Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


MikeAqua

5990 posts

Uber Geek


#196026 16-May-2016 16:49
Send private message

I'm looking for a quality suction mount phone cradle.  I've tried a few cheapies. 

 

They all hold the phone, but I haven't yet found one that attaches to the (Pajero) windscreen well. 

 

(Yes, I've tried cleaning the windscreen with  alcohol first).





Mike


Create new topic

Stu

Stu
Hammered
5498 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1553643 16-May-2016 17:06
Send private message

I use Exogear on my dash. The dash is textured and it stays put. Can't see why it won't stick to glass. Waiting for the ExoMount 3 Qi.





Keep calm, and carry on posting.


JaseNZ
1931 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1553644 16-May-2016 17:08
Send private message

Do you have a CD player in the vehicle.

 

This could be worth a look I am looking at buying one for my car as well, hell of a lot better than stuck to the windscreen.

 

 

 

http://radmo.co/





Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding : Ice cream man , Ice cream man


 
 
 
 


Yabanize
2276 posts

Uber Geek


  #1553692 16-May-2016 19:44
Send private message

An Uber I rode in had his stuck to his car radio screen (Pretty sure it was a touchscreen)


ArcticSilver
691 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1553724 16-May-2016 21:27
Send private message

MikeAqua:

 

I'm looking for a quality suction mount phone cradle.  I've tried a few cheapies. 

 

They all hold the phone, but I haven't yet found one that attaches to the (Pajero) windscreen well. 

 

(Yes, I've tried cleaning the windscreen with  alcohol first).

 

 

Did you wet the back of it before sticking it on? 

 

I've had a few and haven't had problems with them falling off.  


richms
23592 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1553739 16-May-2016 21:49
Send private message

Ive had a suction cup on the screen of the car for ages - was just a cheapie mount that I use to hold the dash cam since the supplied mount broke on it.





Richard rich.ms

PhantomNVD
2621 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1553746 16-May-2016 22:02
Send private message

I got a 3sixt phone cradle from PB for about $10 in a recent special. Hold my iPhone 6 easily and actually resists pulling the phone without releasing the clamp first! Sucker has a 1/4 screw-in tighten and will NOT come loose from the screen.

Highly recommended 👍

MikeAqua

5990 posts

Uber Geek


  #1553913 17-May-2016 08:49
Send private message

I haven't been wetting the suction cup, but I will try that on the next one.

 

I think the Pajero screen is part of the problem in some way [Edit: Or maybe it's the diesel vibration].  The cradle I used to have (dropped it) held on to the Primera windscreen well and lots of cars I rented.

 

ArcticSilver:

 

Did you wet the back of it before sticking it on? 

 

I've had a few and haven't had problems with them falling off.  

 





Mike


 
 
 
 


RUKI
1151 posts

Uber Geek


  #1554698 18-May-2016 11:12
Send private message

Had once a cradle with the long aluminum flexi "arm". Suction was good, but that long arm caused vibration of the smartphone.

 

To avoid vibration:

 

- attached flexible plastic petal to the bottom of that cradle with the couple of small screws and

 

- attached self-adhesive velcro to that petal and mating part to the dash.

 

Worked well for years.

 

With another two cheap suction mounts had bad experience - plastic melted during summer and suction cap stopped working.

 

 

 

 


richms
23592 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1554700 18-May-2016 11:14
Send private message

I dont like the phone that high up so got goosenecks that go under a seat bolt to hold it much lower. That way its not blocking what little view I get out of the window. Or let people in the car behind me see what I have on the screen.





Richard rich.ms

iDear
60 posts

Master Geek


  #1556258 20-May-2016 13:31
Send private message

I will avoid any suction mount type as they block the view.

 

If you have CD player in your car, try the CD slot mount. They are much better.

 

This one is $8 USD and made of metal, not plastic.

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-New-Design-CD-Slot-Mount-Universal-CD-Slot-Smartphone-Car-Mount-Holder/32214388616.html?ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_0,searchweb201602_5_10017_10021_507_10022_10020_10009_10008_10018_10019_101,searchweb201603_1&btsid=e635b9bc-c1e1-4984-bab2-dfb335c8918f


MikeAqua

5990 posts

Uber Geek


  #1567920 8-Jun-2016 13:42
Send private message

Found decent suction cup holder with a goose neck.  The suction cup is sticky, which seems to help.  Still falls off occasionally but this seems to be related to a drop in the outside temperature ..





Mike


JaseNZ
1931 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1567921 8-Jun-2016 13:58
Send private message

iDear:

 

I will avoid any suction mount type as they block the view.

 

If you have CD player in your car, try the CD slot mount. They are much better.

 

This one is $8 USD and made of metal, not plastic.

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-New-Design-CD-Slot-Mount-Universal-CD-Slot-Smartphone-Car-Mount-Holder/32214388616.html?ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_0,searchweb201602_5_10017_10021_507_10022_10020_10009_10008_10018_10019_101,searchweb201603_1&btsid=e635b9bc-c1e1-4984-bab2-dfb335c8918f

 

 

 

 

One of these just arrived on my door step today believe it or not. Works an absolute treat much better than a suction cup to the wind screen and better viewing as well.

 

 

 

I would recommend one of these no problems at all.





Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding : Ice cream man , Ice cream man


Create new topic




News »

Logitech introduce MX Anywhere 3
Posted 21-Sep-2020 21:17


Countdown unveils contactless shopping with new Scan&Go tech
Posted 21-Sep-2020 09:48


HP unveils new innovations for businesses adapting to rapidly evolving workstyles and workforces
Posted 17-Sep-2020 15:36


GoPro launches new HERO9 Black camera
Posted 17-Sep-2020 09:45


Telecommunications industry launches new 5G Facts website
Posted 17-Sep-2020 07:56


New Zealand ranks 3rd in world in GSMA index
Posted 15-Sep-2020 10:13


Trend Micro Security Suite adds web monitoring to prevent identity theft
Posted 14-Sep-2020 15:37


NVIDIA to acquire Arm for US$ 40 billion
Posted 14-Sep-2020 12:27


Epson launches its next gen A3+ colour EcoTank multi-function printer
Posted 10-Sep-2020 16:08


Sony launches three new native 4K SXRD home cinema projectors
Posted 9-Sep-2020 18:00


Catalyst Cloud brings Kubernetes-based open-source web hosting solution to market
Posted 9-Sep-2020 17:54


Verizon Connect eyes further growth in New Zealand
Posted 8-Sep-2020 09:26


PNY launches XLR8 gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series powered by the all-new NVIDIA Ampere architecture
Posted 3-Sep-2020 16:39


NVIDIA delivers greatest-ever generational leap with GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs
Posted 3-Sep-2020 16:17


Weta Digital advances visual effects and animation in the cloud with AWS
Posted 2-Sep-2020 17:09



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.