker MagGo 633 Magnetic Wireless Charger: Should you buy it?
You should buy this if ...
- You want a MagSafe charging stand for your desk or nightstand
- You'd benefit from a spot to charge your AirPods
- An integrated power bank appeals to you
You shouldn't buy this if...
- You don't have an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 device
- You don't have wireless charging AirPods
- You rarely find your phone running out of juice
Anker's MagGo 633 Magnetic Wireless Charger checks a lot of boxes. If a MagSafe stand appeals to you, you have wireless charging AirPods, and you like to charge your phone at your desk or on the go, the MagGo 633 is one product that can solve a lot of problems for you. It's well built and doesn't take up a huge amount of space either, making it great for using on a smaller desk or nightstand.
Those looking for an affordable MagSafe stand or without wireless charging AirPods shouldn't consider the MagGo 633. Its feature set is likely to be overkill if you just want a way to prop your phone up on your desk.
Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.
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