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This MagSafe battery pack charges your Apple Watch, too

Cio Magsafe Battery Pack
Cio Magsafe Battery Pack (Image credit: CIO)

What you need to know

  • A new MagSafe battery pack with Apple Watch support is available now via Indiegogo.
  • Priced at just $43, the early bird special will see units ship in December.

A new "Apple Watch & MagSafe Compatible Power Bank" is available for order from Ingiegogo for just $43, making this not only great value but perhaps the one charging device to rule them all.

Designed to be able to charge an iPhone and Apple Watch from a single battery, this battery pack also comes with a kickstand so you can be watching content while charging. Need to charge another device using an old-fashioned cable? A USB-C output will handle that with 20W charging supported. Wireless charging tops out at 7.5W.

This could be a good companion for that new iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 — especially if you're spending time on the road and want to avoid taking a bunch of chargers with you.

Our Hybrid Wireless Battery streamlines the functions of other power banks and chargers into one, allowing you to charge your devices wirelessly or with a cable, without compromising on power and speed.Two built-in coils automatically identify the device being connected, and the Hybrid Wireless Battery also features a USB-C port for cable charging. The charger is lightweight but is equipped with 5000 mAh capacity and 7.5W of power for charging wirelessly.There is also a built-in kickstand that allows you to keep your phone standing on its own at any angle, a perfect feature if you regularly need to watch videos, join calls, or read on the go.

CIO says that it will be ready to ship chargers in December and the Indiegogo campaign is already 941% funded, perhaps showing just how popular this little magnetic charger is already proving to be.

Not convinced? Our list of the best MagSafe battery packs might be a good place to check out, too.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.