Getting a MagSafe car charger for your iPhone seems like a straightforward process, but the current scene is one of the tradeoffs: there are no complete solutions that can carry and charge your phone wirelessly. And the MagSafe certified to provide power up to 15W. However, manufacturers have found alternative solutions.
First, there is Belkin’s Car Vent Mount Pro, And the only MagSafe certified car holder, costs $ 39.99. Certification does not mean that it brings strength. You’ll need to connect your phone with a Lightning cable (which you’ll need to do anyway for wired CarPlay compatibility). This technically allows you to charge your phone faster than normal wireless charging, but it leaves you stuck with a cable.
Then there is Le MagicMount Scosche, Which provides a 20W car adapter but nothing that can be connected to it. You must present your own MagSafe tweak, which adds $ 39 to the MagicMount price of $ 29.99 to $ 39.99 (which varies by model). While this technically gives you a MagSafe certified install and charge, it’s only because you’re using Apple’s own drive.
Just providing plastic for wrapping around an Apple charger is a popular approach. Amazon is full of BYOP car mounts (bring your own), and we are Also to be seen with Apple Watch charger accessories. It’s a quick and easy way to get a fully certified user experience without waiting for certification (and no Apple Made For iPhone program fees). The downside is that users have to buy two different things.
Finally, there is ESR HaloLock, Which seems to contain everything. It’s one-piece, magnetically holds your iPhone, and allows wireless charging. The only thing missing is MagSafe certification, which means Apple will allow your phone to charge only 7.5W. You will again see a lot of similar products on Amazon, the manufacturer has however copied some MagSafe magnets. It uses standard Qi charger for power. Like disc media, you’ll get most of the features without having to be certified, and the product will be suitable for people who don’t mind fast charging.
This doesn’t mean that our fully third-party MagSafe car mounts won’t show up at some point, just because it may take a while. And considering other ways to get so close to the real deal, you can expect to see a lot more in the meantime.