During its second quarter earnings report, Spotify announced that it will discontinue its short-lived Car Thing accessory.
First introduced at CES 2019, the MagicGrip smartphone mount is a wireless charging mount for your vehicle or home. It can sense when a Qi-enabled phone is aligned with its charging coil and automatically closes its arms to hold your phone. It rotates 360° to view your screen at any angle. “Wireless charging is now fast as well as convenient. MagicGrip delivers up to 10W of charging power and supports Apple® (7.5W), Samsung® (9W), and Google® (10W) Fast Charge. It automatically adapts to deliver the fastest charge your phone can safely accept.” There are four mounting options, with the dash mount available for US$69.95.
It’s pretty common for Uber and Lyft drivers to use phone car mounts. We’ve found five of them for you to check out.
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Dr. Mac had tried air-vent iPhone mounts in the past, but they always felt less stable to him than the good, old CD-slot mounts—now he’s found a solution to his iPhone car mount he loves.
LAS VEGAS – At CES this week Scosche was showing off its new Magic Mount Pro CHARGE line of magnetic mounts for use in the car. The new Pro line includes four products: Window/Dash with a suction base, Vent for air vent mounting, Surface for setting on the console with Scosche’s StickGRIP mat, and CD, for mounting inside those CD player slots that we never use anymore. They all combine a neodymium magnetic mount and a 360-degree adjustable cradleless design with Qi charging to truly make for a seamless mounting-and-charging experience. Every product comes with two MagicPLATES to stick to your phone. Included and online templates guide you in placing the MagicPLATES to avoid interfering with the Qi charging coil inside your phone. All are available immediately.
LAS VEGAS – Popular iPhone grip and stand maker, PopSockets, has launched their next accessory: the PopSockets Car Vent Mount. Built to fit into the air vent of your car, this makes it super-simple for any one with a PopSocket on your phone to mount it on your car’s dashboard in one, easy motion. Pricing is US$9.99 and it will be available this week or early next from PopSockets.com or Amazon.
Belkin has a new version of its Car Vent Mount for iPhone (or Android devices). Made with quality materials and redesigned components, this is the first vent mount that Bryan Chaffin has found that works.