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Scosche MAG12V magicMOUNT™

Powered mount for mobile devices

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Scosche MAG12V

Scosche's magicMOUNT™ makes mounting a smartphone or media device in your car so easy. Plug it into your car's 12-volt power port and you can use the integrated USB port for charging. You'll need to stick the included MagicPlate™ onto the back of your device, but Scosche gives you two ultra-thin sizes that are easy to hide behind a protective case or battery cover. Once you apply the MagicPlate, simply place your device onto the heat/cold-resistant magicMOUNT and it stays put.

The MAG12V's bendable neck and the cradle-free mount allow you to position your device any way you need it for safe interaction in your car.

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Highlights:

  • universal mount for smartphones, MP3 players, and GPS devices
  • plugs into car's 12-volt power port
  • USB port for charging
  • cradle-free design
  • heat/cold resistant
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Note: Scosche DOES NOT recommend using magicMOUNT with devices that have an external hard drive such as iPod Classics, Zunes, etc.

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  • 12V Charger w/ flexible mounting arm
  • Magnetic bracket
  • Large magnetic plate (3M tape)
  • Small magnetic plate (3M tape)
  • Instructions

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Features

Magnetic Smartphone Mount: The Scosche MagicMount is a new magnetic mounting system for conveniently mounting smartphones and more. Just hover your device near the magnetic surface and it instantly locks securely in place. Its sleek cradle-free design uses high-powered magnets to secure your device where you use them most. Place your device at any angle for convenient viewing.

12V Charger: Part of the Scosche MagicMount system is a 12-volt car charger which plugs into your vehicle's cigarette lighter or 12V power port. The 12-volt charger has a USB (type-A) port used to connect your mobile device's USB cable in order to charge the battery of your mounted device. The USB charging port is rated at 7.5W/1.5A.

Installation: This magnetic smartphone system consists of a 12-volt car charger with flexible arm, magnetic bracket, and two magnetic plates. The 12-volt car charger plugs into your vehicle's cigarette lighter or 12V power port. The magnetic bracket mounts to the flexible arm of the 12-volt charger. There are two magnetic plates; one small for smartphones or smaller GPS units, and one large for tablets or larger GPS units. The magnetic plate adheres to the back of your device or case with 3M tape. The other side of the magnetic plate joins to the installed magnetic bracket on the 12-volt charger's flexible arm. Once your mobile device is mounted, you can connect your device's USB cable to the 12-volt charger's USB (type-A) port to charger your device's battery.

Angle Adjustment: Once your device is installed on the MagicMount, you can extend, angle, swivel, rotate, or tilt your device for the best viewing angle.

Compatibility: The Scosche MagicMount system works with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablets, portable GPS navigators, and other compact portable devices.

Note: Scosche does not recommend using the MagicMount for any device with an external hard drive (iPod Classics, Zunes, etc.).
 
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Cant Get Much More Basic Than This.

Written By g00glyeyes, Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, August 12, 2014
 
Honestly, I don't know why I didn't think of this. So easy to use you don't even need instructions. Holds very well, especially with the Pittsburgh roads. I have one in my car and one on my bike.
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