A Better MagSafe Charger

Some thoughts and ideas on how it can improve

Constantin Stan
The Startup


MagSafe Chargers.

MagSafe is one of the new things that Apple unveiled with its iPhone 12 line-up in late 2020.

This technology created a special category of accessories from Apple or third-party manufacturers. This is how we got the iPhone MagSafe Charger, wallets, the colorful cases, car mounts, and many others.

The MagSafe Charger is one of the new accessories from Apple that uses this "innovative" technology.

“The MagSafe Charger makes wireless charging a cinch.”

I have the charger for more than a week. Using it wasn't disappointing but it could be better.

The charger just snaps firmly in place and it works. Although it charges slower than the lightning cable, it is more convenient to just snap and charge, rather than plug-in and out the cable connector.

If you use an Apple power brick of 20W (that comes out of the pocket, and not out of the box), or similar, you'll get the maximum 15W power. Otherwise, you'll get less. Even if you use a standard Apple MacBook 61W charger the MagSafe Charger will get around 10W top as far as I've seen in some tests.

It also seems that the MagSafe wireless charging is very sensitive to the…