Apple MagSafe Battery Pack
Apple MagSafe Battery Pack retails for S$139. It provides your iPhone between 40% and 70% additional charge. 40% if you are on the iPhone 12/13 Pro Max and 70% on the iPhone 12/13 mini.
Inside the battery pack is a 7.62V, 11.13Wh battery. Hence the capacity is about 1,460 mAh.
There is a Lightning port on the battery pack, which, when plugged in, charges your iPhone wireless at 15W. If not, it just charges your iPhone at 5W.
By design, it doesn’t charge your iPhone beyond 90% to preserve your iPhone’s battery health.
On Saturday, Lazada has a flash sale on the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack, dropping the price to S$97. After deducting a S$5 voucher, I paid S$92 for it and an additional S$1.49 for shipping. I think it is the lowest price I have seen so far.
You can get the Anker PowerCore Magnetic 5K for S$22 cheaper at around S$70 or the Hyper Magnetic Wireless Battery Pack for $12 cheaper at S$80. Both capacities are 5,000mAh.
Taking the larger price difference, for an additional S$22, you will get a piece of mind because it is an official certified MagSafe product, and you get the fanciful MagSafe animation on your iPhone. You don’t need to press any button to switch it on. It just works when attached.
For capacity, I think 5,000 mAh might be too much as it will add much bulk and weight to your iPhone when carrying it. I guess Apple has done their homework and figured out the best size and weight of the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack; hence, it has a weird capacity of 1,460 mAh.
Paying S$92 for a 1,460 mAh battery pack that only provides a 40% additional charge to my iPhone 13 Pro Max might seem overpriced. But the pros outweigh the cons for me, as the extra 40% charge can last me for the whole day when I am traveling without needing to bring a separate power bank and charging cable. Think of the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack as a battery extender instead of a power bank.
I think below S$100 is a good price point for the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack. I will not have bought it if it is at the RRP of S$139.