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mokoshakalaka

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#281151 2-Feb-2021 15:07
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Been browsing on pricespy for a wireless car charger (the ones that clip on the air vents) for my new phone 12 (in a soft case) but there aren't many reviews i can see and they all seem fairly pricey $80 range?

 

If anyone has good / bad experiences / would recommend one, that would be greatly appreciated before i commit to one!

 

Cheers


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  #2645913 2-Feb-2021 15:57
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My wife is using the Belkin one I ordered her from the apple site, I cant say how good or bad it is but it know it works! 

 

Was roughly $50-60~ from memory 


 
 
 

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  #2645917 2-Feb-2021 16:02
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dt:

 

My wife is using the Belkin one I ordered her from the apple site, I cant say how good or bad it is but it know it works! 

 

Was roughly $50-60~ from memory 

 

 

Does your wife's phone have a case? i'm wondering if it charges through the case, thanks!


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  #2646007 2-Feb-2021 16:17
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Yeah she does, it is however a magsafe supported case

 

I think think you'll be sweet as long as your case and the chargers both say they support magsafe 




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  #2646015 2-Feb-2021 16:32
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I have a QI charger for my Samsung phone. QI chargers have a range of 5-6mm, so a thin case is fine, but a wallet-type one probably isn't.

 

A couple of other things:

 

1. My experience is that clipping to the air vents doesn't work very well... the vents flop down and side to side under the weight of the phone, some of them are tapered so the clip doesn't grip well.

 

2. Get a charger you can put your phone into single-handed... I had one that was spring-loaded parallel sides, and it was an irritation. Here's what I have now, and it's great.

 

3. I don't know about magnetic attachment devices... I guess they would work if you had some steel in your dash at a convenient spot.

 

4. I 3D-printed my own mount that goes into a couple of holes in my head unit (so only useful for Peugeot or similar), and that works well. Except I printed in PLA, and it sags a bit on hot days.

 

5. AliExpress has them for about $20, so I wouldn't consider an $80 one.

 

 


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  #2646034 2-Feb-2021 16:54
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If you use your phone for GPS navigation then it gets fairly hot.  If it's in direct sunlight, you have the air con on heat, or are wireless charging it at the same time then it's probably on it's way to a Chernobyl style meltdown.


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