If you just need to charge an iPhone and AirPods, the Courant MAG: 2 Essentials is an elegant (and MagSafe compatible) solution, though, at US$100, it’s not an impulse buy.
That said, its sleek design will appeal to many folks. And it’s a breeze to use. You just magnetically snap-on your iPhone 12/13/14 on the charging stand, and place your wireless charging AirPods on the base. The interior-design inspired form — which measures 6 x 6 x 4 inches — is very functional, supporting both horizontal and vertical viewing. The MAG:2 supports 7.2W output on the top charger and 5W on the bottom.
Note that the base supports Qi wireless charging but is not magnetic. Only the top charging component is magnetic.
By the way, if you’re not familiar with MagSafe, Apple says that MagSafe “improves wireless charging for a better, more efficient experience and introduces an ecosystem of easy-to-attach accessories that beautifully complement iPhone 12 Pro models.” It features an array of magnets around the wireless charging coil that connect to the iPhone . They provide up to 15W of power while still accommodating existing Qi-enabled devices.
- MagSafe compatible
- sleek design
- relatively svelte
- Only charges two devices
8.1The sleek design of the pricey MAG:2 Essentials’ sleek looks great on a desk or bedside.