Review: iOttie Car Mount for iPhone X & 8 with Qi Wireless Charging

Long ago, I swapped out my dedicated GPS unit in favor of using my iPhone, but I've always been on the lookout for a nice car mount for the iPhone. Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X support Qi-based wireless charging, the Easy One Touch Wireless Fast Charging Dash & Windshield Mount ($49.95–$54.95) from iOttie offers flexible mounting options plus built-in wireless charging for the iPhone. There is a quick-release option and when you push the phone into the car mount, it automatically closes using a clever mechanism. There's also an optional "foot" to keep the phone in place.

Related: 5 Fantastic Qi Wireless Charging Stations for Your New iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or iPhone X

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The iOttie car mount has a strong grip on the phone and on the dash or windshield. There are numerous joints to position the mount and your iPhone the way you want, but the real selling point is the integrated Qi wireless charging. To be honest, I wasn't able to get it to charge consistently, in or out of a case, until Apple released iOS 11.2, with support for Fast Charging; so if you're having trouble, make sure you upgrade to the latest version of iOS. Once I did, the iOttie charged my iPhone consistently.

The iOttie car mounts are not just for iPhones. They support numerous phone sizes. They also offer a CD-slot mounted holder and a vent clip holder, both sold separately, so you have a lot of flexibility. I would like to see a cup holder mount option just to keep my stereo and console visible, as well as my windshield. 

Pros

  • Strong grip
  • Flexible and easy to position
  • Integrated Qi wireless charging
  • Supports numerous phone sizes
  • iOttie sells versions for vent and CD-slot mounting

Cons

  • No cup holder mount option

Final Verdict

If you are looking for a car mount for you iPhone X, the mounts from iOttie bend over backwards to accommodate your phone and can even charge it wirelessly.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.