What you need to know
- Smartish has announced a new wireless MagSafe charger.
- The Smartish Charge Dinghy comes in multiple colors priced at $19.99.
Fans of wireless charging might want to check out the new Smartish Charge Dinghy, a MagSafe wireless charger designed for use with iPhone 12 and iPhone 13. The new charger also comes in four different colors so you'll be able to find one to suit your look.
The new Charge Dinghy is available direct from Smartish (opens in new tab) for $19.99 right now and it comes with a 6ft USB-C cable, although you'll need to provide your own wall charger. There's also a freebie USB-A adapter in the box for those who only have a spare USB-A port to plug into.
In terms of charging, the Charge Dinghy only provided 7.5W of wireless power, rather than the 15W offered by Apple's own MagSafe charger — so keep that in mind if you're looking for the fastest charging possible. If you're going to slap this thing onto your iPhone overnight however, speed isn't an issue. That said, the best iPhone charging solution is still the good old-fashioned Lightning cable!
While not yet offered, Smartish does say that people will be able to customize the look of their own Charge Dinghy starting November 19 so it might be worth hanging fire a few days before placing your order.
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.
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