Best Car Phone Mount for 2024

Best Car Phone Mount for 2024

$50 on Amazon

Premium automatic clamping

iOttie AutoSense Wireless Car Charger

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$32 on Amazon

The upgraded Zeehoo Wireless Car Mount is a great value.

Great value for the feature set

Upgraded ZeeHoo Wireless Car Charger

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$20 on Amazon

The iOttie Easy One Touch 5 retails for less than .

Top Dashboard Phone Mounts Under $25

iOttie Easy One Touch 5 (2nd Gen)

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$31 on Amazon

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Strong magnet with mag safe support

Belkin Car Vent Mount with Pro Mag Safe

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$40 at Best Buy

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Top magnetic car mount with multiple mounting options

Scosche Magic Mount Pro 2

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$20 on Amazon

Awelbuy is a car phone holder base that rotates. Awelbuy is a car phone holder base that rotates.

Affordable collapsible dashboard mount

Awelbuy cell phone holder for cars

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$50 on Amazon

Image of the Belkin Boost Charge Magnetic Wireless Car Charger Image of the Belkin Boost Charge Magnetic Wireless Car Charger

The best magnetic wireless car charger

Belkin Boost Charge Magnetic Wireless Car Charger

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$22 on Amazon

ZealSound Qi-Certified Car Charge Slim Pad Station Dock ZealSound Qi-Certified Car Charge Slim Pad Station Dock

Inexpensive Apple MagSafe Wireless Charger Compatible Mount

Spigen Mag Fit Phone Holder Car Mount

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$17 on Amazon

The Technet Cup phone holder has a flexible grommet. The Technet Cup phone holder has a flexible grommet.

Top cheap cup holder mount with gooseneck

TechNet Cup Phone Holder

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$13 on Amazon

Ainope Mini Fast USB Car Charger Ainope Mini Fast USB Car Charger

Best Fast Charging USB-C Cigarette Lighter Adapter

Ainope Mini Fast USB Car Charger

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The best car phone mount will depend on what you want for your mount. Some prefer to keep their phone down, others want it up on the dashboard because they use it for GPS. It has really cool features available like arms that will open when your phone is close, magnetic holding options and even Apple MagSafe capabilities, making charging easy.

Note that just because a mount offers wireless charging, it doesn't mean there are no wires involved. You'll still need to connect the charger to your car, but you don't need to plug the charger into your phone every time it charges. To get the fastest wired and wireless charging speeds available for iPhones and Android smartphones, you'll need a power adapter that offers fast charging (most fast chargers have a USB-C connection and they can provide at least 20 watts of power).

CNET experts have tested and reviewed all the products on this list in their own cars. We update this roundup periodically as new car phone mounts are released.

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iOttie's “AutoSense” Automatic Clamping Wireless Car Charger with Phone Mount is one of the best out there. Although it is expensive, we have seen some good discounts on it recently. The AutoSense Automatic Clamping Qi Charging Car Phone Mount is available in a dashboard mount version or a CD, cup holder and vent clip version (I tried the dashboard wireless charging mount). This wireless car charger mount has a well-designed telescoping arm and a strong suction cup, and the wireless charging mount feature is compatible with most phone cases. You get 7.5-watt charging for iPhone and 10-watt charging for Android phones, which is considered fast wireless charging.

This Qi wireless charger comes with a dual charging USB cigarette lighter adapter. My only gripe — and it's a minor one — is that the included cable is micro USB and not USB Type-C. Once this Qi charger is plugged into a wireless car charging mount you can basically forget about it, but if the cable accidentally gets unplugged (which it does), the USB to charge phone -C cable is easy to install, especially when you are driving again

If you don't mind going with a no-name brand like ZeeHoo, its wireless car charger has most of the features you'd want to charge a phone, including auto-clamping, a secure suction cup that you Can be installed on the car's air vent, windshield. or dashboard. It has USB-C and up to 15W fast charging for Android phones that support it (iPhones are capped at 7.5W charging). This upgraded version has a sleeker design than the original (see below) and costs about $20 less than the iOttie above. This wireless charger doesn't come with a cigarette lighter adapter — just a USB-C cable.

This wireless car mount charger with auto-sensing telescopic arm is one of the more popular generic wireless car chargers, and the original version I've tried works well overall, safely from my car vent mount. Connects to and instantly charges my smartphone or QI-enabled device. .

Note that to get fast charging, you'll need a power adapter that supports it (not included).

If you don't want wireless charging or a mount with an arm or arms that open automatically, iOttie's tried-and-true Easy One Touch 5 is a solid mount for just under $25. You can pick up a first-gen version of the mount for $23, but this improved model has a telescoping arm.

Belkin's Car Vent Mount Pro with MagSafe isn't technically a charger. This is the only certified mag safe vent mount. Belkin also has one Wireless charging version Of this (it costs $34. Without car charger And $50 along with), but you'll still need to connect a cable to it to charge. The advantage of the wireless version will be that unlike this vent mount, you won't need to plug a cable into your phone every time you want to charge it. I have a USB-C-to-Lightning cable setup in the car for fast charging, but I don't like the extra step of running the cable to charge the phone every time.

All in all, what separates this Belkin from other generic, non-MagSafe certified mounts that look similar (and some even offer wireless charging), is that the Belkin has a strong magnet while these Many of the others do not have vent mounts. If your phone has a MagSafe case, or just a bare new iPhone model, the phone actually sticks to the mount. The clip also secures the mount to your vent and you can rotate the mount from portrait to landscape mode as needed.

I used the Scosche Magic Mount Pro 2 for a few weeks and it has a strong magnet (I have an iPhone 14 Pro with a MagSafe case) and a swing arm to give you some good flexibility for positioning your phone. allows Note that this isn't a wireless car mount, so you'll need to plug a cable into your phone. Its biggest advantage over other magnetic car mounts is the arm design. I use the car vent option but you can mount it on the dashboard. Most people will use the air vent option though.

I installed this phone holder in my car because I didn't want anything sticking out of my dashboard when I wasn't using the holder. It has a clamshell design and you open the top lid and set your phone inside. You can also hold your phone vertically up if you want, but I mainly hold my phone horizontally in the holder. The base rotates, which is nice.

Note that you need a flat dashboard to mount it. It sticks to your dashboard or any flat surface.

Belkin makes one. Mag Safe Car Vent Mount which costs around $40 (see above), and as well Boost Charge Pro ($90), which is certified by Apple and wirelessly charges iPhones at up to 15 watts. While this model — the Belkin Boost Charge Magnetic Wireless Car Charger — only charges iPhones at 10 watts, it's more affordable at about $60. Its USB-C cable is removable (it integrates with BoostCharge Pro) and you get a 20-watt cigarette lighter power adapter. I like a car power adapter with two USB-C ports so a passenger can plug in the cable and charge their phone, but you can choose to add it later.

If you already have Apple's MagSafe wireless charging pick, this Spigen mounting accessory is a good option to bring it to your car. As I said, the MagSafe wireless charger is not included. Neither is a USB-C cigarette lighter adapter. At $22, it's a pretty affordable magnetic mounting accessory.

Note: Be sure to use the correct cigarette lighter adapter to get the maximum 15 watt charging speed. Also, since it relies on the wireless charging pick's magnets to hold your phone in place (a MagSafe case is required if you're using a case), it's not recommended for larger iPhone models. is because it is more likely to slip from the mount. — especially if you bump — because of its weight.

Some people like to mount the phone in a cup holder, but remember that they will take up space in one of your cup holders. While it's fairly common, the TechNet is a good value if you're looking for this type of mount, which has a flexible gooseneck so you can position your phone for better viewing. It also comes with a car vent mount and has a one-touch release mechanism.

Okay, so it's not a wireless charger, but many of the wireless car chargers on this list don't include a cigarette lighter power adapter, so I thought I'd throw this one in at the end. I originally had an Aukey power adapter on this list, but it's out of stock and this low-profile Ainope Mini Fast USB Car Charger offers even faster charging (up to 24 watts) and costs less. It has both USB-C and USB-A ports so you can charge two devices at the same time, but you'd be better off charging one device to get 15 watts of wireless charging.

Note that to get the fastest wired charging for iPhones, you'll need to use a USB-C to Lightning cable. That cable is not included.

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