Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Huawei Mate 9

This is the first article on our site about a phone from Huawei and it’s a fairly impressive one at that.  The Huawei Mate 9 was introduced by the company in September 2016. Very impressive specs that rival (and surpass) some of the best out there.  An impressive 20 MP rear camera and 8 MP front camera with 64GB of memory.  That’s impressive for the price. To get ready for the mount discussion, lets check the dimensions of the phone.  The Huawei Mate 9 sports a 5.9 inch diagonal display so it’s a bit larger than most smartphones.  The Huawei Mate … Read more…

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…

How to Mount a Smartphone to a Microphone Stand

Now that many smartphones are as large as a small tablet, it’s possible to mount them to a microphone stand and actually see what’s on them.  My Apple iPhone 6s Plus has a 5.5 inch diagonal screen and measures 6.23 inches tall, 3.07 inches wide and .29 inches deep.  That’s not much smaller than a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.  So now it’s worthwhile to look at how to mount a smartphone to a microphone stand. There are lots of applications that can teach you how to play the piano or guitar.  There are applications for displaying music.  There are a bunch that display a … Read more…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Moto Z Smartphone

The Moto Z was introduced in June of 2016 and has become fairly popular among Android fans.  Motorola has launched several variations of the Moto Z including the Moto Z Play and Moto Z Force.  The sizes of these models are similar and our mount recommendations will work on all three models. With a large 5.5 inch diagonal screen, the Moto Z measures 6.04 x 2.96 x 0.20 in inches (153.3 x 75.3 x 5.2 mm) and weighs in at 4.8 ounces which is remarkably light.  These are the measurements to keep in mind when selecting a mount.  I’m not aware of any … 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…

TechMatte MagGrip Car Air Vent Smartphone Mount Product Review

I’m a big fan of magnetic car mounts.  It’s so much easier than using a cradle.  Familiarity with the TechMatte name started with their CD player mount.  I recently picked up one of their vent mounts.  It’s called the TechMatte MagGrip Car Air Vent Smartphone Mount. I have found that all magnetic mounts are not made the same.  Some have very weak magnets that do not work well through a thick case.  Other mounts may not hold onto a vent well.  A good magnetic car air vent mount isn’t going to drop your device when you hit a bump. The … Read more…