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Hands on: Mofuu is a portable Apple Watch charger for your keychain

By Andrew O'Hara

Leave your bulky Apple Watch charging puck at home and travel lighter with the minute Mofuu portable charger.

A travel hassle

If you travel a lot and own an Apple Watch, you certainly deal with the hassle of coiling up your Apple Watch charging puck and tossing it in your bag. The excessively long cable can be an inconvenience in your bag and hanging around your hotel nightstand when a much smaller cable would do just fine.

Enter Mufoo -- the tiny compact cable that is perfect for charging your Apple Watch on the go.

This charging cable has an Apple-certified Made for Apple Watch charging puck integrated into a small plastic frame. A USB-A cable wraps around the edge of the Mofuu charger for safe keeping, then can be extracted when power is needed.

It would be nice if it was USB-C so it could easily charge on our MacBook Pro, but Apple still prohibits third-parties from creating USB-C Lightning or Apple Watch power cables.

A mini carabiner is also included for affixing to a keychain or the side of your bag. Mofuu is certainly small enough to fit on a keychain without adding too much bulk.

Mofuu is capable of 5W of power, the same as all other Apple Watch chargers so as long as your USB power adapter can handle that low amount, it will charge as fast as the bundled one.

This is especially useful if you travel light and power up your Apple Watch using an external battery pack and want something compact.

Mofuu is a simple product -- just an Apple Watch charging puck in a different form. That doesn't make it any less useful.

Where to buy

Mofuu's Apple Watch portable charger is available for $36.99. It isn't cheap, but it is still a certified cable and they often carry that heftier price tag.

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