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New MagSafe iPhone wallet acts like it has an AirTag inside


New MagSafe iPhone wallet acts like it has an AirTag inside
Misplace ESR's latest wallet and other iPhones can automatically help you find it.
Photo: ESR

It’s nearly impossible to lose the ESR HaloLock Geo Wallet Stand. It clings to an iPhone with unusually powerful magnets, and when removed can be located almost anywhere with Apple’s Find My network.

The new ESR wallet offers several advantages over the Apple Leather Wallet with MagSafe.

Elevate your iPhone charging with Forté MagSafe stand [Review] ★★★★☆


Twelve South Forté review★★★★☆
MagSafe makes this fast, affordable charger extremely convenient.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

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 so 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.

Win a supreme stand that mounts your MagSafe iPhone anywhere [Cult of Mac giveaway]


Need hands free iPhone use at your desk? No problem.
Need to go hands-free with your iPhone at your desk? No problem.
Photo: SwitchEasy

We teamed up with SwitchEasy for this week’s giveaway, which will see three lucky winners receiving an Orbit Universal Magnetic Stand.

The multifunctional stand works with any MagSafe-compatible iPhone. And it lets you mount that iPhone practically anywhere, from your desk to your car’s dash (thanks to the 3M sticker on the back).

Enter to win below!

Juice up 4 Apple devices with this modular charging station [Review] ★★★★☆


Zens 4-in-1 Modular Charging Station★★★★☆
Zens' latest powers up four Apple devices without a lot of cable clutter.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Keep your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and AirPods all powered up with the Zens 4-in-1 Modular Charging Station. This one multi-device can take on all the Apple computers and accessories you carry around every day.

I put the charging station in my home office where it replaced the octopus of cables normally required by these devices. And there are built-in stands for iPhone and Apple Watch.

Dump your bulky wallet for this slim MagSafe alternative [Review] ★★★★


SwitchEasy MagWallet Leather Card Holder★★★★
You don't need an old-fashioned wallet when MagWallet can do the job better.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

SwitchEasy’s MagWallet carries a pair of credit cards and snaps onto the back of your iPhone so it’s easy to keep with you. It’s much less bulky than a traditional wallet, and is just right for someone whose New Year’s resolution is to simplify their life.

I tried the leather MagWallet with my iPhone 14 Plus. It’s simply convenient.

Use an iPhone as a Mac webcam with new Belkin mount


Use an iPhone as a Mac webcam with new Belkin mount
Mac desktops can easily take advantage of Continuity Camera thanks to a new Belkin iPhone mount.
Photo: Belkin/Apple

Continuity Camera in macOS Ventura upgrades video calls by bringing the iPhone’s high-res camera to the Mac. It’s necessary to mount the iPhone on the computer though, but Belkin has just what’s needed for desktop Macs.

The accessory-maker released a very similar iPhone mount designed for MacBooks this fall.

This portable Apple Watch power bank turns into a nightstand


OtterBox 2-in-1 Power Bank with Apple Watch Charger
Keep your Apple Watch juiced up for days with the travel-friendly power bank from OtterBox.
Photo: OtterBox

OtterBox merged a power bank, an Apple Watch wireless charger and a stand for the wearable into a single product. Just place the accessory on it end and it becomes a stand that juices up the Watch.

In addition, OtterBox also released on Thursday a MagSafe iPhone power bank that comes with a clip-on stand plus a car vent mount. This is joined by a foldable power bank with a built-in iPhone stand and Apple Watch charger.

All three new accessories are now available from the Apple store.

This slim iPhone MagSafe wallet is also a flexible stand [Review] ★★★★☆


Moft Flash Wallet & Stand review★★★★☆
Combine two useful iPhone accessories into one with the Moft Flash Wallet & Stand.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The Moft Flash Wallet & Stand magnetically clings to your iPhone, giving you a place to hold your ID while also acting as a kickstand whereever you need one.

I’ve used the wallet/stand for several weeks. Here’s how it stands up in everyday life.

Keep your devices ready to go with 57% off this MagSafe-compatible charger


Charge your iPhone wirelessly and securely with this MagSafe-compatible charger.
Lay down and power up with 57% off this Qi-compatible wireless charger.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

As the Apple ecosystem expands, owning MagSafe-compatible chargers will be vital to staying connected and keeping your batteries full. This magnetic wireless charger is ideal for charging at your desk or on the go, and it’s much cheaper than Apple’s version.

This MagSafe-compatible charger is now on sale for just $16.99 (regularly $39).

Miniature MagSafe speaker amps up iPhone audio [Review] ★★★★★


Scoshe BoomCan MS review★★★★★
The Scoshe BoomCan MS pumps out outstanding sound for the size and price.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The Scoshe BoomCan MS sticks to the back of a ‌MagSafe‌ ‌iPhone and ups the sound quality considerably. The palm-size Bluetooth speaker magnetically attaches to recent Apple handsets where it also act as a kickstand or a handle. And it’s waterproof and dustproof.

I’ve been using the BoomCan MS for a few weeks… and I love it.