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Old 02-15-2019, 11:45 AM
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You all know me, I ask strange questions. So here goes.

For those of you with aftermarket cell phone mounts, I won't ask for recommendations or ask which is better.

My question is, have you noticed any "damage" cause by certain style of cell phone mounts?

For example. The air vent blades is make of thin plastic. Is it really a good idea to mount there? It may hold it firm when it's new, what about 5 years down the line? The same with the CD slot mounts. Using my finger, I can see the plastic will move if I slide the clip in, and tension of the clip will stretch the plastic. I imagine after 5 years, with the cheap plastic used today, the dash area would start to rattle.

So therefore I'm thinking the "best" place to mount would be the suction cup style mount on glass as the only "damage" it can do is to leave a mark.

What do you think?





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Old 02-15-2019, 12:09 PM
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Is this so you can Facetime/skype while driving?
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Is this so you can Facetime/skype while driving?
Nah IG and FB, "driving drunk at 100mph LOL."
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Nobody in GDD knows these poor struggles you speak of.
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Is this so you can Facetime/skype while driving?
Nope, car does not have Nav.
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I've had zero issues with this one (and even used to use it to hold the ethanol content sensor in my S2000):

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I use this for optimal texting and driving
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:39 PM
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I've had zero issues with this one (and even used to use it to hold the ethanol content sensor in my S2000):

https://www.amazon.com/Kenu-Airframe...gateway&sr=8-4
Yep, this right here. Looks like a generic "stick-on-vent-thing" but it is very good quality. I have two, and had them in for a couple of years now. Doesn't fall off. It is "loose", but allows some movement and mounts the phone basically flush to the vent.

I hate those robot looking arm things. So ugly and bulky.
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Got tired of these plastic holders, got a magnet just with qi charger. The end
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Got tired of these plastic holders, got a magnet just with qi charger. The end
Then you have to permanently stick something on your phone/case/car.
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Ram mount, endless customization options.

You can buy attachments to hard mount, or suction cup.

I think they have roll cage mounts if you need one of those in the Oddy.
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Then you have to permanently stick something on your phone/case/car.
I know, but its a thin magnet, 2 to be exact for samsung s7. Doesn't bother me much. its doing its job and has lasted longer than plastic holders.
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:54 PM
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You know what works even better?

The door pocket, stay off your phone or else Shamoo gonna sticker bomb your non paying attention ***.
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I use this for optimal texting and driving


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Old 02-15-2019, 05:33 PM
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used the vent one for a bit but didn't like how it blocked air flow, wasn't adjustable and the prongs would split the vents apart and i think overtime it would break em. still have the stock headunit in my crv so i use the cd slot type and now my phone sits at perfect eye level. Perfect size and it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb like those other cd slot mounts when the phone isn't mounted. and no, i didn't stick the magnet on the back off my phone, its attached to the inside of the phone case.


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Nope, car does not have Nav.
Buy a separate NAV unit, I was doing what you intend to do but my phone would overheat.
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:09 PM
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Using one of those steel ball and magnet mounts in the 400 and its great. Mounts it right over the climate controls in the center of my dash, within reach of 1.5ft aux and pwr cords (heat shrunk together to keep them from hanging all over the place) for nav and music. My temporary solution till I upgrade to an Android double din.
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I hate vent mounts because every one I've ever used has been crap.


I only use vent mounts because when my battery gets too hot, I can turn the AC on to cool it.

If you've ever used your phone for utility, you'd understand why the battery would get hot.
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I hate vent mounts because every one I've ever used has been crap.


I only use vent mounts because when my battery gets too hot, I can turn the AC on to cool it.

If you've ever used your phone for utility, you'd understand why the battery would get hot.
Have it mounted right in front of the vent, I did that for a time being.
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I had it mounted on vent. Hot day with AC = frosty and condensed phone.
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Oh I like that
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It’s pretty slick from the YouTube videos I’ve seen. You can turn it portrait or landscape. Cheap too.
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Itís pretty slick from the YouTube videos Iíve seen. You can turn it portrait or landscape. Cheap too.
7 inch tablet compatible?
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7 inch tablet compatible?
Oh man, if it were 8" tablet compatible, I'd be all over that.
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