We’ve been big fans of Scosche’s MagicMount systems for iOS devices for a while, and the company has recently released new Pro versions of the mounting system. Three different mounts make up the MagicMount Pro family — Pro Dash ($30), Pro Vent ($30), Pro Window/Dash ($40). Scosche claims the Pro mounts feature magnets which are 30 percent stronger than those featured in the original MagicMount series. There aren’t any major changes in the way the system works, however, so we’d urge you to check out our reviews of the original MagicMount series or MagicMount XL Dash/Window for further insight.
Each Pro mount comes with two magnetic plates (large and small) and two color rings, the latter of which allow users to change the trim of the mount to either silver or black. As before, the magnetic plate can be used in a number of ways — it can be stuck directly onto the back of an iOS device or a case, or it can be placed between a device and its case. The effectiveness depends on the size of your case, so your best setup will vary. That being said, Scosche uses 3M tape on the back of the plates, and it’s strong. So you probably won’t be wanting to remove and restick your plates too often. Pro Vent is made for use in car vents, while Pro Dash and Pro/Window Dash are a bit more versatile when it comes to surfaces — but as the names allude to, Scosche is mostly expecting these mounts to be used in the car. Pro Window/Dash is a bit larger and sturdier compared to Pro Dash (Window/Dash uses a strong sticky suction cup to adhere to a surface) but it costs $10 more. Though there are more competitors now than there were a few years ago, MagicMount Pro is still a top-rate, affordable mounting system from Scosche.