Best MagSafe accessories for iPhone 12: which magnetic Apple gadgets are for you?

Perhaps the biggest new feature the iPhone 12 family of phones bring is MagSafe, a small magnetic coil in the back of the phone that works with a range of different peripherals to improve your iPhone experience.

It’s an intriguing concept, perhaps reminiscent of Motorola’s Moto Mods or the current accessory pins found with Apple’s iPads. The iPhone 12 range hasn’t been out long enough for us to see how popular they get, but there’s certainly a lot of potential.

Apple’s initial applications for Magsafe are twofold: magnetic chargers that stick to the back of your phone, and clip-on cases that stay stuck to it, but as third-party manufacturers play around with the tech there’s a lot more they could achieve.

MagSafe has a lot in common with 5G in that respect; both are technologies in the iPhone 12 that’ll only get more impressive over time.

If you’re not too sure on how the iPhone MagSafe works, we’ve explained everything you need to know in this guide – and we’ve also listed some of the best MagSafe gadgets on sale right now that you might want to consider buying.

How does MagSafe work?

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Simply put, MagSafe consists of a strong magnet under the back case of the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The ring-shaped magnet is placed to the center of the phone’s rear – it sounds pretty big, from Apple’s descriptions.

MagSafe gadgets are accessories you can buy separately to your iPhone, which make use of this magnetic ring so they can clip to it. You can even attach multiple MagSafe peripherals, like a case and wallet attachment at the same time, though we’d imagine not all are compatible with each other.

One use of MagSafe is for wireless charging – though since MagSafe chargers are wires that attach to the back of the phone, perhaps ‘portless charging’ is a better way of describing it. The iPhone 12 charges at 15W using MagSafe – that’s twice the speed of the charging offered using a normal wireless charger with the device.

You can also clip on things like cases and wallets (for your credit cards), and since you can use both at the same time, we’re going to assume the magnet is pretty strong.

What are the best MagSafe accessories to buy?

These are the MagSafe accessories you can buy right now, but expect this list to change a lot over the coming months as the company is set to launch more add-ons and we’re expecting more from third-party manufacturers.

iPhone 12 MagSafe charger

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1. iPhone 12 MagSafe charger

For all models of iPhone 12

Fast portless charging

Guaranteed fast speeds

Not quite wireless

The iPhone 12 MagSafe charger uses the smartphone’s magnets to properly align, making sure you get the full powering speeds possible. Sure, having a magnetic charger clipped to the back of your phone effectively makes the whole ‘wireless’ thing redundant, but it’s still less fiddly than

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$2.1 Billion Laboratory Mixer Markets, 2025 – Focus on Shaker, Magnetic Stirrer, Vortex Mixer, Accessories – ResearchAndMarkets.com

$2.1 Billion Laboratory Mixer Markets, 2025 – Focus on Shaker, Magnetic Stirrer, Vortex Mixer, Accessories – ResearchAndMarkets.com

The “Laboratory Mixer Market by Product (Shaker (Rocker, Roller, Orbital Shaker), Magnetic Stirrer, Vortex Mixer, Accessories), Type, End-User (Research Labs, Pharma- Biotech, CROs, Food Labs, Environmental Testing) – Global Forecast to 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Global Laboratory Mixers Market Size is Projected to Reach USD 2.1 Billion by 2025 from USD 1.7 Billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 3.7%

The growth in the laboratory mixers market is majorly driven by The increasing research activity in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and rising investments in R&D activities are the key factors driving the growth of this market. However, the high cost of advanced laboratory mixers and long equipment lifespan is expected to restrain the growth of this market during the forecast period.

The laboratory mixers market is also faced a period of short-term negative growth, which can be attributed to factors such as a decline in the product demand from major end-users, limited operations in most of the industries, inadequate funding to research and academic institutes, temporary closure of major academic institutes, disrupted supply chain, and challenges in providing essential/postsales services due to lockdowns.

These factors have led to reduced demand for laboratory mixers from end-users. Research institutes are one of the major end-users of laboratory instruments. As the pandemic resulted in the temporary closure of several research institutes across the globe, this end-user segment has been affected drastically over the last few months.

The wide use of orbital shakers in all basic research activities in laboratories, academic institutes, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies is expected to result in the segment occupying the majority of the laboratory mixers market share.

The increasing focus on life science research is one of the major factors driving the demand for laboratory shakers. Most life science laboratories have multiple shakers owing to their wide applications in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, analytical chemistry, microbiology, clinical diagnostics, and cell cultures. The most common application of shakers includes small-scale cultivation of cells in R&D and process development.

Digital Devices estimated to be the fastest-growing market.

Digital devices are estimated to be the fastest-growing segment in the laboratory mixers market. The growth of this segment can be attributed to the use of electronic sound transmission to operate, which makes it easier to connect these devices to a greater number of external devices. These devices are widely used by large pharmaceutical companies owing to the advantages they offer. Unlike analog devices, digital lab mixers have preprogramming functions.

The Asia Pacific market to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

The laboratory mixers market is segmented into five major regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing market for laboratory mixers during the forecast period. The Asia Pacific market is driven principally rising prevalence of diseases, increasing life science research, and

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Vans, Steamer Baskets and Magnetic Smartphone Accessories

Each week, our inbox runneth over with news of gear, apparel and tech releases from around the world. In this feature, we’ll parse through the best of them. Today: a Noah x Vans collab, good-looking steamers and iPhone accessories that actually work.

Shinola Ice Monster Automatic Watch

Until now, Shinola’s Monster line of watches hasn’t changed as much as the names would suggest; from the Harbor to the Lake Superior, the main difference has been the color scheme (and they’ve nailed all of them, for what it’s worth). But with the Ice Monster, they’ve actually changed the substance as much as the style: the 43mm watch is made of titanium, with an aluminum bezel, making it lighter and stronger than the rest of the lineup. And sure, the white-out dial is pretty slick, too.

BUY HERE: $1,675

Mobile by Peak Design

We recently reviewed Peak Design’s new line of magnetic iPhone products, but here’s the skinny. The “official king of Kickstarter,” Peak Design has launched 10 Kickstarter’s over the years, raising a whopping $32 million — more than any other brand. Their new product, Mobile, which launched on Kickstarter this week, is an ecosystem of mounts, cases, and accessories designed to help integrate your phone into your life. The products are slim, good-looking and (spoiler) actually work.

SHOP HERE

(PRODUCT)RED x Theragun

Theragun recently released its best-selling percussion-therapy devices — the Pro, the Elite and the Mini — in three new red colorways to benefit (PRODUCT)RED. The Global Fund works to eliminate HIV/AIDS in eight African countries and is now supporting the fight against COVID-19. When you purchase a (PRODUCT)RED device, Theragun will donate a portion of the proceeds to the fund to help secure PPE for health workers, make sure those who are HIV-positive have access to treatment, procure emergency equipment and more.

BUY HERE: $199 – $599

Behind the Bar: 50 Cocktail Recipes from the World’s Most Iconic Hotels

Subtitled “50 Cocktail Recipes from the World’s Most Iconic Hotels,” Alia Akkam’s cocktail book is the ideal home companion for all of us who miss long flights and the deserved late-night tipple that follows them.

BUY HERE: $19.99

Q Timex Reissue Digital LCA 32.5mm Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch

An homage to an iconic ’80s style, this updated Q Timex is an analog/digital hybrid with a stainless steel case (available in two colors) and a single-bulb backlight that pre-dates the brand’s INDIGLO tech.

BUY HERE: $149

Our Place Spruce Steamers

Currently available for pre-order (and expected to ship early December) Our Place has deemed these steamers “the ultimate secret weapon,” capable of making everything from dumplings and non-mushy vegetables to fish cooked to perfection, and even tamales. The steamers slot seamlessly into the pan, so you can still use the spatula rest while never having to worry about the steamers hitting the water. Plus, you’ll get one set of bamboo chopsticks, a set of 25 paper liners and a natural loofah sponge (for cleanup) with your purchase.

BUY

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Peak Design unveils its own line of magnetic phone cases and accessories

Peak Design is moving into the smartphone accessory market. The company, best known for its popular Everyday camera bags, has unveiled a mobile-focused system called Mobile. It starts with SlimLink, a square mounting plate that relies on magnets and a ceramic insert. Peak Design has made an Everyday Case for the iPhone 11, iPhone 12 and Samsung Galaxy S20 that has a SlimLink built right in. If you own a different phone, you’ll need to use a Universal Adapter — a SlimLink with some adhesive on the back — with your phone or existing case. Peak Design also plans to support more smartphone models with Everyday Cases in the future.

With a SlimLink installed, your handset can quickly attack to a number of Mobile-branded accessories. These include a tiny tripod, a wallet that doubles as a kickstand, and a mixture of wall, car, bicycle, motorbike and mounts. Some rely purely on magnets, while others, such as the bicycle mount, use tiny plastic teeth for an extra-secure attachment. Peak Design has developed a couple of wireless chargers, too — one for the car and one for your home or office — that work in tandem with the Everyday Case and Universal Adapter. SlimLink should also work with a number of third-party wireless chargers, but the company hasn’t revealed which ones.

Peak Mobile
Peak Mobile

I know what you’re thinking: didn’t Apple just announce its own magnetic attachment system? Yes, and at first glance the timing seems unfortunate. According to Peak Design, however, Mobile will be cross-compatible with Apple’s new MagSafe standard. A spokesperson said the company’s “goal” was to make all of its “soft-locking” mounts and accessories — the ones that rely solely on magnets — compatible with MagSafe phones and cases. Peak Design also wants the Everyday Case to play nice with MagSafe chargers. Finally, it aims to make MagSafe accessories, such as Apple’s official card wallet, work with “a Peak Design case,” the spokesperson said.

“Peak Design views the launch of MagSafe as a fortunate turn of events,” the company said in a statement. “Given Peak Design has spent four years developing products that connect your phone to your life, they now have the opportunity to integrate it with a standard that will exist for years to come.”

I’ve spent the last few days using a smattering of pre-production samples. I use a OnePlus 8 at the moment, so had to stick the Universal Adapter to the back of my Sandstone Bumper Case. Peak Design says you should attach the SlimLink to the absolute center of the case, but I couldn’t do this without covering up my phone’s rear flash. (Most flagships now have their camera module positioned in the top left-hand corner, however.) Thankfully, a slightly lowered position didn’t affect the strength or stability of the locking mechanism. The Adapter is just a few millimetres thick, but stands out visually against my OnePlus case. If you have the option of using Peak Design’s all-in-one case, it’s definitely the

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The Pros And Cons of Magnetic Jewelry Clasps

There are lots of different types of jewelry clasp available to buy if you are making your own jewelry. The type of clasp which you buy will often depend upon what sort of jewelry you are making, and who is the target audience of your item of jewelry. Although everyone has their own personal favorite type of clasp, everyone should be open to considering the use of other types of jewelry clasp in their work. The article below will discuss the pros and cons of magnetic jewelry clasps. Magnetic clasps utilize medium strength magnets to hold the two ends of a piece of jewelry together. The ends can then be separated by pulling the magnets apart.

One of the things which some people favor about jewelry with a magnetic clasp is that these types of clasps are very easy to use. Although these jewelry clasps usually use quite a strong magnet, to prevent the item from being pulled off easily, they are still useable by most people. This means that they can be used in jewelry which is being made for people who may otherwise struggle to use some alternative forms of jewelry clasp. Many older people struggle to use smaller lobster claw clasps or small screw clasps, because their fingers are not dexterous enough. This type of fastening is therefore ideal if you are trying to create jewelry for people with limited movement.

Although some people may criticize the fact that these types of clasps will separate if force is applied to them, others find this a favorable quality. Many enjoy the fact that if they are wearing a necklace with a magnetic clasp, and the necklace is pulled sharply, their necklace will come off before serious damage is done to the neck. Although they do not want to lose their necklace, it is by far preferable to lose a necklace than it is to lose a head! This type of jewelry clasp is therefore idea for anyone who worries about strangulation, or for mothers who have grabby babies who like to pull on their necklaces.

Some forms of magnetic clasp jewelry are actually used for more than just their practical uses. It is believed that magnetic jewelry can actually act as a form of arthritis relief. Many people buy magnetic items if they want light relief from a large number of joint related illnesses. Thousands of people swear by the positive effects of jewelry which include magnets.

Despite the many positive things about this type of jewelry clasp, they should also be used with a degree of caution. If you are considering using magnetic jewelry findings, you must make sure that you keep them away from young children, because they can be dangerous. If magnetic fastenings are swallowed, then you must contact a doctor immediately, because they can be very dangerous. Magnetic clasps and fastenings on necklaces should also be avoided by anyone who has a pacemaker, because the magnets could have an effect on how the pacemaker …

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