How to Use a Suction Cup Mount on a Car Dashboard

Back when car mounts for GPS devices and cell phones were first available, you had one choice for placement and that was the windshield.  Times have changed a lot in the mobile device mount industry over the years and now there are mounts for almost anywhere.  Ironically though, the variety of mounts available for a car dashboard are somewhat limited.  This article is for those that want to use a suction cup mount on a car dashboard.  This article should be of special interest to those living in states where mounting a device on the windshield is illegal. Your average … Read more…

Car Dashboard GoPro Mounts for Using Your GoPro as a Dash Cam

A lot of GoPro owners have discovered these cameras can be used as a dash cam.  Makes sense.  All the GoPro models record onto a removable SD card, so do most dash cams.  I’m surprised that GoPro doesn’t pick this up for their marketing as it’s a nice additional use for their cameras and there is a huge market for dash cameras.  That’s the reason for our article on car dashboard GoPro mounts. As I search the mount universe for mounts specifically made for a GoPro on a car dash, there are very few.  Now, keep in mind, there are … Read more…

Sirius XM Radio Car Dash Mounts

When Sirius and XM Radio was first introduced over ten years ago, the default mounting location was the windshield.  Why?  Because that is what was included with the radio when it was purchased.  Seemed to make sense as the radio received signals from a satellite and the radio could see it if in the windshield.  Never mind it was really the antenna that received the signal.  Windshields and satellite radio just seemed to go well together.  Today there are a lot of other locations and one of the most popular is the dash.  Now let’s discuss the topic of Sirius XM … Read more…

Portable Car Dash Mounts

A portable car dash mount makes a lot of sense for several reasons.  Most obvious is that it’s always a good idea to avoid pasting anything permanently to your vehicle if possible.  While it can be removed, it involves some work as can be read in our article called Removing a Car Adhesive Dash Mount.  It’s been one of our most widely read articles since we first published it.  Second reason for a portable mount that a permanent mount is an indication to a potential burglar that you may have something worth stealing in your car.  Lastly, if you live in … Read more…

Car Dash Mounts for Garmin NuviCam LMTHD

The Garmin NuviCam LMTHD was introduced a short time back but has caught on to become quite popular.  Makes complete sense.  Dash cameras have become extraordinarily popular so Garmin combined the best of a GPS with a very good dash cam.  The camera paired with the 6″ GPS provides collision avoidance alerts if following too close to the car in front of you.  It also will provide lane departure alerts if you drift off the road or onto oncoming traffic.  The device also provides a high-definition camera which continually records your drive.  The camera is mounted on the back of the … Read more…

Arkon CM012 Friction Dashboard Mount Product Review

The Arkon Friction Dashboard Mount weighs in at roughly 1.5 pounds, is black in color and measures 8 x 7 inches.  These mounts are made to work in conjunction with your suction cup mount. The photo to the left features the Arkon friction mount with a suction cup attached that has a cradle for a Garmin Nuvi 200.  When you purchase the Arkon mount, the suction cup mount is not included, that was added by me for the photo. The mount features an attached 80mm smooth round plastic plate which is a bit larger than the diameter of most suction cup mounts. … Read more…