05. October 2022

Is Apple MagSafe really worth it? Regular vs MagSafe cases

MagSafe® - the new magnetic feature from Apple - has taken the smartphone accessories market by storm and caused new innovative iPhone accessories.

With the Apple keynote on September 7, 2022, Apple introduced us to, among other things, the new iPhone 14 series with reinforced MagSafe technology.
You've heard of MagSafe or maybe you already own a MagSafe compatible iPhone 12, 13 or 14 and you're still wavering between buying a regular or a MagSafe compatible MagSafe Cases? With the release of the iPhone 14 and the further development of the MagSafe technology, we show you the advantages of MagSafe and how you can use the feature optimally in everyday life to help you decide which case is the right one for you.

What exactly is MagSafe and what can it do?

MagSafe is Apple's new magnetic feature for its new iPhone 12, 13 & 14 series. With the help of a ring of small magnets on the back of the iPhone, it enables magnetic docking and charging with an equally magnetic charger. You may already know this function from the MacBook power adapter. Due to the force between the magnetic ring and the charger, your smartphone remains firmly connected and you still have full flexibility without an annoying charging cable.

To take full advantage of all the features of MagSafe, you need a custom "case for MagSafe" instead of just a "MagSafe-compatible" case. While normal cases still support the wireless charging function, they are usually too thick to guarantee the magnetic hold and worry-free charging. We therefore recommend a suitable iPhone 12/13/14 MagSafe Cover with a maximum thickness of 1mm.

Discover sustainable MagSafe accessories for your iPhone:

Woodcessories MagSafe Bumper Woodcessories Wireless Charger Station

What are the advantages of a MagSafe case?

Charging function

Always trouble with the charging cable? With MagSafe, the problem is forgotten. The magnetic charging system makes wireless charging easier than ever. The MagSafe Charger connects with a simple click and stays hidden on the back of your iPhone to give you as much freedom of movement as possible. So you can still make calls, play games or watch videos and enjoy all the features of your smartphone without the hassle of a charging cable or broken charging port. In addition to that, MagSafe enables ultra-fast charging at up to 15W, giving you enough charging power even when you're on the go.  

With a regular phone case, wireless charging with a MagSafe charging dock is fully capable, but all other magnetic features are no longer compatible and your iPhone charges via ordinary Qi.

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Of course, Apple offers many other gadgets and accessories besides the MagSafe cases & chargers. MagSafe not only facilitates and improves wireless charging, but also allows the use of additional accessories. With the right case, you can attach a variety of magnetic accessories to your iPhone that won't fall off even when you move around a lot thanks to the integrated magnets.

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Besides stylish MagSafe Wallets and Popsockets, the magnetic feature can also be used for photography equipment, microphones, additional lights and much more. Also MagSafe car mounts, fitness mounts & Co. allow an even more convenient mounting and use of your iPhone 12, 13 & 14.

You really have a lot of options open to you with MagSafe. Here are a few of our favorites:

Apple MagSafe Wallet Moment Cold Shoe Mount

Belkin Car Vent Mount PRO PopSocket PopGrip

But watch out! When choosing your case and gadgets, you should always look for high quality. This can often vary drastically and thus affects the functionality of your MagSafe accessory. If the necessary magnetic force is not given, your iPhone can fall off the cradle and possibly get damaged.
Therefore, it is important to check whether the offered accessories are made for MagSafe or only 'MagSafe-compatible'. Only explicit MagSafe accessories have the official MagSafe technology built in and thus guarantee 100% functionality.

Is a MagSafe case worth it?

We say yes! In addition to fast wireless charging and flexible mounting, MagSafe simplifies everyday life and also offers a variety of practical accessories for your iPhone 12, 13 & 14.

Of course, the decision is ultimately up to you and depends on your individual needs. If you're looking for an easy way to attach accessories to your iPhone or are just tired of your charging cable, MagSafe is definitely recommended!

Our insider tip: The rumors over the iPhone 15 are already all over the web. According to our information, it looks like Apple will no longer use charging ports in the iPhone 15 series. With Qi and the new MagSafe technology, the old Lightning charging cables have become obsolete and will probably be completely replaced soon. A switch from Lightning to USB-C is almost unlikely for this reason. Therefore, our hot tip to you is to prepare yourself for a switch to MagSafe in order to continue enjoying all the advantages of your iPhone.

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