Clean, simple design. Strong magnet holds firm over bumps and potholes. Portrait or landscape display, and this magnet will hold your device in place while keeping a wide range of motion, so passengers can use it as well. Versatile design that doesn’t limit to just a mobile device in your vehicle – you could use it for a GPS unit, MP3 player, or at home to hold remotes or devices for charging.
Some phone models can slide and droop. Won’t stick to smooth silicone back of certain mobile devices, so a case is required. Some users report the ball itself can detach.
The very strong, temperature-controlled magnet in this mount works with thin and thick phone cases, without any damage to your phone. Place magnet inside case on back of phone, under wireless charging area if you have a wireless charge phone. Cradle-free for ease of placing, using and removing with one hand. We like the lifetime tech support and 3-year warranty.
Some users report problems with the adhesive that secures the mount to the car/dash not being strong enough, and it may lose sticking power completely in hot weather. Need to use protective film on the back of your device, particularly for wireless charge devices.
Easy, one-hand installation – simply slide into the CD slot and mount your phone. CD slot-mounted phone holders mean your phone isn’t continually subjected to heat from the vents, which can affect battery life. Non-scratching silicone-covered magnet holds your phone snugly – simply attach the magnet to the back of your phone or inside your phone case. Holds even over bumps and during turns. Unobtrusive, clean, non-bulky design. Push and hold the button on top to pull out and remove the mount. This manufacturer also offers other phone mounts for air vents, dashboard, and windshield.
You can’t use it if your car doesn’t have a CD player slot. May not fit all car CD slots. Requires a smartphone case on certain iPhone models.
Easy, basic design allows portrait or landscape usage. Adhere a small metal panel on the back of your device (inside the case if you have one, and at the bottom for devices with wireless charging), push the iOttie into the car’s vent, place device on the magnetic pad and go. 360 degree rotation. Strong magnetic pull holds phone in place even over bumps. Great customer service.
Some models may not clip firmly to vent pieces and may slide back and forth. Magnet on back of phone may interfere with the phone’s GPS/mapping capabilities.
Fully adjustable, landscape or portrait orientation, adjustable to different angles, universal device for all types of devices. We like the extra adhesive tapes and choice of metal plates. Really strong magnet and a fairly small, unobtrusive, clean-looking and easy-to-use design. Because of the adhesive mount for the dash – or any other surfaces, you aren’t stuck with sliding and movement that can happen with vent-mounted magnets.
Requires prep before usage many may skip, leading to inconsistent results. To mount properly, you must first clean and dry the area, make sure the dashboard is not too hot, tear off the film and hold the mount in place for several minutes so the adhesive can properly stick, as well as leave it for 24 hours before actual usage.
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Magnetic Phone Car Mount
This one’s strong, and is the total package, with wipes, adhesive tapes, protective film, and 2 different metal plate sizes for different sized mobile devices. With 4 N50 neodymium magnets, the Sinuoda magnetic mount keeps your phone in place even over very bumpy roads.
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