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What the puck? Belkin’s new iPhone charger comes with a kickstand [Review]

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Belkin Boost↑Charge Pro Portable Wireless Charger Pad with MagSafe 15W review
Belkin’s Portable Wireless Charger Pad is a MagSafe charger and desktop stand in one.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Belkin found a way to improve on Apple’s MagSafe charging puck for iPhone. Both charge equally fast, but Apple’s lies flat, while Belkin’s includes a built-in kickstand. Plus, the third-party accessory maker put in a much longer cable. And these are just some of the benefits of the (deep breath) Belkin Boost↑Charge Pro Portable Wireless Charger Pad with MagSafe 15W.

I put the wireless charger through a round of tests. It came through with flying colors.

Last chance: Save on this gorgeous, adjustable aluminum Free Stand for iPhone

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Laut stand for iPhone
It's perfect for hands-free FaceTime calls.
Photo: Laut

Sick of losing your iPhone under all the clutter on your desk? Laut’s gorgeous Free Stand ensures your smartphone is always easy to see so you don’t miss another notification. It’s also great for hands-free FaceTime calls.

The Free Stand is made from sturdy aluminum and looks right at home alongside other Apple devices. It’s also adjustable, and until the end of today, it’s available from the Cult of Mac Store at 20% off its usual price. You can also save on all other Laut products.

Conveniently mount your iPhone on your Mac with MagArm [Review]

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STM Goods MagArm review
Your iPhone is held at eye level next to your Mac screen by the STM Goods MagArm.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

STM Goods MagArm is an iPhone mount that attaches to your Mac display, either in the office or at a coffee shop. And not only does it hold the handset where it can be easily seen, slip in Apple’s MagSafe charging puck and the MagArm will charge the iPhone too.

I put the accessory for MacBook or Mac desktop to the test. How likely is it to drop the iPhone? Here’s what I found out.

Keeping it weird with a ‘dual-display laptop’ and an ortholinear keyboard [Setups]

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A portable monitor is mounted over the MacBook Pro's keyboard and an ortholinear-layout keyboard is the main input device.
A portable monitor is mounted over the MacBook Pro's keyboard and an ortholinear-layout keyboard is the main input device.
Photo: inperiuscici@Reddit.com

We see a lot of dual- and multi-display workstations here at Setups Central, but we can’t recall seeing a “dual-display laptop” or a “laptop monitor stack.” Those are terms we made up for a second portable display mounted under a laptop’s screen and on top of its keyboard, as in today’s featured setup.

Apple loves Mophie’s new 3-in-1 MagSafe stand

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Apple loves Mophie’s new 3-in-1 MagSafe stand
The Mophie 3-in-1 stand for MagSafe Charger can juice up your iPhone 12, Apple Watch and AirPods.

You can charge an iPhone 12, Apple Watch and AirPods simultaneously with the just-released Mophie 3-in-1 stand for MagSafe Charger. Apple likes it so much the product is listed on the online Apple Store, an honor that doesn’t go to most accessories.

Twelve South Forté elevates iPhone 12 MagSafe charging

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Twelve South Forté is available now from Apple stores and Apple.com
The Twelve South Forté is a new iPhone 12 magnetic stand that also charges at 15 watts.
Photo: Twelve South

iPhone 12 users can take advantage of the built-in MagSafe charger with the Twelve South Forté. This stand quickly powers up the handset while also raising it up so it’s ready to be used hands free.

Apple likes the design enough to put it on Apple Store.

Rugged and colorful GoDonut securely props up handsets and tablets [Review]

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GoDonut review
The GoDonut handset and tablet stand has a clever design. It’s also about as rugged as one could hope for.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

GoDonut is a tough, portable stand that’s compatible with a wide range of handsets and small tablets. It can be used in landscape or portrait, and offers multiple viewing angle. Plus, it’s colorful and fun.

I tested GoDonut with iPhone and iPad. And other devices, too. Here’s why I like it. And why I don’t.

Belkin MagSafe charger for iPhone 12 and AirPods goes up for preorders

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Belkin BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charger Stand with MagSafe is a lot of name.
Easily make FaceTime calls with Belkin’s new charging stand that supports the iPhone 12 series’ MagSafe system.
Photo: Belkin

The short list of truly MagSafe-compatible accessories grew a bit on Tuesday, as the Belkin Boost↑Charge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charger Stand can now be preordered. This holds up an iPhone 12 for easy viewing, and includes a pad for AirPods cases that support wireless charging.