Charging stands and docks have been around for a while, but MagSafe changes the game regarding convenience. Now you can snap any supported iPhone onto a MagSafe charging stand, and it will automatically begin charging at an optimal viewing angle. This is great if you need to continue to see and use your iPhone while it charges; I always keep one on my desk. So without further ado, may I present the best MagSafe charging stands on the interweb.
Start charging your iPhone in a fast, new way
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.
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.
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.
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 works with the Apple MagSafe Charger.
Many of the best MagSafe charging stands use magnets to suspend the iPhone at a comfortable viewing angle. In contrast, others work with your existing MagSafe charger to serve the same purpose. The best of the best is the Belkin 3-in-1 Wireless Charger which can also charge your best Apple Watch, an AirPods case, and an iPhone simultaneously. Of course, this one is only suitable if you have all those devices.
If that choice seems a little expensive, many charging stands work with your Apple MagSafe charger to suspend the iPhone while it charges. One example is the elago MS2 Charging Stand, which is more affordable than other choices on this list. You'll have to decide which will work best for you and your devices.
Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.
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