Nomad MagSafe Mount Stand Review: Holds Your iPhone at a Convenient Viewing Angle while Charging

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The Lowdown

The MagSafe charger is a convenient way to charge your iPhone 12. The Nomad MagSafe Mount Stand makes Magsafe charging more convenient by giving your phone a fixed location on your desk or nightstand and providing a perfect way to view your phone hands-free. Do you need this MagSafe accessory? No, you don’t. But if you want to keep your desk or nightstand clean and organized, you won’t be disappointed.

Overall
4.5

Pros

  • Well-built and solid
  • Fine, black powder coating
  • Has a rubberized, non-slip base
  • Holds your iPhone 12 in portrait or landscape at a convenient viewing level

Cons

  • You’ll need to supply your own MagSafe charger
  • It only holds the iPhone at one fixed angle
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Nomad has been on a roll releasing accessories that work with Apple’s MagSafe Mount. In April, they released a horizontal MagSafe Mount. Reviews were excellent but often included a request — people wanted a vertical version, so they could see their iPhone while it wirelessly charged. The new Nomad MagSafe Mount Stand has just been announced; it allows you to view your mounted iPhone either horizontally or vertically.

Nomad MagSafe Mount Stand

I’ve long been a fan of Nomad’s wireless chargers. Previously, each charger came with Qi charging coils built into the accessories. That meant that, right out of the box, they were ready to keep your iPhone charged.

Nomad’s MagSafe accessories take a different approach and create a base and/or holder for Apple’s MagSafe charger. That means you’ll have to supply your own overpriced Apple MagSafe chargers. That’s not Nomad’s fault, but it is something you will want to keep in mind when considering these new charger mounts.

Nomad MagSafe Mount Stand Review: Holds Your iPhone at a Convenient Viewing Angle while Charging

In this case, Nomad has created a refined, unassuming heavy base that holds an Apple MagSafe charger. As the company explains:

MagSafe Mount Stand is a convenient vertical mount for your MagSafe charging cable. Elevating your charging experience and allowing you to view your phone in either portrait or landscape mode. Perfect for watching YouTube, binging on TikTok, or keeping up on Twitter.

The magnets in the MagSafe charger are strong enough that they will hold any model of iPhone 12 securely in landscape or portrait. And once it gets a grip, the phone stays put.

Nomad MagSafe Mount Stand

The mount is a solid block of aluminum with a black powder coating that looks and feels great. Weighing 21 ounces, it has enough heft that, despite the strong magnetic grip it has on the phone, the stand stays put when you go to pick up your phone. This is aided by a micro-suction pad on the bottom that not only holds the stand down but won’t scratch the surface upon which it is placed.

Nomad MagSafe Mount Stand

The Nomad MagSafe Mount Stand angle isn’t adjustable, but the fixed angle is perfect for viewing emails while working or watching a YouTube video handsfree.

To use the charging stand, you’ll need to thread your MagSafe Charger through the hole in the stand and press the charger into the cutout carved into the stand. From there, it is as easy as connecting the charging cable to your own wall adapter. Once the MagSafe charger is properly seated, it creates a solid charging surface for your iPhone that is as good-looking as it is functional.

Nomad MagSafe Mount Stand

Features Include:

  • Charge in both portrait and landscape orientation
  • Securely holds MagSafe Charger
  • Weighted design (21oz)
  • Works with all iPhone 12 models
  • No-slip grip rubber foot

The MagSafe charger is a convenient way to charge your iPhone 12. The Nomad MagSafe Mount Stand makes Magsafe charging more convenient by giving your phone a fixed location on your desk or nightstand and providing a perfect way to view your phone hands-free. Do you need this MagSafe accessory? No, you don’t. But if you want to keep your desk or nightstand clean and organized, you won’t be disappointed.

I’ll be using the Nomad MagSafe Mount Stand on my desk at work, and I plan to pick up a second one to use next to my bed. If you are all-in with MagSafe, you owe it to yourself to check out this new offering from Nomad accessory.

The Nomad MagSafe Mount Stand retails for $59.95; it is available directly from the manufacturer.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

What I Like: Well-built and solid; Fine, black powder coating; Has a rubberized, non-slip base; Holds your iPhone 12 in portrait or landscape mode at a convenient viewing level

What Needs Improvement: You’ll need to supply your own MagSafe charger; It only holds the iPhone at one fixed angle

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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.