Car Dashboard Mounts

The car dash is a good place to mount a GPS, smartphone, radar detector, camera or small tablet.  In some cases, it’s the only option you may have.  In a prior article, we discussed a few states where mounting anything to your windshield is illegal leaving your dash the only logical place to mount a device that needs to see what is in front of you (for example a camera or radar detector).   The dashboard is a good place to mount anything that needs to remain near your line of site while driving. The key components of a good dash … Read more…

Garmin Bean Bag Mount Product Review

The most popular mount for a Garmin Nuvi GPS is the Garmin Portable Friction Mount.  The mount is manufactured by Garmin and is an extraordinarily popular mount.  They officially refer to it as the portable friction mount but I still call it the Garmin bean bag mount.  It has been available since the days of the first Garmin Nuvi which ironically is the model shown in the photo that accompanies this review. The Garmin bean bag mount weighs 1.5 pounds.  The bottom of the mount features a rubber coated base which is designed to stay put in most normal driving … Read more…

Mounting a Radar Detector Anywhere BUT the Windshield

Did you know that in some states it is illegal to have anything stuck on your windshield?  It you are in California or Minnesota and we hear it is starting in Florida, you will receive a ticket for having it attached to your windshield and you can read more about that here.  They don’t mind you having the detector, it’s where you put it.  Although, be aware, some states do mind if you have one of these, so be careful that you are using a detector where it is legal. While we find some radar detector manufacturers (like Escort) typically … Read more…