What is MagSafe?

| Words by Madeline Myers

Apple’s MagSafe technology for iPhone 12, 13, and 14 utilizes internal magnets to detect the magnets in MagSafe chargers and accessories. Once your iPhone snaps into place on a MagSafe charger, it begins charging at the fastest 15W wireless charging speed.

Over the past few years, MagSafe wireless charging has dominated conversations in the tech world and we understand why – with MagSafe, you get a simplified charging experience and the freedom to take full advantage of your device without the hassle of cords. Keep reading to learn more.

MagSafe can fastcharge your iPhone 12, 13, or  14 with 15W or power.

Why is MagSafe Important?

MagSafe has revolutionzed wireless charging, giving us Nomads the freedom and flexibility to take full advantage of our devices. With MagSafe, you can quickly and easily charge your devices no matter where you are - at the office, on the road, or running errands around town.

Do I Need a MagSafe Case to Charge my iPhone 12, 13, or 14?

Yes, if you intend to charge your iPhone 12, 13, or 14 on a MagSafe charger with a case installed, you’ll need a MagSafe-compatible case. MagSafe-compatible cases feature magnets that ensure secure attachment to the magnets in MagSafe chargers and accessories. Note, you can charge your iPhone 12, 13, or 14 on a standard wireless charger, but it will charge significantly slower.

Is MagSafe Only Useful for Charging?

MagSafe has applications beyond charging. You can use MagSafe mounts to keep your iPhone upright at the gym, on long road trips, and more.

What’s the Difference Between MagSafe and MagSafe-compatible?

When shopping for magnetic chargers, you’ll come across two variations, ‘Made for MagSafe’ and ‘MagSafe-compatible.’

Made for MagSafe

Made for MagSafe chargers are built with official Apple technology and are meant to be used with Apple devices. This ensures optimal charging performance and allows the charger to provide fast charging up to 15W.


MagSafe-compatible power products are also designed for use with Apple devices and feature the same convenient magnetic attachment feature. However, these products only charge devices at the standard 7.5W. This is still a great way to conveniently and securely charge your device, but it will not offer the same fast charging speeds as the Made for MagSafe chargers.

Why Choose Nomad?

We understand the importance of durable, intuitively designed gear that helps us do more with our technology. So when MagSafe was introduced to iPhone in 2020, we were excited to bring our world-class materials and attention to detail to an entirely new collection of MagSafe-enabled chargers and accessories.

Our MagSafe gear is built from the highest-quality materials and is designed to keep up with even the most Nomadic lifestyles. We hope you love it as much as we do.

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