The Scosche MagicGrip Charge Qi Mount, on display at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, has neat motorized arms that sense when a Qi-enabled device is aligned over the charging coil and automatically closes.
Once a device is detected, the MagicGrip arms close to securely hold and wirelessly charge the device as you drive. The sensing closure ensures perfect placement for optimum charging and full device visibility.
The charging head of the MagicGrip provides a full 360-degree rotation, allowing you to view the device in landscape, portrait, or any angle in between. With the phone held in place by the arms, it is free of any cables and impediments and can be turned with a light, but distinct dial-like feel.
While the device is held in place by the motorized arms, a thermal management channel is created between the phone and the Qi-charging head. This channel 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.
Qi-certified by the Wireless Power Consortium (WCP), the MagicGrip delivers up to 10W of charging power, supporting Apple and Samsung Fast Charge. Foreign Object Detection is built-in to protect the device by preventing 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 but flashes red to indicate foreign object detection.
The MagicGrip is available in a choice of four mounting options for the home, office, and vehicle, including a dash mount that uses Scosche StickGrip material; vent mount that can be easily moved from one vehicle to another and boasts a patent-pending design to allow unimpeded airflow from the event via anarticulating swing arm; a window/dash StickGrip base for mounting on any flat surface; and the double pivot option for mounting in various places in the car, including tight spots.
The MagicGrip Charge Wireless Charging Mount will be available Fall 2019.