One of the new features on the new iPhone 12 models is MagSafe, which is nothing but a magnetic charging and mounting system. Apple has introduced it to build an ecosystem of accessories. Apple offers two first-party MagSafe chargers and both of them are costlier like any other product from the company. But a similar charger from Baseus is 56% cheaper.
Baseus MagSafe Charger (BS-W517) Specifications and Features
Baseus is one of the popular Chinese accessory brands. The company sells a wide variant of products like chargers, power banks, cases, cables, earphones, and more.
It has quietly launched a new product called Baseus MagSafe Charger with model number BS-W517. The charger is made of aluminum alloy and tempered glass. Further, it measures 93 x 93 x 6.2mm in dimensions and comes in three colors – Black, Gold, and Transparent. In other words, it is larger than the official Apple MagSafe charger but sports a striking design.
For input. the charger features a USB Type-C and ships with a USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable, manual, and warranty card. The charger also comes with a green-colored LED indicator. This light will glow brightly when the charger is in an idle state, whereas it will blink when in use. Additionally, it also turns on half when any external object is detected.
Talking about charging speeds, the Baseus charger offers the maximum 15W threshold for iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. It also supports slower speeds such as 12W for iPhone 12 Mini along with 10W, 7.5W 5W, and 2.5W charging modes. As for input, the charger supports up to 24W and is compatible with USB PD (Power Delivery) as well as Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
Last but not least, since the product uses the Qi wireless charging standard, it can be used to charge literally any compatible smartphone and accessory available in the market.
Baseus MagSafe Charger (BS-W517) Pricing and Availability
The Baseus MagSafe Charger costs only ¥109 ($17) but unfortunately, it is only available in China for the time being. Hopefully, it makes its way to other markets as the official Apple MagSafe Charger is priced at $39.