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

How to Make a Phone Stand When Live Streaming

The title for this article came from someone looking for an answer to this issue:  How do I make my phone stand when live streaming? Had to think about that one then I looked down at my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.  Rounded beveled edges means this phone cannot stand on its side.  Not even with a big thick case.  You need some mount assistance for this feat.  (worth noting is my Apple iPhone 6s Plus in a big Otterbox Defender does indeed stand on its side all by itself) First question to ask is do you really want to make your … Read more

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Nissan Sentra

A recent oil change pilgrimage to my local Nissan dealer left some time to check out the showroom.  One of the cars I was able to get a close look at was the Nissan Sentra.  Like practically any model, there are some places that work well for mounting a device and a few that don’t work too well. As always, a photo of the interior is attached to this article.  There are a few interesting design characteristics.  This is the first car I have seen where the vents are concave.  That’s right, they turn inwards. On a smaller car, the windshield … Read more

Home Mounts for the Zmodo HD Wireless Bullet Outdoor Camera

The Zmodo HD Wireless Bullet Outdoor Camera comes from a company that’s been around the home security camera arena for some time.  The camera is an inexpensive and reliable option for those wanting an outdoor bullet camera.  For a lot more information on this camera, read this detailed review. The Zmodo HD Wireless Bullet Outdoor Camera is made of metal and is fairly heavy coming in at about one pound.  Any alternative mount needs to be sturdy enough to handle the heavier device.  A mount made for a lightweight camera will not work. A decent mount is provided with the Zmodo camera. … Read more

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-S and 61 LMT-S GPS

Garmin has decided to continue the DriveSmart line of automotive GPS devices.  The Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-S and Garmin DriveSmart LMT-S are a step up from the base Garmin Drive models. The Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-S and 61 LMT-S carry all the basic GPS features found in the Drive which includes traffic and lifetime map updates.  The DriveSmart adds the ability to interface with your smartphone via Bluetooth and take advantage of Garmin’s smart notifications which facilitates sharing of information, including contacts, search results, favorite locations, your driving destination, and even your parking spot. Looks like Garmin merged the 6″ and 7″ models … Read more

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler.  Rugged.  Drives through anything.  People that have them usually love them.  But when it comes to mounts, this is a bit of a challenge. I guess that comes as no surprise.  Previous experiences with the Jeep Renegade and Jeep Compass have shown that finding good mount spots in Jeeps aren’t easy.  Several of the traditional and favorite spots for mounting a smartphone, GPS or tablet aren’t going to work well in a Jeep Wrangler.  Interestingly enough, we did find a some mounts that aren’t available in other Jeep models. First let get places that won’t work out of … Read more