Anker MagGo Wireless Charging Pad review: this simple wireless charger does the job

This wireless charging pad doesn’t have any flashy gimmicks, but it does offer a simple way to charge your iPhone wirelessly

Anker MagGo Wireless Charging Pad attached to an iPhone 15 Pro Max and held in a hand
(Image: © Gareth Bevan / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Anker MagGo Wireless Charger Pad has one job, and one job only – to charge a compatible iPhone wirelessly at the full MagSafe-approved 15W charging speed – and it achieves that. The pad is unobtrusive, looks good, comes with a lengthy wire for moving around, and best of all, is well-priced at much less than Apple’s own MagSafe puck.

Pros

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    Fastest wireless charging speeds possible

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    Competitive price

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    Doesn’t get in the way too much while using the phone

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    Enough wire to move around with the phone while charging

Cons

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    Limited use for Android (even with MagSafe cases)

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    Not as fast as a wired charger

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    Only marginally easier than using a wired charger

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    Gets quite warm

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Wireless charging keeps improving, and Apple has been at the forefront with its devices, being the first company to push out phones that use magnetic charging, or as it dubbed it – MagSafe. Although the rest of the industry will be catching up soon as the collective final design is approved for the Qi2 charging standard.

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CompatibilityiPhones 15/14/13/12 series, iPhones with Magnetic Cases, AirPods 3, AirPods Pro
Total Output15W
Dimensions 2.36 x 2.36 x 0.47 in / 60 x 60 x 12 mm
Weight 3.3 oz / 94 g
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FeaturesA simple device, but with 15W MagSafe charging it’s a fast way to wireless charge★★★★★
DesignThe design feels more premium than the price, although a built in stand would have been a nice touch★★★★
PerformanceWireless charged my iPhone faster than a 7.5W charger, although with some residual heat★★★★
ValueWell priced against the competition but still premium feeling★★★★★
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Apple’s own charger is the one to get if you like everything for your devices to be made by the Cupertino giant. It is fundamentally the same as the Anker version, although a little bit sleeker. Its RRP is more than that of the Anker though (although is sometimes on sale on Amazon).

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Anker also makes a much cheaper version of this MagGo charger. Instead of 15W charging, you will get 7.5W, but if you don’t mind leaving your phone charging for longer (perhaps overnight), then you can save even more money, and maybe get a few of these.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.