ESR Qi2 MagSafe Car Mount Review: A Practical Upgrade to Clip-Based Car Phone Holders

ESR Qi2 Car Charger Review – Magnet Strong enough for Bumpy Road Trips .

ESR Qi2 car charger

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MagSafe chargers free your iPhone from clunky holders with clips and suction cups, making ESR's Qi2 MagSafe Car Charger a practical and cost-effective way to wirelessly charge your car.

The ESR Qi2 Car Charger secures your iPhone with powerful magnets and a variety of mounting options, including air vents and dashboard. It's ideal for commuters who want to plug their phone into a charger, allowing them to easily view maps, control podcast audio, or use it as a standby clock.

Despite its plastic construction materials, the ESR Qi2 is a durable option that can handle the bumps of everyday driving and then some. It can get warm while charging, but it's affordable and convenient.

Charger review ESR Qi2: Unboxing and First Impressions

ESR's MagSafe Car Mount Charger comes in a fairly compact box that really isn't anything special. The kit includes a basic MagSafe charger, two mounts, a USB-C cable, cleaning wipes, and the usual setup and warranty literature.

Review of the ESR Qi2 car charger – only a few positions, but simple operation.

Everything in the ESR Qi2 MagSafe car charger is plastic, fix the case from the halo and the body itself on both mounts. Despite the huge amount of plastic, the heavy materials make it durable.

We appreciate the presence of the vent and dash mount, with the latter having 3M double-sided tape pre-attached, ready to peel and stick. A 3-foot USB-C cable is included, even though it's pretty standard for chargers, but you'll need a USB-C port within reach for practical dashboard use, or your own charger cord that works in your car.

Each mount uses a ball-shaped mount known as a halo lock, which is inserted into the charger and tightened by turning a screw at the back. Additionally, the charging pad has multiple vents at the bottom that help dissipate heat while charging.

ESR Qi2 charger review: driver-friendly mounting

Two Halo Locks support 360-degree movement, allowing you to find the perfect position for quick access to maps or music. It also helps that the dash mount has a slight curve to make it more driver oriented.

Review of the ESR Qi2 car charger – we prefer the dashboard mount at an angle towards the driver.

The vent mount features a rigid clamp, rubber pads to prevent damage to the vent, and a foldable stand to support your phone at the perfect angle. The Halo Lock allows you to mount the ESR Qi2 car charger to horizontal or vertical air vents.

While installing a vent mount is convenient for those who don't want to attach anything to the dashboard or have the ability to move vehicles, we don't like the idea of ​​a heater warming up our phones while they're charging in the winter. So, for our testing, we mostly used the dashboard mount.

3M tape is a solid gray double-sided tape that easily adheres to a variety of dashboard materials. We were able to clean the plastic dash, remove the sticker from the tape, and glue the mount directly to the dash.

The ESR charger mounts to the dash very securely and shows no signs of falling off during daily city driving, long highway trips, and even some snow storms. It keeps the iPhone away from the vent, but requires sticking something to the dash, and it can still get hot from the sun.

ESR Qi2 charger review: charging your iPhone

We've complained about the flimsy MagSafe magnets used in previous chargers that have come across our desk. The ESR Qi2 MagSafe Car Charger is not one of those chargers as the magnet is strong and leaves no doubt that it will hold your phone securely.

ESR Qi2 Car Charger Review – Blow Up Your Phone with a Heater Using a Vent Mount.

The magnet also allows for standby mode, which we used when we didn't have Maps running. The ESR Qi2 MagSafe Car Charger makes it easy to secure your iPhone and find the ideal viewing position.

The charging pad uses Qi2 wireless charging with a maximum power of 15W, but only works with MagSafe-compatible iPhone 12 or later. It won't work with older devices or the entry-level Apple SE model, but most newer models can charge with an ESR charger.

15W charging won't provide much improvement in battery life unless you have a long commute. However, it will give you the extra power you need in a pinch or prevent your battery from draining quickly when using navigation apps.

ESR Qi2 Charger Review: A Reliable Replacement for Your Old Car Holder and Phone Charger

ESR Qi2 Car Charger brings MagSafe wireless charging to your car with a pair of mounts that make it easy to find the best viewing angles. The magnet is powerful, the materials are durable, and the kit includes a charging cable.

However, the ESR Qi2 MagSafe Car Charger is susceptible to heat, either due to the vent or exposure to the sun for dashboard-mounted iPhones. Wireless charging still requires a charging cable, but wired charging provides much faster charging speeds.

Even so, using an ESR car charger is easy, and holding your iPhone at eye level while using maps or changing songs is much safer. Plus, this car charger retails for less than $30, making it a practical option for all drivers.

ESR Qi2 car charger: pros

  • Reliable materials
  • Strong MagSafe magnet
  • Multiple mounting options

ESR Qi2 car charger: cons

  • Heats up during charging
  • Wired Charges faster.
  • The UBS-C cable may not be suitable for your vehicle.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Where to buy the ESR Qi2 MagSafe car charger

You can buy the ESR Qi2 car charger from the ESR website for $35.99 or Amazon for $22.39.

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