iPhone Xs Max car mount

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I’m hoping someone could help me. My mother is looking for a good car mount for her iPhone Xs Max. Does anyone recommend anything that will fit where the current mount is on the image? It can be a charging one or not. She prefers no arms hugging the phone. So something she can attach fro the back. Other options are welcome.


 

Freakonomics101

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I just bought one that hooks onto the air vent for $5 at Walmart. You have to put a magnetic sticker on the back of the device and it sticks to the mount, very well. Did some research before buying to make sure the heat or air conditioning doesn’t hurt the phone, and it doesn’t. Just for precaution, I diverted the air to come out on the side of the phone. For $5, I’m impressed.

Edit: I can still pay attention to the road while looking at my iPhone. A lot better than picking it up. I use GPS more often than not so the mount will come in handy.
 

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I just bought one that hooks onto the air vent for $5 at Walmart. You have to put a magnetic sticker on the back of the device and it sticks to the mount, very well. Did some research before buying to make sure the heat or air conditioning doesn’t hurt the phone, and it doesn’t. Just for precaution, I diverted the air to come out on the side of the phone. For $5, I’m impressed.

Edit: I can still pay attention to the road while looking at my iPhone. A lot better than picking it up. I use GPS more often than not so the mount will come in handy.
I did find some that go in the vent. But she really wants something that is able to go where the image shows the old mount. If nothing comes up, that’ll be her only option.
 

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I did find some that go in the vent. But she really wants something that is able to go where the image shows the old mount. If nothing comes up, that’ll be her only option.
I think it depends on the material of the dash. Anything with a suction cup won’t stick to mine. It’s more of a leather dash than plastic. Windshields are different with every car. Some mounts don’t do well, some do. But I’d look on eBay for the mount that she desires. When I looked, eBay has a lot of them but went with the Walmart one just so I don’t have to wait for shipping. Amazon is another option but they don’t have as many choices.
 
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Mr Kram

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For a stickie mount, look at iottie. Otherwise, I highly recommend pro clip mounts which attach to the seams in your interior - custom fit to each car.
 
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I use the wireless charging mount/cases from xvida.com. I’ve used their products for a couple of years and been super happy. The XS Max cases ship at the end of Oct. I’m going through withdrawals not having my magnetic charging/mount right now
 

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I’m hoping someone could help me. My mother is looking for a good car mount for her iPhone Xs Max. Does anyone recommend anything that will fit where the current mount is on the image? It can be a charging one or not. She prefers no arms hugging the phone. So something she can attach fro the back. Other options are welcome.
This one.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0754NDNT8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Fast Wireless charges the iPhone XS Max, and holds it great. I bought a Pro Clip and a mount with the iottie and it fits great.
 
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HeadphoneAddict

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I am using a Pitaka case with their Magmount Qi which charges the iPhone Xs Max just fine.

The Magmount QI comes with a choice of vent clip, or the suction cup mount that should fit in the spot (or CD slot mount). Just choose which mount you want, and it's $29 regardless. (I don't know if you can buy extra mounts in a different style.)

https://www.ipitaka.com/products/magmount-qi?variant=4543239684124

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The matching case comes in thin or super protective (still thin) and I got the pro version https://www.ipitaka.com/collections/magcase-for-iphone-xs-compare

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I am using a Pitaka case with their Magmount Qi which charges the iPhone Xs Max just fine.

The Magmount QI comes with a choice of vent clip, or the suction cup mount that should fit in the spot (or CD slot mount). Just choose which mount you want, and it's $29 regardless. (I don't know if you can buy extra mounts in a different style.)

https://www.ipitaka.com/products/magmount-qi?variant=4543239684124

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The matching case comes in thin or super protective (still thin) and I got the pro version https://www.ipitaka.com/collections/magcase-for-iphone-xs-compare

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+1 for the Pitaka MagMount Qi... a few snaps of the MagMount Qi in my Mazda MX-5

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Mr Kram

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Just verified that the pro clip in my Turbo S can withstand a launch good for 2.6 0-60 and 10.6 1/4 mile. :D

 

HeadphoneAddict

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Just verified that the pro clip in my Turbo S can withstand a launch good for 2.6 0-60 and 10.6 1/4 mile. :D

I've only tested my Pitaka Magmount Qi to a redline clutch dump 0-60mph in 4.8 sec with my '17 WRX LTD. But I suspect it would work in your car too.
 

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But it’s magnetic? That’s the only deal breaker for me.
The Magmount Qi grips quite well and holds the phone very tightly. The phone isn't going anywhere. It's the mount that is magnetic, not the case, so you wont wipe your credit cards keeping them next to the phone. I have no trouble charging in the car or at home with my 9W Samsung Qi charger. The OP also wanted suggestions that didn't have arms holding the phone in place.
 

Mr Kram

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The Magmount Qi grips quite well and holds the phone very tightly. The phone isn't going anywhere. It's the mount that is magnetic, not the case, so you wont wipe your credit cards keeping them next to the phone. I have no trouble charging in the car or at home with my 9W Samsung Qi charger. The OP also wanted suggestions that didn't have arms holding the phone in place.
I have a bumper only with glass front and back. I would need the case or a magnet to mount my phone correct? Wireless charging means nothing to me.
 

HeadphoneAddict

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I have a bumper only with glass front and back. I would need the case or a magnet to mount my phone correct? Wireless charging means nothing to me.
If you use your own case with the Magmount Qi, and you did want to charge and keep your own case, then you just need to place two small flat metal plates between the phone and your case, with one above and one below the charging coil inside the phone.

If you want no case, you'd have to attach the metal plates via double sided tape to your phone. These plates come with the $7 generic mag mounts on Amazon, or you could make your own.

I'd still rather use a $10 Amazon clear case than none at all - GLASS backs break. I got one of these and it's almost like having no case and I'm keeping it as a spare case for when I need to go really slim - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G7TMFBK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You could use one larger metal plate if you don't care about charging. Again, you don't need their case, just the metal inside your case, or on the back of your phone, to make it stick to their magnetic mount.
 

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If you use your own case with the Magmount Qi, and you did want to charge and keep your own case, then you just need to place two small flat metal plates between the phone and your case, with one above and one below the charging coil inside the phone.

If you want no case, you'd have to attach the metal plates via double sided tape to your phone. These plates come with the $7 generic mag mounts on Amazon, or you could make your own. I'd still rather use a $10 Amazon clear case than none at all - GLASS backs break.

You could use one larger metal plate if you don't care about charging. Again, you don't need their case, just the metal inside your case, or on the back of your phone, to make it stick to their magnetic mount.
Yeah, don’t have a case, just glass protection. Don’t want to stick a metal piece on the back for aesthetic purposes. And I have other cars with wired car play that make wireless charging moot. In the future, when wireless car play is readily available, I may reconsider.

Pro clip in my wife's SQ5.





FWIW the base and holder is separate. They offer magnetic and wireless charging options also.
 
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HeadphoneAddict

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Yeah, don’t have a case, just glass protection. Don’t want to stick a metal piece on the back for aesthetic purposes. And I have other cars with wired car play that make wireless charging moot. In the future, when wireless car play is readily available, I may reconsider.

Pro clip in my wife's SQ5.





FWIW the base and holder is separate. They offer magnetic and wireless charging options also.
I'm using a Pioneer AVIC W8400NEX head unit with Wireless CarPlay, so the Pitaka charging base is perfect for me (with maestro RR, JL Audio 5-ch amp, 2 pairs of Focal 2-way Speakers, and dual 10" Kenwood subs). The Maestro RR gives me performance gauges, let's me use my steering wheel control and the stock backup cam, and is compatible with my Starlink locator and remote functions.
 
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