One of the biggest drawbacks to vent-mounted wireless chargers is the fact that they can block the airflow coming from a car's vents, whether that be heat on a frigid winter day, or air conditioning during the hot summer months. Scosche's MagicMount Charge3 Wireless Charging Mount aims to solve this issue.
The MagicMount Charge3 employs an open design and an articulated swing-arm that allows unimpeded air-flow from a vehicle's vent. The Qi-charging mount has a charging head that independently rotates 360 degrees, and is free of cables and other impediments, so the device can be viewed from any angle. The articulated swing arm offers more positioning options, including moving the phone completely away from the vent, while it's 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.
The 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 four mounting options, including the vent mount, as well as a dash mount that uses Scosche StickGrip material, window/dash StickGrip base for mounting to any flat surface, and the double pivot option for mounting in various places in a vehicle, including tight spots. The latter comes with a StickGrip suction-cup base and double-pivoted base that offers multiple adjustments and viewing options.
The Scosche MagicMount Charge 3 will be available Spring 2019.