I've been an iPhone user since the beginning, but it's only recently that I discovered — and really fell in love with — MagSafe. Apple's tech allows a wide range of accessories to piggyback on my phone (or vice-versa), snapping into place with a magnetic embrace that's both satisfying and secure. There are power banks, desk stands, car mounts, wallets and more, all of them compatible with the iPhone 12 and later. Below I've rounded up what I consider to be the best MagSafe accessories you can get.
These aren't just random picks, either: I've tested most of these products and can confirm they've earned a spot on our list. Those few I haven't tested were included based on various criteria, including price, reputation, user reviews and comparison to competing products.
One important note before we dive in: All these products will work fine with a "naked" iPhone, but if you keep yours in a case (which you should), make sure it's MagSafe-compatible — meaning it has a visible or embedded magnetic ring to extend MagSafe's reach through to the back of the case. Otherwise your accessories may not lock on securely enough. (Good news: If you love your existing case but it doesn't support MagSafe, there's an inexpensive upgrade kit you can buy. Read more about it below.)
Want to learn more about this technology, including how it works and best ways to leverage it? See my story on how to use MagSafe. Now, on to the best MagSafe accessories!
With a price tag that's typically around $10, this simple MagSafe wallet is an amazing bargain. Its slightly stretchy pocket can hold up to five cards, and its clever fold-out stand (also magnetic) lets you prop up your phone for hands-free viewing. You do have to pop that stand open in order to push out your cards, but that's the only usability wrinkle in an otherwise handy -- and very affordable -- accessory.
If your favorite phone case lacks MagSafe pass-through, you can add the ESR HaloLock to the back of it. It's basically a stick-on MagSafe ring, a sort of magnet conversion kit. And ESR supplies a handy printed placement guide so you're sure to position it exactly right. You can get the HaloLock in your choice of three colors: black, white or blue.
The bargain to beat, Fokimdo's 5,000-mAh battery pack is less than half the price of some others. Its kickstand allows for both portrait and landscape phone viewing while doubling as a finger loop for easier one-handed phone use. Bonus for iPhone users: It has a Lightning port in addition to USB-C, meaning you have another, potentially more convenient, option for charging the battery. I'm amazed by what a good value this is.
This ingenious MagSafe ring combines a silicone finger-strap in the center with a fold-out stand for hands-free phone viewing (vertically or horizontally). It's super low-profile, so you'll barely know it's there, and it doesn't need to be removed for car mounting or wireless charging. The price feels a little high, but probably worth it; this is one of my favorite MagSafe accessories.
Most MagSafe wallets are just pockets; the M-Card Zip is a slim, bifold plastic case with room for up to three cards on the left and some cash on the right. The same elastic strap that holds the cash provides a comfy multi-finger phone grip on the outside of the case, and there's a cleverly designed silicone band attached to it that scrunches up to become a phone stand (albeit for landscape viewing only). You also get a little strap that can optionally affix the wallet to your phone case, just in case it comes loose in your purse or something. I'm concerned about the longevity of the plastic clasp that keeps the wallet shut, but overall I really like this design.
If you like the idea of a MagSafe wallet, you might like this even better: ExtreLife's card-holder includes a spot for an AirTag (not included), meaning if the wallet ever goes missing, you'll have an easier time tracking it down. Meanwhile, stretchy fabric allows you to carry up to seven cards, not just two or three like in some wallets.
Take a strong but bendy silicone-coated metal wire, wrap it around a magnetic disc and you've got the IMStick.Pro. This flexible phone holder works as a stand, bike mount, tripod mount, finger grip and more, and the backside is also magnetic so you can attach it to a MagSafe car or desk mount. (It doesn't support pass-through charging, though, so you'll have to remove it for that.) The wire can be a little awkward to use, but I can't argue with this thing's versatility.
When you travel, don't bring along a mish-mash of charging cords and AC adapters -- not if you have Apple products. This super-convenient 3-in-1 charging station includes a MagSafe pad for your iPhone and wireless docks for your Apple Watch and AirPods. It folds into a travel-friendly stack when not in use but can also convert to a stand for hands-free phone viewing. This is what I pack for trips now; when I arrive, I set it up beside my bed for easy overnight charging of all my Apple devices.
Available in black or brown, the Geo packs four useful functions into a single accessory. It's a three-card wallet, a kickstand, a finger-grip and an AirTag. Well, sort of: There's AirTag-like functionality here in that the Geo is fully compatible with Apple Find My (unlike Apple's own wallet, which has only rudimentary Find My support). Thus, if the wallet happens to go missing, you can easily pinpoint its location. The battery lasts only three months, though, and the charging cable is proprietary, but that doesn't stop me from really liking this product; it's one of my favorite MagSafe accessories.
With its 10,000-mAh battery, this power bank holds more juice than most — the better to keep your phone running until you can find an AC outlet. But it also has raised magnets to help reduce overheating, a kickstand that allows for portrait and landscape hands-free viewing and a digital readout on the backside that shows how much charge remains. I particularly like the 24-month warranty and the fact that there's frequently a discount or coupon that lowers the price.
PopSocket users are a loyal bunch, so it might be hard for someone accustomed to using one to live without it. If that's you, this is the battery pack to get. Anker has basically grafted one of the little pop-out grips to an otherwise fairly standard 5,000-mAh charger. What's nice is that it can also be used as a stand, though only in landscape orientation. Wait for a sale on this one; I've seen it as low as $40.
If you're going to use your phone for in-car navigation and whatnot, I strongly advise a mount that'll keep it close to eye level. The Velox Pro can suction to your windshield or dashboard, giving your phone not only a secure MagSafe mount, but also a charger. Worried about heat damage from the sun? Don't be: This thing also has a fan to keep things cool. I don't love the cord that runs from the mount to your car's power port, but there's no way around it; power's gotta come from somewhere!
To look at the Anker 637 is to see a desktop charging mount for your phone, but it's way more than that. Look to the rear and you'll find three AC outlets, two USB Type-A ports and two USB-C ports. In other words, this thing is the whole power package, able to supply juice to up to eight (!) items at once. I must admit, I like a desktop mount more than I thought I would; it keeps the screen upright so I don't have to reach for the phone every time a notification comes in.