My favorite magsafe accessory costs only $13


The iOS standby mode is one of my favorite iPhone updates in years, but unfortunately, it’s not set to work with Apple’s basic MagSafe charger until you add an accessory to it.

While I was originally looking for an expensive dock, I’m really happy with the Elago Grip Stand designed to upgrade a regular MagSafe pack. The device is extremely minimal, but the silicon feels nice, and I like how minimal it is on my bedside table.

One caveat with ‘Standby Mode’ is that it works much better than a clock on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro since they have an always-on display feature. Other iPhones can still use standby, but the screen only turns on when you tap it, nudge the table on your iPhone, or use Siri.

I’m fairly lucky that my bedside tables are built into my bed frame, so often when I’m shifting in bed to get a view of the clock, it moves the table enough to make my girlfriend’s iPhone 15 display turn on, but it Still not as easy as just looking at my iPhone 15 Pro and knowing it will show me the time effortlessly. While I thought I would want a three-in-one charger for my bedside, all I charge there is my old AirPods (since I wear them to sleep) and my iPhone. Since I need to charge my earbuds so rarely, one block works perfectly. I still use my Apple Watch Ultra for sleep tracking most nights, so I don’t charge it in my bedroom, but if I did, I’d probably look for a MagSafe charger that worked with that as well.

The stand comes in eight colors and regularly retails for $18. That said, it’s often on sale for as low as $13. Note that you need to have a MagSafe charging pad to fit into the silicon mold to get power.

Elago’s Grip Stand MagSafe Charger costs $13.99.

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