Apple released its MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12 models to offer each of the smartphones the much-needed extra boost in battery life. It turns out the accessory has another trick up its sleeve.
Discovered by Parker Ortolani on Twitter (via iMore), the MagSafe Battery Pack can be transformed into a handy magnetic iPhone charging stand when paired with an iPhone Lightning Dock. Unless you have one laying around, however, it could be a pricey venture.
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You can turn the MagSafe battery into a magnetic iPhone stand/dock if you plug it into the lightning dock! pic.twitter.com/A0D68QGxwyJuly 22, 2021
As seen in the images, simply fit the MagSafe Battery Pack onto the iPhone charging stand via the Lightning port, and place the iPhone 12 on the dock magnetically. Presto! You have an all-new accessory.
If you don't have the battery pack or the dock from Apple, it could set you back around $150/£150. However, any other third-party accessories with the same setup could function the same way.
Additionally, since the battery pack supports reverse charging technology, users can plug their iPhone 12 into the dock and charge both the smartphone and battery pack at the same time.
As for the Battery Pack itself, it is now available over at Apple and will set you back $99. It magnetically attaches to the back of any iPhone 12 model and offers extra 1460mAh boost. This is especially handy for the iPhone 12 mini, which suffers the most from battery life, although Apple's battery pack does seem to outsize the small smartphone.
It's a nifty trick to make the most of the Apple products you've got, but if you're after the Apple setup to all your devices at once, check out the Kensington StudioDock iPad docking station. And, for smartphones with batteries that pack even more of a punch, check out the phones with the best battery life.
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Darragh Murphy is fascinated by all things bizarre, which usually leads to assorted coverage varying from washing machines designed for AirPods to the mischievous world of cyberattacks. Whether it's connecting Scar from The Lion King to two-factor authentication or turning his love for gadgets into a fabricated rap battle from 8 Mile, he believes there’s always a quirky spin to be made. With a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Sheffield, along with short stints at Kerrang! and Exposed Magazine, Darragh started his career writing about the tech industry at Time Out Dubai and ShortList Dubai, covering everything from the latest iPhone models and Huawei laptops to massive Esports events in the Middle East. Now, he can be found proudly diving into gaming, gadgets, and letting readers know the joys of docking stations for Laptop Mag.