ESR Qi2 15W MagSafe Car Mount Charger review: power your iPhone on the road for less

This magnetic iPhone car charger is much cheaper than the official one. But how good is it? Our ESR Qi2 15W MagSafe Car Mount Charger review answers that question

Hand attaching ESR Qi2 15W MagSafe Car Charger attached to car dashboard
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Despite its affordable price, the ESR Qi2 15W MagSafe Car Mount Charger does a great job of providing fast and reliable wireless charging, while keeping your iPhone 12-15 securely mounted on your dashboard for easy navigation. With its sturdy build, adjustable viewing angles, and strong magnetic hold, this charger offers excellent value overall.


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    Fast wireless charging

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    Secure magnetic lock

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    Easy to mount

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    View phone in portrait or landscape

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    Nice and stable


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    Only for iPhone 12+

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    No 12V adapter

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If you spend a lot of time driving and have an iPhone, then you'll want a charger in your car. That way, you'll never run out of the juice you need for navigation, music streaming, and hands-free calling while you're on the road. 

And if your iPhone is MagSafe compatible (which applies to all models from the 12 series upwards), you'll be tempted by the idea of a magnetic charger. Because quite frankly, it means you can just get in the car, pop your phone onto a magnet, and drive. Which is a lot more convenient than messing about with a bunch of wires. 

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Dimensions‎80 x 80 x 32mm
Connector typeUSB Type C
Compatible withiPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max, iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini
IncludedMagSafe car mount charger, air vent clip, dashboard anchor, 3.3-ft (1m) USB-A to USB-C cable
Input voltage9V
Mounting typeVent or adhesive mount

The Belkin BoostCharge Pro Wireless Car Charger offers the same MagSafe compatibility, the same 15W charging and similar features as the ESR charger on test. Plus unlike the former, it comes with 12V adapter for connecting to your car's cigarette lighter. This, plus the fact that it's Apple-approved and sold by Apple itself may for some make it worth the (significantly) higher price.


If you'd rather get a wired car charger for your iPhone, then the Anker PowerDrive Speed+ 2 is an excellent and affordable alternative. This charger supports Power Delivery 3.0 (PD 3.0) which can deliver up to 30W of power, providing the fastest possible charging speed for your iPhone 12 or later. It also has an additional USB-A port.

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Tom May

Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specializing in art, photography, design and travel. He has been editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. He has also worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, T3, Heat, Company and Bella.