MagSafe is a big step forward in wireless charging for the iPhone. But Apple’s own MagSafe charger is a bit tedious and rather overpriced. The wooden charger from Limited77 is a good alternative.
It works like a MagSafe charger, which is magnetically attached to the back of the iPhone 12, and it charges just as fast. It is also much more affordable. Do you want to know more? Here is our full review.
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MagSafe addresses two of the biggest complaints we had with traditional wireless charging. It is fast and delivers up to 15W of power with the right adapter, and it uses magnets for perfect adjustment every time.
You no longer have to worry about your iPhone slipping off the charger at night. MagSafe ensures that it stays connected so you always wake up to a full battery, making it easier to use your device during top-ups.
Limited77s wood charger provides all these benefits. It’s functionally identical to Apple’s own MagSafe charger ($ 34 on Amazon), but visually much more interesting and cheaper.
Wooden charger makes MagSafe more attractive
The wooden charger has a black USB-C cable and a black base, which helps it to blend in easily with many settings. On the surface you will find a thin piece of dark wood that adds a stylish, sophisticated touch.
The wooden charger looks less like a stethoscope and looks more like something you might want to place on your desk or bedside table. Unless you dig the lifeless, sterile look, it’s much more attractive than Apple’s charger.
It is also just as convenient. Thanks to its Qi charging technology, the wooden charger works not only with iPhone but also AirPods (if you have the right case) and Android smartphones that have wireless charging.
And if you have an iPhone 12 that also has built-in magnets, the wooden charger can be connected to your device — just like Apple — so you don’t have to worry about finding that charge yourself.
Magic magnets make a big difference
I downloaded a MagSafe charger before receiving the wooden charger from Limited77. And as far as I can tell, the latter delivers exactly the same experience. Its magnets are just as strong and provide a secure fit.
The wooden charger can also be attached to MagSafe-compatible boxes. And it will even work through thinner boxes that do not have magnets built-in. It also charges just as fast with up to 15W power supply.
To get the 15W, however, it is recommended to pair the wooden charger with a 20W USB-C charging adapter (not included). It’s the same adapter you need to get 15W out of Apple’s own MagSafe charger.
It is not absolutely necessary- The wooden charger works with less powerful USB-C adapters. But if you want the fastest possible charge, a 20W adapter (or higher) is required.
A better alternative to Apple’s charger
So the wooden charger is as good as Apple’s MagSafe charger, and it looks much better. However, its biggest selling point may be the price. If you order yours from the Cult of Mac Store today, you only pay $ 28.77.
It is with a time-limited 26% discount. So if you are interested in packing your own wooden charger, we recommend that you do so soon – before the savings disappear.
Limited77 delivered Cult of Mac with a review unit for this article. See our reviews policy, and check out other in-depth reviews of Apple-related items. We originally published this post on May 14th.