Ingenious new 2-in-1 Butterfly fast-charges iPhone and Apple Watch


Twelve South's Butterfly 2-in-1 MagSafe charger in hand
Twelve South's Butterfly 2-in-1 MagSafe charger couldn't be much more portable.
Photo: Twelve South

Twelve South’s new 2-in-1 Butterfly MagSafe Charger folds into a tiny footprint, fast-charges MagSafe iPhones and Apple Watches, and can serve as a kickstand for your handset, as well.

The cool gadget, which you can get directly from Twelve South or Apple, looks like a winner and is priced as such, at a steep $129.95.

Twelve South Butterfly 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger

The new Twelve South Butterfly 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger is made up of two small aluminum disks that clasp together magnetically into a small circular shape suitable for travel or to prop up as a kickstand for hands-free use of your iPhone, including Nightand mode.

When you open Butterfly, one half contains a MagSafe charger for iPhones (15 watts) and other holds a certified Apple Watch charger that can fast-charge Apple Watches at up to 5W. Because the device is Qi-enabled, it can also juice up AirPods charging cases.

A vegan leather strip tethers the two disks as they lay flat. The device includes a USB-C port, a 3.3-foot braided cable for charging, a 30-watt power source and international plug adapters.

Butterfly looks a bit like Apple’s discontinued MagSafe Duo Charger, if you take away the latter’s extraneous parts, and it costs the same, The Verge noted. Plus Butterfly includes the extras above and uses USB-C rather than Lightning.

Butterfly charger features

Twelve South Butterfly 2-in-1 MagSafe charger
Butterfly is both tiny and potent, certified to fast-charge MagSafe iPhones at 15W and Apple Watches at up to 5W.
Photo: Twelve South

Twelve South described Butterfly’s features:

  • Wirelessly charge your iPhone and Watch at the same time.
  • Travel-friendly dual charger folds to 2.25 inches by 0.5 inches.
  • Includes 30W USB-C power adapter and 4 international plug adapters.
  • Doubles as a display stand for iPhone or charging pedestal for Watch.

Watch Twelve South’s video


So the new Twelve South Butterfly 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger isn’t cheap, but it appears to have gotten right some of which Apple’s discontinued MagSafe Duo got wrong.

Price: $129.95

Where to buy: Twelve South or Apple



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