Car mounts have evolved from bulky devices sticking out of the windshield to sleek, stylish and unnoticeable. The best magnetic car mount combines both a sleek minimal design with magnets strong enough to keep your phone or GPS in place at all time, even on bumpy roads, but not so strong you have difficulties taking your device off with one hand.
Best Magnetic Car Phone Mounts
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Best CD Slot Phone Mount
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What makes a good phone mount?
Even more important than design and portability is the quality of the product, the magnet technology, which is the number one factor when looking for the best mount for your car.
Where is the best place to set up a magnetic phone mount?
There are many places where you can set up your magnetic car mount: in the CD slot, air conditioning vent, on the dashboard or on the windshield.
The best place to set up a car mount really depends on the climate of your area and personal preference. If you live in an extremely hot region (more or less than 100F/37C), the heat from your car, transferred through the windshield will break the bond between the surface and the phone mount. In such case, a CD slot or air vent phone mount is the best choice.
If you are not constrained by the weather, it just comes down to personal preference. The most popular places are the dashboard and the air vent.
The Scosche MagicMount Dash is their flagship product in this category, using high-powered magnets wrapped inside a sleek cradle-free design for seamless integration with your car interior style. It makes use of 3M adhesive technology to secure both the mount on the dash and your phone on the mount.
However, if you live in an extremely hot climate, over 105 Fahrenheit / 40 Celsius for some period of the year then you should consider a car vent mount or CD slot mount.
- Strong hold and fit for any phone with or without a case
- Beautiful design
- Small size
- Many applications (sticks on any flat surface)
- 36 months warranty
- Can unstick in extremely hot temperatures
P.s make sure to give a good clean to the surface you are put it on and wait at least 15min before putting your phone on for the best results
Similarly, if you live in an extremely hot region, consider CD slots or air vent mounts.
- Strong magnetic magnets keep your devices in place
- Ultra compact and sleek design
- Multiple applications (sticks on any flat surface)
- 18 month warranty
Compare to other magnetic phone mounts the Koomus Pro CD-M is not cheap, but you have to consider it require more part for a CD slot car mount. Regardless, the magnets provide a good grip and it looks sleek with a minimalist design which you can’t ignore because you will be looking at it every you get your car for the foreseeable future.
- Strong magnets keep your devices in place
- 360 degree rotating capabilities
- Sleek and minimal design blends in most dashboard
- Easy to setup
- 12 months warranty
- Relatively expensive
One thing most magnetic air vents mount struggle with is to keep a solid grip on air vents, however, this is not the case for this car mount. It will continually provide a tight grid for a foreseeable future unless something unexpected happens.
Mounting your phone in the air vent, especially the middle one, keeps it at arm’s length to change music, take and make calls and more, without having to reach to far allow for a more lay back driving experience. In the design department, the round style will fit most car interior design and the price is another reason to make your decision easier.
Although it doesn’t the 3M adhesive technology (maybe explaining the lower price), the magnets are equality great if not better than the competition.
- Excellent magnets keeps your mobile devices in place
- Great design and build quality
- Cheaper than competition
- Limited applications to car vents only
Although this mount was designed to sustain extreme temperature, If you live in areas where it’s extremely hot some long periods of the year, more or less around 108F/40C (e.g Phoenix, Arizona), please consider the car vent mount or a CD slot mount. It’s not the magnets are not good, in fact they are great (remember that 3M adhesive technology?) but the extreme heat will break the bond from the windshield sticker with the mount arm.
- Great magnet technology
- Clean and sleek design
- Quality materials
- 36 month warranty
- Not ideal in extremely hot climate
Unlike other auto product we review which are very technical such as radar detectors, finding the best car mount for your car shouldn’t be difficult. Once you find the right one, you will not be able to live without one.
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- 1 Best Magnetic Car Phone Mounts
- 2 What makes a good phone mount?
- 3 Where is the best place to set up a magnetic phone mount?
- 4 Final Thoughts