Is your regular iPhone 12 or 13 case keeping you from enjoying Apple’s MagSafe technology? Anker now offers an inexpensive fix for your case — the Anker 310 Magnetic Ring — so you don’t have to buy a new, MagSafe-compatible one. The ring is $8, whereas a new case would probably cost you well over $20.
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As you may know, MagSafe is a charging feature that lets you magnetically attach accessories like wallets and charge pucks to the back of an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13.
Regular iPhone cases tend to block the magnetism built into the phone, which is why many companies make MagSafe-compatible cases.
Anker 310 Magnetic Ring
However, Anker rolled out a new solution. Its 310 Magnetic Ring sticks to the back of the case. That allows you to use your basic case with MagSafe at a cost of just a few dollars.
The simple little device has an adhesive on one side and comes with an alignment tool to help you stick the ring in the right place on the back of your case.
Once the ring is in place, you can add MagSafe accessories to the back of your phone. And you can charge your phone via MagSafe through the case. And, when you want to use a different case, you can remove and reuse the ring’s adhesive, Anker said.
But take note that ring only works with thin, smooth cases. It won’t work with a thick or textured case. “Phone cases that have an uneven surface or exceed 2mm in thickness, such as Otterbox Defender cases, are not recommended for use,” Anker noted.
The Anker 310 Magnetic Ring costs $7.99.
Where to buy: Amazon