Daily Deal: Samsung’s 25W USB-C charger available for 43% off

It’s been a while since Samsung stopped shipping chargers with its flagship smartphones. Some of its mid-range phones don’t come with a charger in the box anymore as well. This was billed as a sustainability initiative by the company, as most people do have a charger lying around that they can use. If you find […]

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Review: Belkin’s MagSafe Car Charger Brings Faster Wireless Charging to Your Vehicle

Though it’s been more than two years since the launch of the iPhone 12 lineup with MagSafe technology, the first 15W ‌MagSafe‌ car charger just came out, with Belkin introducing it in early November. The Boost Charge Pro Wireless Car Charger with ‌MagSafe‌ is the first magnetic car charger able to charge ‌MagSafe‌ iPhones at […]

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The MacRumors Show: Apple Headset Introduction Rumors, Unreleased Magic Charger, and More

This week on The MacRumors Show podcast we discuss Apple’s long-awaited mixed-reality headset, as well as Emergency SOS via satellite and the unreleased “Magic Charger” accessory. Following the release of the Emergency SOS via satellite feature for the iPhone 14 lineup earlier this week, we talk through demoing the feature and our expectations for where […]

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Images of Unreleased ‘Apple Magic Charger’ Surface Online

Images of an unreleased Apple MagSafe charging accessory called the “Apple Magic Charger” have surfaced online over the past couple of weeks. Rare Apple product collector and Twitter user “TheBlueMister” first shared images of the unreleased accessory earlier this month. Since then, other collectors based in Asia seem to have got their hands on Design […]

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Daily Deal: Save 31% on Samsung’s 15W Wireless Charger Duo

With so many Samsung smartphones and wearables now supporting wireless charging, it’s best to invest in a great wireless charger that can help you make the most of this feature. Samsung has some great wireless chargers on offer. They have been designed with the company’s products in mind but remain capable of charging any Qi-compatible […]

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Oppo AirVOOC 50W Wireless Flash Charger test

Wireless charging speeds aren’t what they used to be. Back in 2009, the Palm Pre gave us our first expirience with wireless charging via a proprietary Touch Stone charger and a special back cover. Soon after the Qi wireless industry standard emerged, though charging speeds topped out at just 5W and later expanded to 10W […]

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Deals: Verizon Has Low Prices on MagSafe Charger ($29.99), Duo Charger ($96.74), and Battery Pack ($74.24)

Verizon today has solid discounts on Apple’s three MagSafe accessories: the MagSafe Charger, MagSafe Duo Charger, and MagSafe Battery Pack. Verizon offers free two-day shipping and free in-store pick-up for all orders, and you don’t need to be a Verizon Wireless user to take advantage of these deals. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with […]

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Daily Deal: Save 43% on Samsung’s official 25W USB-C charger

There are a lot of Samsung phones that no longer come with a charger. The list is long and it includes some of its most expensive devices like the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy S22 series. Even some mid-range devices now ship without a charger. Sustainability is said to be one of the […]

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Brazil Fines Apple $19 Million for Continuing to Sell iPhones Without Charger

A Brazilian court today levied a $19 million “social damages” fine (100 million reais) against Apple for selling iPhones without a charger, reports Reuters. The Sao Paulo state court said that Apple must offer battery chargers with iPhones that are sold in the country, providing a decision in a lawsuit brought about by the Brazilian […]

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Apple Releases New MagSafe Charger Firmware

Apple today released updated firmware for the MagSafe Charger that is designed to work with the iPhone 12 and later and the AirPods Pro 2. The new firmware is version 10M1821, up from the prior 10M229 firmware. Note that in the Settings app, you’ll see a different version number than the firmware number, with the […]

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Daily Deal: Samsung’s dual wireless charger available at a great price

If you’ve been meaning to pick up a wireless charger from Samsung, you should definitely check out the company’s dual charging pad. As the name suggests, it enables you to wirelessly charge two devices at the same time. With many of Samsung’s flagships and wearables supporting wireless charging, this is a great accessory to have […]

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EU’s common USB-C charger goal one step closer after crucial vote

Back in June, European Parliament and Council negotiators reached a provisional agreement to implement a common charger policy starting from Autumn 2024. Today, the EU Parliament voted in favor of the directive with a majority of 602 votes in favor, 13 against and 8 abstentions. USB-C will be the standard port required on all mobile […]

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Daily Deal: Save 15% on Samsung’s official 15W USB-C charger

Most Samsung phones don’t come with a charger in the box now. This includes even the company’s most expensive phones like the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Samsung no longer ships a charger with many of its affordable devices either. If you haven’t already got a charger lying around, or just […]

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra certified by 3C with 25W charger

Samsung’s Galaxy S23 series is slated to arrive early next year and one of the lineup models has just passed through 3C certification in China. The corresponding model number SM-S9180 denotes the highest-tier Galaxy S23 Ultra model. In the certification, the device is listed to support a maximum of 25W charging (11V @ 2.25A). This […]

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Samsung’s smartwatch Charger Cradle is now available in select markets

Do you remember that mysterious Charger Cradle for the Galaxy Watch 5 that got listed on Samsung’s official website in the USA earlier this month? Well, it’s still missing in action Stateside, but it is now available in the UK. Samsung offers the Galaxy smartwatch Charger Cradle in one color option (silver) for £20. It […]

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Apple Watch Ultra Ships With New Braided Charger

Wednesday September 7, 2022 5:13 pm PDT by Sami Fathi The new Apple Watch Ultra ships with a braided Apple Watch to USB-C charger, according to Apple’s product page, the “What’s in the box” section, and Apple Store retail documentation seen by MacRumors. The Apple Watch Ultra is the first Apple Watch to ship with […]

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Brazilian Ministry of Justice fines Apple over $2 million and orders ban of iPhones sold without a charger

Apple is facing a hefty fine by Brazil’s Ministry of Justice for the company’s decision to stop including a power adapter with the purchase of new iPhones. In addition to a fine of R$ 12.275 million (~$2.34 million), the Ministry of Justice ordered Apple to stop sales of all iPhone models that don’t include a […]

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Apple Ordered to Stop Selling iPhones Without Charger in Brazil

The Justice Ministry in Brazil today ordered Apple to stop selling iPhones without a charger in the box, reports Reuters. Brazilian officials say that Apple is giving customers an incomplete product when the power adapter is not included with the purchase, a move the government claims is a “deliberate discriminatory practice against consumers.” Apple has […]

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Hyper Introduces New 140W Multiport Charger to Support Fast Charging on 16-Inch MacBook Pro

Hyper today is launching a new 140-watt HyperJuice charger with PD 3.1 support that’s capable of fast charging even a 16-inch MacBook Pro from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes when paired with Apple’s USB-C to MagSafe 3 charging cable. Compared to Apple’s 140-watt charger, Hyper’s version is 24% smaller and includes three USB […]

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Anker Launches New 30W Nano 3 USB-C Charger and Bio-Based Charging Cables

Popular accessory brand Anker today is announcing a pair of charging accessories, led by a new 511 Nano 3 USB-C charger using the company’s latest GaN technology. The Nano 3 packs 30 watts of charging power into a package that’s just barely larger than Apple’s paltry 5-watt USB-A charger and 70% smaller than Apple’s 30-watt […]

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