Qi Enabled Smartphone Car Mounts and Holders

Samsung continues to be one of the leaders when it comes to smartphone hardware technology.  Qi charging technology is another innovation where Samsung is leading the way.  Having to plug that lightning cable into my Apple iPhone 6s Plus every night is annoying.  The fact that I have an Otterbox Defender case makes it all that much more difficult.  I have great appreciation for this new charging technology.  The technology has been embraced by Samsung and a few other companies.  Sadly, not by Apple. The premise of Qi is pretty simple.  Place your phone on a Qi charging pad and your … Read more…

LifeProof LifeActiv Mounts with Quickmount Product Spotlight

LifeProof is known for making solid phone and tablet cases.  I recently discovered they entered the mount business.  Makes sense.  A mount is a natural add-on for people interested in purchased a case.  LifeProof has decided to differentiate themselves by introducing an accessory called Quickmount which is used to lock your phone onto LifeProof LifeActiv mounts. All LifeProof LifeActiv mounts use a part called the LifeProof LifeActive Quickmount Adapter.  This is a small disk with a raised surface which attaches to back of a device of a case.  The adapter can then lock onto one of the LifeProof LifeActiv mounts.  The mounts … Read more…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the LG K10 Smartphone

The LG K10 was released in January of 2016.  Running Android 5.1.1, it will also support Marshmallow 6.0.  The LG K10 sports a nicely sized 5.3″ diagonal screen at 720 x 1280 pixels.  Today, we are going to discuss mounts and holders for the LG K10 for use in a car or on a motorcycle. The LG K10 smartphone measures 5.75 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146 x 74.8 x 8.8 mm) and weighs 5.1 ounces.  Those are the measurements we need to recommend the right mounts.  The days of customs mounts are over.  Too many models of smartphones to keep up … Read more…

Garmin GLO GPS and GLONASS Receiver Car and Aviation Mounts

The Garmin GLO is a portable device that receives GPS as well as GLONASS signals.  For those unfamiliar with those terms, GLONASS is the Russian version of GPS.  Same concept but different satellites.  This portable unit receives both sets of satellites.  The Garmin GLO comes in a car and aviation model.  Both models transmit information to a mobile device using Bluetooth. Mounts for the Garmin GLO series are somewhat limited.  There isn’t any display on a Garmin GLO, it’s just a black box with a status light that tells you if it’s on, off or about to run out of battery … Read more…

Phone Mounts and Holders for Beds and Nightstands

More and more people are going to sleep with their phones.  I have an Apple iPhone 6s Plus and it goes everywhere with me including to bed.  If I can’t sleep and want to watch the news, I have my iPhone right there next to me to do that.  I realized there must be a better way to watch the news with my iPhone so investigated how to do that.  That’s how I gathered the information for this article on cell phone mounts and holders for beds and dressers. The challenge for selecting a good phone holder is that it needs to … Read more…

TomTom Bandit Action Camera Mounts

Smartphones have certainly deteriorated the vehicle GPS market.  As a result, companies like TomTom are reinventing themselves.  Once totally reliant upon car and motorcycle GPS devices for revenue, TomTom has diversified into other devices.  The TomTom Bandit is an example of this diversification.  This is an excellent action camera that competes nicely with other popular brands including GoPro and Garmin. The mounts that come with the TomTom Bandit depend upon which package was purchased.  The base package includes a few surface mounts and a GoPro adapter.  If you opt for the premium package, you also get a handlebar mount and … Read more…

Phone and GPS Mounts for KTM Motorcycles

Let’s discuss some mounts that are going to work well on a KTM motorcycle.  KTM is one of the easier motorcycle brands to mount cell phones and GPS devices to.  This is because most of them have a decent amount of handlebar space.  The typical diameter of a KTM handlebar comes in at around an inch (actually a lot are 7/8″ to be exact).  The majority of handlebar mounts made for a motorcycle come typically fit diameters up to 1.25 inches and range downwards so most KTM handlebars are going to fall into the right diameter range. At this point, … Read more…

Garmin RV 660LMT GPS Mounts

Garmin must have wanted to market a GPS that was big, but not too big.  Hence, we bring you the Garmin RV 660LMT.  This is a GPS made for RV owners with features that are important to that specialty market.  This model includes free lifetime maps and a traffic subscription.  This 6″ screen model introduces some new display features to allow customization of the vehicle you see on the display.  This GPS carries forward options from the prior RV models including customized RV routing for the United States and Canada and includes America’s RV Parks & Services Directory.  The Garmin RV 660LMT includes Voice Commands, … Read more…