Twelve South’s Dual MagSafe Charger Creates a Butterfly Effect

01.30.24 | By
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.

ButterFly 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger with anodized aluminum case exterior closed with faux leather tab closure hinge in black.

When closed the ButterFly 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger is like a large anodized aluminum magnetic macaron, compact makeup case, or hockey puck. Whatever it is, its design operates beyond novelty.

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.

ButterFly 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger with anodized aluminum case exterior opened to show off its dual MagSafe faux leather lined interior charging pads. The right side has the Apple Watch charging tab lifted upward for vertical display.

The MagSafe Charger on the left is rated for 15W charging while the Apple Watch Fast Charger on the right is equipped for 5W charging. A 30W Power Adapter with four international Plug Adapters, 1 meter USB-C power cord, and small velvet satchel is also included.

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.

Side by side photos of the ButterFly charger in vertical display orientation, with an Apple Watch on the left and iPhone standing up in landscape mode on the right.

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.

ButterFly MagSafe charger shown on white side table recharging Apple AirPods Pro and Apple Watch at the same 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.

ButterFly MagSafe charger shown on wood side table recharging Apple iPhone 15 and Apple Watch at the same time, with a passport book, alarm clock and hotel key to the right.

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.

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