Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Volkswagen Passat

The Volkswagen Passat is an easy one to mount accessories.  Not such an easy car to drive.  There is a small switch behind the steering wheel that puts the automatic transmission into a lower gear.  I must mistakenly touch it every five miles.  Every time I make a left turn. This isn’t a car review so let’s take a look at what mounts work well in a Volkswagen Passat.  The executive summary is every location except the seat bolt will work well in a Volkswagen Passat.  The seat bolt difficulty is one that we are seeing on a greater basis … Read more

GoPro Fishing Rod Mounts and Attachments

A GoPro is great for catching almost any action.  Why should fishing be any different?  Seeing the point of view action from the fishing rod when there’s action is pretty amazing.  This isn’t something you can do with a smartphone.  You need a good action camera like a GoPro.  Today, we’re looking at GoPro fishing rod mounts and attachments. I thought the subject of GoPro fishing rod mounts and attachments would be a fairly easy one to research.  Turns out I was wrong.  There are few, if any, GoPro fishing rod mounts that are specifically made for this purpose.  Many … Read more

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the LG V20 Smartphone

My what a big phone you have!  The LG V20 was recently introduced with some excellent features that rival the other major manufacturers Android 7 phones. It’s a big phone.  Sporting a large 5.7″ diagonal screen, this phone measures 6.29 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm).  These are the key measurements for selecting your mount.  Mounts with custom cradles for a different phone are unlikely to fit the LG V20.  For those that have a universal mount, hopefully it opens wide enough to hold the LG V20 without a problem. Some universal mounts offer options to upgrade your … Read more

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Subaru Outback

In terms of the mounting difficulty scale, the Subaru Outback checks in with a 5 on a scale of one to ten.  Our traditional recommendations work well.  The mounts that are always a little tricky won’t work well.  So, all in all, not a lot of surprises. We always try to include a photo of the interior with vehicle specific articles and we have done so with the Subaru Outback.  It’s a fairly conventional design.  Unlike the curviest SUV on the planet being a Nissan Murano, this is standard stuff. The most popular location for a smartphone or GPS continues … Read more

Some Help Fixing a Slow Samsung Galaxy Phone

Recently switching from an Apple iPhone 6s Plus to a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge bought about some good and bad surprises.  Good stuff included the availability of wireless charging, NFC integration and a much broader and useful assortment of apps.  The bad surprises?  Well there were two.  The beveled edge is a pain.  I’m always mistakenly opened apps and pulling the edge apps open.  The second, and most surprising bad aspect is occasional performance lag.  We’re going to discuss a few ways to fix a slow Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Turns out that my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge isn’t the only … Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Car and Motorcycle Mounts

Samsung just announced the annual model upgrade to their successful flagship lineup.  The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ is the latest to consider.  It’s a complete redesign from the S7 and S7 Edge so mounts that may have fit your old phone may not fit the new models. They made these phones larger than the prior generation which is a bit of a surprise.  The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes in with a 5.8 inch diagonal screen and measures 5.86 inches tall by 2.68 inches wide by .31 inches deep.  The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is even larger.  Sporting a crazy large … Read more