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PopSockets announces its MagSafe-compatible iPhone 12 accessory – TechCrunch



In October, TechCrunch brought the news that PopSockets has developed its own line of MagSafe-compatible products that will support the new wireless charging capabilities of the iPhone 12 devices. Today, at the (virtual) 2021 Consumer Electronics Show, the company formally introduced its upcoming products for the first time. The new line includes three MagSafe-compatible PopGrips, an integrated grip wallet and two mounts.

The first of these is the new PopGrip for MagSafe, which is magnetically attached to MagSafe-compatible cases for iPhone 12 devices.

The design of this PopGrip removes some confusion about how a PopGrip (the round, foldable dongle that people normally think of when they think of “PopPockets”) will work with a MagSafe device. Instead of attaching only at the foot of the grip itself, the grip is integrated into a larger base that attaches to the case.

Photo credits: PopSockets

In the meantime, the grip has a replaceable top, so you can change the style of PopGrip whenever you want without having to buy a brand new accessory.

This grip will also be compatible with PopSockets PopMount 2 phone parties, including the new PopMount 2 for MagSafe, introduced today.

PopMount 2 for MagSafe will be launched as two solutions: PopMount for MagSafe Multi-Surface and PopMount for MagSafe Car Vent. As described by their name, both products will attach magnetically to iPhone 12 devices either at home or on the go.

For those who use the new PopGrip for MagSafe grips, they will be able to leave the grip on, and then let mounting magnets attach to the base.

Photo credits: PopMount Multi Surface for MagSafe

Also new is an updated PopWallet + for MagSafe, which is a combination wallet and grip that allows users to carry up to three cards and now attaches magnetically to MagSafe-compatible phones for iPhone 12 devices. The wallet has an elastic sock so you can pull out your cards without having to remove the wallet from the back of the device, and it now contains a shield to protect your credit card from magnetic damage. The grip here is also interchangeable.

Photo credits: PopSockets

Photo credits: PopWallet + for MagSafe

There are also two versions of PopGrip Slide available. One, the PopGrip Slide Stretch will have expanding arms that attach mechanically to the sides of most phones, including iPhone 12 cases. You can slide this handle to the bottom of the phone to act as a standing stand or to attach MagSafe accessories without having to remove the handle.

Photo credits: PopGrip Slide Stretch for MagSafe

PopGrip Slide for iPhone 12 is basically the same thing, but designed to fit Apple Silicone covers to iPhone 12 devices, more specifically.

Among the first of the new accessories to hit the market are PopGrip for MagSafe and PopWallet + for MagSafe in the spring of 2021.

PopGrip Slide Stretch will be launched on March 21 on PopSockets.com and at selected destinations before a wider rollout. PopGrip Slide launches May 1 on PopSockets.com and in Apple Stores. And PopMount for the MagSafe line will be launched in the summer of 2021.

The company also announced a few other non-MagSafe products, including PopGrip Pocketable, that streamline the grip when it collapses so that the surface becomes flat; PopGrip Antimicrobial, which has a built-in silver-based treatment for protection; and PopSockets x SOG PopGrip Multi-Tool, created in collaboration with SOG Specialty Knives, which includes a PopGrip with a detachable multi-tool.

The company did not share an exact time frame for these products in addition to “early 2021”.


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