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    Default Do you recommend using a magnetic phone holder?

    Hi all,

    I've been thinking about changing the setup I have in my car for when I get the 7+ and have a question for you all...

    Currently I use the style of holder that grips the edges of the phone, but I'm looking at the magnetic types now and wondered what your take on them is:

    1) Is it safe, does the magnet not damage the battery?
    2) Will it really hold the phone secure enough?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Phone holder

    Okay so I have one of these. (For my 6splus)

    First off they work great... but... (there's always a butt).

    The metal tab can scratch the back of your phone. I had a fairly tight case and it slid all over the back.

    They come with a double sided adhesive which sticks to your phone and the metal plate which works very well to keep the plate secure...but...
    It is a huge pain to get the adhesive off of your phone.

    Function: Fantastic. I absolutely loved the magnet vs retention

    Looks/aesthetics's: kind of sucks.
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    Default Re: Phone holder

    Magnetic holders won't damage your iPhone. I haven't used any myself but there are a few people around here that use them regularly and like them a lot. They don't work for me though because I don't typically use a case and I really, really don't want a magnetic bracket double-sided taped to my phone and bulging out of the back of it.
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    Default Re: Do you recommend using a magnetic phone holder?

    Thanks guys, hats been helpful. As I use a case generally I'll look for one that has a slim fitting to go on the phone.

    I'll report back once sorted.
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    Default Re: Do you recommend using a magnetic phone holder?

    Magnetic is all I ever use. They are fantastic.
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    Default Re: Do you recommend using a magnetic phone holder?

    Ok, so I've just ordered a cheap one off eBay to see how it goes.

    Are there any brands in particular you'd all recommend?
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    Default Re: Do you recommend using a magnetic phone holder?

    My sister and her husband use the Spigen one and they love theirs.
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    Default Re: Do you recommend using a magnetic phone holder?

    Quote Originally Posted by malt1977 View Post
    Ok, so I've just ordered a cheap one off eBay to see how it goes.

    Are there any brands in particular you'd all recommend?
    Mine is a bracketron. If you had a case with some sort of magnetic metal in the back like steel it would stick. My old note 7 stuck to it without the metal plate and I even had a case on it.
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    Default Re: Do you recommend using a magnetic phone holder?

    I've been using the spigen one for a while now and it's great. Buying another for my 7+
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    Default Re: Do you recommend using a magnetic phone holder?

    There is a great case, called the Dreem Fibonacci that I've been using on my 6S Plus for several months now. The entire back of the case is magnetic and it works unbelievably well with the magnetic mounts. Its also the classiest and nicest case I've ever owned. They are making on for the 7 and 7Plus that should be out in October. If you are using a magnetic mount, I highly recommend it as it eliminates the need to use a magnet in the case or sticking one to the phone. Here is a picture of the case below. It also comes with a folio wallet that works really well too if you choose to use it. There are a variety of colors, of which I prefer the black on black. Below is the dark brown one they offer. They are really great and their customer support is excellent.

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    Default Re: Do you recommend using a magnetic phone holder?

    I used one and it worked great. Held my phone nice and secure even during bumpy rides. Caused no issues with the device. I know have android auto/car play in my car so I don't need it anymore but it worked well for me. Think I paid like $7 for the mount and 4 metal tabs.
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    Default Re: Do you recommend using a magnetic phone holder?

    Quote Originally Posted by donnation View Post
    There is a great case, called the Dreem Fibonacci that I've been using on my 6S Plus for several months now. The entire back of the case is magnetic and it works unbelievably well with the magnetic mounts. Its also the classiest and nicest case I've ever owned. They are making on for the 7 and 7Plus that should be out in October. If you are using a magnetic mount, I highly recommend it as it eliminates the need to use a magnet in the case or sticking one to the phone. Here is a picture of the case below. It also comes with a folio wallet that works really well too if you choose to use it. There are a variety of colors, of which I prefer the black on black. Below is the dark brown one they offer. They are really great and their customer support is excellent.

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    Now THAT is a nice case!
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    Default Re: Do you recommend using a magnetic phone holder?

    If you are fine with bad looks, then okay.
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    Default Do you recommend using a magnetic phone holder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aritra Banerjee View Post
    If you are fine with bad looks, then okay.
    Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean others won't. Sometimes it's best to keep those sort of negative comments to yourself.
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    Default Re: Do you recommend using a magnetic phone holder?

    I have used them in the past, but I did not like the metal plate stuck to the back of my phone. It might not be so bad now that I have a black iP7+ since the plate and back of the phone are both the same color.

    Regardless there was never an issue and it worked great on the Spigen vent mount I used.
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    Default Re: Do you recommend using a magnetic phone holder?

    Well, thanks to the advice I've received here, I've ordered the Spigen mount with the 6 magnets in it. I'll need to modify it so that I can attach it to me Brodit mount which is on the "A" pilar, but this won't be a problem as I've got a good idea of how to achieve it.

    Cheers all for the helpful comments.

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