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Keep Your Phone Secure When Cruising in Your Vintage Mustang
Scosche MagicMount Pro Keeps Your Smart Phone at the Ready: A simple magnetic device to safely hold your phone in your vintage Mustang
While we know a few technology holdouts that enjoy their flip phones and abstain from texting, for the most part, everyone has a “smart phone” these days. The convenience of a high quality camera, your music collection, and more in the palm of your hand is quite enticing. Adding a direct-fit audio solution to your vintage Mustang with USB and/or Bluetooth connectivity means you can bring your music with you when you drive your vintage Mustang, use Google Maps, or even carry on a phone call hands free. We love to listen to our SiriusXM Radio app on our Samsung Galaxy S6 smart phone, and with the RetroSound stereo we installed a few years ago we can listen directly through our Mustang’s speakers. Plus, the hands-free calling is a nice safety addition (and the only way to fly in those states that make it illegal to hold your phone while driving).
That being said, what do you do with your actual phone? We’ve placed it in our aftermarket console’s cup holder in the past, but that makes answering calls or changing our music selection tough, and a bit dangerous (though we usually try to do so only while stopped at a light). A better solution would be a mounting solution that puts your phone in your line of sight. Most phone mounts either utilize an air-conditioning vent (which admittedly a lot of our vintage Mustangs lack) or a suction cup for the windshield. Even worse, they often are designed with heavy spring-loaded “jaws” to hold the phone, making the installation and removal of the phone a two-handed affair. Now mounting your phone is about to get a whole lot easier.
Vintage Mustang owners will no doubt love the new MagicMount Pro from Scosche. The MagicMount features a strong, yet easy to remove magnetic mount that works with any phone. The magnets, which are safe for modern electronics, are installed in the unit’s base, while the included MagicPlate is installed on your phone—either under the battery cover, between your phone and its case, or directly to the back of the phone. Now, simply place the phone close to the mount and let the magnets take over. Quick, simple, and one handed operation means easy access to your phone. We took a closer look at the MagicMount Pro, test fitting it to our 1966 Mustang (as well as our daily driven 1990 Mustang and the wife’s 2014 Fusion) and came away quite impressed.