MagSafe Duo Charger video shows off accessory ahead of release

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A video has surfaced that allegedly shows a MagSafe Duo Charger being used, in what could be the first hands-on video for the accessory ahead of its official release.

On Friday, Apple updated its websitewith listings for a number of accessories, including the MagSafe Duo Charger. While shown in the store, the charger, which can be used to recharge the iPhone 12 as well as the Apple Watch, are listed as "coming soon" and lack an official release date.

A video published to YouTube on Friday titled "Apple Magsafe Duo Charger Hand On" appears to show the accessory being opened up and used by an unknown person. The account, "Daily Use OS," has previously published unboxing videos and other MagSafe-connected items, but seems to be the only one to have done so for the MagSafe Duo Charger.

The video guides the viewer through the unfolding of the charger, as well as showing how the Apple Watch charging element can be pushed up from the back of the panel to be used in nightstand mode. The movable puck can also be lowered to charge the Apple Watch while flat.

While the video doesn't offer much in the way of new information, with its functionality previously revealed by Apple itself in its introduction at the October iPhone event, it does at least indicate the MagSafe Duo Charger will be relatively light to carry. The person holding it has little trouble moving it around with their fingers, and though it is magnetically held closed when folded, there's not much resistance when unfolding it for use.

Apple has priced the MagSafe Duo Charger at $129, but the release date is still largely unknown. It is likely to be within weeks, given the online Apple Store listing and the early November approval of the accessory by Korean regulators.