I had a regular pop socket before that I really liked but it got in the way of my magnetic car holder and I would have to remove it every time I got in the car, which was a royal pain. With the Coolgrip the magnet is built-in so it pops right onto my mount. As a plus, it attaches to my washer or dryer while folding laundry, the fridge while cooking, etc. I've had it for about a week now and so far it's been great...and to top it off, the design is beautiful! Very much recommend!