Friday, April 16, 2021

Belkin Car Vent Mount Pro With MagSafe

Nilay Patel:

All of this means I was very excited when Apple added MagSafe charging to the new iPhone 12 line. A series of magnets aligns a wireless charger to the back of the phone, and has enough attachment strength to — yes — hold the phone on a car mount. A dream: you get in the car, seamlessly dink! your phone onto the mount, and drive away, laughing at the suckers fumbling with their cradles and motorized friction arms and other unwieldy ideas.


Unfortunately it has been six months since the iPhone 12 was announced, and there is a pitiful shortage of MagSafe car chargers. In fact, there are no officially-sanctioned MagSafe car chargers. Instead, there is this Belkin Car Vent Mount PRO with MagSafe, which, as the name suggests, allows you to mount a phone to your vents with MagSafe, in, um, a professional way. However, it does not charge your phone.


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I ordered this at the same time as my iPhone 12 mini. I love it. It is very easy to set up the phone in portrait or landscape, very intuitive. It holds the phone very well, never fell. I don't know how it would behave with a heavier phone, but it's holding well onto the vent louvers (in fact, it's hard to take the mount off of the vent). I don't really need the phone to charge, as I do short trips and the phone is very recent, but indeed it's kind of silly that it can't mount and charge...

It's been five and a half months since Apple introduced a completely new charging system, and here I am still moving electricity from point A to point B with a piece of *wire* like some schmuck!

I don't know what the holdup could be. It's not like we're in the middle of a pandemic or anything.

So I bought a MagSafe charging mount like this off newegg and it’s terrible

I think very chargers don’t have sufficient power to charge over MagSafe which is why this product hasn’t been made yet

My phone loses power while navigating with maps on and plugged in

Here is the product for anyone wondering

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