Apple’s reimagining of MagSafe for the iPhone 12 has only been around for a few months, but in that time some of the best MagSafe accessories have brought new and amazing ideas to the table.
Whether you’re looking for convenience, added functionality or ways to consolidate your personal effects, MagSafe is already making people’s lives easier. With companies like MOFT, Belkin and Anker supplying MagSafe wallets, iPhone chargers and phone stands, these MagSafe accessories are not only clever, but also high-quality.
So if you have an iPhone 12 and are on the hunt for some clever new ways to put that ring of magnets on the back of your phone to use, keep scrolling and check out our 10 best MagSafe accessories you can buy in 2021.
1. Anker PowerCore Magnetic 5K Wireless Charger
Of all the possible ideas for the best MagSafe accessories that are out there, a MagSafe battery pack has to be the biggest no-brainer. And while the Anker PowerCore Magnetic 5K may not call itself a MagSafe battery pack, it still brings a new level of convenience to phone charging when you’re on the go. Unlike the MagSafe charger, which is kind of wireless (but not really), snapping a MagSafe battery pack to your phone is completely wire-free.
And unlike a charging case, where the extra battery is always stuck to your phone, you can quickly detach this one and stick it in a bag or pocket when you don’t want to use it. While this may not charge as fast as the 15W you typically get with MagSafe, the fact that you can pull this out whenever you want means that charge speed doesn’t matter as much. If it wasn’t already, this should be one of the first MagSafe accessories on your wishlist.
2. MOFT MagSafe Wallet
When it comes to the best iPhone accessories, our favorites tend to carry out multiple functions. MOFT has done just that with its MagSafe wallet, which is an improvement on Apple’s own MagSafe wallet in nearly every way. The MOFT wallet not only stores 3-4 credit cards, it also slides down into an origami-like shape, functioning as a magnetic stand for your phone. It even works if you have a MagSafe charger stuck to the back of your phone, and if you want to stick it to a metal surface like a refrigerator or a wall, you can do that as well. The versatility of this product cannot be hyped up enough and that’s why it’s one of the absolute best MagSafe accessories.
3. Belkin Magnetic Wireless Charger
Wireless charging stands are convenient, but they are often quite ugly. But thanks to MagSafe, Belkin has made a wireless MagSafe stand for the iPhone 12 that is as sleek as anything made by Apple itself. When you dock the phone to the stand’s magnet, it almost looks like it’s floating. And while your phone might not be breaking the laws of physics, it is charging at 15W, which is as fast as you can get for a wireless charger.
4. Apple MagSafe Charger
Apple’s MagSafe Charger may be wireless in name only, but it’s still a more convenient (albeit slightly slower and more expensive) alternative to USB cables. If you’ve ever had to deal with a dirty Lightning port that made the cable connection loose, or have simply tried and failed to connect your phone to its charger in the dark, then you’ll appreciate the magnetic connection, which connects securely when its in the general area of your iPhone 12’s magnets. This may be the least ambitious of the best MagSafe accessories, but it is the one that will get you used to using Apple’s new feature the quickest.
5. Moment Pro Tripod Mount With MagSafe
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The camera on the iPhone has become so powerful that it can be be used by aspiring photographers and filmmakers for legitimate projects. And now that the iPhone 12 supports MagSafe accessories, a new line of products from Moment is making good use of that magnet on the back of the ihone. The most useful of these accessories is probably the Pro Tripod Mount with MagSafe, which magnetically snaps to the back of your phone, and then lets you screw it onto a tripod. Adding to the pro-grade feel is a hotshoe mount, which lets you attach extra gear, like a flash or a microphone. And as a nice finishing touch, this tripod lets you easily rotate your iPhone 12 from landscape to portrait (and back again) to suit your orientation needs.
6. Anker Powerwave Magnetic Charging Pad
There aren’t many companies we trust to make charging accessories that won’t mess up your iPhone battery, but Anker is absolutely one that makes our cut. Costing half of what Apple’s official charger costs, the Anker Powerwave Magnetic Pad is great if you’re on a budget and need a second charger, or a replacement charger. The only downside with this Anker MagSafe alternative is that it will only charge your phone half as fast as the official MagSafe charger, but if you’re just topping up your phone while you sleep, or while you work, that extra speed might not matter all that much.
7. Grovemade MagSafe Stand
Sometimes the utilitarian Bauhaus designs of most MagSafe accessories aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. And for this type of iPhone owner, Grovemade has an option that not only brings materials such as steel, wood and leather into the mix, but also turns your MagSafe charger into a proper stand. Sure, this may be a steep price to pay, especially when you consider you have to supply your own MagSafe charger, but for certain people, creating the right visual mood is a worthwhile expense.
8. enGMOLPHY MagSafe Plate for PopGrips
Surprisingly, PopSockets — who make the ever-popular iPhone PopGrips — haven’t yet released their own MagSafe version of the accessory. While they have it in the works for 2021, your best bet until then is to go with a third-party alternative. And as it happens, a company by the name of enGMOLPHY has what you need. Their metal disc is loaded with MagSafe-compatible magnets that stick to the back of your iPhone and provides a surface for you to adhere your PopSocket to. What you’re left with is a grip that magnetically pops on and off of your phone so that you don’t lose the benefits of MagSafe.
9. Apple Silicone Case With MagSafe for iPhone 12
It’s hard to go against the classics, and when it comes to iPhone cases there are few products more classic than the official Apple Silicone Case with MagSafe for the iPhone 12. There are no crazy concepts here. You pick a case that comes in one of 8 colors, you slip it on your phone and it protects your phone while also working with your best MagSafe accessories. And while the price may seem high for such a straightforward accessory, Apple cases are generally built to last longer than most others.
10. Belkin MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charger
We’ve reached a point where the number of gadgets we have to constantly recharge can be overwhelming. But having a single place where you can charge multiple gadgets — without needing multiple outlets and cables — not only cuts down on clutter, but can save you time and effort because you don’t have to share a cable for multiple devices. The Belkin 3-in-1 stand is not only equipped with a MagSafe charger for your iPhone 12, but also has dedicated charging areas for an Apple Watch, as well as another device that charges over Qi, such as AirPods.
11. Otterbox Figura MagSafe Case
If the somewhat ordinary design of Apple’s official MagSafe Case isn’t doing it for you and your iPhone 12, the Otterbox Figura MagSafe Case is a livelier option that still allows all the benefits of Apple’s magnetic technology. But, with designs that call to mind artists such as Claude Monet or Mark Rothko, these cases still carry a level of sophistication to them even while still standing out from the crowd. Head to Otterbox’s online store to pick up one of the hottest iPhone 12 accessories released so far.
12. Totallee Thin iPhone 12 Case
For the minimalists out there, Totallee’s super-thin iPhone 12 cases bring truth to the saying “less is more.” A great MagSafe-compatible option that adds the least amount of bulk possible, we especially like the frosted clear option because it lets the original color and design of the iPhone 12 seep through. But unlike a MagSafe case that’s truly clear, it won’t show dust and smudges, nor will it reveal as many of the scuffs, scratches and cracks it will inevitably pick up as it protects your phone.
13. Belkin Car Mount
Remember how we said we were excited about the potential of MagSafe? Car mounts are another great use for the feature because those MagSafe magnets are strong enough that you don’t ever have to worry about clamping your phone into the mount and have it fall between your seats as it’s giving you turn-by-turn directions. And when you’ve arrived at your destination, you can quickly pop your phone off the mount, snap on that MagSafe Wallet you bought, and proceed with your life.