Cases and magnetic car mounts

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Ryxmd, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. Ryxmd macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2014
    #1
    I'm using a magnetic car mount and have the metal plate inside my XS Max Apple leather case. I'm wondering if anyone attached the metal plate to any of those thin cases before. Such as the Caudabe Sheath. Did it fit well?
     
  2. jeff_siler macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 4, 2005
    #2
    Does the magnetic plate inside the leather case block wireless charging?
     
  3. dwfaust macrumors 601

    dwfaust

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2011
    #3
    I use the Pitaka MagMount Qi and the MagCase in mt XS Max... the case has built-in metal pates to allow the magnetic mount to work, and it charges perfectly. I have seen references to the 'add on' metal plates for other cases to allow the magnetic mounts to work... but the obvious objective it to NOT block the charging coil with the metal plate,
     
  4. dazz87 macrumors 65816

    dazz87

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    #4
  5. dwfaust macrumors 601

    dwfaust

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2011
    #5
    My guess is that the placement of the metal plate is blocking the connection between the coil on the charger and the charging coil in the phone...
    --- Post Merged, Oct 2, 2018 ---
    It absolutely should work for mounting... but not for wireless charging.
     
  6. dazz87 macrumors 65816

    dazz87

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    #6
  7. Deathshead, Oct 2, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2018

    Deathshead macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    #7
    What a company needs to make is a metal plate that goes AROUND the qi charging coil to not interfere with wireless charging but still able to stick with the magnet mounts. This is how Pitaka cases work, they have 2 half moon shaped plates inside. I would love to be able to use a leather case with magnet mount and working wireless charging and that how it can be accomplished.

    EDIT: Looks like they DO have rings available for to use both wireless charging and magnetic mounts.
    Not sure it would be enough metal to get it to stick through the leather cases though.

    https://www.amazon.com/Neotrix-Wire...rd_wg=lniJY&psc=1&refRID=Z7BYWV6CA4SYN75YBD6T
     
  8. dazz87 macrumors 65816

    dazz87

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
  9. Deathshead macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    #9
  10. theman510 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #10
    I use similar rings and they work perfectly for mounting and wireless charging
     
  11. Deathshead macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    #11
    Stuck to the back to a case or sandwiched in between?
     
  12. theman510 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #12
    Stuck it to the case. I get a new case whenever I get a new phone so it's not an issue
     

Share This Page

11 September 22, 2018