Charging stands and docks have been around for a while, but MagSafe has changed the game regarding convenience. Now you can snap any supported iPhone (from the iPhone 12 to the iPhone 14 Pro and above) onto a MagSafe charging stand, and it will automatically begin charging at an optimal viewing angle. Once you have iOS 17 on your iPhone, you'll want one of these stands so you can fully take advantage of StandBy feature. So without further ado, may I present the best MagSafe charging stands on the interweb.
The optimal way to charge and use your iPhone
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Sleek good looks
I have this beauty on my nightstand. Its sleek good looks, solid weight, and powerful magnet make it ideal for StandBy mode or just having your iPhone at a great angle for viewing while charging vertically or horizontally. It comes in black or white.
The Sonix MagLink Pedestal Stand shown here plus the Sonix Magnetic Link charger have earned a spot on my desk. Both items come in a variety of color options so you can mix and match for the look you like. You can use this stand without the charger and plug into a Lightning cable instead, if you prefer.
Belkin is the gold standard when it comes to third-party charging accessories for iPhone, and this is the only brand of charging stand you'll find on the Apple website. The 3-in-1 Wireless Charger, which we loved when we reviewed it, will attach magnetically to your iPhone 12 or later, charging it along with an Apple Watch and Apple AirPods at the same time.
If you like Belkin but don't want to shell out for the fancy 3-in-1 charger, this Belkin 2-in-1 Wireless Charger is the next best thing. This charges your iPhone and AirPods simultaneously, but it does not include the Apple Watch charger.
Another excellent multitasker, the Anker PowerWave Magnetic 2-in-1 stand will also use MagSafe technology to dock and charge your iPhone 12 or later, and it can charge your AirPods case as well. This one comes in at an attractive price point.
I'm taking this one on my next trip. Charge up this 4000mAh MagSafe power bank and this snap it to the back of your iPhone to charge it up anywhere, anytime. The kickstand works vertically or horizontally so using StandBy is a snap.
Here's a cute little charging stand that will go perfectly with your Apple-designed products. The round design is simple and eye-catching, and it works with your existing MagSafe charger for convenience.
Best for travel
For those who need to take their charging stand on the go, this folding stand from OMOTON will fold down and fit easily into a small bag or pocket. It only works with the Apple MagSafe Charger, basically converting it from a puck to a stand.
Elevated charging and StandBy mode
The best MagSafe charging stands suspend your iPhone at a comfortable angle viewing and using StandBy mode while it charges. If you want to charge three devices at once, check out the Belkin 3-in-1 Wireless Charger. It can also charge the best Apple Watches, an AirPods case, and an iPhone simultaneously. We have lots of other options for stands that charge both your iPhone and Apple Watch as well.
If you just need to charge the iPhone, check out affordable the elago MS2 Charging Stand. You'll have to decide which will work best for you and your devices.
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Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at CNET. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, AppAdvice, WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.
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