Scanstrut Rokk Active and Edge, wireless charging and secure phone mount

Ben Stein

Ben Stein

Publisher of, passionate marine electronics enthusiast, 100-ton USCG master.

6 Responses

  1. Looks neat, Ben! I looked at their information on these, but I didn’t see the “compass safe” distance for them? I tried to use a magnetic phone mount for Lesley’s fone a couple of years ago, and it majorly confused the autopilot sensor about 6′ away.

    • Ben Stein Ben Stein says:

      Hartley, I’m not sure about the compass safe distance but do know there’s not a magnet in use to hold the phone in place. I don’t know what sort of magnetic fields might be created by active charging. I just went and put my phone in one of them and the compass (about three feet away) didn’t budge. Hardly an exhaustive test but it’s some data.

      -Ben S.

      • It strikes me that the magnetic disturbance would be there as long as it was powered up – irregardless of whether there was a phone in it. Can you cycle the power to it and see if there is a difference? Thanks!

  2. Hi Ben, will phones in a simple snap-over protective case fit in these mounts?

    • Ben Stein Ben Stein says:

      I keep my iPhone either in the clear case in the pictures or in one of the more streamlined OtterBox cases. It fits in perfectly fine with either but the OtterBox creates more distance between the back of the phone and the charging surface which results in slower charging.

  3. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Cool! Scanstrut just announced a new marine wireless charger design called the Nest, which creates a little pocket shelf meant to keep a phone safe but handy and topped up. Will purportedly ship in late November:

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