Forget MagSafe, grab this Anker magnetic charger deal for just $19

Anker Powerwave Magnetic Pad Lite Lifestyle
Anker Powerwave Magnetic Pad Lite Lifestyle

We've seen a ton of great MagSafe-compatible charging gear launch since Apple took the wraps off its own MagSafe Charger. If you're yet to jump onto the magnetic charging trend, Amazon has one such deal that might be enough to tempt you today.

Over there, you can score Anker's MagSafe-compatible PowerWave Magnetic Pad Lite for only $18.99. All you have to do is use coupon code ANKERB567 during checkout to score that low price. Shipping is free with Amazon Prime.

Considering Anker's offering already costs less than Apple's own MagSafe Charger at its full retail price, getting it at a discount makes this worth considering as an alternative. When you factor in the included 20W USB-C wall charger, it becomes a no-brainer buy at $19.

Apple's MagSafe Charger costs $39 on its own and you then have to fork out for the USB-C power brick separately if you want the fastest charging speeds. That takes your total outlay to nearer $60.

Granted, Anker's offering has a plastic construction so you don't get the premium Apple-level look and feel. It's also limited to 7.5W wireless charging speeds meaning it won't juice your iPhone 12 as quickly as the first-party option would.

Despite those downsides, the Anker PowerWave Magnetic Pad Lite still provides the convenience of magnetic charging, using an array of magnets to automatically align the wireless charger in the exact right spot on the back of your phone. It's also got a 5-foot built-in cable (compared to Apple's 3-foot MagSafe cable) which makes it easier to use your device while it's charging.

Adam Oram

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.