Anker has launched a brand new MagSafe-compatible battery pack that may connect on to your iPhone to supply charging with out the necessity for a cable, 9to5Google reports. The Anker PowerCore Magnetic 5K Wi-fi Energy Financial institution will launch on March third for $39.99, beating Apple’s personal rumored MagSafe battery product to market — with one huge caveat.
The PowerCore Magnetic 5K Wi-fi Energy Financial institution sports activities a 5,000mAh battery and Anker’s standard energy financial institution design, together with an LED indicator gentle to let you understand how a lot energy is left within the gadget. The gadget additionally options USB-C output for charging with a cable as properly. An additional 5,000mAh is a significant enhance, particularly for the smaller iPhone 12 mini, however it’s restricted by the gadget’s lack of MagSafe certification.
Licensed units, like Apple’s personal chargers, can cost the iPhone at 15W, whereas the PowerCore is caught with slower 5W charging. Its magnets might let it stick the place different MagSafe equipment go, however the PowerCore can’t provide the same old MagSafe advantages.
Apple’s been rumored to be creating its own MagSafe battery accessory for iPhones, which might probably be able to the quicker 15W charging occasions. Apple’s gadget was initially referenced within the iOS 14.5 beta, however that reference has since been eliminated. Till that accent is launched (if it ever is), Anker’s new PowerCore looks like a stable choice for extra handy wi-fi charging on the go.
The $39.99 PowerCore Magnetic 5K Wi-fi Energy Financial institution was available for preorder on Amazon however has since gone out of inventory. The Verge has reached out to Anker about restocks of the gadget forward of its March third launch and can replace if we study extra.