Can be viewed in both vertical and horizontal orientations.
No MagSafe charging
The Magnetic Vent Mount is compatible with iPhones equipped with MagSafe, allowing for secure placement in your car. Unlike other mounts that utilize the air vents, Mophie’s product can be effortlessly detached and attached to the vent. Additional payment is required for the version that supports MagSafe charging.
If your car is not new, it does not have CarPlay. You can search for alternative products to upgrade your car’s system, but they may have restrictions or not be worth the cost and effort. Alternatively, you could use the larger screens on Apple’s iPhone Pro models as a navigation and entertainment setup.
Using a car mount to secure your iPhone can be challenging when it comes to attaching it to your vehicle. While many mounts utilize a suction cup to stick to the windshield, they may not always provide a strong enough grip and can fall off during turns. Alternatively, some mounts may be too strong and require significant effort to remove.
The Mophie Magnetic Vent Mount solves this issue by attaching to a ventilation grid. The installation process is straightforward: hook it onto the bracket and tighten the hook. It remains stable and does not obstruct air flow through the vent. The mount is magnetic and compatible with iPhone 12 or newer models. It securely holds the phone, even when we removed it from its case for added safety. Additionally, it is simple to disassemble and transfer to another vehicle.
The iPhone can easily switch between portrait and landscape orientations. Once in the desired orientation, the phone stays steady and allows for a quick glance to the side for orientation while navigating.
If you wish to charge your iPhone while it is mounted, you will need to connect a charger via a cable inserted into the iPhone’s port. Please note that this mount does not support MagSafe charging. However, Mophie does have the Wireless Charging Vent Mount with MagSafe available for $99.95/£76.95. This mount comes with a built-in USB-C cable that can be plugged into a USB-C port (if available in your car), or you can use the included 12-volt charger and plug it into the car’s 12-volt outlet.
Is it worth purchasing?
The Magnetic Vent Mount is designed for use with iPhones that have MagSafe technology, securely holding the phone in your car. Unlike other mounts that cling to the air vents, Mophie’s product can be effortlessly detached and attached to the vent. However, if you want to take advantage of MagSafe charging, you will need to purchase the upgraded model at an additional cost.
This article was originally published on MacWelt and translated by Roman Loyola.