Apple's first-ever authorized MagSafe car mount charger for iPhones, the Belkin Boost Charge Pro Wireless Vehicle Charger With MagSafe, is now available for pre-order.
Only two years after Apple released MagSafe for iPhones, we're finally getting the accessory that should've come with it: a magnetic vehicle mount that can also charge your iPhones while they're in their vehicles. Belkin has announced the first-ever Boost Charge Pro Wireless Car Charger With MagSafe, which is now available for pre-order on the Apple Store.
Its arrival comes years after the Cupertino, California-based tech behemoth introduced MagSafe wireless charging for its flagship mobile device.
Apple-Approved MagSafe iPhone Car Mount
MagSafe vehicle mount chargers are nothing new. If you browse Amazon, you will notice a wide range of products to choose from.
Given that, what distinguishes the new Belkin wireless charger? The Boost Charge Pro Wireless Car Charger with MagSafe, on the other hand, is Apple's first certified product.
After more than two years, Apple has finally authorized a vehicle mount charger for its wireless charging technology.
The recognition is more than just a badge of honor. According to recent research, this new vehicle charger has a higher charging power.
It's worth noting that most wireless vehicle chargers only provide up to 7.5 watts of power to iPhones.
This time, however, the new Belkin MagSafe attachment is MFi-certified. So, with 15W of power, it can charge the iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and iPhone 14.
As a result, the Apple-approved MagSafe charger can deliver up to 15W of charging power starting at 7.5W.
Not to mention that it is the world's first official MagSafe vehicle mount charger.
What is MagSafe?
Magsafe is Apple's unique magnetic connector. It's used on MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air laptops, as well as the Apple iPad Pro.
With a Magsafe car charger, you can power up your Mac while you're driving. MagSafe allows your laptop to be plugged in without being tethered to the charger by a cord.
The best part about this car charger is that it lets you charge your MacBook safely while you're driving, which can be an issue with other car chargers for laptops.
How Does it Work?
The Magsafe car mount charger uses your 12-volt cigarette lighter outlet to charge your USB devices while you are driving. Simply plug the Magsafe connector into your device's charging port, then plug the other end into the car's power outlet. The magnetic connection between the two ensures that they don't get separated while you're driving down the highway or around town.
How Much is Belkin’s New MagSafe Car Charger?
According to reports, other MagSafe car chargers are priced on Amazon. However, the first official release costs around $100.
The Belkin charger is now available for pre-order for $99.95 at the Apple online store.
What to Expect From Apple's First MagSafe Car Charger?
For around $100, it offers an oval-shaped wireless charger that can be mounted to automobile air vents.
The package also includes a USB-C cable. Surprisingly, it includes a wire management band to keep your car free of dangling cords. It also includes a small USB-C CLA charger that plugs into the vehicle's cigarette lighter.
The Benefits of Having a Magsafe Car Mount Charger
The benefits of having a Magsafe car mount charger are numerous. The first and most obvious benefit is that you don’t have to worry about getting your power cable entangled with anything while traveling. It also prevents the cable from accidentally disconnecting.
The second benefit is that the car charger has an integrated Apple power adapter that can be plugged directly into the cigarette lighter to keep your iPhone or iPad charged during long trips.
The third benefit is that you don’t have to worry about damaging your charging port. This is important because over time, repeated plugging and unplugging of your device can cause damage to its internal circuitry.
Now that it has received the official Apple blessing, expect to see this device pop up in more Apple Stores around the world. In the long run, it could be seen as an early accessibility accessory of sorts, and we're eager to see where it heads next.