Phone accessories

Moment’s MagSafe iPhone mounts are the future of phone accessories

When Apple announced its line of iPhones with MagSafe in late 2020, it was immediately clear that accessory makers would be clamoring to take advantage of the technology. Unfortunately, the increase in available products has been slower than consumers would probably have hoped, but now they’re coming, just in time for the iPhone 13. Moment began its journey as a mobile photography-focused company. , but has since branched out into other ancillary products. product categories. Here, he takes great advantage of MagSafe to make a tripod, car vent mount, wall mount, and other products with built-in magnets.

The Moment Tripod Mount with MagSafe secures an iPhone 12 with magnets and allows easy transition between portrait and landscape orientations.
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There should be a MagSafe compatible accessory here to satisfy even the harshest critics. Moment has a solid lineup of useful iPhone gadgets in its hands.

MagSafe Moment iPhone Case

Moment makes iPhone cases with built-in MagSafe compatible magnets to make full use of the various mounts and accessories. It’s worth noting that you don’t need to use the company’s case to also use its magnetic accessories.

the Thin case for iPhone 12 Moment’s is made from polycarbonate and Bio-TPU, according to the company’s website. He also mentions that “it is not fully compostable but does reduce the amount of petroleum-based plastic used compared to a standard phone case.”

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Moment’s slim case for the iPhone 12 line keeps bulky material to a minimum while providing durable protection.
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Whether it’s this combination of materials or something else, it feels more plastic than rubbery. This is especially true around the volume and wake buttons. The edges are stiff but beveled to keep them from being extra sharp. This thin case is not as soft as Apple’s silicone case. By contrast, Moment’s case seems a bit more resistant to daily wear and tear, including scratches and discoloration from handling. Its only downside is that it is more expensive than Apple’s silicone case. The Thin Case is a nice looking case that may be a bit hard to justify at its current price of $59.

One of the reasons could be the addition of a lens mount, which is included. Placing the lens cap on the iPhone camera system makes attaching Moment lenses a breeze. You will need to purchase a lens to take advantage of this feature. It is also possible to add a wrist strap through the lower case loop if purchased separately.

Moment MagSafe Tripod Mount

Whether you’re using a MagSafe-compatible case or just using a bare iPhone 12, this could be the first accessory: a circular magnet with a straight line to connect to any 20-quarter-inch tripod. The Moment Tripod mount with MagSafe is simple in appearance – part of the reason for its desirable appeal. The absence of clamps or grips allows the phone to freely rotate from portrait to landscape, or anywhere in between. You will need to already have your own tripod or be prepared to spend upwards of $10 for one. To be clear, this is just the part that connects an iPhone 12 to the tripod.

Although a tripod stand might initially seem less applicable to the masses, think of it as an iPhone stand that could also be used for video calling, playing games, and more beyond photography.

I’ve spent some time using it as a stand for watching videos as well as photography on the iPhone. Combined with the iPhone’s night mode, a tripod can help capture wonderful nighttime images. More light can be captured because the phone is stationary and does not move in your hand.

Night Snapshot
Using a tripod will help photos taken at night to be brighter, sharper and less blurry. This photo was taken using the iPhone’s Night mode with the shutter open for about 30 seconds.
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The magnetism is strong with the mount. I put it on tables and ledges outside. I wore it from the bottom of the frame, and it held. Keeping the iPhone connected has never been a problem for me, nor do I foresee it being a problem for most people.

It’s elegant and simple, but that’s why it’s so wonderful. It works. The Pro Tripod Mount with MagSafe costs $60 and comes with a cold shoe, while the standard version without that extra piece costs $50.

Other MagSafe Phone Mounts & Holders

Beyond the case and tripod, Moment has launched a host of other MagSafe items. These included a car mount, wall mount, cold shoe mount, and threaded mount mount. These are the products that will be more selectively needed. For example, I love the idea of ​​a 3M-backed MagSafe mount for the wall, but picking one spot for it was paralyzing. I wanted it accessible and usable but not overwhelming and unsightly. In the end, I went with a place in the kitchen.

the car vent holder could be a big hit – for people with the right car. None of my vehicles support attaching the vent to the rear, so I haven’t spent that much time using it. I found a car to try it out, and it slips through a vent as expected. The thick rubber slot on the back of the mount should prevent the vent from closing or moving around, but again, the success of this particular accessory will heavily depend on your situation.

The holder with several threaded holes for photo components of different sizes is neat but also probably the narrowest use accessory. It definitely works as expected. I’ve threaded a few items, but that just means there’s not much to say about it.

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The bracket with several threaded holes allows you to add different accessories to the back of an iPhone 12.
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Likewise, if you want to add a cold shoe for a microphone or a battery-powered light, without the tripod extension, that’s also available. This could be a perfect MagSafe accessory for TikTok and YouTube creators. The choice and wide range of uses here are only limited by your imagination.

Will buy Moment.

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