Scosche MagicMount for MagSafe Charger Review: Keeps Your iPhone Charged and Always Visible

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The Lowdown

The Scosche MagicMount for MagSafe charger is a simple accessory that lets you turn your MagSafe charger into an efficient wireless car charger. It is a bit clunky, and I have some concerns about the reliability of the suction mount. But for under $35, you get a good car solution and a powerful car power adapter. I’ve been using it for the past few days as I’ve driven around town, and it works as promised.

Overall
4.5

Pros

  • Lets you take your MagSafe charger on the road
  • Mounts to the dash or the windshield
  • Head pivots so you can keep your phone in view and your eyes on the road

Cons

  • Using this requires you to provide your own MagSafe charger
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Scosche has released a simple accessory that takes your MagSafe Charger in new directions; the Scosche MagicMount for MagSafe Charger is a unique solution that lets you mount and use your MagSafe Charger in the car. Whether you mount it on your windshield or dashboard, the MagicMount will keep your phone in view and, when you arrive at your destination, fully charged.

Scosche MagicMount for MagSafe Charger

Scosche offers some great mobile tech accessories, and they have jumped on the MagSafe train as well. The Scosche MagicMount for MagSafe Charger is a simple way to use the MagSafe charger you already own in the car.

At $34.99, this mount seems a bit pricey for what you get but, if you want a safe and secure way to be able to see and charge your MagSafe-compatible iPhone in the car, it might be the right solution for you.

Scosche MagicMount for MagSafe Charger

You get a MagicMount MSC Window/Dash car phone holder, 2 cable management clips, a 20W vehicle power adapter, and some instructions in the box. You will need to supply your own MagSafe charging pad.

As Scosche explains:

Our MagicMount MSC Window/Dash car phone holder quickly and easily convert your Apple MagSafe Charger to an in-vehicle hands-free wireless charging iPhone mount

Scosche MagicMount for MagSafe Charger

The MagicMount for MagSafe has a suction cup mount that can secure the product to the window or dash of your car. It can also be used at home so long as you secure it to a smooth surface.

Scosche describes this as a “StickGrip” suction cup thanks to the tackiness of the material that works in tandem with the suction cup to offer a secure installation. I’ve used suction mounts before and have always had a mixed result. They work well but, the summer heat can cause enough expansion that the suction cup loses its grip. I have not encountered this issue yet, but we will see what happens when I use it on a road trip in a few days.

Scosche MagicMount for MagSafe Charger

To use the Scosche MagicMount for MagSafe charger, you first need to install an Apple MagSafe charger. The MagSafe fits securely in the holder, and a channel guide directs the cable down away from the accessory. The cable clips can then be used to keep the cable out of sight and, more importantly, prevent your foot from catching the cable and pulling the entire thing down.

Once installed, the MagSafe charger keeps a tight grip on the iPhone, and the Scosche MagicMount for MagSafe charger keeps the charger in place.

Thanks to the fact that the car phone mount head swivels, you can adjust the viewing angle for comfort and safety once the accessory is installed.

Scosche MagicMount for MagSafe Charger

Since you have to provide your own MagSafe charger, I initially balked at the $34.99 selling price. After all, the Scosche MagicMount for MagSafe charger is just a plastic holder for a BTY MagSafe charging pad.

I’ve changed my opinion somewhat thanks to the included car power plug. I have a drawer full of car power plugs, but this mount includes a 20W USB-C Power Delivery car power (PD) plug that makes it faster and more efficient than the ones I already own. That certainly adds to the value proposition of this accessory. However, if you want to use this at home, you will need to provide your own USB C Wall Adapter.

Scosche MagicMount for MagSafe Charger

The Scosche MagicMount for MagSafe charger is a simple accessory that lets you turn your MagSafe charger into an efficient wireless car charger. It is a bit clunky, and I have some concerns about the reliability of the suction mount. But for under $35, you get a good car solution and a powerful car power adapter. I’ve been using it for the past few days as I’ve driven around town, and it works as promised.

That noted, the real test will come this weekend when we head out on a road trip and will rely on my iPhone for guidance. Although I am not anticipating any issues, I’ll update this review should I run into any.

The Scosche MagicMount for MagSafe Charger retails for $34.99; it is available directly from the manufacturer and other retailers, including Amazon.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample of the Scosche MagicMount MSC Window/Dash Mount Kit for MagSafe Charger

What I Like: Lets you take your MagSafe charger on the road; Mounts to the dash or the windshield; Head pivots so you can keep your phone in view and your eyes on the road

What Needs Improvement: Using this requires you to provide your own MagSafe charger

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.