The Latest from MountGuys

Our site looks a lot different, doesn't it?  After spending 70 hours a week on running our online business, we realized we needed to change things.  Working these long hours once in a while is ok, but after doing it steadily for over ten years, it began to affect our health and quality of life.  We decided to shift our focus.  We have retained a subset of our business to serve our prior customers and continue to offer our most popular products on Amazon where you can always find a huge selection of Arkon Mounts and RAM Mounts.

For several years, we had a blog attached to our site that many of you found useful.  We added articles as time allowed.  We decided to expand our blog and write with far more frequency.  We will continue to explain how to mount new stuff and use what you already have in ways you may not have thought about before.

Most products mentioned on this site as well as those sold by us in the past are available on Amazon.

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Car and Motorcycle Mounts for Garmin Monterra

The Garmin Monterra is a unique handheld GPS.  Garmin has taken the best of past generations of their highly successful eTrex and GPSMAP series and modernized it.  The Monterra is a Wi-Fi enabled GPS navigator that combines Garmin maps with the Android operating system. You can even get Android apps for Monterra on Google Play.  There is an 8 megapixel autofocus camera that can shoot 1080p HD video with automatic geotagging and an LED flash.  It’s a real feature rich handheld unit. We’re MountGuys so …

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Preparing your Smartphone or Tablet for a Hurricane

We live in New Jersey.  That means we get to worry about hurricanes in the fall and blizzards in the winter.  Losing power is no fun.  Especially when you are looking at days or potentially weeks without any electricity.  I never though weeks without power was a possibility until having lived through Super Storm Sandy.  I was lucky and never lost power but close relatives weren’t so lucky.  They were out from a few days to two weeks.  Amazingly, they all …

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iKross Car Cup Holder Powered Mount Product Spotlight

The iKross Car Cup Holder Powered Mount is one of those products that we find so unique that we were compelled to write about it.  I have always liked cup holder mounts for keeping your phone off the passenger seat.  It’s also a nice mounting location for keeping it out of the view of thieves looking for common windshield mounts. There are a lot of cup holder mounts on the market.  They have been around for years.  What makes this unique is …

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Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone bigger and better.  At least that’s what Apple calls it.  Recently made available, this is the most popular release to date of a new Apple iPhone.  It’s understandable, especially for those not already owning a more current phone.  The performance and functionality improvements introduced with the new phone as well as the new operating system (IOS release 8) are significant.  This is a site that focuses on the stuff needed to make your devices mobile, so if you want to …

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SiriusXM Onyx Plus with Vehicle Kit Product Spotlight

The SiriusXM Onyx Plus with Vehicle Kit includes everything you need to get started with satellite radio in your car.  The kit includes the radio unit, antenna, car charger, stereo cable, docking station and a few car mounts.  It’s everything except the subscription.  Speaking of the subscription, be sure to review our article to Lower Your Sirius XM Subscription Price before signing up.  You can save a substantial amount off the subscription price if you know about all the discount programs before …

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RAM 2.25″ Ball Marine Electronics Mount Product Spotlight

RAM manufactures some great heavy-duty mounts for Fishfinders, Chartplotters and other marine electronics.  When it comes to a mount that can handle the largest and heaviest marine electronics, perhaps none are as versatile as the RAM 2.25″ Ball Marine Electronics Mount.  The addition of a mount such as this offer advantages that you will not get if simply attaching the manufacturer bracket to a flat surface.  The most obvious advantages are the ability to place the device at a variety of …

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Garmin Zumo 390LM Motorcycle Mounts

The Garmin Zumo 390LM is yet another addition to Garmin’s long running Zumo line for motorcycles.  The Garmin Zumo line first came out in 2006 and Garmin and continues to be a popular line in North America.  These 4.3″ screen size GPS systems are made for motorcycle use.  Unlike a car GPS, these are weatherproof and is rated to IPX7 which means it withstands incidental exposure to water of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. These units …

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Using Battery Tender on a Motorcycle

Battery Tender is a company that manufactures a line of battery chargers and accessories.  These are very commonly used with motorcycles.  It’s especially handy in colder climates where your motorcycle may not be used for long stretches of time, especially the winter months.  A lot of motorcycle owners simply attach a ring terminal harness to their battery, secure it in a safe place, and leave it plugged in to run a charger or accessory cables.  It serves a nice dual purpose as a …

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Mounts for Uniden BCD436HP HomePatrol Handheld Scanner

Uniden continues to expand their very popular HomePatrol line with the Uniden Handheld BCD436HP scanner.  I remember when a scanner meant having a book of frequencies to key in so that you could find the traffic of interest to you.  Things have changed radically and like the tabletop Uniden HomePatrol-1 and HomePatrol-II Scanner,  just key in your zip code, select the traffic type you wish to hear and the radio finds the stations by itself.  It’s that easy.  Up and running in minutes. The …

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