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Video Review: Knomo's Mag Case and Mag Mount Let You Stick Your iPhone Anywhere

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For our latest video review, we went hands-on with the Leather Mag Case and Mag Mount, designed by Knomo. For those unfamiliar with Knomo, it's a site that specializes in high-quality Apple accessories like bags, backpacks, and cases.

Knomo's Mag Case is a slim, leather and polycarbonate case that looks much like any other iPhone case, but it has a steel plate embedded in the back. The steel plate is able to attach to the magnet built into the accompanying Mag Mount piece, which can be placed anywhere in the house via adhesive, letting the iPhone be mounted in a variety of different locations.

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We liked the fit and feel of the Knomo Mag Case, but since it has a minimal design, it offers limited protection from drops and damage. Installed in a car with the Mag Mount, the Knomo Mag Case worked well, holding an iPhone 6s Plus firmly in place.

Knomo's Mag Case and Mag Mount for the iPhone 6s Plus can be purchased from the Knomo website for $49.95. The iPhone 6s version is available for $44.95, and additional Mag Mounts can be purchased for $19.99.

Article Link: Video Review: Knomo's Mag Case and Mag Mount Let You Stick Your iPhone Anywhere
 

Reidan

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This looks like it functions fairly well. But do not like that case very much. I prefer being able to use any case that I already have. Logitech +Drive Magnetic Base works with your existing case. Just slip a paper thin metal plate inside your case. I have used the +Drive with thin leather cases and thick plastic Otterbox Defender cases. Held well with both.
 
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thisisdallas

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Would the case stick to other magnetic mounts? How is the quality of the plastic? Is the magnet strength the fault of the mount or the case? Is the magnet strength really a nonissue? It looked very delicate, especially for use in the car.

I'm really looking to get a nice leather/matte plastic case with minimal logos and designs on the back, but I haven't found one yet. Currently looking at the Nodus cases vs. this one.
 
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shareef777

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Why do I feel that this is an ad masquerading as an article/review, which is getting to become pretty common on MacRumors. $50 for this!? A 2 second search on Amazon will show you a dozen magnets you can get for under $10 that you can use with any case you have/want (which you can also find cases for under $10). This is at most worth $20.
 
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nicho

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Why do I feel that this is an ad masquerading as an article/review, which is getting to become pretty common on MacRumors. $50 for this!? A 2 second search on Amazon will show you a dozen magnets you can get for under $10 that you can use with any case you have/want (which you can also find cases for under $10). This is at most worth $20.

If not an ad, they definitely have someone on staff who loves whoring out the macrumors name in return for free junk. Especially magnetic junk.
 
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MH01

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To me it looks like the magnet strength is a con, review seems to put a positive spin on it. I don't mind the reviews on MR, though I find they are positive .
 
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danielhrch14

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Would the case stick to other magnetic mounts? How is the quality of the plastic? Is the magnet strength the fault of the mount or the case? Is the magnet strength really a nonissue? It looked very delicate, especially for use in the car.

I'm really looking to get a nice leather/matte plastic case with minimal logos and designs on the back, but I haven't found one yet. Currently looking at the Nodus cases vs. this one.

If you are looking for that I found something you might like on Amazon. Look for this: "iPhone 6S Case,iPhone 6 Case,[4.7inch]by Ailun,Soft TPU Bumper&Hard Solid PC Back,Shock-Absorption,Anti-Scratch&Fingerprints Dual-Layer Cover,Siania Retail Package[Black]" it's a slim matte 2-piece cover with no logos and it's about 5 bucks. It doesn't feel cheap made and it has a little bezel that protects the screen a little bit.
I'm using a magnetic mount and they're working great together.
 
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Waxhead138

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I haven't watched the video, can't from work...but as for the magnet strength....I bought a mount w/ magnet from Scosche via Best Buy. That magnet was razor thin, but was designated as a rare earth magnet with superior strength for it's thickness. Not sure if it was just marketing, but I've never had the case w/ magnet drop off the mount (which is mounted to the windshield); I've had it mounted almost a year now. Works well. I think the rare earth thing happens to be true.

For the wireless signal, the above noted equipment has not seemingly impaired my IP6 at all, and the phone remains in the case w/ magnet adhered to the case at all times. I have to admit however I didn't conduct any before / after signal tests, but I don't drop calls and my LTE data speeds are on par with my IP5, which never had this type of equipment attached to it. Wifi at home isn't effected either. This is based on the Scosche version I bought....which also happens to be a bit cheaper, however my mount is designed mostly for a vehicle application, not universal, and comes w/ two thin adhesive mount plates, one small and one large.
 
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7thson

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It's overpriced for sure, but I wouldn't buy it at any price. I don't like cases that don't cover all the edges and that magnet is too small. I made my own cd magnet mount for my truck and use a spigen slim armor with the metal plate between the tpu and the back plate. Works great. Made another mount for my bedside that's clamped to a lamp.
 
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