Anker shook up the mobile accessory world this week with the unveiling of its new lineup of MagGo wireless charging accessories compatible with the recently released Qi2 standard. Featuring innovative designs and blazing 40W charging speeds, these accessories aim to push the envelope of wireless charging technology.
Overview of Anker’s New Qi2 Accessories
The new Anker accessories, unveiled at CES 2024, fully embrace the new Qi2 standard. Qi2 enables faster 40W wireless charging speeds as well as better device alignment and charging area coverage compared to older Qi chargers limited to 15W.
Anker’s lineup includes a variety of chargers suited for different needs:
- MagGo Power Bank – A 10,000 mAh portable charger capable of charging itself without cables via Qi2 charging stands. Also works as a standalone wireless charger.
- MagGo Charging Stand – A multi-device desktop stand for wirelessly charging up to 3 devices at once.
- MagGo Charging Pad – A flat pad form factor that provides elevated magnetic alignment.
- 2-in-1 MagGo Charging Station – A charging stand with detachable portable charger.
- MagGo Car Charger Mount – Qi2 charger and phone mount optimized for cars.
The full suite of accessories provides 40W wireless charging for nearly any situation or device, with convenient mounting and alignment features.
Hands-On Impressions Reveal Slick User Experience
Hands-on impressions from CES reveal Anker nailed the user experience with these new accessories. The magnetic attachment guides device alignment smoothly and solidly. Anker calls it “a sublime charging experience.”
The chargers also sport thoughtful touches like folds in the stand to allow access to devices’ Face ID sensors and non-slip padding to keep devicesLocked in place. Anker emphasized fine details to prevent frustration.
So in day to day usage, these accessories should blend into the background – wirelessly charging devices without fuss whenever they are set down.
Optimized for Latest iPhones but Universally Compatible
While optimized for the latest iPhones (iPhone 15 and 16) with official Made for iPhone (MFi) certification from Apple, Anker notes compatibility with nearly any Qi-enabled device including Android phones.
But some special features only work with iPhones. For example, the portable MagGo power bank mirrorsiPhone battery percentages when attached. And a software update later this year will enable battery sharing from the power bank to iPhones when connected.
So iPhone users will enjoy the deepest integration, but everyone can leverage the speed and convenience benefits.
Harnessing the Power of Qi2
Anker’s heavy investment in Qi2 accessories makes sense given the standard’s major improvements over existing wireless charging tech. Qi2 enables:
- Faster charging up to 40W (4x faster than standard Qi at 15W)
- Wider charging area with multiple coils
- Stronger magnetic alignment and holding force
- Ability to charge multiple devices simultaneously
- Support for new form factors like portable batteries
These capabilities translate directly to better real-world usage. For example, Qi2’s multi-device charging could allow charging an iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch all at once from a single MagGo Charging Stand accessory.
Qi2 brings wireless charging closer to the ease and speed of wired charging – addressing pain points that held back adoption of older standards.
What’s Next for Wireless Charging Tech
Anker’s launch builds momentum for Qi2, given Anker’s massive reach in mobile accessories. And Apple’s backing for Qi2 support in the latest iPhones pushes the standard into the mainstream.
Looking ahead, analysts expect Qi2 to dominate the next few years of wireless charging. But future standards promise even faster speeds exceeding 100W.
|Wireless Charging Standards Roadmap
For now, Anker’s bold line up of Qi2 accessories leads the path to ubiquitous high-speed wireless charging. Additional third-party ecosystem partners will help build momentum behind the standard in 2024 and beyond.
Anker Cements Itself as Leader in Cutting-Edge Charging
With this flagship lineup of next-generation accessories, Anker cements its reputation as an innovative leader in the charging space.
Anker continues pushing the envelope of what’s possible by harnessing the latest standards as soon as they become available. Its large market share and distribution network helps drive mainstream adoption of new technology like Qi2.
So for those seeking the latest and greatest charging tech – optimized for iPhone – Anker’s new collection of MagGo Qi2 accessories clearly delivers. Early reviews are glowing, and the refined user experience shows Anker’s attention to detail.
This launch kicks off what looks to be a strong 2024 for Anker, with more new charging tech likely later this year. For now, the MagGo lineup provides a compelling offering as one of the first comprehensive solutions to leverage the power of Qi2 wireless charging.
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