When editor Mike Wuerthele was in a relatively low-speed crash, his iPhone 11 in a MagSafe case designed to add the feature to the older device sprung free. Given that failure, we decided to test the feature with iPhones that have full MagSafe support, with a series of dashboard MagSafe adapters that clip onto a vent.
Now that both the iPhone 12 lineup and the newly-released iPhone 13 lineup support MagSafe, in-car mounts using the technology have risen in popularity. We took four of the most popular ones and subjected them to an impact test to see which ones held our phones safe.
Testing popular MagSafe vent mounts