With the launch of its new line of MagSafe accessories for the iPhone 12, Apple has also announced the availability of similar proposals from third-party companies. Many have already released their first accessories and the price difference is one of the inevitable comparisons.
So it was remarkable the price difference between Satechi brand wireless charger and Apple’s. Of course, beyond these there are also other absences, which users have to decide if they are really worth it or not.
Third-party MagSafe accessories are significantly cheaper than Apple’s
While Satechi’s latest wireless charger for iPhone 12 does most of what MagSafe does, it doesn’t do everything. This cable uses the magnets built into the iPhone 12 series to adhere to the back of the phone, providing more reliable wireless charging, but does not offer Apple MagSafe amplifiers.
In the video below, the firm offers a quick demonstration of its features.
According to Apple, boosters increase power transfer by up to 15 watts in most iPhone 12 models, while the Satechi reaches a maximum of 7.5 watts.
The Satechi model costs 25% less than the charger with the bitten apple logo. Its final price is therefore $ 29.99 against $ 39 or 45 dollars (Europe) for the Apple charger.
Just a few days ago, Apple customers were also surprised by the price of 149 dollars of the MagSafe Duo
For many, this only has the advantage of portability, as even buying the two separate chargers ends up being a lot cheaper. And maybe like with the MagSafe, some prefer to wait for the alternative from third-party companies.