Twelve South claims the ButterFly is the “world’s smallest 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger” and it’s hard to argue with that statement considering the tiny charger measures just 2.25 inches by .5 inches when folded — that’s only slightly bigger than the Apple Watch charging puck.
The ButterFly features “A durable aluminum shell” that “unfolds to reveal a MagSafe charger for your iPhone and a magnetic fast charger for your Apple Watch.”
The ButterFly’s smartest feature, however, is that it “morphs into a display stand that supports StandBy mode on iPhone or Nightstand mode on Apple Watch.” So you get an incredibly useful accessory the size of an AirPods Pro case, perfect for those trips away. And, if you have one of those AirPods cases, you can charge that on the ButterFly, too — it really is the ultimate tiny MagSafe charger.
StandBy on the go
StandBy mode in iOS 17 is one of the best reasons to own a MagSafe charger, making the Twelve South ButterFly a much more convenient option than Apple’s own MagSafe Duo, which can only charge your devices flat. StandBy is a perfect desk companion, showing widgets and important information on your iPhone’s display — I could see the ButterFly being used by those who work away from home but want StandBy wherever they go.
The ButterFly includes a 30W USB-C Power Adapter, four International plug adapters (US, UK, EU, AU), and a travel bag to keep it all together.
The Twelve South ButterFly is the perfect gift for the frequent flyer in your life, and we can’t wait to try it out to see if it’s one of the best MagSafe chargers on the market. Shipping from the Apple Store depends on your location, with most delivery estimates of 4-6 weeks, but online stock shows many Apple Stores across the US, with pickup available today. Given its price and unique size, this might be one of the best MagSafe chargers money can buy right now.
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John-Anthony Disotto is the How To Editor of iMore, ensuring you can get the most from your Apple products and helping fix things when your technology isn’t behaving itself.
Living in Scotland, where he worked for Apple as a technician focused on iOS and iPhone repairs at the Genius Bar, John-Anthony has used the Apple ecosystem for over a decade and prides himself in his ability to complete his Apple Watch activity rings.
John-Anthony has previously worked in editorial for collectable TCG websites and graduated from The University of Strathclyde where he won the Scottish Student Journalism Award for Website of the Year as Editor-in-Chief of his university paper. He is also an avid film geek, having previously written film reviews and received the Edinburgh International Film Festival Student Critics award in 2019.
John-Anthony also loves to tinker with other non-Apple technology and enjoys playing around with game emulation and Linux on his Steam Deck.
In his spare time, John-Anthony can be found watching any sport under the sun from football to darts, taking the term “Lego house” far too literally as he runs out of space to display any more plastic bricks, or chilling on the couch with his French Bulldog, Kermit.