Car mounts are specifically designed to have your mobile device in a place where it can be seen so that firstly it can be used as a mapping device and secondly because of the stringent hands free laws that you can see who is calling and at the same time be able to talk to the person who has called. Once it has been mounted you are also able to touch the screen which allows you to carry out basic commands while you are driving. The smartphone technology is trending to voice commands and having it mounted in front of you will make it a lot easier when you are driving.
Most people will buy a universal cell phone car mount because that way the whole family can use the device and you will not be restricted to use one phone a consideration if you decide to upgrade. You need to consider the type of mounting mechanism the car-mount uses as they vary.
- The car mount will either be a suction type for the windshield or dashboard or will clip onto the front ventilator so it is up to you where you would like to position your mobile device
- Even though the car-mount is universal make sure that it will conform to the size of your phone
- How well it can be adjusted without changing the mounting position in order for you to see the screen clearly
- The materials it is made from and if the hot sun will affect it, especially if it is the suction type.
- The price and quality is a factor that needs to be considered because the cheap models often do not last long.
Eagwell Double Clip 360 Rotating Flexible Car Mount
The Eagwell Double Clip is windshield mounted with a strong double clip to hold your phone firmly and making sure that your phone will not fall off unexpectedly. The clip will open to suit any phone like an iPhone 6s, Samsung, LG, Nexus and many others. It is designed with a long gooseneck arm so that you can adjust where the phone is positioned and more importantly so that it is at eye level so that you do not have to look down while you are driving. The strong suction cup design enables you to firmly attach the car mount to the windshield and it is made from heat resistant material. The Eagwell Double clip can also be used in your home on the desk or on the wall.
When using it your home it needs to be a smooth wall for it to work but the long goose neck is very flexible and you can set the phone in the best position to suit your position in the car. It is sold at a very good price of less than $10,00 making it a worthwhile buy.
Zilu CM001 Universal Car Phone Mount
The Zilu CM001 Universal Car Phone Mount is sleekly designed and is one of the best car phone mount available and can be mounted on the dashboard as well as the windshield. The Zilu CM001 is sleekly designed, easy to install and can be adjusted and rotated to the exact position you would like the phone to be. The holder is designed to stretch to accommodate all modern cell phones and it will release the phone with a simple push of the button. The car mount suction cup has been tested to hold 12 lbs making sure that the mounting will hold while you are driving.
The problem with suction mounts is that the surface must be clean and smooth or the car-mount will fall off. The Zilu CMOO1 is well designed and looks attractive in the car and the rubber suction cup can withstand high temperatures and it is a small compact car-mount which is convenient, easy to install and good value for money.
BUDGET & GOOD Universal Smartphones Car Air Vent Mount Holder
The Budget and Good is one of the best car phone mount that clips into the vent of the car. It is made from the latest plastic and rubber materials to ensure that the product will last you a long time and unlike the suction cup types that have a tendency to fall off after a while, the Budget & Good will stay in place until the day you would like to take it off. The car mount can hold phones from 2 inches to 3 inches wide. To release the phone when you need to take it simply push a button and the clamp opens. It has a rubber backing for the phone rest against preventing any scratches.
The only restriction on the vent attachment is that it will fit most car vents but not all and from the reviews, the phone can be adjusted to any angle that you want making your driving that much safer and with it being securely attached is perfect for everyday use especially for taxi drivers.
TaoTronics Car Phone Mount Holder
The TaoTronics Car Phone Mount Holder is designed to attach to the windscreen or the dashboard and a good iPhone 6S car-mount. The suction pad has added gel to increase the suction strength and will attach securely to the windscreen and the dashboard even if the dashboard is slightly textured. After a while, if the suction pad is not working to your satisfaction then simply wipe it clean with warm water, let it dry and it will be like new. The clamp will pretty much hold any cell phone stretching from 1,97” to 3,94” with an added advantage of having a rubber backing to prevent any scratches to your valuable device. Whether you place it on the windscreen or the dashboard you are able to view and access your phone to you like because of the 180-degree arm.
The TaoTronics car phone mount holder has very good reviews and is comparable to the better-known brands and at less than $10,00 is a very good buy.
Nite Ize Steelie Car Phone Mount Kit for Cellphones, Magnetic Dash Mount
This intuitive Nit Ize magnetic car phone mount is easy to install and once it is installed will allow you to mount any cell phone because you are not restricted be any clamps or holding devices, the circular magnet will hold your phone at the angle that you have set it and is strong enough even if there are potholes, speed humps or taking corners at speed. It has a strong magnet and even as a 7-inch tablet car mount it works well and will not release tablet unless you take it off. The Nite Ize is supplied with a car mount kit which makes it easy to install. The base is located on the dashboard with 3M adhesive tape on which one Steelie Ball Mount is attached. The phone can be adjusted to any angle that will suit the driver.
The Nite Ize Steelie can be used as an iPhone 6S car mount and the magnet will not interfere with the navigation of your phone if you are using it as a GPS. This magnetic car mount works well and is good value for money.
WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount Holder
The Wizgear Universal car mount holder is a slim design and clips into the air vent of any car which has the added advantage that your view will not be obscured in any way. The WizGear Universal is a magnetic type phone holder and once it has been clipped into the air vent simply place your phone onto the magnetic plates and it is securely in place. The Wizgear does not have any adjustments or extension arms but you can clip the holder into the air vent at the angle you like. Because there are no clamps it will accommodate all cell phones and serves well as an iPad mini car mount.
The magnets will affect your credit or debit cards and it will be wise to keep them away from the magnet. Apple and other phone manufacturers claim that the magnets will not affect a person’s phone but that is not an opinion everyone has, therefore, you will need to decide how best to mount your phone in your car. The reviews for the WizGear Universal are good and with a price of less than $10,00 well worth considering.
iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Car Mount Holder for iPhone 6s
This new generation iOttie the best iPhone car mount with its extra gel on the suction pad will attach to the dashboard of the car whether it is smooth or textured. This product opens to a width of 3,2 inches which is wide enough and can serve as an iPhone 6 Plus car mount. The one touch system locks and releases your phone with just one touch of the finger. The life of the gel suction pad is infinite if it is not sticking to the dashboard as well as it should clean it with a hot cloth and let it dry and it will be as good as new. The unit comes with a telescopic arm and can be extended for closer viewing while you are driving.
This is a good car mount with the advantage that it will clamp your phone whether it has a cover or not. The sticky gel ensures that mount will not come off but it can leave a ring on your dashboard from the gel. The product is well made and a good cell phone holder and well worth the price of less than $20,00
iOttie Easy One Touch 3
The iOttie 3 comes with improved features and updated spring mechanics. The unit is compact and with an extra inch on the improved telescopic arm making it possible to adjust the holder to a position that the phone is closer to see. The improved gel formula for the pad makes it stable and sturdy on the dashboard and will attach to different surfaces. The iOttie One Touch is perfect as an iPhone 6S plus car mount and will also accommodate the larger iPhone 6 plus as the clamp will extend to 3,5 inches. If you are doing are a lot of driving on dirt roads then the joints on the telescopic arm might need tightening on a daily basis.
The telescopic arm can pivot up or down for a total of 180 degrees and all the knobs and buttons have been designed so that you can adjust them with a few simple turns. Of the iOttie range, the One Touch 3 is better and very reasonably priced at less than $25,00.
TechMatte MagGrip Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount
This is the best iPad car mount and it is a magnetic type smartphone holder which is not limited by clamps and can mount 7-inch tablets as well. The magnets are strong neodymium magnets and create an intense attraction and will suit all smartphones. It can easily be adjusted to the angle that will suit the driver by moving it in any direction and the phone can rotate 360 degrees. It is manufactured from high-quality rubber which guarantees that it will hold firmly in the air vent. The TechMatte MagGrip is a very basic design and has no extra telescopic extension arms or pads that often come loose making it the best device to use as a car mount for your smartphone or tablet.
The unit is supplied with two thin magnetic plates that you put on the inside of your cover making sure that the smartphone can be attached without taking the cover off. The TechMatte MagGrip is the best car mount and with the compact, no frills design will last you a long time and is great value for money.