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A first MagSafe battery for the iPhone 12, but be careful …

The first MagSafe Compatible Portable Battery is therefore … a white label product sold on the AliExpress website. This battery is very compact (9.8 x 6.4 x 1.6 cm) and has two Qi coils (one for charging the smartphone and one for charging the external battery) and a USB-C port. Without going through the MagSafe magnet system, this pocket battery offers 20W charging power, but stays at 15W (the threshold set by Apple) when connected to the iPhone 12’s circular magnet zone. The capacity is from 5000 mAh, which should give you two or three days without worries.

The fact remains that, despite the performance advertised on the website and a cheap price (around 20 euros including postage), this battery remains a white label product (several identical models sold under different brands) that in the case a charger is better to be very careful. In the absence of more specific information about the product itself, it should be noted that the AliExpress site is not very reliable. The deadlines can be very long and one no longer counts errors in recommendations during delivery. It’s up to you to see if it’s really worth it …

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