Anker’s magnetic iPhone battery pack looks like MagSafe but it’s not

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Anker PowerCore Magnetic 5K doesn’t fully support MagSafe.
The Anker PowerCore Magnetic 5K is the clip-on power bank we’ve been hoping for. Mostly.
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Anker will apparently launch the first power bank that uses the MagSafe system to magnetically attach to an iPhone 12 series model. The PowerCore Magnetic 5K will be able to transmit 5000mAh to Apple’s latest handsets through inductive charging.

However, the external battery doesn’t fully support the new MagSafe system so it doesn’t offer enhanced charging speeds.

Anker’s clever wireless power bank clings to iPhone 12 with magnets

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Anker Magnetic Wireless Power Bank doesn’t support MagSafe.
The Anker Magnetic Wireless Power Bank attaches to an iPhone 12 when needed, but is easily removable.
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CES 2021 bugAnker’s latest external battery uses magnets to attach itself to an iPhone 12 for wireless charging. It enables the handset to juice up while it’s being used on the move.

The accessory maker also unveiled at CES 2021 a 3-in-1 wireless charger with an removable 10,000 mAh battery.

Mophie clip-on power bank charges your iPhone on the go [Review]

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Mophie Juice Pack Connect review
The Mophie Juice Pack Connect is bulky, but the clip-on battery is easily removable.
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Attach the Mophie Juice Pack Connect to your iPhone to significantly increase the battery life. And replace it with a ring holder/stand when you want a slim handset again.

I put this clip-on battery system to the test. Here’s how it stood up.

Charge up to 3 devices at once with this innovative dock

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Naztech 2-in-1 Charging Dock
Naztech's 2-in-1 charging station combines a dock with a power bank and can charge three devices simultaneously.
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Whether you’re cobbling together your own multiple-device remote work setup or just want to rest assured your iPhone 8 or beyond can wirelessly charge to full battery (even when you’re away from a power outlet), this Naztech 2-in-1 Charging Dock fits the bill. It offers the best of both worlds: a wireless power bank that ensures you’re always connected, and a charging dock you can perch anywhere you like.

Mophie redesigns Juice Pack iPhone battery case to make it universal

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The Mophie Juice Pack Connect
A revamped Mophie Juice Pack Connect charges your phone with a removable battery.
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There’s no longer a need to buy a new Mophie Juice Pack battery case when upgrading your iPhone. A version launched Tuesday adds 5,000mAh of power to any handset that supports wireless charging, both iOS and Android.

In addition, Juice Pack Connect includes a phone grip that’s also a stand for the phone.

Satechi power bank boasts wireless iPhone and Apple Watch chargers

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The Satechi Quatro Wireless Power Bank includes four charging methods.
The Quatro Wireless Power Bank can recharge an Apple Watch on the go.
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Satechi’s Quatro Wireless Power Bank stands out from the pack by including a built-in Apple Watch charger. It can also wirelessly power an iPhone. In addition, the 10,000 mAh external battery has USB-C and USB-A ports. That gives it a total of four ways to charge — hence the “quatro” name.

Put your laptop to work with hot Labor Day deals on MacBook accessories

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MacBook Accessories Labor Day
These four accessories will easily boost your Macbook's flexibility and functionality.
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Working from home means building little battle stations for our MacBooks and other essential gear. So for Labor Day weekend, we pulled together some great deals on awesome accessories for getting the most out of your laptop at home and elsewhere.

From portable power and data hubs to extra screens and sleek monitor stands, these discounted MacBook accessories will work wonders when it comes to leveling up your setup.

Get the fastest iPhone recharges possible with latest Mophie Powerstation batteries

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Mophie Powerstation Wireless Stand with iPhone and Airpods
The Powerstation Wireless Stand, one of the new power banks from Mophie, is also a wireless charger.
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Mophie just launched four power banks designed to, in its words, “charge mobile devices at the fastest speed possible.” These latest additions to the long-running Powerstation line of batteries come in a range of storage capacities and prices, and can be used with iPhones, iPads and MacBooks.

OtterBox goes all-in on fast charging

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OtterBox launched a range of fast-charging products.
New fast charging OtterBox power banks also include wireless charging. And there are new wall and car chargers too.
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While OtterBox is known for its rugged phone and tablet cases, on Thursday it introduced a line of rugged, fast-charging power banks with wireless charging. There are also wall chargers and car chargers designed to quickly power mobile devices.