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…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL

So now Google makes a phone?  Sure.  Why not.  The Google Pixel and its big brother the Google Pixel XL hit the market in October of 2016.  It’s gotten fairly good reviews too.  With all the Samsung issues of late, this may not be a bad alternative for Android fans.  For iOS fans in love with Siri, Google Assistant might be smarter than her.  It’s a nice looking phone with a great camera. When it comes to mounting, it’s important to know the dimensions of these devices.  The Google Pixel checks in with a 5.0 inch diagonal screen and is 5.60 inches … Read more…

Arkon Mega Grip Cradle and Mounts Still One of My Favorites

The Arkon Mega Grip cradle has been around for many years.  It remains one of my favorites and in fact, this is one of the mounts that I use regularly for my Apple iPhone 6s Plus. There’s a lot top like about this holder.  Unlike most expandable cradles, this opens with a button on the side.  It’s one of the few cradles that can be operated with one hand.  Press the button and the arms on both sides snap open.  The cradle is well made and can be easily closed around the device by simply pressing the sides against the … 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…