Mophie Snap+ Wi-fi Charging Stand evaluate: MagSafe iPhone stand

Mophie Snap+ Wireless Charging Stand looks good all on its own.

Simply place your iPhone 12 on the Mophie Snap+ Wi-fi Charging Stand and the 2 will cling collectively magnetically due to the MagSafe system. The stand makes it simpler to see the iPhone’s display screen on portrait or panorama mode, and your handset is getting recharged on the identical time.

I’ve used accent on my desk for near every week now. Right here’s why I prefer it.

Mophie Snap+ Wi-fi Charging Stand evaluate

MagSafe is an actual boon to iPhone stands. Magnets constructed into the again of the iPhone 12 sequence let the handset cling to the stand, guaranteeing the charging coils are aligned. As a bonus, it’s a cool impact, with the iPhone apparently hanging in air.

The Mophie Snap+ Wi-fi Charging Stand presents each these advantages. And it seems good sitting in your desk even with no handset hooked up. That’s not one thing you’ll be able to say a couple of Lightning cable.

{Hardware} and design

The Mophie Snap+ Wi-fi Charging Stand holds up your iPhone 12 so you’ll be able to simply see the display screen, fingers free.
Picture: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The stand begins with an 3.25 inch by 3.25 inch base that gives dependable assist. There’s no probability the stand will fall over from the load of your iPhone. The sq. charging mat is held up 2.25 inches above the bottom. My iPhone 12 is about 1.5 inches above my desktop.

The display screen is tilted backward 20 levels by the stand. That makes it simpler to see emails, texts, video calls.. no matter I take advantage of my iPhone for. All this with out having to select up the system, making Face ID a breeze.

The display screen might be portrait or panorama. Or something in between. The magnets don’t care. However you can’t alter the viewing angle.

Whereas the outside of the Mophie Snap+ Wi-fi Charging Stand is matte black plastic, it nonetheless seems fairly skilled. It’s largely unnoticeable, which might be what you need.

Make a connection

All it takes to connect your iPhone 12 sequence mannequin to the stand is put the 2 subsequent to one another. Magnets do the remaining. The handset will snap to the charger when it’s positioned appropriately.

You do have to take a tiny little bit of care that your handset is definitely linked — in any other case it’ll slip to your desktop. Simply don’t be careless and it gained’t occur.

For those who wouldn’t have an iPhone 12 sequence mannequin with MagSafe constructed on, you’ll want to connect a round adapter to the again of your handset for it to be useable with the stand. That’s earlier iPhones and Androids, too.

By the way, the bottom might be rapidly faraway from the charging mat if you wish to use this as a journey accent.

Mophie Snap+ Wi-fi Charging Stand efficiency

Mophie Snap+ Wireless Charging Stand provides a secure connection to your iPhone 12.
The Snap+ Wi-fi Charging Stand is juicing up your iPhone 12 the entire time it holds it up.
Picture: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Whereas the stand takes full benefit of the magnets which are a part of the MagSafe system, it doesn’t supply the opposite good thing about MagSafe: quicker wi-fi charging. Because of this, for iPhones, it supplies the same old 7.5 watts of wi-fi energy.

For my real-world testing, I had the Snap+ Wi-fi Charging Stand juice up my iPhone 12. More often than not, the handset’s battery stage elevated 18% each half an hour. However any iPhone modifications quicker than traditional when the battery stage is close to 0% and slower because it approaches 100%.

Whereas about half the charging pace of a full MagSafe charger, this stand is definitely quick sufficient to be helpful.

Or when you use the Mophie Snap+ Wi-fi Charging Stand with an Android and the magnetic adapter, your system can rise up to 15W of wi-fi energy.

Energy involves this accent through a 3.5-foot USB-C cable that plugs right into a wall adapter — included within the field.

Mophie Snap+ Wi-fi Charging Stand remaining ideas

Put Mophie’s magnetic charging stand in your desk and you’ll hold your iPhone 12 charged and prepared so that you can seize it each time that you must depart. Plus it seems cool with the handset hooked up or advantageous with out it.

A stand like this can be a large enchancment over a charging cable stretched throughout your desk. It’s simpler to make use of and doesn’t look untidy.

Pricing

The Mophie Snap+ Wi-fi Charging Stand is obtainable now on Zagg’s web site for $59.95. Zagg is Mophie’s mum or dad firm.

On the time of this evaluate, that appears to be the one possibility. The accent isn’t presently on Amazon or the net Apple Retailer.

Comparable merchandise

A high competitor for Mophie’s product is the Belkin Enhance↑Cost Professional 2-in-1 Wi-fi Charger Stand. That is totally MagSafe compliant for quicker charging, and consists of an AirPods case charger. At $99.95, it prices extra although. Don’t miss the Cult of Mac evaluate.

Or there are two Elago aluminum stands for Apple’s MagSafe Charger. These are $27.99 however require the charging puck to be bought individually.

Zagg offered Cult of Mac with a evaluate unit for this text. See our evaluations coverage, and take a look at different in-depth evaluations of Apple-related gadgets.

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