Sir Apfelot Blog

6 October 2022

What is Apple MagSafe for MacBook, iPhone and accessories?

Apple has been using the so-called “MagSafe” for charging connections on some of the devices it offers since 2006. The third generation of corresponding charging cable connections has been used on MacBook models since 2021. But since 2020 there have also been MagSafe charging options for […]
9 July 2022
ESR HaloLock Wallet was put to the test

HaloLock Wallet Stand: Review of ESR's MagSafe wallet

The manufacturer ESR recently offered me the opportunity to test the MagSafe wallet "ESR HaloLock Wallet Stand" - an offer that I gladly accepted. In principle, the HaloLock is aimed at people who […]
16 April 2022
Satechi Magnetic Wireless Charging Cable Review

Satechi MagSafe-compatible Qi-Charging charging cable on test

The magnetic MagSafe connection of iPhones is practical in everyday use, for example when connecting to car mounts. The magnetic charging cable, which Satechi kindly made available to me for the test, can of course also be […]
2 November 2021

iPhone 13 charging cables - You can use these cables

Which iPhone 13 charging cables are there, which are recommended and which can even damage the battery? Here you will find some information to help you find the right cable for charging the battery on the Apple iPhone [...]
3 October 2021
Charging with MagSafe lets the iPhone battery age faster

Charging with Apple MagSafe is harmful to the iPhone battery

I admit that this claim sounds like clickbait, but I didn't mean to downplay the problem with a “maybe” or “maybe” in the headline because I think it's actually serious. But let's start at the beginning [...]
5 July 2021
Test: 2-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Stand from Choetech

In the test: Choetech 2-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Stand

The manufacturer Choetech recently sent me a magnetic charging stand for the iPhone 12 models and AirPods (or other headphones), which can be charged wirelessly. The device was given to me free of charge for the test [...]
29 June 2021

Medical Device Interference: These Apple devices contain magnets

More and more Apple devices apart from iMac and MacBook contain magnets of different strengths. Above all, there are mobile devices and accessories with different possible uses that are based on the use of magnets. For example, the iPhone [...]
15 April 2021
New iPhone 12 accessories from Anker

Anker introduces wireless snap-on power bank and iPhone 12 silicone case

Anker announced today that they have developed two new accessories for iPhone 12 owners. One is a power bank, which docks to the back of the iPhone 12 using a magnetic ring and then [...]
7 November 2020
Charge the iPhone 12 Pro with the MagSafe adapter - my readings

Apple's MagSafe on the iPhone 12 Pro - charging power measured once ...

Yesterday my MagSafe charging puck arrived and I thought I would measure what is now "phase" myself. There have been so many rumors in the last few weeks that you have to use the special Apple power supply [...]
19 October 2020
iPhone wallet with MagSafe attachment

MagSafe iPhone Wallet does not destroy data on the magnetic stripe of credit cards

At the iPhone 12 Keynote, Apple presented its new MagSafe charging technology: A built-in magnetic ring in the iPhone fixes the matching, wireless Qi charging pad precisely to the back of the smartphone, thus allowing the iPhone to be charged with [...]