REVIEW – Ever since I picked up the iPhone 12 Pro, I’ve been looking around for MagSafe charger accessories. It’s still a little early, but RAVPower has released their own MagSafe compatible charger that comes with a pleasant surprise: A teeny, tiny 20W USB-C charger.
What is it?
This is RAVPower’s wireless charger with MagSafe technology that uses magnets to align and attach to compatible iPhones and cases.
What’s in the box?
I completely forgot about this, but the RAVPower wireless charger actually comes with the USB-C charger.
- Charging puck with attached USB-C cable
- 20W PD USB C charger
- User guide
The puck measures 62mm x 6.1mm and crafted with lightweight aluminum.
The charger measures just a little over 1″ on each side.
Charger PD output:
5.0V @ 3.0A
9.0V @ 2.22A
12V @ 1.67A
Design and features
The RAVPower puck seemed a little larger than Apple’s, and it is. Stack on on top of the other and you can see a slight difference. The RAVPower feels slightly sleeker with slightly rounded edges.
Apple uses smooth plastic for the USB-C charger. The RAVPower uses a grippy plastic that collects lint.
Let’s not forget the included charger. Pretty much the same size as Apple’s famous “cube” charger, but this time with 20W of power and a USB-C port.
Not a lot to it. Works just as you would imagine. Snaps right on to my iPhone 12 Pro.
I did notice the magnets were just a tiny bit weaker vs. Apple’s MagSafe charger, but not by a lot.
I drained the phone down past 50% or less and started charging. I read somewhere this permits full speed charging, whereas the phone will charge slower as it nears full.
Somehow, I didn’t see full speed. The crucial spec for a PD-rated charger is the 9.0V @ 2.22A rating but it never it with my testing. Maybe I needed to wait longer? Lower battery percentage? To be fair, my Apple charger didn’t pull full power either at this level.
What I like
- For the same price, comes with a USB-C charger (20W)
What I’d change
- A slightly stronger magnet would have been nice.
If you’re looking for a MagSafe puck and you’ve realized you need a USB-C charger, this is a good way to go for just under the price just Apple’s MagSafe puck.
Where to buy: Amazon
Source: The sample of this product was provided by RAVPower.