The best magnetic car mounts for your phones

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Best Magnetic Car Mounts Android Central 2019

It’s pretty much illegal anywhere you go to hold onto your phone while you drive, so not only is a car mount a handy investment, it’s the law! Plain old cradle-and-clamp car mounts can be a big, fat pain, whereas a great magnetic mount makes life so much easier when you’re getting in and out of the car, as you can quite literally grab and go. These are the best magnetic car mounts for your phone!

Why do I want a magnetic car mount?

Qi charging car mounts and more traditional cradle mounts certainly have their place, but the easiest — and arguably the best — mounts on the market right now are magnetic car mounts, which use a metal plate to hold your phone securely in place and out of the way. Compared to standard clamp or cradle mounts, magnetic mounts are:

  • Smaller in size, taking up less room on dash/windshield.
  • Longer lasting than spring-loaded clamps.
  • Easier to hide as most plates can work through a case.
  • Cheaper, as you can mix and match any almost any flat-plate magnetic mounts and plates between brands and stock up when they’re on sale.

The wide compatibility between flat plate mounts is a huge asset, allowing you to mix magnetic mount brands within a multi-car household — or buy cuter magnetic plates. There are tens of thousands of styles on the market, but these are our favorite magnetic mounts and plates.

But what about my wireless charging?

Having anything metal on the back of your phone means that you’re not going to be able to wireless charge while it’s on your phone. Some people get around this by keeping the metal plate in the case and removing the case to wireless charge the phone, but most magnetic mount users charge via wire instead.

There are some magnetic Qi charging car mounts out there that use a big, open magnetic ring to hold the phone in place over the Qi charging coils, but these mounts don’t have the best track record and I’d advise not tempting fate with one at this time. I’m fine sticking to the Trianium magnetic mount and the Spigen Style Ring POP and then just charging up with a cord when on longer trips.

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