Magnetic mounting, not blocking air vents, and wireless charging — when it comes to phone mounts for cars, you can usually only pick two of those. Scosche has announced a phone mount at CES that aims to include all three of those features — the MagicMount Charge3.

The phone mount clips on to your car's air vents, and has a 360-degree adjustable arm to keep your phone from blocking airflow. The MagicMount sticks to your phone with magnets, and has a 10W Qi wireless charging pad in the middle.

The MagicMount definitely looks like a great way to use your phone in a car, assuming the adjustable arm can handle larger devices. Scosche didn't reveal pricing details, but the mount should become available sometime this spring.

Press Release

LAS VEGAS – (Jan. 8, 2019) –
SCOSCHE® Industries (pronounced sk
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sh/skohsh), innovators
of award-winning consumer technology, powersports and car audio products and accessories,
combined the multi-award-winning design of its MagicMount system with its cutting-edge Qi
Wireless Charging technology. Then, it found a way to make wireless charging a little bit cooler
(literally) with the MagicMount Charge3.
There are many options when it comes to picking a wireless charger, but the latest addition to
the Scosche MagicMount line-up stands head and shoulders above the rest, thanks to its
distinct design and unique functional advantages. First, it is available in a vehicle vent mount.
Vent mounts are popular because they are quick and easy to install, remove, and transfer from
vehicle to vehicle. But, until now they have had one major drawback – they block the airflow
from a vehicle’s vent. On a particularly hot or cold day, that is a big problem. Users need to see
and access their phone, but need that vent to be doing its job of warming or cooling them, as
well.
The Scosche designers took the challenge onboard and created an elegant and adaptable
solution – the MagicMount Charge3 Vent. With a unique open design and an articulated swing-
arm that allows unimpeded air-flow from a vehicle’s vent, this Qi-charging mount also provides
maximum device visibility and maneuverability. The charging head independently rotates 360
degrees with a light, but distinct dial-like feel, free of cables and other impediments, so the
device can be viewed from any angle. The articulated swing arm offers even more positioning
options, including moving the phone completely away from the vent, while still anchored there.
Certified by the Wireless Power Consortium (WCP), the charger delivers up to 10W of charge,
supporting Apple and Samsung Fast Charge. It provides the extra safety protection of Foreign
Object Detection, which prevents charging if something other than a Qi-enabled device is
placed on the charging head. An
ambient light sensing LED light ring illuminates soft blue during
normal charging and flashes red to indicate foreign object detection.
When held in place by the MagicMount Charge3’s 100% device-safe Neodymium magnets, a
thermal management gap is created between the phone and the Qi-charging head. This gap
allows heated air to disperse and be replaced by cooler air during charging. Cooler charging is
safer for the life of the device’s battery, as well as the device itself.
T
he charging mount is built from premium materials, including high-impact Polycarbonate
resulting in a look that enhances any vehicle’s interior. The articulating rotating swing-arm and
the 360-degree rotating charging head deliver a smooth yet tactile feedback experience for the
user as they adjust.
!
The MagicMount Charge3 is available in a choice of four mounting options suitable for home,
office and vehicle:
1.
The MagicMount Charge3 Vent mount is quick and easy to install, remove, and transfer
from vehicle to vehicle.
A patent pending open design allows unimpeded airflow from
your vehicle’s HVAC vent.
2.
The MagicMount Charge3 Dash Mount uses Scosche StickGrip material to provide a
strong hold to dash, table or another flat surface. The 360-degree pivoting base allows
multiple angle options and adjusts to hold firmly once you’ve achieved the desired angle.
3.
The MagicMount Charge3 Window/Dash’s StickGrip base allows you to mount it on any
flat surface at home, in the office, or in-vehicle.
4.
The MagicMount Charge3 Double Pivot option can be mounted in various places in your
vehicle, including tight spaces. With a StickGrip suction-cup base and double-pivoted
base that offers multiple adjustments and viewing options.
The MagicMount Charge 3 will be available Spring, 2019
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Founded in 1980, SCOSCHE Industries is an award-winning innovator of consumer technology
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SCOSCHE develop products that reflect a rich heritage in audio and mobile technologies.
SCOSCHE finds inspiration in the California lifestyle, culture, music and people. These
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offices and vehicles of people in over 50 countries. With over 400 patents/trademarks and
countless industry awards received, it is easy to see why SCOSCHE is consistently at the
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