Apple Has Finally Approved a Magsafe Car Mount Charger, and It Only Costs $99.95

It's the addition that ought to have been included from the beginning, and given the price it's being offered for, it's not like anyone has come up with better ideas lately.

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The Belkin Boost Charge Pro Wireless Vehicle Charger With MagSafe, Apple’s first-ever authorised MagSafe car mount charger for iPhones, is now available for pre-order.

Only two years after Apple released MagSafe for iPhones, we’re finally getting the item that should’ve come with it: a magnetic vehicle mount that can also charge your iPhones in their automobiles. Belkin has announced the release of their first-ever Boost Charge Pro Wireless Car Charger With MagSafe, which is now available for pre-order on the Apple Store.

Its release comes years after the Cupertino-based tech behemoth introduced MagSafe wireless charging for its flagship mobile device.

“Amazon is saturated with MagSafe vehicle chargers, and they’re nowhere near $100,” some of you may be thinking. “What distinguishes this one?” The solution is that this one is MagSafe compatible, whilst the others are not. That means they employ a ring of magnets to hold your phone and conventional Qi charging, which can’t pump as much juice into your phone as Apple allows. (Some questionable listings claim 15W charging, but it appears that they imply the coil in it is theoretically capable of rapid wireless charging for phones other than iPhones.)

But one with the iPhone maker’s official approval is now here… and it appears to be a bit harder to endorse.

The excessively long name of the Belkin basically lays out how it works: you clip it onto your car vent, and it holds your iPhone up so you can see whatever maps or music controls are on it (in theory, at least – many car vents struggle to remain in place under the weight of a phone and mount). It will also give 15W of charging power, which is more than ordinary Qi chargers can provide for iPhones.

Apple Has Finally Approved a Magsafe Car Mount Charger, and It Only Costs $99.95
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Unlike the previous generation, Belkin’s new accessory has a built-in USB-C connection for charging your phone from your car. Most current automobiles with USB-C connectors will almost certainly include CarPlay, rendering this attachment obsolete. Fortunately, Belkin offers a 12V vehicle charger converter for those whose automobiles lack USB-A connections or have no phone charging capabilities at all. That sounds reasonable, and I can’t think of any instances where it would be an issue, however I would have liked a replaceable cord for a product that would almost certainly be regularly exposed to sunshine.

The mount can also swivel your phone from portrait to landscape mode, allowing you to see your directions as you like. For the most part, it appears to be a perfectly adequate accessory – except that it costs $99.95 again.

Apple-Approved MagSafe Car Mount for iPhones

MagSafe vehicle mount chargers aren’t exactly novel. In fact, if you explore Amazon, you will notice a variety of items to pick from.

Given that, what makes the new Belkin wireless charger so noteworthy? The Boost Charge Pro Wireless Car Charger with MagSafe, on the other hand, is the first product that Apple has certified.

Apple has finally authorised a vehicle mount charger for its wireless charging technology, more than two years after MagSafe first appeared.

The approval is more than just a badge of honour. According to a recent research, it increases the charging power of this new vehicle charger.

It’s worth noting that most wireless vehicle chargers only charge iPhones with up to 7.5 watts of power.

However, the new Belkin MagSafe attachment is MFi-certified this time. So, with 15W of electricity, it can securely charge the iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and iPhone 14.

So, starting at 7.5W, the Apple-approved MagSafe charger can deliver up to 15W of charging power.
Not to mention the fact that it is the first official MagSafe vehicle mount charger.

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How Much is Belkin’s New MagSafe Car Charger?

According to reports, other MagSafe car chargers are reasonably priced on Amazon. However, the first official release costs approximately $100.

The Belkin charger is now available for $99.95 pre-order at the Apple online store.

What to Expect from the First Apple-Approved MagSafe Car Charger

It provides an oval-shaped wireless charger that can be mounted to automobile air vents for roughly a hundred dollars.

In addition, the packaging contains a USB-C cable. Surprisingly, it includes a wire management band to keep your car clear of dangling cords. It also has a small USB-C CLA charger that attaches to the vehicle’s cigarette lighter.

Customers who pre-ordered from Apple will be able to get their hands on the Belkin MagSafe vehicle charger on November 14.

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