As many now know, the new iPhone 13 series has a shaped and enlarged camera bump. This means that some magnetic battery packs may not fit properly. Accessory manufacturer Ampere is rolling out its new Jetpack powerbank to solve this – it is “optimized for iPhone 13” – while juicing your iPhone 12 or 13 with full 15W power. This is great, as Apple limits many third-party chargers to 7.5W.
So the Ampere Jetpack promises to be about twice as fast as some chargers. And even better, its price is only about half of Apple’s official MagSafe battery pack.
Ampere Jetpack: small but powerful
The power bank has a huge 5000mAh battery capacity. Ampere said it’s like carrying about 80% extra battery capacity to your iPhone.
The company designed the Jetpack to ensure that it does not interfere with the new camera bump on the iPhone 13. At the same time, it has the size of the small side so that it does not exceed the edges of a smaller iPhone, such as the iPhone 12 or 13 mini.
The compact Jetpack weighs 110 grams, or about 3.9 ounces.
15W charging power
The new powerbank has a 15W MagSafe-enabled charging coil as well as USB-C output for charging a traditional device.
To charge the powerbank itself, you can use its Lightning port and the cable you are probably already using for your iPhone.
Price and availability
The only problem so far with the Ampere Jetpack is that you can not get it yet. You can enter your email to “join the waiting list” on the Ampere website, or just pre-order one. Shipping starts in November 2021. The price will be $ 49, Ampere said.