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Old Sep 28th, 2012, 01:47 PM   #1
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Iphone 5 car mount

Hi, i'm looking for some car mounts for the iphone 5. I'm ok with universal ones that can be adjusted, it doesn't have to be specifically for the iphone 5. I just don't want anything that looks overly bulky (rocketfish one on @ bestbuy is an example of too bulky). Something that can be tilted horizontally and vertically. I'm willing to spend for build quality, instead of buying the cheapest one. The mount only needs to hold the phone, i don't need it to charge the phone.

I'm planning to use it the phone as a gps, and would prefer vent mount over window mount. I've read about the proclip, but its car specific, which i don't want. I also read about the clingo. I've read some bad reviews about the clingo though.

Anybody have any suggestions?

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Old Sep 28th, 2012, 03:10 PM   #2
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If you don't mind kickstarter, this seems interesting and I am considering backing it. Zyroshell: Aluminum Phone Cradle for iPhone5 and Android! by G. Burt Lancaster — Kickstarter It seems to use the same sticky pad as the clingo so I'm not sure how good/bad that is.
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I highly recommend RAM Mounts. The phone cradle and the mount that attaches to your car are sold separately. when you say you do not want car-specific, is it to be able to move it to a new vehicle when you sell the current one, or because you use multiple vehicles on a routine basis? If it's the former, I'd recommend looking at one that can connect to a radio mounting bolt in your dash or something similar. Installation can be a bit involved, but they're super solid, and can be installed in almost any vehicle.
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If you don't mind kickstarter, this seems interesting and I am considering backing it. Zyroshell: Aluminum Phone Cradle for iPhone5 and Android! by G. Burt Lancaster — Kickstarter It seems to use the same sticky pad as the clingo so I'm not sure how good/bad that is.
I love this. Think I will back it!
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Old Sep 28th, 2012, 05:15 PM   #5
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If you don't mind kickstarter, this seems interesting and I am considering backing it. Zyroshell: Aluminum Phone Cradle for iPhone5 and Android! by G. Burt Lancaster — Kickstarter It seems to use the same sticky pad as the clingo so I'm not sure how good/bad that is.
Looks pretty neat, but its not in production yet. I'll wait for reviews on this first.

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I highly recommend RAM Mounts. The phone cradle and the mount that attaches to your car are sold separately. when you say you do not want car-specific, is it to be able to move it to a new vehicle when you sell the current one, or because you use multiple vehicles on a routine basis? If it's the former, I'd recommend looking at one that can connect to a radio mounting bolt in your dash or something similar. Installation can be a bit involved, but they're super solid, and can be installed in almost any vehicle.
I was almost convinced when I went to website. However, I read the reviews on their website. This is what it said. This is a direct copy and paste from their website.


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GEORGE from Tarentum, PA 9/2/2012 12:22:48 PM
Once phone is in holder it moves from left to right. There is no way to secure the grip. A real nuisance. Also there is no easy way to insert or remove the phone with one hand. If fact it is impossible. So don't try it while driving. I have used many mounts/holders in the past and this one is over priced and in my opinion does not serve it's intended purpose. I bought 2, one for car and one for my semi truck. I use neither one now just after a month. Save your money and look elsewhere...

JAY from Los Angeles, CA 6/4/2012 11:58:32 PM
Holds phone tight but swivels left & right causing my phone orientation to switch back & forth. Also, unit is maybe 6 months old & the arms are RUSTING!

EDWARD from MIAMI, FL 5/25/2012 11:51:33 AM
I just got it today and it's very sturdy. I put my phone in it and shook it vigorously at random directions, the cellphone didn't fall off. My only gripe is that while it's on, the cell phone sways left or right not staying still. RAM. Couldn't you guys incorporate some sort of locking mechanism for this??? Or do you test products in a hurry?


Looks like a sturdy product to me, but I don't like the fact the my phone will be changing between landscape and portrait mode when I'm using it as a gps.

Thanks for the suggestion though.
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Old Sep 28th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #6
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I like the various Arkon mounts. Amazon sells them. The seat bolt mounted one is great. Puts the phone close and doesn't tie up cup holders, etc. On all of the device mounts can be removed and switched to different models. I was using the 3GS specific one, but just switched to the slim universal one for the iPhone 5, I also have the 7" tablet mount.
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I'm waiting for my iOttie One-Touch Dashboard Mount to arrive. Reviews are good.

It's not a vent mount, but you could probably mount it close to your vents without giving up air circulation (or overheating your phone in winter). In my car, the dashboard has a smooth section in just the right spot to make this work for me. Might be worth a look.
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Old Sep 29th, 2012, 05:51 PM   #9
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Thank you to everyone that made a suggestion. I think i'm going with the iottie.

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I'm waiting for my iOttie One-Touch Dashboard Mount to arrive. Reviews are good.

It's not a vent mount, but you could probably mount it close to your vents without giving up air circulation (or overheating your phone in winter). In my car, the dashboard has a smooth section in just the right spot to make this work for me. Might be worth a look.
I just saw some youtube videos, and i like what i see. You have a good point about the phone covering the vent. Thanks for suggestion. How much was shipping? And did you buy directly from the website?
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Old Sep 29th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #10
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I'm waiting for my iOttie One-Touch Dashboard Mount to arrive. Reviews are good.

It's not a vent mount, but you could probably mount it close to your vents without giving up air circulation (or overheating your phone in winter). In my car, the dashboard has a smooth section in just the right spot to make this work for me. Might be worth a look.
That looks pretty cool. It looks like it might cover the headphone jack though which I use for the aux in for my car or I would buy it.
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