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CES 2018: Scosche Announces New 'MagicMount Pro' Qi Wireless Charging Accessories

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Scosche today announced new Qi-compatible MagicMount Pro wireless charging accessories that are compatible with the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus.

All of the accessories in the new MagicMount Pro CHARGE line feature the Scosche's MagicMount magnetic mounting functionality, with a 360-degree adjustable cradle that allows them to be mounted in the most convenient position. The MagicMount is designed to mount in cars, on nightstands, on desks, on countertops, and more.


Scosche says the MagicMount Pro products feature 5W or 10W Adaptive Fast Charging for "the quickest charge possible" for all Qi-enabled smartphones. Apple's iPhones use 7.5W charging, however, and compatibility with the faster 7.5W iPhone charging specification is not explicitly mentioned.


There are several vehicle-compatible products in the MagicMount Pro CHARGE family:

[*]MagicMount Pro CHARGE Window/Dash - Designed to stick to a vehicle's window or dash using a suction base.
[*]MagicMount Pro CHARGE Vent - Attaches to the vent in any vehicle and can also be detached to be used as a kickstand to watch videos.
[*]MagicMount Pro CHARGE CD - Mounts in a vehicle's CD slot.
[*]MagicMount Pro CHARGE Surface - Attaches to a vehicle's console using a StickGrip mat.

Each MagicMount Pro product includes an AC wall adapter, a micro-USB charging cord, and two MagicPLATEs with 3M adhesive.

Scosche is also introducing a new Qi Dock Powerbank that's able to charge a Qi-compatible smartphone and a powerbank, which can then be used on-the-go to charge mobile devices.

In its standalone MagicMount series designed for mobile devices like the iPhone, Scosche is debuting new MagicMount ELITE products that combine it's well-known magnetic mounting functionality with a more attractive metal alloy finish. As with the Qi accessories, the ELITE series features several products to meet a range of needs.


Scosche's Qi-based products and its new Magic Mount ELITE line will all be launching in the spring of 2018. More information on the upcoming accessories can be found on Scosche's website.

Article Link: CES 2018: Scosche Announces New 'MagicMount Pro' Qi Wireless Charging Accessories
 

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These are interesting, but they don't really help me at all.

1. My Car (like most) has wired CarPlay...so I'm plugging in my phone in car regardless.
2. Even if it had wireless CarPlay, I'd question the efficiency of Qi charging + CarPlay. As it is with wired CarPlay, I get where I'm going with a fully charged phone. Wonder how that would be different with low-efficiency Qi charging + heavy wireless communication.
 
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C-Dub

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Traditional magnetic mounts rely on a magnetic plate sandwiched beneath a case or utilizes a special case where the magnetics / metals are strategically located, embedded in the case to avoid the Qi coils. I wonder how these work without mentioning any special cases or metal plates?
 
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EatinPonies

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Yeah I'm impressed; how does this work with magnets *and* Qi charging? Maybe Qi in the middle, and magnets on the perimeter? ...With a specific case on your phone with matching parts?
 
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jorkie

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Each MagicMount Pro product includes an AC wall adapter, a micro-USB charging cord, and two MagicPLATEs with 3M adhesive.

I presume the "two MagicPLATEs with 3m adhesive" are how the phone(s) are attached. I never like putting a sticker good enough to hold a phone on the dash on the device. I never trust myself to remove them without damaging anything when it's time to resell. I love the design of these otherwise, and wish there was a clamp option.
 
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roland.g

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These are interesting, but they don't really help me at all.

1. My Car (like most) has wired CarPlay...so I'm plugging in my phone in car regardless.
2. Even if it had wireless CarPlay, I'd question the efficiency of Qi charging + CarPlay. As it is with wired CarPlay, I get where I'm going with a fully charged phone. Wonder how that would be different with low-efficiency Qi charging + heavy wireless communication.
Same here. Unless the power cord plugged into my CarPlay usb jack and provided wireless charging and the CarPlay connection through the wireless charging connection, then no thanks.

Also not interested in adding a plate to the back of my iPhone X Spigen ThinFit case.
 
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Traditional magnetic mounts rely on a magnetic plate sandwiched beneath a case or utilizes a special case where the magnetics / metals are strategically located, embedded in the case to avoid the Qi coils. I wonder how these work without mentioning any special cases or metal plates?
Yeah I'm impressed; how does this work with magnets *and* Qi charging? Maybe Qi in the middle, and magnets on the perimeter? ...With a specific case on your phone with matching parts?

The press release mentions a magnetic plate that you attach to your phone. There are a few companies making something like this (Qi + magnetic dash mount) but the quality of these early manufacturers seems questionable. Instead of a full metal plate they are a big ring or a C shape so that the magnets are on the perimeter of the charging coils, or they offer cases embedded with small neodymium magnets. I have one from Nillkin that I got off Amazon which works well enough but it tends to generate a lot of heat so my iPhone X gets hot on long drives and slows way down.
 
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I don't understand how it works. What does it magnetize to? Do you have to put some clunky magnet permanently on your iPhone?

I have a note 8 with wireless charging and don't even need the metal plates, the phones wireless charging coil is magnetically attracted to the mounting holder magnet and is secure. Don't need a case over the phone and sticks perfectly.
 
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Relentless Power

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I have a note 8 with wireless charging and don't even need the metal plates, the phones wireless charging coil is magnetically attracted to the mounting holder magnet and is secure. Don't need a case over the phone and sticks perfectly.

That sounds much more convenient already than having any separate cases attached. And I don't prefer cases to begin with either.
 
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Nunyabinez

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I have a magnetic mount on my windshield and if I put the magnet inside of my case so that it will hold the phone, then my qi charger at home doesn't work. So, I had to make the decision to either "wirelessly" charge or put my phone in the mount.

Obviously they have designed it so that their magnet avoids the sweet spot for where the charging takes place.
 
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DTphonehome

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The press release mentions a magnetic plate that you attach to your phone. There are a few companies making something like this (Qi + magnetic dash mount) but the quality of these early manufacturers seems questionable. Instead of a full metal plate they are a big ring or a C shape so that the magnets are on the perimeter of the charging coils, or they offer cases embedded with small neodymium magnets. I have one from Nillkin that I got off Amazon which works well enough but it tends to generate a lot of heat so my iPhone X gets hot on long drives and slows way down.

Yeah I have a Neotrix charging magnetic mount and it's awful. Charges for a couple minutes, then stops, then starts again. It holds on with a large ring that has adhesive to stick to the back of the iPhone. It's thin though, so my case (Apple leather case) still fits fine and you can't see the ring.
 
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Beerstalker

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All these new Qi magnetic mounts/chargers seem to be set up for portait mode only. I prefer Landscape, and wish more things supported it.

That goes for Apple too, why can't the home screen, lock screen, phone app, etc. support landscape?
 
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skys15

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Micro USB? Pathetic. Guess I’ll buy from a different brand. Should’ve used USB-C
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I have a note 8 with wireless charging and don't even need the metal plates, the phones wireless charging coil is magnetically attracted to the mounting holder magnet and is secure. Don't need a case over the phone and sticks perfectly.
Wow. Wish iPhone X was natively magnetic!
 
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ekwipt

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I have one of these (non qi of course) in my vent, it’s a great product. I hadn’t upgraded my iPhone 6 to a iPhone 8 just yet but I’d definitely buy one of the new nes to go along with it
 
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I have a note 8 with wireless charging and don't even need the metal plates, the phones wireless charging coil is magnetically attracted to the mounting holder magnet and is secure. Don't need a case over the phone and sticks perfectly.

I have a lovely case that I am very happy with and can use with my current Chi charger. It would be nice if there were some kind of magnet in the iPhone, but it could cause problems for a lot of people who work in factories or labs.
 
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The...I have one from Nillkin that I got off Amazon which works well enough but it tends to generate a lot of heat so my iPhone X gets hot on long drives and slows way down.

This is the issue - using our phones with the display on all the time and working while we drive starts to generate heat (but normally not too bad, just warm). Inductive charging (thinking of my 8) generates heat, not too bad, just warm. But, put the two together and it may be too much heat.

BTW the worst thing for the battery is, you guessed it, heat. Fast charging isn't bad per se, but the heat generated during fast charging is. Long term having a battery in higher temperatures reduces the capacity (ages) of Li batts much faster than if they were not in heat alot (remembering this from following Nissan Leaf users during their 1st years...those in hot climates lost their capacity much faster than those in cool climates - often summer environment temperatures differences of 20-30f).

We need an advance in battery tech to rid us of this time / environment capacity bleed down.
 
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brucku

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I really want this to work - but I recently bought their first desktop charging stand and it was a no-go. I placed the magnetic plate on my phone and the charging did not work thru it, then I placed the plate at the bottom 1/5th of my phone (like they instructed in the photo/manual) and it "worked" but my iphone 10 was too heavy and landscape rotation didn't work. I really hope they offer a donut looking magnet to allow the charging to work but the "plate" to be evenly spaced inside your case/phone backing.
 
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Hawkeye411

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Has anyone been able to find the MagicMount Pro CHARGE CD mount online anywhere? I can’t seem to find it anywhere. Thanks.
 
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The press release mentions a magnetic plate that you attach to your phone. There are a few companies making something like this (Qi + magnetic dash mount) but the quality of these early manufacturers seems questionable. Instead of a full metal plate they are a big ring or a C shape so that the magnets are on the perimeter of the charging coils, or they offer cases embedded with small neodymium magnets. I have one from Nillkin that I got off Amazon which works well enough but it tends to generate a lot of heat so my iPhone X gets hot on long drives and slows way down.
Had a magnetic mount from Scosche on my iPhone 7 and it started to get super hot to the point it would freeze for some seconds. Did not think it was from the mount because I had starting using glide to communicate and maybe that was the reason, the app being to demanding. A month later my screen failed, just turned blue all the way and never powered up again. Realize that the mount was causing the phone to overheat to the point it damaged the phone so no more sticking things to the back of the phone.
 
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