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ant69

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Bump. This is what I’m looking for too. There’s got to be a cheaper alternative to the Belkin stand (which isn’t available anyway)
 

Antomir

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I dont need a charger cause I use CarPlay and its not wireless. Just need a vent holder like my scosche that will hold the phone with the magsafe case on desperately .
So I'm waiting for the Belkin one, but I'm 99% sure I'm gonna have to return it because man is the Pro Max a heavy boy. But anyways, I digress. I saw numerous people on YouTube where they had success with ordinary magnetic vent mounts. Round ones specifically. The magnets were strong enough to work with the ones in the phone and MagSafe cases. Not sure how it holds up over a speed bump though, so keep that in mind.
 

ant69

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So I'm waiting for the Belkin one, but I'm 99% sure I'm gonna have to return it because man is the Pro Max a heavy boy. But anyways, I digress. I saw numerous people on YouTube where they had success with ordinary magnetic vent mounts. Round ones specifically. The magnets were strong enough to work with the ones in the phone and MagSafe cases. Not sure how it holds up over a speed bump though, so keep that in mind.
I used the below on my old phones with a metal plate stuck to a cheap iPhone case. But its not strong enough to hold my 12 pro max. I’m hoping the Belkin has stronger magnets.

 

Jordan921

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Jul 7, 2010
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I used the below on my old phones with a metal plate stuck to a cheap iPhone case. But its not strong enough to hold my 12 pro max. I’m hoping the Belkin has stronger magnets.

Yea I use the Spigen one. But now that I don’t use the magnet spigen supplies the Apple mag safe doesn’t hold on tight enough.
 

sadish

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Nov 16, 2020
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This works perfectly on iPhone 12's with or without any case on them. you do not need to have any metal plate with the phone case.
 
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Jordan921

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This works perfectly on iPhone 12's with or without any case on them. you do not need to have any metal plate with the phone case.
Thank you. Gonna give this a try
 

Jimpilot

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This works perfectly on iPhone 12's with or without any case on them. you do not need to have any metal plate with the phone case.
Wow reviews on the site not very good Specifically magnets are questionable they say
 

ant69

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This works perfectly on iPhone 12's with or without any case on them. you do not need to have any metal plate with the phone case.
hmmm the reviews on the site aren't too promising....
 

lordhamster

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I used the below on my old phones with a metal plate stuck to a cheap iPhone case. But its not strong enough to hold my 12 pro max. I’m hoping the Belkin has stronger magnets.

Just to clarify... I don't think the issue here is the "strength" of the Magsafe magnets, rather the positioning of them. The Magsafe ring of magnets is quite large, so these small old-school mounting magnets can only grab onto one tiny "section" of the Magsafe magnets... thus not providing a good hold.

FYI. Other than the Belkin one apple sells, there are clones on AliExpress. I've not tried them myself, but I can't imagine they can be too bad if they follow the correct magnet geometry. Many of the aliExpress ones have a 7.5 QI capability, but If you don't need it... you could just not plug it in.
 

roland.g

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I ordered the Belkin and it arrived at work (which I am not at) today. I’m not sure it will hold the 12 PM. Especially in my car with any bumpy roads. It’s a tight suspension.
 

tbayrgs

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I have one on preorder from Apple but not optimistic considering the description on Belkin’s website says it’ll support the iPhone 12 or 12 Pro.
 

Waterman316

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I have one on preorder from Apple but not optimistic considering the description on Belkin’s website says it’ll support the iPhone 12 or 12 Pro.
They do mention it’s for the 12pm as well
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ant69

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I’ve had my belkin MagSafe holder a few days now. While it doesn’t feel as strong as say the apple MagSafe charger.... it hadn’t fallen off or moved.... though I have been restraining myself from high G turns and hand brake turns lol. But the LA roads are pretty poor/bumpy.
 

Waterman316

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I’ve had my belkin MagSafe holder a few days now. While it doesn’t feel as strong as say the apple MagSafe charger.... it hadn’t fallen off or moved.... though I have been restraining myself from high G turns and hand brake turns lol. But the LA roads are pretty poor/bumpy.
I got mine today. I drive a 3/4 ton pick up so my ride isn’t quite as smooth as most cars...not complaining about that. It’s nice considering what the truck is. Not sure if I should trust the mount with the 12 pro Max honestly. It feels like a stronger connection between the  silicone case and the mount then it does the naked iPhone. Going naked with my phone for the most part though. Not quite sure what to think just yet. Have you hit any big bumps that make you swear out loud with it yet? Not sure about la roads but Michigan roads are absolutely horrible. Especially in/around the city I’m in.
 

Cruncher

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I received mine today and tried it on a few very bumpy roads. It holds very well. I am using the iPhone 12 Pro 6.1"

I am very happy with it.
 

Jimpilot

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Sep 11, 2014
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Knock offs starting to appear. This one includes charger. I’m sure no more than 7.5 W but still.

I’m considering it, thoughts?

 

roland.g

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Apr 11, 2005
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So I received my Belkin MagSafe Vent Mount.

I was dubious putting a 12 Pro Max with its size and weight on the mount. I put it on my Air Vent and my car has a very tight suspension and I drive it very hard. No amount of road bumpiness or shake was shaking the phone loose from the mount and the mount is on the vent good. I took corners at fast as I could and drove over 100mph and I will use this thing everyday without worry.
 
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Coolio1234

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So I received my Belkin MagSafe Vent Mount.

I was dubious putting a 12 Pro Max with its size and weight on the mount. I put it on my Air Vent and my car has a very tight suspension and I drive it very hard. No amount of road bumpiness or shake was shaking the phone loose from the mount and the mount is on the vent good. I took corners at fast as I could and drove over 100mph and I will use this thing everyday without worry.
Case or no case?
 
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