This MagSafe battery clone can triple your iPhone’s charge [Review]

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MyCharge Mag-Lock review
The MyCharge Mag-Lock series comes in a range of colors and storage capacities, but all easily charge your iPhone.
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Power banks in the new MyCharge Mag-Lock series use the magnets from Apple’s MagSafe system to attach to an iPhone. They come in 3000mAh, 6000mAh and 9000mAh capacities, with the largest able to triple the length of time a handset can go between charges. No power cable is needed and you can use your iPhone while it’s charging.

I put all three sizes of the power bank to the test. Read on to find out how they stood up.

Turn your iPhone into a Switch with GameSir X2 Lightning controller [Review]

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GameSir X2 Lightning Mobile Gaming Controller review
Slide your iPhone into the GameSir X2 Lightning Mobile Gaming Controller and you’re ready to play.
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If you’ve ever wished you could merge your iPhone and Nintendo Switch, I have great news. The GameSir X2 Lightning wraps around your handset and adds physical buttons and joysticks in a design reminiscent of the Switch Lite. And it includes a Lightning connector so it plugs directly into your iPhone.

I spent many hours playing games with this accessory — probably more than were necessary for testing. Here’s why I love it.

Charge all your devices in one spot with 30% off this wired and wireless MagSafe charging station

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Cut the cords and just use this MagSafe wireless charging hub.
Charge four devices at once with this aesthetic power station.
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Ready to seriously cut clutter? You can replace your tangled mess of chargers for all your Apple devices with this combo charging station. The 5-in-1 MagSafe Wireless and Wired Charging Station comes with three wireless charging spots, plus a USB port. And right now, you can get one of them for $54.95 or two for $104.99.

Easily attach iPhone to Xbox controller with OtterBox MagSafe clip [Review]

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OtterBox Mobile Gaming Clip for MagSafe review
The OtterBox Mobile Gaming Clip for MagSafe offers better gaming with the convenience of magnets.
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The OtterBox Mobile Gaming Clip for MagSafe uses magnets to connect your iPhone to your Xbox controller. It’s quick but secure. And you can easily rotate between landscape and portrait orientation.

I played a bunch of different games over the weekend using this accessory. Here’s why I like it.

Elevate your iPhone charging with Forté MagSafe stand [Review]

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Twelve South Forté review
Twelve South Forté
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The Twelve South Forté turns Apple’s MagSafe iPhone charging puck into a stand. So rather than your handset lying flat on a table it’s held up where you can more easily see the display. And the elevated charging mat swivels so you can pick your viewing angle for watching video or making FaceTime calls.

I put the Forté to use in my home office. Here’s what it’s like to use in real life.

Take control of your cord management with this 4-in-1 Apple charger

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This 4-in-1 Apple charger powers up all your devices.
Stop dealing with tangled cords with this 4-in-1 Apple charger.
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You shouldn’t need to carry around a separate bag for chargers or learn complex cord management just because you have more than one device that you use every day. Instead, you can consolidate all of your chargers into one without sacrificing charging speed.

The 4-in-1 Multi-Port and Apple Watch Charger can charge four of your devices at once, is a comfortable length without opening itself up to tangles, and is on sale for $18.