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This clever MagSafe iPhone stand holds a sleek power bank [Review]

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Pitaka MagEz Slider review
The Pitaka MagEz Slider is both a MagSafe iPhone stand and MagSafe power bank.
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The Pitaka MagEz Slider combines a desktop stand for your iPhone with a MagSafe power bank, so your handset can get juiced up wherever you go. Just slide the external battery out and take it with you. As a bonus, the swiveling stand also includes an AirPods charger.

I put the charging stand on my desk to test it out in everyday use. Here’s what I found.

How to upgrade Apple MagSafe Battery Pack firmware to get faster charging

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How to upgrade Apple MagSafe Battery Pack firmware to get faster charging
There's new firmware for the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack, and you are going to want it.
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Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack now wirelessly charges iPhones up to 50% more quickly. Ever since the external battery launched in 2021, it topped out at 5W. But now it can wirelessly juice up an iPhone at 7.5W.

Even better, getting the improvement doesn’t require buying a new one — anyone who has the power bank can upgrade it. Here’s what to do.

Brilliant MagSafe power bank cuts cables with two-way charging [Review]

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OtterBox Wireless Power Bank for MagSafe review
With double the MagSafe, this power bank from OtterBox both sends and receives power wirelessly.
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The OtterBox Wireless Power Bank for MagSafe doubles down on wireless charging. It clings magnetically to your iPhone while charging it, and the external battery also magnetically attaches to MagSafe chargers to receive power. And it can do both at the same time. There are versions with 3,000mAh and 5,000 mAh of capacity.

I tested the MagSafe accessory with my iPhone 13, and I’m pleased with how well it works.

New OtterBox MagSafe power bank sends and receives wireless power

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New OtterBox MagSafe power bank both sends and receives wireless power
No cables needed. The Wireless Power Bank for MagSafe gets and provides power wirelessly.
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The OtterBox Wireless Power Bank for MagSafe offers two-sided charging capability. It clings magnetically to an iPhone while charging it, and the external battery also magnetically attaches to MagSafe chargers to receive power. It’s that second feature that sets it part from rivals.

There are versions with 3,000mAh and 5,000mAh of capacity.

6 great charging accessories for your Apple devices, all on sale

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Get these game-changing charging accessories for your Apple devices.
Stay fully powered with one or more of these charging accessories for Apple devices.
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The more you use your Apple devices and the bigger and better their capabilities, the more you will need charging accessories you can rely on. It’s the secret to never being caught with a flat battery, always being able to get the most out of your iPhone, and generally being prepared for anything.

This battery pack juices MacBook at top speed, offers MagSafe for iPhone

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The MagSafe-compatible Chargeasap Flash Pro Plus power bank can charge up to six Apple devices at once.
The MagSafe-compatible Chargeasap Flash Pro Plus power bank can charge up to six Apple devices at once.
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The Chargeasap Flash Pro Plus is for those who want a single battery that can replenish all their gear. All at once. It holds 25,000mAh and can charge a MacBook at up to 100W though USB-C, and has three other ports. But that’s just the start, as there’s a built-in MagSafe iPhone charger and an Apple Watch charger, too.

The power pack went through a round of crowdfunding but has moved past that stage. It is available to order now.

This 5-in-1 portable power bank is 54% off ahead of Black Friday

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Never let your battery die with this Black Friday deal.
Charge five Apple devices at once with this 200-watt battery pack.
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Do you frequently use multiple Apple devices and worry about keeping them all charged? With this pocketable 200-watt power bank, you can carry a backup battery that keeps everything juiced. In fact, it can charge five devices at once, from iPhone and Apple Watch to MacBook and AirPods.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not. And the ScoutPro Ultimate All-in-One Charger with LED Display is on sale for just $159 during our Pre-Black Friday Doorbusters sale.

Mophie 10,000 mAh MagSafe battery is ideal for video creators [Review]

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Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand review
The Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand looks good on a desk but is ready for on the go, including as part of a video setup.
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The Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand offers 10,000 mAh — enough to come close to recharging an iPhone 13 twice. It uses MagSafe so handset and charger cling together. And it has a kickstand, making it useful even when your handset is fully charged. If all that wasn’t enough, a tripod socket lets you make this power bank part of your video setup.

I tested all the features of the external battery to be sure there’re ready for real-world use. Here’s how this accessory stood up.