Mounts for Garmin Dash Cam 45, Dash Cam 55 and Dash Cam 65W

Garmin entered the dash cam market a few years back with the introduction of the NuviCam LMTHD.  Keeping in character with the GPS lineup, Garmin refreshes their line of dash cameras periodically.  Released during the first half of 2017 is the Garmin Dash Cam 45, Dash Cam 55 and Dash Cam 65W.  As expected, all three of these cameras include a mount and charger. First, a quick overview of the cameras. The Garmin Dash Cam 45 introduces a completely different form factor to this year’s camera models.  We’re talking about a 2.1 megapixel camera with 1080p video capture.  It has … 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, Tablet and GPS Mounts for a Nissan Pathfinder

Whenever it’s time for maintenance on one of my cars, I give myself some extra time to go through the showroom to check out the cars.  Of course, I’m not just looking at my next car but also how to mount a device.  Today, I had the opportunity to scope out a Nissan Pathfinder. I used to own one of these 20 years ago.  It’s changed a lot.  A Nissan Pathfinder is huge.  Much larger than twenty years ago.  It’s so large that I couldn’t do a head on photo of the dash and capture the entire view.  I had … Read more

Qi Enabled Smartphone Car Mounts and Holders

Samsung continues to be one of the leaders when it comes to smartphone hardware technology.  Qi charging technology is another innovation where Samsung is leading the way.  Having to plug that lightning cable into my Apple iPhone 6s Plus every night is annoying.  The fact that I have an Otterbox Defender case makes it all that much more difficult.  I have great appreciation for this new charging technology.  The technology has been embraced by Samsung and a few other companies.  Sadly, not by Apple. The premise of Qi is pretty simple.  Place your phone on a wireless charging pad and your phone gets … Read more

iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Car Mount for SmartPhones

The iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Car Mount for SmartPhones is an updated version of the company’s very successful One Touch model.  We will take a closer look at this well priced car mount and how it differs from the older model.  We wrote about the older model which is the iOttie Easy One Touch and you can read about that mount here. Like most universal mounts, the iOttie Easy One Touch 2 comes with two components.  The cradle and mount.  The mount itself differs from its predecessor by adding a sticky gel pad to the base.  I have seen this in … Read more

How to Apply a Suction Cup Mount to a Car Window

I know it sounds like an easy topic, but you would be surprised to know that it isn’t always as simple as just pressing the suction cup mount against the glass and walking away.  Suction cup mounts are among the most popular for mounting devices such as a smartphone, GPS, satellite radio or small tablet.  it’s especially handy when using your phone with a GPS application such as Waze. First, let’s talk about surface preparation.  The top reason for adherence issues with a suction cup mount is a dirty windshield.  Over time, you might notice a film developing on your … Read more