Anker’s new Qi2 wireless chargers are the perfect MagSafe alternatives for the iPhone
Anker recently launched several new Qi2-certified wireless chargers, collectively known as the MagGo series.
The five currently available devices are divided into three categories: regular wireless chargers, power banks and rugged charging stations. They all offer 15W wireless charging speed thanks to the aforementioned support for the Qi2 standard. This technology is further complemented by a proprietary “AI-powered algorithm” and a Wireless PowerIQ function, allowing for more efficient charging. Hardware such as these devices can be at risk of becoming very hot. To prevent overheating, Anker has made a number of design choices, such as creating a custom ‘Qi2 charging module’ that allows for ‘faster dissipation’.
New chargers on offer
For the sake of brevity, we’re going to review three of the most notable products in the line, starting with the MagGo Wireless Charging Pad Foldable 3-in-1 ($110). As the name suggests, it can charge an iPhone on the main pad, an Apple Watch Series 9 on the small round pad, and an AirPods case on the base. The company says it can take the wearable from zero to 47 percent in just under 30 minutes. Moreover, it can be folded to a size smaller than an Apple Magic Mouse.
Other charger options include the MagGo Wireless Charger Pad ($22) for iOS devices and the MagGo Wireless Charging Station 3-in-1 Pad, whose chargers branch out from a center stand. The latter does not have a price tag yet, as it is not yet out. No word on when it will be released.
Next up is the MagGo Power Bank 10K ($90). This large brick houses a 10,000 mAh battery that can be charged 1.8 times for an iPhone 15 Pro. It has a magnet on the front and a kickstand on the back for hands-free viewing. To take full advantage of the Power Bank 10K, Anker will send buyers a free magnetic phone case with every purchase. The interesting thing about the Power Bank 10K is that there is a small smart screen on the side that can read the battery level.
There is also the Power Bank 6.6K ($70). The difference with this model is that it is thinner due to a smaller battery and the side screen is missing.
Finally, we have the MagGo Magnetic Charging Station 8-in-1 Bulb ($100). It can power up to eight devices simultaneously. For smartphones you have a magnetic pad on the front. On the back there are three power outlets, two USB-C ports and a pair of USB-A inputs. Despite having a lot going on, the sphere is fairly compact, measuring 110 x 108 x 106 mm (4.33 x 4.25 x 4.17 inches). Moreover, it has a safety system to protect against dangerous hazards such as overcurrent.
As a reminder, everything here, minus the 3-in-1 Pad, is available for purchase in white or black on Anker’s website. Other reports have claimed that there will be a seventh product, the MagGo 3-in-1 charging station. It’s unknown when the missing device will launch, so we’ve reached out to Anker for more details.
We also asked the company if there are any plans for an international release. At the time of writing, the MagGo series is exclusive to the United States. Nothing is in the pipeline in Britain. This story will be updated at a later date.
Until then, check out Ny Breaking’s list of the best wireless chargers for 2024.