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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 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.
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 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.
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).
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:
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.
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.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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