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Topic # 138636 11-Jan-2014 15:41 Send private message

Have an LG G2, looking for something that is sturdy, easy to remove the phone from and will stick to pretty anything and have good reach.

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  Reply # 965146 11-Jan-2014 15:54 Send private message

If you looking for the absolute best on the market have a look at the Ram mounts 

http://www.rammount.com/

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  Reply # 965147 11-Jan-2014 15:54 Send private message

Quite like these CD slot mounts, particularly if you're like me and never use your CD player.

http://www.mountek.com/



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  Reply # 965164 11-Jan-2014 16:37 Send private message

bmoff: Quite like these CD slot mounts, particularly if you're like me and never use your CD player.

http://www.mountek.com/


That's pretty cool. Can you turn the phone so it's facing the driver? Is it stuck facing straight ahead?

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  Reply # 965177 11-Jan-2014 17:28 Send private message

Yes bit limited with the Grip version, more with the Snap. I have both but I mainly use the Snap with a Garmin GPS and the Garmin bracket which fits on the Snap ball.

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  Reply # 965226 11-Jan-2014 20:15

I'm using a cheap universal windscreen mount from Aliexpress: http://m.aliexpress.com/item/1407651699.html

Works well, cheap as chips.

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  Reply # 965237 11-Jan-2014 21:06 Send private message

I use an Exogear Exomount 2 with my Galaxy Note II. Very easy to mount/unmount the phone. Very solid as the suction cup is also a sticky pad, although this could also be a drawback for some. I can quickly rotate the phone between landscape/portrait with a simple twist. By far the best holder I've ever had!!




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  Reply # 965251 11-Jan-2014 22:11 Send private message

I use one of these.  It works very well.

http://www.nokia.com/gb-en/support/product/nokia-universal-holder-cr-122/

It will fit most phones up to about a 4.5 inch screen, the Nokia 920 will just fit, tho more suited the about 4 inch screen size or slightly bigger.




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  Reply # 965305 12-Jan-2014 08:42 Send private message

El cheapo air vent model from The Warehouse, works well. I do keep that vent closed though in case I freeze the phone
I have recently set up Bluetooth to my TomTom and I can handle all calls through that.....so I guess my current mount is my pocket :-)




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  Reply # 965575 12-Jan-2014 17:30 Send private message

Dratsab: I use an Exogear Exomount 2 with my Galaxy Note II. Very easy to mount/unmount the phone. Very solid as the suction cup is also a sticky pad, although this could also be a drawback for some. I can quickly rotate the phone between landscape/portrait with a simple twist. By far the best holder I've ever had!!


Like the look of this one. Does it stick to the DASH ok? generally find that's a non stick surface.

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  Reply # 965629 12-Jan-2014 18:56 Send private message

Kopkiwi:
Dratsab: I use an Exogear Exomount 2 with my Galaxy Note II. Very easy to mount/unmount the phone. Very solid as the suction cup is also a sticky pad, although this could also be a drawback for some. I can quickly rotate the phone between landscape/portrait with a simple twist. By far the best holder I've ever had!!


Like the look of this one. Does it stick to the DASH ok? generally find that's a non stick surface.

Various pictures around the web certainly show it mounted to a dash and I guess the sticky pad would help no end with this. I mounted mine on the windscreen back in June and it hasn't moved since!




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  Reply # 965866 13-Jan-2014 09:21 Send private message

I've tried several methods. Windscreen is too far away and too hard to get the cheapo stickers to stick well. Tried Velcro on smooth vertical surface on fascia. Was pretty good until going away in summer I found the heat caused the Velcro glue to melt so the GPS slid down!! I also had the screen go 'funny' with the heat. Came back OK when it cooled down a bit.

Anyone else had a problem with overheating? Direct sun in a car can be pretty ferocious. Not so bad when moving with the AC on but when parked......

I now use a home built CD mount with a ball joint/clamp attached. The mount is a piece of 60mm wide aluminium sheet with a small upturned edge to fit into the CD slot. It comes out about 30mm then there is a right angle bend downwards for about 50mm. A thin foam pad is glued to the inside of the vertical section which rests on the fascia.

I like the look of the mountek one. The Exogear also looks good if it really does fasten well to a textured surface.




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  Reply # 966001 13-Jan-2014 11:10 Send private message

You leave it in the car when you are parked? Crazy!




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  Reply # 966066 13-Jan-2014 11:56 Send private message

I've got something like this http://www.cbay.co.nz/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=728 'sucked' onto a GPS disc stuck closer to the steering wheel because the windscreen is more than an arms length away in the current car.  Its like a big clothes peg and holds my S4 nicely.  Need 2 hands to install and remove the phone.

Phone wobbles a wee bit if I haven't got the charging lead in (lead contacts another surface in the car making it move very little).  Prior to this I was using the universal Nokia one, which was ok for the 1st fortnight or so but then the ball joint started loosening up and if I hit a bump/pothole the holder would rotate.  The new one hasn't had the same problems.

Other pro of this holder is that the back of the phone is not flush with anything meaning there is ventilation - especially when the fan is going as the bottom corner just covers a bit of the vent causing air to be pushed that way.

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  Reply # 966154 13-Jan-2014 13:59 Send private message

KevinL: I'm using a cheap universal windscreen mount from Aliexpress: http://m.aliexpress.com/item/1407651699.html

Works well, cheap as chips.

looks same as this one on dx
http://dx.com/p/car-windshield-mini-holder-swivel-mount-for-cell-phone-5-0-7-5cm-41529

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  Reply # 966298 13-Jan-2014 16:41 Send private message

After much searching I ended up with one of these.  Really good call quality and offers a charge as fast as a normal wall plug.   Easy to adjust to a new device too.

http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/mobile-phone-accessories/tomtom-handsfree-car-android-dsnz-d4397 

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