Rita El Khoury / Android Authority
Say what you want about Apple’s propensity for putting out questionable proprietary standards, the company clearly has a winner on its hands with MagSafe. The convenient little magnetic ring standard first introduced with the iPhone 12 has spawned a variety of excellent MagSafe accessories, and with a few tricks you don’t even need the latest iPhones to use them!
To help you separate the wheat from the chaff, we’ve picked out the best MagSafe accessories you can buy in a variety of categories. Whether you’re looking for a simple wireless charger or a niche gaming device, we’ve got you covered. Not sold on MagSafe yet? Here’s why you should be.
Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list as more MagSafe accessories hit the market.
Best MagSafe wireless charger: Anker 637 Magnetic Charging Station
Anker 637 Magnetic Charging Station
Anker’s ultimate charging station is ready for your phone, headphones, and more. The 637 Magnetic Charging Station packs three AC outlets, two USB-A ports, and two USB-C ports with a MagGo wireless pad on the front.
- Lots of ports
- 65W USB-C charger
- Small and inconspicuous
- Slow 7.5W wireless charging speed
- No USB PD PPS
- Somewhat pricey
The most obvious (and arguably useful) MagSafe accessory you can buy is a magnetic charger, and the Anker 637 gets our top pick. It not only serves as a capable MagSafe charger for your iPhone or Android phone, but it also features two USB-A ports, two USB-C ports, and three AC outlets on the back. The ingenious design hides all the mess behind the softball-sized device, so you can plop it down on your desk without a mess of cables everywhere. As an added bonus, there’s a built-in surge protector to prevent any electrical damage to your devices.
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Looking for a MagSafe wireless charger for your car? Look no further than the Anker 613. It’s small, convenient, and has a slight glow to help you attach your phone at night time.
If you can afford to spend a bit more, this Belkin MagSafe charger really does it all. It has three chargers in total: one for your phone, one for your Apple Watch, and one for your AirPods. Unlike most options, it supports up to 15W of juice, although it may struggle to hold heavy cases.
Best MagSafe portable battery: Anker 622 MagGo battery
Anker 622 MagGo battery pack
5,000mAh of juice and a convenient kickstand make this the perfect MagSafe accessory for just about anyone.
- 5,000mAh battery
- Thin and light
- Stand won’t hold larger phones
- Uncomfortable to hold while charging
Need a little extra juice on the go? Then this is the MagSafe accessory for you. It offers the same ease-of-use as MagSafe wireless chargers, but without the plug. Our favorite is the Anker 622, which packs a hefty 5,000mAh battery inside a slim magnetic package. It also features a foldable kickstand to prop up your phone while it’s charging. If you want a more sturdy stand, the Anker 633 ditches the foldable kickstand in favor of a fixed stand that’s capable of charging your wireless headphones at the same time as your phone/battery pack.
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Apple’s first-party battery pack is still hugely convenient, but features a smaller battery size and a higher price point that make it a slightly less attractive option for most.
Best MagSafe grip: PopSockets PopGrip
PopSockets MagSafe PopGrip
Get the classic PopSockets design with MagSafe compatibility for added convenience. Available in a wide variety of attractive colorways.
- Tried-and-true design
- Great color options
- Replaceable tops
- Not ideal for non-MagSafe devices
- Top position cannot be adjusted
- Somewhat pricey
Popsocket grips have been around for years now, and are now available as a MagSafe accessory for even more convenience. Although not recommended for non-MagSafe phones, they snap quickly and easily onto your phone, with lots of color options and replaceable tops. There’s also a wallet version with a pouch for three cards.
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Looking for something with a slimmer profile? This simple but attractive grip from Anker is a great pick. It comes in a variety of colors, and is one of the most affordable MagSafe accessories on our list.
Like beer? This MagSafe accessory is very similar to the finger-loop option above, but with the addition of a kickstand and bottle opener. That said, there’s nothing to stop the ring from spinning on your phone, so you won’t get quite as much grip as other options.
In addition to being a great grip and kickstand, this particular option is also an entryway into a wider ecosystem of MagSafe accessories. Even better, it works on any phones, including Android devices of all makes and sizes.
Best MagSafe car mount: Belkin MagSafe Car Mount
Belkin MagSafe Car Vent Mount
Keep your phone stored conveniently with this car vent mount from Belkin. It features powerful magnets and both vertical and horizontal orientation support.
- Powerful magnet
- Quick and easy vent attachment
- Vertical and horizontal alignment
- Requires sturdy vents
Belkin is the brand to trust for car mounts, and the company’s MagSafe vent mount is yet another winner. It slips into your air conditioning vent, supporting both a vertical and horizontal phone position. It does not include a charger, but there is a handy slot to store a charging cable behind your phone. It is, however, a bit pricey.
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The Moment Car Vent Mount is also an excellent option. It has a smaller profile than the option above, with Moment’s proprietary (M)Force magnets for extra holding strength.
If you’re looking for something cheaper, the OhSnap “Snapcar” adhesive car mount is a great alternative. Like other mounts, it doesn’t have a built-in charger, but the adhesive backing will stick to nearly any surface. You will, however, need an OhSnap grip to go with it.
Best MagSafe wall mount: Moment Wall Mount
Moment MagSafe Wall Mount
Want to save some desk space? This handy wall mount adheres (or screws) into nearly any surface, and its powerful magnets will hold just about any MagSafe-compatible device or case.
- Powerful magnets
- Easy to use
- Option to screw into wall
- Difficult to remove once placed
- Somewhat pricey
Moment is best known for its camera accessories, but it also makes some excellent MagSafe accessories, including this wall mount. It’s a bit pricey for what it is, but it does feature a strong magnet and adhesive to stick to any surface. There’s also a hole to screw it into the wall for extra stability.
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Want to save some desk space? This handy wall mount allows you to snap your phone onto any vertical surface. While the magnet is strong enough for even the heaviest of phones, you will need to buy an OhSnap grip, as well. That said, it also means that you don’t need an iPhone to use it.
If you want a MagSafe wall mount that still looks good when your phone isn’t attached, this option from Peak Design is the best there is. It works with any MagSafe device, or phones equipped with a SlimLink-compatible case or adaptor.
Best MagSafe wallet: Sinjimoru wallet grip
Sinjimoru MagSafe phone wallet and grip
Slim and attractive, this combination wallet and phone grip features powerful magnets and includes a tether so you’ll never drop your phone (or wallet) again.
- Strong magnets
- Slim design
- Accessory for Android devices
- Weak kickstand performance
- Can be difficult to remove cards
Wallet cases are notoriously bulky, but MagSafe wallets offer the same convenience in a much slimmer profile. It doesn’t get much more minimal than this option from Sinjimoru, which also serves as a grip and kickstand. It’s also compatible with any case or device with the help of the company’s M Plate magnet sticker.
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Peak Design is known for its sleek, modern look, and this MagSafe wallet fits the part. The understated fabric wallet holds up to seven cards, and works with any MagSafe phone or case, as well as Peak Design’s own SlimLink cases. There’s also a version with a kickstand that’s a bit more bulky.
This first-party wallet is a bit pricier than most alternatives, but it’s still among the best MagSafe accessories you can buy. It only holds two or three cards, but it’s easily one of the most attractive wallets on the market, with an exquisite leather finish.
Best MagSafe gaming accessory: Otterbox Xbox gaming clip
Otterbox MagSafe gaming clip
Mobile gamers will love this MagSafe gaming clip. It’s designed to fit Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and Xbox Elite controllers.
- Comfortable mobile gaming setup
- Strong magnets
- Collapses for easy storage
- Only fits Xbox controllers
- Somewhat pricey
Mobile gaming is on the rise, and this MagSafe accessory makes long gaming sessions much more comfortable. It clips on to Xbox controllers from the Xbox One era or newer, with an adjustable MagSafe arm to attach your phone to. Unlike other clips, it won’t damage your phone, and the arm doubles as a stand. Once you’re finished, it collapses into a neat, portable package.
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Fully embracing the gamer aesthetic, this RGB fan attaches to the back of your phone for extra cooling. It isn’t necessarily a game changer for mobile game performance, but it does help somewhat — and looks cool while doing so.
Best MagSafe tripod: STM MagPod
STM MagPod Tripod
This adorable MagSafe tripod/desk stand also makes an excellent handle for selfies and video with a powerful magnet and exceptional angles of adjustment.
- Strong magnet and sturdy build
- Wide degree of adjustment
- Folds down for storage
- Somewhat short
- Too thick to pocket
STM makes a variety of MagSafe accessories, and the company’s adorable “MagPod” tripod is one of our favorites. It’s perfect as either a simple desk stand for your phone, a mobile tripod, or even a phone holder for selfies and video. Its thick legs are very sturdy, but it does make it a bit bulky, even when folded. Don’t expect to slip it in your pocket when not in use.
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If you want something truly high-tech, this Belkin MagSafe tripod uses facial tracking to turn your phone to maintain your face in the frame. It’s probably overkill for simple photos, but it’s great for content creators and social media videos.
Need a truly portable tripod? The Peak Design Mobile Tripod is just half a centimeter thick and slips effortlessly into your pocket. It supports both vertical and horizontal positioning, and many angles of adjustment thanks to its micro ball head design.
Best MagSafe camera accessories: Moment accessories
Moment MagSafe Camera Mounts
With a powerful magnet and a variety of types, Moment camera mounts are an excellent MagSafe accessory for camera buffs.
- Variety of MagSafe camera accessories
- Strong, proprietary magnets
- Cases only available for select phones
When it comes to making the most out of your smartphone camera, Moment is the brand to trust. It offers a ton of excellent accessories designed to work within Apple’s MagSafe ecosystem. These include tripod mounts, cold shoe mounts, and a multi-thread mount for use with magic arms, rig mounts, and other holding mechanisms. Buying into Moment’s ecosystem of goodies can be expensive, but the proprietary (M)Force magnets are even stronger than standard MagSafe accessories, so you can rest assured your phone won’t fall.
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