Review: Belkin MagSafe Car Vent Mount Pro [Video]

A little over two months after the release of the new iPhone 12, and we still only have a handful of third-party MagSafe accessories on the market. One such accessory, Belkin’s awkwardly-named MagSafe Car Vent Mount Pro, is now available. While a magnetic car mount seems like a natural fit for the MagSafe ecosystem, is Belkin’s new accessory worth it? Watch our hands-on video for the details.

Car mounts have become pretty much essential for car commuters. And while there are various options out there, they all have practically the same design. Previously, magnetic mounts have been a thing, but those have required adding bulk to your phone.

The streamlined design of MagSafe seems like a perfect fit for a magnetic car mount that doesn’t add needless bulk, but is the MagSafe connection strong enough to withstand the turbulence you encounter while driving?

Video: Belkin Car Vent Mount Pro with MagSafe

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As the name suggests, Belkin’s accessory mounts directly onto your car vent. I usually worry about the lack of grip on the mount, but the silicone tips do a very good job securing itself. 

The build quality isn’t terrible, but it isn’t fantastic either. The design looks like it would be made out of aluminum, but it’s coated plastic. While lightweight, the mount is pretty large due to the MagSafe design. The mount allows for small adjustments, and can also maneuver into landscape mode.