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    Default Will magnet mount effect phone, navigation or compass?

    I was looking at this magnetic mount for the car. Cleaver idea, seems like I could slip the metal plate in the back of my case between the phone and the case. Perhaps also a piece of paper to prevent scratches. The thing I'm concerned about is if the magnet will effect navigation especially the compass? I guess it probably uses the GPS more than the compass. Seems to get good reviews and I didn't see anyone complaining about the magnet.

    Amazon.com: iMagnet Cradle-less Magnetic Mount with Quick-snap Technology, Smartphone Car Windshield Dashboard Universal Holder: Cell Phones & Accessories

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    Default Re: Will magnet mount effect phone, navigation or compass?

    Quote Originally Posted by dss2000 View Post
    I was looking at this magnetic mount for the car. Cleaver idea, seems like I could slip the metal plate in the back of my case between the phone and the case. Perhaps also a piece of paper to prevent scratches. The thing I'm concerned about is if the magnet will effect navigation especially the compass? I guess it probably uses the GPS more than the compass. Seems to get good reviews and I didn't see anyone complaining about the magnet.

    Amazon.com: iMagnet Cradle-less Magnetic Mount with Quick-snap Technology, Smartphone Car Windshield Dashboard Universal Holder: Cell Phones & Accessories

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1500_.jpg
    Better yet, will the magnet wipe your phone?

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    Default Re: Will magnet mount effect phone, navigation or compass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Better yet, will the magnet wipe your phone?

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    Shouldn't wipe the phone unless uses a hard drive. One reviewer in Amazon said he ruined his original iPod the one with the small hard drive in it with it. But with all those positive reviews I doubt it would wipe a phone. I might interfere with NFC and wireless charging though. Ideally I would like a dock with both magnets to hold it in place and wireless charging. Palm had a wireless charger with magnets though it didn't sound like the magnets were strong enough to hold it vertically, just strong enough to keep it from sliding off the charger.
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    Default Re: Will magnet mount effect phone, navigation or compass?

    The manufacturers of these products are accounting for magnet interference.

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    Default Re: Will magnet mount effect phone, navigation or compass?

    You already have your answer. The compass would be effected, but the GPS would not care. Unless you use an app that shows your heading from the compass, don't worry about it. My car dock app does, but I rarely look at it as I usually have the GPS or music app on anyway.
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    Default Re: Will magnet mount effect phone, navigation or compass?

    I'm currently using This device Phone Holder for Car Windshield | Cell Phone Windshield Mount | magicMOUNT window | by Scosche and i havnt noticed any issues. I wasnt specifically looking for it but I dont recall my compass on my car dock app having any issues with it. Has been a great purchase IMO as i dont have to change docks if i change phones.
    T-Mobile G1-->Motorola Backflip-->Samsung Captivate-->Motorola Atrix-->Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX-->LG Nexus 4-->Samsung Galaxy Note 2-->Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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    Default Re: Will magnet mount effect phone, navigation or compass?

    I wouldn't take my chances. Magnets mess with the sleep function a lot of times. Besides, sorry to say, but that would look horrible on your dash.
    You have to look for one with shielded magnets, like this one:

    kickstarter.com/projects/1893116150/mount-anything-anywhere-neutron-a-and-neutron-s

    It has a design that limits the magnetism to the plate and it looks way more refined than the cheap-o version you have pictured above.

    Cheers!

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