Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Volkswagen Passat

The Volkswagen Passat is an easy one to mount accessories.  Not such an easy car to drive.  There is a small switch behind the steering wheel that puts the automatic transmission into a lower gear.  I must mistakenly touch it every five miles.  Every time I make a left turn. This isn’t a car review so let’s take a look at what mounts work well in a Volkswagen Passat.  The executive summary is every location except the seat bolt will work well in a Volkswagen Passat.  The seat bolt difficulty is one that we are seeing on a greater basis … Read more

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the LG V20 Smartphone

My what a big phone you have!  The LG V20 was recently introduced with some excellent features that rival the other major manufacturers Android 7 phones. It’s a big phone.  Sporting a large 5.7″ diagonal screen, this phone measures 6.29 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm).  These are the key measurements for selecting your mount.  Mounts with custom cradles for a different phone are unlikely to fit the LG V20.  For those that have a universal mount, hopefully it opens wide enough to hold the LG V20 without a problem. Some universal mounts offer options to upgrade your … Read more

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Subaru Outback

In terms of the mounting difficulty scale, the Subaru Outback checks in with a 5 on a scale of one to ten.  Our traditional recommendations work well.  The mounts that are always a little tricky won’t work well.  So, all in all, not a lot of surprises. We always try to include a photo of the interior with vehicle specific articles and we have done so with the Subaru Outback.  It’s a fairly conventional design.  Unlike the curviest SUV on the planet being a Nissan Murano, this is standard stuff. The most popular location for a smartphone or GPS continues … Read more

Mounts and Stands for the Samsung Gear 360 Camera

The Samsung Gear 360 camera is a great camera from a company that has a history of innovative products besides cool phones.  This 360-degree camera allows a 360 complete capture at the push of a button.  The Samsung Gear 360 mounting option is enabled using an industry standard 1/4″ – 20 threaded screw hole.  This screw hole is common to a tripod as well as many camera mounts. The Samsung Gear 360 weighs in at a little less than six ounces.  That’s fairly light but the camera itself isn’t fairly inexpensive so choose a mount that is well made and will … Read more

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Kia Soul

The Kia Soul has a surprisingly roomy front seat interior and it’s a fun car to drive.  While I wish it had more rear cargo space, it works well for two or three people.  However, it doesn’t work so well to mount a phone, GPS or tablet.  There are so many curves and unconventional curves that I had a difficult time finding good places to mount a phone, GPS or tablet. It’s not that the front of the vehicle doesn’t provide enough room for the driver and passenger.  I had plenty of leg room and didn’t feel confined but when … Read more

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Service Van

A service van such as the one that is in the photo has some unique physical characteristics.  I suppose they’re all different but the ones I have been inside have a small hood and for reasons I still can’t figure out, the drivers always seem to following the guy in front of them too closely.  Maybe they were just messing with me, but I had to ask they make special accommodations to keep me from jumping out of the van. We’re not talking about a mini van today.  We’re talking about a service van.  This is a full size van.  The … Read more