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APPLE’S MAGSAFE technology has provided a seamless method of wireless charging for your iPhone, but beyond using the internal magnets for just charging purposes, there’s also a full array of MagSafe accessories you can attach to the back of your phone for fun and functional uses. The best MagSafe accessories are all about heightening the user experience of your iPhone, and if you have any iPhone from the 12, 13, or 14 lineup, you’ll be happy to know these products are compatible with your device.
We’ve tested and tinkered with many different MagSafe accessories over the past couple of years. The best MagSafe accessories below are a curation of cool tech gadgets that are useful when traveling, creating content, charging multiple devices at a time, and much more. Some of the best MagSafe accessories also come in the form of attachable cases or battery packs, which make carrying your everyday essentials that much more compact and handy; other MagSafe accessories include strong mounts to provide hands-free use on everything from your stationary bike to your car dashboard.
Aside from the phenomenal MagSafe-compatible accessories Apple makes directly (like Clear Case with MagSafe, Leather Wallet with MagSafe, and MagSafe Battery Pack), there are also tons of other MagSafe accessories coming from brands we trust. When shopping for MagSafe accessories, you want to be cautious of buying just any random accessory, as sometimes the magnets in the product might be weaker or lesser quality than what a quality MagSafe accessory has, thus impacting how well that product will perform. Instead of vetting all of those accessories yourself, kick-start your research with our list below. Then, you can start veering off and exploring the greater landscape of MagSafe accessories that are out there. Let’s get to the list.
3-in-1 Cube Charger with MagSafe
MagSafe has created a ton of unique and innovative charger designs for iPhone and other Apple products. This 3-in-1 Cube from Anker can charge an iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple AirPods all at the same time. When not in use, all you have to do is move a few of the charging compartments to pack the cube back into its original shape. This is a great accessory for traveling or for keeping at your office desk.
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Fitness Mount MagSafe Compatible
We love the simple design on this MagSafe Fitness Mount from Belkin. The mount is universal in the way it can wrap around most metal bars, and if you want to place your phone on a metal cabinet or power rack, the Fitness Mount will secure itself by lying flat (the backside of the mount is magnetized too). For $35, this is a no-brainer addition for your home gym setup.
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MagSafe Car Mount (HaloLock)
If you’ve ever been annoyed with how weak car mounts can be, this MagSafe one from ESR takes a different approach you might like. The mount goes a step further in design, as it includes a back clip that reaches into the vent and latches onto the back side of a plastic air vent piece. No more instances of your phone collapsing after hitting a bump on the road.
GripTight GorillaPod for MagSafe
Joby’s GorillaPod mount is a popular product among content creators and photographers. The unique design of the mount allows the user to bend and shape the arms in whatever way they need to get the perfect shot. You can also shape and wrap the arms of the tripod to hold comfortably in your hands—a much better improvement over the long stiff arms on a selfie stick. Go with the GripTight GorillaPod with MagSafe and start taking all that adventure content you’ve been wanting to capture.
Mobile Filmmaker Cage for MagSafe
Made out of a strong, yet lightweight, aluminum frame, this filmmaker cage from Moment is perfect for capturing content too. All you have to do is pop your phone into the MagSafe magnet inside the frame and you have a much easier way to take videos and photos. You only get the frame with this purchase, but the image above showcases how you can add a mic, a lens, a light bar (and more) for a more customized setup.
Clear Case with MagSafe
Available for the iPhone 12, 13, and 14, the Clear Case with MagSafe is the de-facto choice for protecting your device and maintaining the clearest magnetic connection between any MagSafe accessory you buy. We love how the clear case holds off from yellowing much longer than other cheaper clear cases do, and the fact it shows off the cool colors that are now available in the iPhone 14 lineup is a nice touch too.
Leather Wallet with MagSafe
Apple took its original Leather Wallet with MagSafe and applied Find My iPhone to the latest version for tracking. It’s sleek, slim, and functional. Just be prepared to cut down your wallet size if you aren’t used to carrying only a few cards at a time.
MagSafe Battery Pack
The original MagSafe Battery Pack is also the most stylish. You can carry this sucker wherever you go and pop it on when your phone needs a quick boost. The pros of opting for this pack largely stem from the seamless pairing of the Clear Case with MagSafe and the trusted reliability of the battery’s performance. The downside is the case shows dirt and dings pretty easily, so your $100 investment might get a little worn faster than you might like.
Phone Cooler Chroma MagSafe Compatible
Those who like to game on their iPhones will find this cooling MagSafe fan of use. Not only will it bring down the temperature of your iPhone when processing those epic RPG games, but the fan also has a cool little light display on the back that mimics many gaming CPU setups.
3-in-1 Travel Charger with MagSafe
If you’re looking for the ultimate travel charger, this 3-in-1 folding pad from Mophie is the perfect pick. You get a MagSafe charging spot, as well as a charging spot for an Apple Watch and Apple AirPods. It’s true there are other 3-in-1 charging mats you can buy that are cheaper than Mophie’s, but really we believe going up on the investment due to its reliable performance and stylish design— the pad is made of tough fabric and comes with its own fabric carrying case.
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Wireless Power Bank for MagSafe
There are several MagSafe charging banks outside of the MagSafe Battery Pack Apple makes, and if you’re looking for something a little more rugged (and cheaper) we recommend this one from Otterbox. The power bank is tough in design, and it packs hours of juice and a fast charge. What’s cool is the power bank comes with a USB-C lightning lable that allows you to charge two devices at the same time. So you can turn this pack on and power your phone and connect either your AirPods or another friend’s phone for dual charging.
Universal Bar Mount
Bike phone mounts naturally reject magnetized attachment due to the fact you are bumping and shifting around while riding. Peak Design’s bike phone mounts include a clip-in feature alongside a strong magnetized attachment for a super secure hold. When taking your iPhone off the mount, you can press on either one or both of the tabs on the side of the mount and your phone will detach with ease. This is a gadget well worth adding if you need a good bike phone mount—just be aware you need to buy the accompanying phone case to pair with it.
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Custom MagSafe Wallet
A MagSafe wallet can consolidate your pocket space a whole lot, especially when you opt for a simple card holder MagSafe wallet like this one from Casetify. The wallet will hold a couple of your most used cards, plus one or two bills folding down tight. The best part is you can fully customize the wallet. You can choose your color, text, text position, and text color. Total personalization here.
For the more design-forward, this 2-in-1 charger from Courant will provide power to your iPhone and AirPods or Apple Watch at the same time. The charger looks great in a living room, kitchen, or bedroom. The materials used are high quality too—especially on this leather edition of the charging stand.
Pelican Magnetic Wallet & Card Holder
If you want a MagSafe wallet with more space, this rugged hard case from Pelican is the way to go. It’s big enough to hold a few cards and cash, yet compact enough to fit into a jacket or coat pocket. You can also pop the Pelican wallet off the back of your phone and use the two separately when needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is MagSafe?
MagSafe is a technology from Apple that involves the placement of magnets around the iPhone 12/13/14’s internal charging coil. MagSafe was originally used in MacBooks as a safety feature, but when applied to iPhone these magnets help properly align the device for fast wireless charge, and help create a mounting capability for a wide array of accessories to go onto the back of your iPhone.
Is MagSafe Better Than Lightning Charging?
When it comes to which charges faster—USB-C Lightning vs. MagSafe—the two run about the same. With a Lightning Cable, you’re tied to needing an outlet or some sort of portable power bank to connect your iPhone to. With MagSafe, you can pop on a MagSafe charging pack and get a fast charge time without being tied down. The only caveat about MagSafe charging is you should pay attention when buying actual wireless chargers themselves, as they sometimes just have magnets inside and not the exact compatible magnetic makeup that MagSafe pairs best with—which can slow charge times significantly.
Will MagSafe Work with My Phone Case?
Applying a phone case to your iPhone can decrease the strength of your MagSafe due to the fact there’s now a barrier between the accessory you’re applying your magnets to. The easiest solution to solve this problem is to buy a MagSafe compatible case, which is just a modified phone case that’s made to keep the MagSafe connection strong when applied to any MagSafe accessory.
How We Selected
Over the years we’ve reviewed endless amounts of MagSafe accessories. The Men’s Health editors and writers, including our Gear and Commerce Editor John Thompson, thoroughly researched and tested a wide variety of MagSafe chargers, mounts, and more since the initial release of the technology with the iPhone 12 lineup. The list ahead represents all of the best Apple MagSafe accessories we’re recommending here in 2023.
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