Scosche’s $79.99 MagicMount CHARGE is the latest in the company’s cool line of MagicMount line of magnetic, cradle-less mobile device mounts, and is designed for vehicles, and homes, and offices.
It’s compatible with the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X and works with Qi-enabled cases, receivers, and battery covers. The CHARGE uses Scosche’s easy-to-install stickGRIP suction base to secure the charger to a dashboard or window. This allows you to keep both hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road while making calls with Siri or while navigating via GPS. And which keeps your smartphone from “jumping off” the base if you have a long, bumpy driveway like mine.
The mount eliminates the need to use a USB cable or plug a mobile device into a car, and features an open design for full access to all controls and ports. Its four-axis adjustable angle allows for different viewing angles, while its lock-nut offers secure positioning.
The versatile mount lets you pick the optimum location to securely mount your iPhone for the best visibility. The MagicMount CHARGE includes a three-foot, 12V car charger, a MagicPlate and MagicPlate Placement Template for the best metal plate placement. The Scosche accessory provides 15W of charging power, which is about three times the amount of power most wireless charging products offer.
However, its magnet could be stronger. iIf you’re using a case and hit a bump, the MagicMount CHARGE and attached iPhone tends to shift slightly and stop charging. Also, you should note that, all companies’ claims to the contrary, wireless charging technology isn’t capable of charging like a wired product can.
That said, the MagicMount CHARGE is a good choice if you’re looking for a wireless docking/charging solution for your car. Plus, it also be used in your home or office as a charging stand, though you’d have to remove it from your vehicle (which I wouldn’t recommend).
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