Satechi MagSafe-compatible Qi-Charging charging cable on test

Satechi Magnetic Wireless Charging Cable Review

The magnetic MagSafe connection of iPhones is practical in everyday use, for example when connecting to car mounts. The magnetic charging cable that Satechi kindly made available to me for the test can of course also be used in the car, but I see its area of ​​application more at work or on the sofa.

Satechi sent me the Magnetic Wireless Charging Cable and Magnetic Sticker for a test (Photos: Sir Apfelot).

Satechi sent me the Magnetic Wireless Charging Cable and Magnetic Sticker for a test (Photos: Sir Apfelot).

Fast charging with 7,5 to 15 watts of power on the iPhone

Satechi points out in the product description of the Satechi Magnetic Wireless Charging Cable points out that Qi fast charging with a power of 7,5 to 15 watts is possible if you have the right device for it.

When I measured with the USB-C multimeter and my iPhone 13 Pro Max, I was able to get over 10 watts relatively quickly. However, my iPhone was still quite full and it is therefore possible that with a battery level between 30 and 80 percent you can charge up to 15 watts.

It is also striking that the charging voltage jumped directly from 5 to 9 volts. This shows that the Satechi charging pad actually masters fast charging.

When charging my iPhone 13 Pro Max, which was still almost full, the power jumped to over 10 watts.

When charging my iPhone 13 Pro Max, which was still almost full, the power jumped to over 10 watts.

Compatible with all Qi-Charging enabled devices

And of course you can use the Satechi Magnetic Wireless Charging Cable to charge other devices that are compatible with Qi-Charging. AirPods and power banks that can be filled via wireless charging are therefore no problem for the Satechi cable.

The Satechi Magnetic Wireless Cable is a Qi charging cable that can also charge iPhone models with up to 15 watts.

The Satechi Magnetic Wireless Cable is a Qi charging cable that can also charge iPhone models with up to 15 watts.

Rounded edges for comfortable loading while gaming

The shape of the Satechi charging pad is well chosen. In a direct comparison with the Apple charging pad, you immediately notice that it has clearly rounded edges. This means that you can use the iPhone comfortably while it is charging and, for example, gamble or watch videos.

The somewhat longer cable, which is 1,5 meters long with the Satechi, is also practical. The Apple MagSafe charging pad has a maximum cable length of one meter, which causes problems for me if I have the power adapter on the floor and want to charge the iPhone on the desk.

On the left you can see the rather angular charger from Apple, while the Satechi charging puck is designed to be relatively hand-friendly.

On the left you can see the rather angular charger from Apple, while the Satechi charging puck is designed to be relatively hand-friendly.

My verdict on the Satechi Magnetic Wireless Charging Cable

The hand-friendly shape and the longer cable are the points that would make me reach for the Satechi cable when buying a new one. Wireless charging still doesn't come close to the speed of wired fast charging, but most of the time I have time and can "endure" the Qi charging.

Ultimately, the lower price of the Satechi charging cable is a good argument for making a decision here. While the Apple charging cable currently costs 38 euros at Amazon, the Satechi charging cable only costs 33 euros (as of April 15.04.2022, XNUMX).

One more note: The plug on the charging cable is significantly larger on the Satechi cable than on the Apple cable. The Satechi cable also has a tiny LED installed for this, which shows the charging status.

One more note: The plug on the charging cable is significantly larger on the Satechi cable than on the Apple cable. The Satechi cable also has a tiny LED installed for this, which shows the charging status.

I would like a reference to mine Article on malicious MagSafe charging of iPhones do. What this is all about cannot be explained briefly here, but that is what the other article is for.

If you want to buy the charging cable, you will find it here at Amazon or via this product box:

Satechi USB-C Magnetic Wireless Charging Cable - Magnetic Wireless Charger -...
  • MAGNETIC CLICK - features a new powerful magnetic connection for iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, ...
  • EASY CHARGING - Equipped with a built-in wireless charging module to effortlessly charge your iPhone 12 ...
  • USB-C PORT - The universal USB-C port makes charging fast and convenient. Connect the cable...

Satechi Magnetic Sticker for iPhone 11/12 cases without MagSafe compatibility

At this point, perhaps the reference to the Magnetic stickers by Satechi, which can be stuck on cases or iPhone models to retrofit the magnetic holder. Of course, my iPhone 12 Pro Max doesn't need this sticker because it already has MagSafe built in, but if I had a case without MagSafe, I could use the sticker for it.

For example, Satechi's Magnetic Sticker is for iPhone cases that don't have MagSafe support. There are numerous templates for adjustment - I only picked out the ones for the iPhone 12 Pro Max for the photo.

For example, Satechi's Magnetic Sticker is for iPhone cases that don't have MagSafe support. There are numerous templates for adjustment - I only picked out the ones for the iPhone 12 Pro Max for the photo.

The sticker is made of leather, contains a ring made of magnets and has an adhesive surface with which it can be attached to iPhones or iPhone cases.

For optimal positioning, various templates are included in the scope of delivery, which you first stick to the device and thus mark the spot on which the sticker is to be placed. The other sticker can then be removed again.

5,14 EUR
Satechi Magnetic Sticker ST-ELMSK
  • Easy attachment to the back of the device
  • The sticker is made of high-quality artificial leather
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