CES 2018: Speck Announces New Presidio Mount iPhone Case Designed to Work With Scosche Mounts

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    Speck today announced that it has teamed up with Scosche to create a new Presidio Mount iPhone case that is designed to work with Scosche's lineup of MagicMount magnetic mounts.

    Scosche's magnetic mounts typically require iPhone users to attach metal mounting plates to their iPhones or iPhone cases using adhesive, but the Presidio Mount includes two steel plates that are embedded between the layers of the case.

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    Speck says the metal plates are invisible because they're mounted inside the case, and they've been positioned so they won't interfere with wireless charging.

    Like Speck's other Presidio cases, the Presidio Mount includes two-layer protection that can keep an iPhone from getting damaged from drops up to 10 feet high. The inner layer is made from an impact absorbing rubber Speck calls Impactium, while the outer layer is made from a polycarbonate designed to disperse shock.

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    The Presidio Mount is compatible with all cradle-free Scosche MagicMounts and it will be available for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and later, including the iPhone X. Speck plans to make the Presidio Mount available for purchasein February of 2018 and it will be priced starting at $44.95.

    Article Link: CES 2018: Speck Announces New Presidio Mount iPhone Case Designed to Work With Scosche Mounts
     
  2. Relentless Power, Jan 7, 2018
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    Given the durability and materials used with a 10 foot drop radius, this seems to offer the protection needed, but not sacrificing having a large bulky case to use in return. The only thing I question is the added weight to the case with the metal plates inserted, given the weight of the iPhone X as it is.
     
  3. GrumpyMom macrumors 604

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    My daughter who has a 7 Plus loves Speck cases, but she always makes me be the one to put them on and take them off. They are always a tight fit and make me afraid I’ll damage the phone. They make some beautiful cases, though.
     
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    $45 for a magnet. Don't forget that. Prices of this stuff is really silly. :)
     
  5. Braderunner macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously! People gotta start saying no to these insane prices, or they’re gonna keep skyrocketing for no other reason.
    Or don’t......do whatever you want...it’s a free country? :confused: o_O :rolleyes:
     
  6. HQuest macrumors member

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    First company to offer a wireless charger+magnetic mount will get rich in no time.
    Dang I should hat patented that before posting... :(
     
  7. ckhris1613 macrumors regular

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    Wait... dont u have an iphone x?
     
  8. Peepo macrumors 6502a

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    That price includes the case also.
     
  9. ThatGuyInLa macrumors 6502

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    $45? Apple tax. We’ve always paid more for hardware. Your average Apple customer is middle class or better. Or low income and making stupid financial decisions buying Apple products.
     
  10. Wanted797 macrumors 6502a

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    I know these prices are USD but here in Aus it's not uncommon for standard cases to be around the $30-$50AUD. Around the $80-$100 mark for something like lifeproof or branded cases that have features like this.
     
  11. elmateo487 macrumors 6502a

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    Why advertise something that you can’t buy or preorder?
     
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    Only recently, MR had a partnership with MagBak, which markets a similar concept: case with incorporated metal parts for magnetic suspension. Since the article that spoke about how to win your MagBak, the price on the site never was the full one, which - oh what a coincidence - is 45 USD as well.

    If one cares, the pricing of that one is currently lowered to 39 USD. However, you get some sticky magnets for that price, which means you don't need the mount as is the case in Specks product.

    Good ideas that are well executed can afford to ask more, it's with everything, folks. But let's see how the multiple players cope with each other. Price battles should be encouraged. I guess both brands are similar in specs and quality...?
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    Why question the relevance of an editorial about a product announced on CES 2018?
    Do you likewise question the relevance of the public attention given to car prototypes presented on major car shows? o_O
     
  14. Nuvi macrumors 65816

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    Seriously, if you’re lucky the wireless charging won’t be effected much. But I’ll bet this will play havoc on NFC aka problems with Apple Pay.
     
  15. spazzcat, Jan 8, 2018
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    There are a few of them on Amazon.
     
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    Now, that would be top shelf idiocy. I would reckon with the least of a doubt that given the position of both magnets, it will still be compatible with wireless charging. Positioning is identical to MagBak, which is said to be 100% compatible.
     
  17. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    It’s a metal plate not a magnet
     
  18. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Too late. ;)

    Scosche, the very company mentioned in this post already offers such a mount.

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    It's about time someone stepped up with a real case for the X with magnetic compatibility.

    While I get sticking the plate in places where it won't affect wireless charging, having it at either the top or bottom like that is going to cause it to fly off your mount the first time you hit a bump. It definitely won't survive even light offroading.

    I don't understand why they couldn't put a big plate in the middle, like how I modify all of my Spigen cases to use. Not everyone needs or wants a superfluous feature like wireless charging.

    I do wish this was a mod to their Grip cases, though. The regular Presidios are too slick, there's almost no grip at all with them.

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    I cut the TPU in Spigen cases to fit their large rectangular steel plate in, just below the stupid cutout for the Apple logo. If it weren't for that cutout, the plate would go dead-smack center.

    I've been doing this to my 6S Plus, 7 Plus, and SE cases as well. It doesn't affect NFC at all.
     
  20. maflynn Moderator

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    Nice feature, but it's a product that will have a short life span. I mean with the iPhone 8 and X having wireless charging, its not like we'll be seeing that product for current/future models.
     
  21. Supermacguy macrumors 6502

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    Eek I'd feel worried putting a good powered magnet near my phone, even with metal plates.
     
  22. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 68000

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    Why? There's nothing magnetic (aside from the compass chip) inside.

    From personal experience, using the 6-magnet Spigen mount-head, with metal plates dead center or as close to as possible, I've never had an issue.
     
  23. KazKam macrumors 6502

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    You mean that $0.17 worth of molded plastic and rubber around those $0.10 magnets? Cool.
     
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