Belkin’s Car Vent Mount Pro is a sturdy, convenient, and reliable way to mount a MagSafe-compatible iPhone to just about any car — making it one of the best MagSafe accessories on the market. Apple stunned iPhone users with the introduction of MagSafe to their smartphones in 2020, as the feature previously was exclusive to MacBooks in a much different form. Starting with the first-ever MacBooks in 2006 through 2015, a magnetic charging point with automatically-aligning pins powered the company’s laptops. However, the proprietary charger was ditched in 2016 in favor of USB-C ports and would not make a comeback until 2021. When the feature was brought to the iPhone, though, it took a vastly different form — and fostered a network of third-party MagSafe accessories.
The iPhone’s version of MagSafe utilizes the wireless charging capabilities that have been included on the devices for years but adds a magnetic component that keeps a charger aligned. A key disadvantage of wireless charging compared to wired charging is that a wireless charging pad can easily disconnect, leaving a phone’s battery drained. With a MagSafe charger, the pad automatically aligns with the charging coils within an iPhone to ensure it charges properly. Though this feature is useful in itself, it offers a ton of potential for third-party accessory makers. In addition, the ring of magnets inside MagSafe-compatible iPhones can be used in tandem with cases, wallets and stands that can be easily attached and detached.
The selling point of the Belkin Car Vent Mount Pro is that it is specifically designed for MagSafe-compatible iPhones, but it excels at being a great car mount first. Many car mounts, especially those that connect via the car’s heating and air-conditioning vents, are mounted using clunky and brittle adjustment tools. These might include knobs that tighten certain parts of the mount or clamps that hold the mount in place. Belkin’s Car Vent Mount Pro forgoes both of these common options for a rubber attachment method that is both sturdy and clean, blending nicely with the iPhone’s straight and boxy aesthetic. A single piece of rubber can be pushed on a car’s vent and intuitively clamps around the slat without any user involvement.
The MagSafe Car Mount Is Insanely Convenient
That the Belkin Car Vent Mount Pro clips onto a car’s vent slats and is sturdy becomes a huge factor when an iPhone is placed on the mount. Smartphones can cost upwards of a thousand dollars, and the worst-case scenario is that a car mount flies off the vent while driving. As the mount sturdily clips onto a car’s vent slats, a MagSafe-compatible iPhone automatically locks into place when it hovers over the Car Vent Mount Pro. It has a magnetic force that is strong enough to hold the iPhone in place during all kinds of driving, but that is forgiving enough that it is easy to snap the iPhone off when needed. Since an iPhone can be placed on the mount and removed easily, it’s incredibly useful and convenient.
Aside from the mount’s features, its appearance blends nicely with the premium aspects of an iPhone that will likely be placed on the Car Vent Mount Pro. The mount is designed to be completely flat and doesn’t require any protruding clamps or stands due to the magnetic connection method. It is a mix of white, silver and grey — blending in with any iPhone color. The mount is compatible with all MagSafe-compatible iPhones — including the iPhone 12 and 13 lineup — and has been tested by Belkin to work with those devices. As users upgrade their phones to the latest models, it might be time to upgrade their accessories, and the Belkin Car Vent Mount Pro is the perfect MagSafe accessory to mount a smartphone to a car’s vent.