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PopSockets today announced the upcoming launch of a new line of MagSafe-compatible accessories that have been created to work with Apple's iPhone 12 models. These accessories are designed to be easily removable to allow iPhone 12 devices to charge, as prior PopSocket accessories attached through adhesive.

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PopSockets is unveiling three new grips, a wallet with an integrated grip, and two mounts. The first product, the PopGrip for MagSafe, attaches magnetically to MagSafe-compatible cases for iPhone 12 models. It has a no-slip rubber bottom and it works with the PopSockets PopMount 2 phone mounts.

The PopGrip Slide for iPhone 12 attaches mechanically to the sides of an Apple Silicone case using sliding arms, while the PopGrip Slide Stretch attaches mechanically to most MagSafe-Compatible cases.

PopSockets says that the new mounts will allow PopSockets Grips users to magnetically mount their iPhone 12 devices without moving their grips, and swappable tops are included for customizability.

The PopWallet+ for MagSafe is a customizable wallet that lets users carry up to three cards and it has an integrated grip. It attaches magnetically to the iPhone 12 or MagSafe-compatible cases.

The PopMount for MagSafe includes the PopMount for MagSafe Multi-Surface and the PopMount for MagSafe Car Vent, both of which attach to the iPhone 12 magnetically for mounting purposes. As mentioned above, these mounts allow the PopGrip MagSafe to remain attached.

PopSockets plans to launch the first of its new MagSafe accessories in the Spring of 2021. The PopGrip Slide Stretch will be available on March 21 on PopSockets.com and in Target locations, with the PopGrip Slide and PopMount line launching a bit later.

Article Link: CES 2021: PopSockets Unveils New MagSafe-Compatible Grips
 

macduke

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Based on my experience with Magsafe I'm not sure I would rely on this. Maybe if the rubber bottom keeps it from coming off of contact with the magnets. It would have been better if they used those micro-suction pads that I've seen on other devices such as Apple Watch nightstand mounts. Those things are freakishly good and come off cleanly.

Any news yet on a windshield Magsafe charging mount for the car? I think I saw one that was for vent mounting and it didn't have charging. Vent mounting doesn't work well with the weird vents in my Outback and my iOttie mount doesn't charge my iPhone 12 Pro Max because it's not big enough. Not to mention that when using GPS and BT it only barely trickle charged it.
 
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19callum93

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If they use a similar magnetic structure that’s used in the Belkin car mount, they will be strong enough. The Belkin car mount I have is awesome. Phone does not easily “fall” off at all.
 
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roland.g

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I don't see anything on their site like the picture that uses the oval shape and takes advantage of the lower magnet like the Belkin vent mount. The Belkin vent mount is surprisingly good grip because it is not just the circle.
 
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Ok, obviously there is a market for it, but they still remind me of the towel-holders in my bathroom.
They are great, but not on my iPhone please.
 

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Apart from the freakish look, I tried a Pop Socket at work (we have them as giveaways for some reason) and it’s just weird having a lump on the back of the phone. Removed it after two minutes.
 
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tivoboy

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Not being a pop socket user anyway, there is really no way that I would rely on this to firmly hold onto the phone as one swings a phone around as they do with pop sockets. I've seen videos of how the magsafe certainly works to orient itself and hold pretty firmly onto the phone for charing, I doubt it can be used like this to swing the phone around with a pop socket regular user.
 
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VermontsFinest

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So great!
Now I‘ll be able to remove it residue-free and throw it away!

These things are ugly and people using them (usually girls/women with freakishly long fingernails and with more make-up than skin on their faces) look (and probably are) stupid.

(But I love MagSafe and the possibilities it provides!)
Though I don't use Popsockets, you may want to talk to someone. Have popsockets wronged you in the past?
 

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Apart from the freakish look, I tried a Pop Socket at work (we have them as giveaways for some reason) and it’s just weird having a lump on the back of the phone. Removed it after two minutes.
You made my day. 😉
I never question preferences of others, because we live in a colorful world. Although there are things do not really understand. Like these "lumps". It is then an "ok..." from me.
People are complaining about the bump of the lenses and add this.
 
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Mizouse

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I had one of these before, really useful on taking awkward angle pictures and group selfies. But I really disliked the hump on my phone so I took it off after a year. I do recall thou otterbox(?) made a case that had a recessed area for the socket, but then I'd have a more bulky case.

I wish the article had pictures of the "The PopMount for MagSafe includes the PopMount for MagSafe Multi-Surface and the PopMount for MagSafe Car Vent" as I'm more interested in those.

Mainly looking for a windshield mount for my car.
 
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JPSaltzman

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I don't which is uglier -- the MagSafe attachments, or still having to look at that 3-eyed camera lens/bump that reminds me of the Martians in 1953's The War of the Worlds (still the best version, in my opiion!).
 

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If you're worried about the magnetic strength, there's always this that they also announced:

PopGrip Slide for ‌iPhone 12‌ attaches mechanically to the sides of an Apple Silicone case using sliding arms

They have an older version on the website for curved cases so I suppose these new ones accommodate the new squared off case designs.
 

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So great!
Now I‘ll be able to remove it residue-free and throw it away!

(But I love MagSafe and the possibilities it provides!)
That you dont like then does not mean that people who use them are stpd, i happen to use the otter pop case and i find it very useful, Popsockets has also sent me a few of their poptops and i match them to my outfits, because i actually am a pretty stylish person and have way more stylish things to do then call people who dont use popsockets stpd, and btw since i started using it almost all of my friends strted to use them too, they’re one of those things that are super practical, like a good card holder.
 

alternamelka

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yaaas been waiting for this! Honestly I have no clue how people comfortably use their 12 pro max without a pop socket, and I have huge hands haha
 
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subjonas

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Can’t quite visualize these from the descriptions. Which MagSafe pop socket is pictured? No pics of the other ones yet? I’m still skeptical the pop socket will always be able to stay on when sliding into a tight pocket many times throughout the day. I’d think a magnetic quasi case would be the most secure solution—it would have lips that extend over all the edges of the back of the iPhone so that it can’t slide off but doesn’t wrap around fully to the front of the phone so that it is still mainly only attached by magnet and can still be somewhat easily removed, if that makes sense.

But actually, I don’t need this myself since I use a true one-handed iPhone SE1 haha. I do use two pop sockets on my iPad mini though and find them indispensable.
 
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