Phone and GPS Mounts for a Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass is your basic small to intermediate size SUV.  Basic except for the mounting options.  Lots of non-traditional design points like round vents, sloping windshield and a raised seat rail. Those design features do not typically bode well for mounting a tablet, GPS or phone.  That’s a photo of the dash accompanying this article.  While somewhat restricted in mounting locations, we were able to find some good locations for mounting mobile electronics. Good news is that a windshield mount will work fine for smartphone or GPS.  The next place I’ll recommend my go-to mount which is the Arkon MegaGrip … Read more…

Garmin Rino Mounts for the Car, Boat or Handlebar

I remember the Garmin Rino 110 when it was first introduced about ten years ago.  It was a unique product combining two-way radio and GPS capabilities.  Interestingly enough, the Garmin Rino is still a viable device.  Garmin has updated it several times with the latest Garmin Rino 755t having a three-inch color screen and features such as weather reports and a waterproof rating of IPX7. The interesting thing about the Garmin Rino is that the basic shape hasn’t changed very much.  Some of the mounts available for the current series even fit the older ones.  We will look at a … Read more…

TomTom Trucker 600 GPS Mounts

The TomTom Trucker 600 is made for truckers.  These compete nicely with the Garmin dezl trucker GPS lineup.  A lifetime traffic and map update subscription bundled with features unique to trucker use.  The TomTom Trucker 600 features customized routes for the vehicle type, size, weight, cargo and speed.  A nice sized 6 inch display makes it easy to see the maps.  The internal battery provides two hours of use without power. The TomTom Trucker 600 is sold primarily in the United States.  I believe it to be similar to the TomTom Trucker 6000 sold in Europe.  I would therefore believe the mount … Read more…

Magellan eXplorist TRX7 Mounts for ATV, UTV and 4x4s

We do not write much about Magellan devices.  No longer the large player they were ten years back, they have a much smaller distribution versus their competition.  The Magellan eXplorist TRX7 was introduced a short time ago to fill an interesting void.  The intended audience of the Magellan eXplorist TRX7 is the off-road crowd.  We’re talking about a 4×4, UTV or ATV vehicle. What makes the Magellan eXplorist TRX7 suited for off-road use?  A few options.  First the device is rated as IP67 which means it’s protected against the effect of water up to one meter deep.  That means it’s weatherproof.  Note the term weatherproof. … Read more…

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Chevy Traverse

Like many SUVs on the market, the Chevy Traverse provides many options for mounting a GPS, phone or tablet.  The Chevy Traverse has a large interior and while there are a few locations that will not work, most places will work out just fine.  Good job Chevy. A photo of the interior of a Chevy Traverse accompanies this article.   The dash s large enough to access practically all popular locations that we typically recommend. A vent mount is probably the best for a phone or GPS.  The center vents in the Chevy Traverse are likely the best location.  The Square … Read more…

Phone and GPS Mounts for a Nissan Rogue

It was time for maintenance on my new Nissan so that gave me some time to check the showroom at the dealership.  I wanted to take a close look at the Nissan Rogue.  It’s one of Nissan’s best sellers and gets great reviews.  The outside looks very similar to my Nissan Murano.  However the interior is more conventional.  Perhaps a little more compact.  Certainly not as many bazaar curves and slopes as the Murano.  That’s good news from a mounting perspective.  Lots of different places will work well in a Nissan Rogue but there were a few mounts and holders that … Read more…