New OtterBox MagSafe power bank sends and receives wireless power

New OtterBox MagSafe power bank sends and receives wireless power

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New OtterBox MagSafe power bank both sends and receives wireless power
No cables needed. The Wireless Power Bank for MagSafe gets and provides power wirelessly.
Photo: Otterbox

The OtterBox Wireless Power Bank for MagSafe offers two-sided charging capability. It clings magnetically to an iPhone while charging it, and the external battery also magnetically attaches to MagSafe chargers to receive power. It’s that second feature that sets it part from rivals.

There are versions with 3,000mAh and 5,000mAh of capacity.

Double down on MagSafe with new OtterBox Wireless Power Bank

Apple builds MagSafe into the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series. With this system, the handsets cling magnetically to wireless chargers. There are quite a few external batteries that take advantage of MagSafe.

But Otterbox takes it to the next level with its Wireless Power Bank for MagSafe that offers two-sided charging capability. All that’s necessary to charge the accessory is to place it on a MagSafe charger. And then it can wirelessly charge an iPhone at up to 7.5 watts. Otterbox claims it’s the first to market with a power bank with these capabilities.

And the product isn’t just wireless. It also features a dual direction USB-C port that enables use as a standalone power bank.

The 3,000mAh version of the OtterBox Wireless Power Bank for MagSafe is $49.95. The 5,000mAh one costs $69.95. Each comes in black or white.

While Otterbox currently has the only dual-sided MagSafe battery, Apple’s own MagSafe Battery Pack wirelessly charges via the iPhone it’s connected to when the phone is receiving power from a Lightning cable. It’s the only example of the iPhone demonstrating reverse wireless charging.