Phone and GPS Mounts for a Mini Cooper

The interior of a Mini Cooper has so many bazaar shapes and curves.  Not an easy car to mount a phone or GPS within.  Forget about a tablet, there is no place to fit that device.  it almost like the car designer had a goal of disabling the use of a car mount. Reminds one of a Mazda Miata.  The vents are small and round with narrow slats, there aren’t any useful cup holders and it’s too small of a car for a seat bolt mount.  Same problems as the Miata. A photo of the Mini Cooper interior is attached.  It … Read more

Mounts and Tripods for the Nest Cam IQ

We’re impressed with the Nest Cam IQ.  It’s a high quality camera that recognizes faces.  The camera will email you when it sees someone.  That’s pretty innovative. The Nest Cam IQ comes without any mounts in the box.  There’s a round weighted base which the camera is attached to.  That’s fine for those wanting to place the camera on a flat surface like a table or shelf.  If that’s where you need the camera to be, stop here, thanks for coming by. The weighted base makes for an excellent stand on a flat surface.  The Nest Cam IQ is seated … Read more

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Hyundai Tucson

The Hyundai Tucson was a bit more roomy than expected.  It also was easier to mount a phone or GPS than expected.  As expected in a smaller SUV, mounting a tablet isn’t easy but more on that later in the article. A photo of the Hyundai Tucson interior accompanies this article.  There are a few notable characteristics that effect mounting a device.  We will mention them as we move through this article. Starting with the vent, the distance between the left middle vent and wiper lever is less than most other vehicles.  It might get in the way of a GPS … Read more

Home Mounts and Tripods for the Reolink Keen Wireless Camera

The Reolink Keen is a wireless pan and tilt camera.  No power cables here.  It’s fully battery operated.  That leads us to some interesting mounting potential with this camera.  Not being constrained by the need to mount it close to an A/C outlet means these be mounted in a lot of places.  Just be sure it’s indoors though as the Reolink Keen is not waterproof. Like most pan and tilt cameras, the Reolink Keen is a large camera.  Not surprising.  A pan and tilt camera is always larger than a stationary lens variety.  The camera measures almost 5 inches high by … Read more

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Sony Xperia XZ Premium Smartphone

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a nice entry in the arena of higher end smartphones for Android fans.  A little bump in the RAM to 4 GB versus the 3 GB on the standard Sony Xperia XZ makes this phone worth a look.  The extra 33% boost in RAM makes a big difference in performance. The features a respectable 5.46 inch 3840 x 2160 pixel diagonal display.  The main camera checks in with a semi insane 19 MP lens.  Measuring 6.14 x 3.03 x 0.31 inches, this is a larger phone that will need a mount that features a cradle … Read more

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Nissan Altima

This was an easy one.  The Nissan Altima can work with almost any mount.  This might be the easiest vehicle of them all to mount a smartphone or GPS.  A tablet is a little trickier due to the size of the car.  Not a lot that will not work in this car but there are a few locations that will work better than others. Our usual photo of the interior accompanies this article.  It’s a very conventional design.  Not a lot of unexpected curves or lips.  Even the seat bolt is exposed.  Normally, I go on to say which mounts won’t work. … Read more