In this video, I review the Spigen ArcField MagSafe Charger and ArcHybrid MagSafe Power Bank.
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Spigen ArcField MagSafe Charger
The ArcField MagSafe Charger mirrors Apple’s own MagSafe charger, in that it is made from an aluminium metal casing of similar thickness, yet it is a little bigger in width/height. The 1m long USB-C charging cable is also attached, so it cannot be replaced should it break.
The strength of its attachment isn’t as great as Apple’s own charger, the Spigen feels like its strength of attachment is half as good. But unless you want to dangle your iPhone from it, it is sufficient in staying on the back whilst it charges your MagSafe supported iPhone.
In tests with the Spigen 20W and 27W chargers, I had 4Watts with the 20W charger and 9.3W with the 27W charger at 60-65% battery levels. So not a perfect 7.5Watts as advertised but I rarely see this amount get met with most MagSafe chargers, including Apple’s own at times.
Overall, the Spigen ArcField MagSafe Charger is a decent charger for MagSafe accessories and iPhones when paired with a capable wall charger. Its size will limit its use with other MagSafe stands and docks, but on its own, it’s a decent performer at a competitive price of going the official route.
Spigen ArcHybrid MagSafe Battery Pack
The ArcHybrid is Spigen’s answer to Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack, albeit with a 3.4x additional capacity of 5000mAh. This will mean this battery pack will charge your iPhone more than Apple’s own, at the compromise of having a thicker casing and a minor increase in width and height. Anyone with an iPhone Mini should not panic at its extra size, it still fits within its case – just about.
Like the ArcField MagSafe, the attachment isn’t as strong as I had hoped, made worse by not having a vertical alignment magnet, so the battery pack can easily rotate when pushed. The battery does fit on well enough though, but heavy movement or jolts from the iPhone could see the battery coming off.
Powering the charging process is done by pressing its power button and slapping the battery pack onto the back of your MagSafe compatible iPhone or placing your wireless AirPods case onto the charging surface. Four LED indicators show the battery pack’s capacity, depleting as it loses charge or flashing when it’s being charged.
Its USB-C port is both input and output. Output on its own is 12W, which is decent, however, I got up to 10W from it and its USB-C to Lightning cable. Charging alongside wireless charging will lead to both devices charging at 5W each. Not ideal but better than nothing when a charging location isn’t nearby.
Costing $59.99, it is at least $30 cheaper than Apple’s own. So if you’re on a budget, or you’re looking for a MagSafe battery with a bigger battery -capacity wise and physically – then slapping on the ArcHybrid MagSafe battery pack from Spigen might be for you.
0:00 – Brief overview
0:28 – Spigen ArcField MagSafe Charger Review
5:33 – Spigen ArcHybrid MaSage Battery Bank
14:39 – Wrap Up