Skip to main content

Satechi launches low-price MagSafe compatible 2-in-1 charger, but there are caveats

Satechi is out with one of its first MagSafe compatible multi-device chargers for iPhone 12 and AirPods at CES this week. The Aluminum 2-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Stand features a floating upright wireless charger for your iPhone 12 with a dedicated spot for wirelessly charging AirPods neatly below. And it happens to be one of the most affordable MagSafe friendly options released so far, however there are a couple of caveats.

Satechi’s 2-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Stand features a solid build that uses both aluminum and steel for a durable and sleek aesthetic. As the name states, it uses a handy floating stand-style design to make it ideal for everything from desktops to nightstands for charging while remaining easy to use and view.

We’ve seen Belkin launch its floating 3-device MagSafe charger which is a great option. But it also comes with a $150 price tag. If you’re looking for a simpler and less expensive option. The Satechi 2-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Stand offers the same core feature of a floating iPhone 12 MagSafe compatible charger at $59. That’s also decently more affordable than Belkin’s just announced 2-in-1 MagSafe charger priced at $99.

Solid features with two caveats

The magnetic iPhone 12 mount features a ball mount so you can adjust the tilt of your iPhone. While it is MagSafe compatible, the first caveat is it’s not officially MagSafe supported so you’re getting 7.5W charging instead of 15W (you still get the magnetic connection of course).

The second caveat to keep in mind, the USB-C charger doesn’t come with this Satechi Wireless Charging Stand – no doubt one of the reasons it can keep the price more affordable (it does include the USB-C cable though). But if you already have one and are looking for clean and simple MagSafe compatible wireless charger for iPhone 12 and AirPods, this looks like a sharp option at a good price.

We’ll be back soon with a full review of the 2-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Stand, so stay tuned.

2-in1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Stand pre-orders

Pre-orders are open now and Satechi is doing a 20% off deal for the launch bringing the price down to about $48. Use the coupon code “MAGNETIC” when checking out through February 15. The first orders are slated to ship out in mid-February.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel



Avatar for Michael Potuck Michael Potuck

Michael is an editor for 9to5Mac. Since joining in 2016 he has written more than 3,000 articles including breaking news, reviews, and detailed comparisons and tutorials.