Twelve South’s Dual MagSafe Charger Creates a Butterfly Effect
We’re just going to come out and say it: Twelve South’s new ButterFly 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger is our favorite travel accessory from 2023. As someone who uses both an iPhone and Apple Watch, but regularly leaves the latter at home while traveling to avoid cable/charger clutter, Twelve South’s compact charger allows for a no-compromise approach. It’s a pragmatically compact, yet elegantly designed dual charging accessory that also transforms into a display stand for iPhone or charging pedestal for the Apple Watch.
Designed as a circular clamshell form no larger than an Apple AirPods Pro case, the ButterFly folds out to reveal dual MagSafe charging pads, one equipped to recharge the iPhone or AirPods and the other to recharge the Apple Watch simultaneously.
The device’s anodized aluminum exterior shell feels great in the palm of your hand, with an interior surface lined in a vegan leather to prevent scratching. And because it folds down to a mere 2.25″ by 1″, the puck charger is the definition of pocketable design.
The clamshell form can also be flipped inside out to charge the Apple Watch or iPhone in a vertical display configuration, giving clear sight of either device when placed near a bedside table – a very welcome option while traveling overseas in a different time zone when your device is especially important for waking up on time.
Twelve South’s dual charger is engineered to be compatible with every Apple Watch and iPhone, from the 12 through the most recent iPhone 15 (including the mini/Pro/Max iterations). Additionally, Twelve South’s travel accessory can top off the 1st & 2nd generation AirPods Pro, 3rd gen AirPods, and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case.
At $129 the Twelve South ButterFly 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger is by no means an affordable travel accessory. But its dual charging capabilities paired with a sleek, pocketable, and ergonomic design stands out as an exemplary solution for seasoned travelers seeking to pack as efficiently as possible – creating a butterfly effect across what makes it onto your travel gear list.
For more information on Twelve South’s ButterFly 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger, visit twelvesouth.com.
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