When MagSafe was introduced with the iPhone 12 line in the fall, there was a lot of chatter over if Apple would make an external battery pack that would work with the system. Now, many months later, we have the answer: the $99 MagSafe Battery Pack.
When charging on the go, your MagSafe Battery Pack can charge your iPhone with up to 5W of power. If connected to a 20W or higher power source, it can charge with up to 15W of power.
5W is pretty slow; the MagSafe charging puck is capable of reach speeds up to 15W. I suppose this is fine for something I would mostly use on travel days, but it’s still a little disappointing. The trade-off is having something less bulky and easier to manage than the old Smart Battery Case.
I’m not sure that trade-off is worth it, and I’d sure be happier if it didn’t just come in white.