It’s almost magical how an MagSafe iPhone sticks so firmly and easily on magnetic stands and chargers. But your devices don’t actually need to be MagSafe-enabled to enjoy that kind of mount — not if you have the MagEasy FlipMount Magnetic Hoop Stand. It’s MagSafe-compatible, sure, but it also takes older, unmagnetized iPhones, iPads and practically anything else.
That’s because the handy, flexible stand comes with adhesive magnetic hoops — also sold separately — that can make almost any device MagSafe-compatible. Both the stand and hoops are available now in the Cult of Mac Store.
MagEasy FlipMount Magnetic Hoop Stand
The MagEasy FlipMount Magnetic Hoop Stand is great not just for MagSafe iPhones, but for iPads and for most devices smaller than 11 inches.
Even if your device isn’t magnetic, you can use the MagEasy Hoop MagSafe Adhesive Ring that comes with the stand to magnetize it. For example, you could stick it on the back of an iPad Air, a Nintendo Switch controller or an Android phone and they’ll firmly adhere to the stand. And you can buy the hoop separately, too (as described below).
The stand raises the iPad to eye-level and adjustable viewing angle, providing you with an ergonomic posture that is free of neck and spinal strains.
“SwitchEasy’s MagEasy Flipmount Magnetic Hoop Stand is a straightforward, sturdy stand that does what it’s supposed to do,” Cult of Mac‘s 4-star review of the stand said. “It holds up your small-to-medium-sized device and lets you adjust the viewing angle for comfortable use.”
The review also noted the stand is quite flexible to allow almost any viewing angle:
The aluminum-alloy stand has a broad metal base on rubber platform that makes it quite stable on a table. The neck sticking up from the base is on a hinge, so you can move it back and forth to any position. The circular carbon-fiber magnetic platform at the top of the neck is also on a hinge, you can move that, too.
Note that the stand isn’t a charger, but it does include a pass-through slot so connected devices’ cables can trail out the back.
- Adjustable angle and double damping twist for comfortable viewing and easy portability.
- Exclusive hidden cable pass-thru from the back helps keep desk looking tidy.
- Premium materials
- Designed to flatten for easy storage.
- Strong magnet holds your iPhone or iPad firmly.
- Wide compatibility
Where to buy: Cult of Mac Store
MagEasy Hoop MagSafe Adhesive Ring supports MagSafe and Qi wireless charging
And if you have an older, pre-MagSafe iPhone or an iPad (not magnetic), you can make them compatible with any MagSafe accessory using the MagEasy Hoop. It comes with the stand above but is also sold separately.
The stick-on magnetic ring works with all MagSafe accessories and can adhere to almost any device. So you can attach it to an Android smartphone or any tablet that has wireless charging to make it MagSafe-compatible.
The stand review also had praise for the hoop:
One great thing about the stand is your devices need not be MagSafe-compatible. That’s because the included magnetic hoop can stick to almost any device. The hoop sticks magnetically to the stand, along with your iPad or other gadget.
I put the black hoop on the back of my iPad Air and it worked fine. It changes the look of the iPad a bit, adding a back ring around the Apple logo, but that’s no big deal.
- 0.6 mm thin
- Compatible with most smartphones and tablets, including iPhone 14/13/12/11/XS/X/SE/8 series that support wireless charging.
- Compatible with all MagSafe accessories.
- Supports MagSafe and wireless charging.
Note that using the hoop with a case over 2mm thick may inhibit MagSafe compatibility.
Where to buy: Cult of Mac Store