What you need to know
- ESR has launched the "world's first" MagSafe compatible wireless charging car mount.
- The mount will work with the iPhone 12 and MagSafe compatible cases.
- It is also launching a MagSafe compatible iPhone case.
ESR (opens in new tab), maker of a range of popular Apple accessories, has launched the "world's first" MagSafe compatible wireless charging car mount. The HaloLock Magnetic Wireless Car Charger Mount (opens in new tab) will be compatible with Apple's new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, using either just the phone itself or with a MagSafe compatible case.
ESR CEO Tim Wu says that the company saw an opportunity to bring wireless charging to even more users when Apple announced MagSafe at its "Hi, Speed" iPhone event.
The company says that it plans to expand its HaloLock™ system to its entire lineup of iPhone cases over time.
You can preorder the HaloLock Magnetic Wireless Car Charger Mount for iPhone 12 (opens in new tab) for $39.99 directly through ESR's website. The company says that it will begin shipping the product in November.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
I would be interested to know how well this actually works. How well and strong does it hold the phone? Will it fall off with a decent bump? Also, 7.5W charging is far less than the 15W the phone is supposedly capable of with a magsafe charger...Not sure I would notice or car as on long road trips it'll be enough to keep it topped off as I use it for GPS and such, but shorter trips would benefit from a fast juice. I take issue with them marketing it as "FAST WIRELESS CHARGING"...15W on its own isn't even that fast compared to Samsung's 25W wireless charging
Not sure yet but hopefully we'll get our hands on one soon. As far as fast charging goes, I get that. But for most iPhone users, this is going to be fast charging for them as most are still coming from a 5W charger.
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