Scosche seems to know what it's doing when it comes to making wirelessly-charging phone mounts that don't get in the way of your vehicle's climate control vents. In fact, at this very CES, the company extended the MagicMount's utility with new air freshener cartridges that integrate right into the base. Today, though, we come to a little something different: a suction-mounted telescoping arm.
We're talking about the all-new and ever-so-gracefully-named Extendo, whch can be planted to your dashboard, windshield, or other surfaces — Scosche suggests this arm can even be used in your kitchen.
Models will vary on arm lengths and angle ranges, but you might expect to gain anywhere from 5" to 8.5" of clearance and 220° of adjustment. Ultimately, you should be able to cut down on your reach to the dashboard or Formica whether you're the driver, passenger, or chef du jour. Heck, you can even mount your phone next to your shower head for maximum entertainment while you're (Android Police does not endorse this use case).
In any case, the Extendo will come with universal, MagicMount, and wireless charging models starting this spring and going through to summer. Expect to pay anywhere from $25 to $70 depending on which of the nine variants you're looking for.
SCOSCHE® Industries Debuts Nine Extendo Telescoping Phone Mounts for Vehicle and home Use, At 2020 International CES
LAS VEGAS — (Jan. 8, 2020) SCOSCHE® Industries, innovators of award-winning consumer technology and accessories, is pleased to announce a brand-new range of telescoping phone mounts for home, office and vehice use.
Every vehicle and every driver is different and Extendo adjusts to perfectly suit each one. In your vehicle you can mount it to your windshield or dashboard and then extend and angle it until you find your perfect viewing angle, and then use the lock-nuts to secure it in place. You might decide to mount it in the middle of the dashboard where it can be extended to suit either the driver or the passenger.
The Extendo telescoping arm adjusts from just over 5" to just over 8.5" (depending on model), with 220° of angle adjustment. The mounting head on all models rotates on a 360-degree axis, so you can view your phone in portrait, landscape or any angle in between.
For home use you can attach your Extendo to the countertop or backsplash and adjust it so that you can view a recipe, or facetime with a friend, while you're cooking dinner. In the office you can attach the base to your desktop, away from your keyboard and monitor and then simply extend it when you need to use your phone. It's there when you need it but will wait unobtrusively when you don't.
Like all Scosche wireless chargers, the Extendo Charge mounts are Qi-certified by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), so you can be confident your phone is getting the safest and fastest wireless charge it can handle.
Extendo mounts will become available Spring through Summer 2020 and will range in price from $24.99 for Universal and MagicMounts, to $69.99 for advanced wireless charging models.