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Scosche MAG12V magicMOUNT™

Powered mount for mobile devices

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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.

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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.

Note: Scosche DOES NOT recommend using magicMOUNT with devices that have a built-in hard disk drive (HDD) such as iPod Classics, Zunes, etc.

tried other amounts in the past nothing seems to fit until I found this one very easy to use lot of different angles I can turn it to invite having the USB charger port right there. Helpful. Glad to have this piece

Herman, Stockton, CA

What's in the Box:

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

Highlights:

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

Scosche MAG12V magicMOUNT™ Reviews

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(11 Reviews)

Scosche MAG12V magicMOUNT™

Herman from Stockton, CA on 1/21/2017

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tried other amounts in the past nothing seems to fit until I found this one very easy to use lot of different angles I can turn it to invite having the USB charger port right there. Helpful. Glad to have this piece

Pros: Very easy to use very easy to use user friendly

Cons: None

THIS IS THE ONE and ONLY TO BUY...

IT from Duncanville, TX on 12/11/2016

Awesomeness!

Pros: It has everything you need, USB to charge on the go is a huge plus. I use the WAZE map everyday and it eats into your battery...not anymore. GET it for Christmas.

Cons: The blue charge light is bright...I put a piece of black tape over it

Awesome

Anonymous from Hagerstown, MD on 8/31/2016

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Awesome product

Pros:

Cons:

one week charger plug already broken

chris h from havre de grace, Maryland on 10/3/2015

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I fee it should be replace with new one plug tip f use and springs no long er say assembl ed and work

Pros: A pro would be Crutchfield sending me free replacement and I will return pieces

Cons: Please send me a replacement and I will send my broken one

Sick and tired of other cheap cell phone holders

Willy t from New York on 10/3/2015

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This thing is pretty sturdy and I have it in my 2014 Honda oddyssey. Wish it was longer it's a bit short.

Pros: Great build quality, looks like it will last

Cons: Pricey and phone will still turn if plugged in to charger.

Great Product

Shawn from Michigan on 4/20/2015

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Great product love how it holds the phone in a place I can see it clearly and easy access.

Pros: Holds phone very good

Cons: none

Magicmount

Nola G from NOLA on 2/2/2015

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Works very well solidly built worth the money

Pros: Strong magnet flexible neck stays where u put it

Cons: None

Finally something that works

JF from Oklahoma on 11/10/2014

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This is one of the best devices for this use I have ever used! It is attractive. It fits right in with the the decor of my Jeep and give a very stable station for my iPhone. It holds the phone very securely, in a position that can be seen while driving and the charging port is super.

Pros: This the only device I have found the works without blocking the heat/ac vents or requiring gluing something to the dash!

Cons: Wish the stalk could be adjusted for length, but that is minor.

Great for holding any mobile device

Carl from New York on 10/7/2014

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I purchased this to allow me to hold my cell phone, iPod, and GPS. The MAG12V magicMOUNT works perfectly. It only comes with two metal plates, but more are easy to come by. This is a piece of cake to install and it's very solid in the power port. The magnet holds all three devices extremely well with no sliding at all even when there is an attached cord for powering the device... which incidentally, the integrated USB port makes very handy. This is easy to use and works perfectly !

Pros: Easy to use. Does exactly what it's supposed to. Holds all devices securely.

Cons: None

Excellent product to hold your hand held device.

Dennis from Phoenix, AZ on 9/22/2014

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I have tried other devices but the Scosche Magic-Mount is by far the best product that meets my needs. It easily mounts in the cigarette or 12 volt port and actually stays securely in place. The magnet makes it simple to remove and/or adjust the hand held devise (in my case an iPhone) to either a horizontal of vertical position. It is especially handy when using my iPhone GPS APP. I liked this product so well that after trying it out, I immediately placed an order for additional units to be given as birthday or Christmas presents to friends or family members.

Pros: Easy to set up and the magnets do hold my iPhone securely.

Cons: No cons whatsoever.

Cant Get Much More Basic Than This.

g00glyeyes from Pittsburgh, PA on 8/12/2014

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.

Pros: Great Hold

Cons: None Yet

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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 system for any device with an external hard drive (iPod Classics, Zunes, etc.).

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Was looking for a complete system that would be great in the car but also in office and house [ Richard  Aug 21, 2016 ]

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I bought one a couple of months ago or so and love it. I use it in my work truck for my iPhone. It holds it great in all situations. I think it would or sure hold your iPad with no case while you are sitting still or if you are on the highway a lot, but not if you are driving bumpy roads or normal rough grounds. I just don't think that the cigarette lighter can handle it without breaking. That's my two cents and hope it may help you. [ Ben  Jan 15, 2015 ]
I believe it would be able to. You won't want to put the thin magnet under a case though, as that weakens it a little bit. Make sure you can position the stand in a way that the weight of the iPad doesn't cause the stand to flop down (if you can make sense of that). I have my magnet under my iPhone 5s case and I don't see my phone coming detached from the stand ever. [ Spencer  Jan 06, 2015 ]
It holds my iPhone6 just fine. In fact I love it! Now with the iPad I would be a little by leary. What I would be concerned with is where you plug it in. (Cigarette lighter) It needs to be really solid. Even with the iPhone mine rocks a bit when I'm driving. [ Donald  Jan 05, 2015 ]
This will not hold a full size ipad. I tried mounting an iPad 2 and it fell while driving on the freeway. Try an IPad mini it is what I'm currently using and it is holding fine. [ John  Jan 05, 2015 ]
The 'neck' of this is very sturdy and will hold with no problem. The concern I would have, not knowing your exact setup, would be the magnet itself that hold the tablet/phone in place. The 'thicker' your case, the less the magnet will be able to hold. No case. then most likely no problem. but if you have a protective case like otter box or similar, then it won't hold at all. Hope this helps [ Michael  Jan 05, 2015 ]
I have only used it for my I phone, however, I have a friend who bought this and he has used it in his truck with an I pad and he loves it. [ Manuel  Jan 05, 2015 ]
Although the magnet is surely strong enough to support an iPad, I don't think the car lighter plug-in would support the weight. There's a lot of give between the lighter and adapter in my ford, which makes for a somewhat unstable, although manageable, experience with my iPhone 6 Plus. Unfortunately, I don't have any recommendations for your intended purpose. Best of luck. [ Wagon, Chuck C.  Jan 05, 2015 ]

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