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 Qi charging pad and your … 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…

How to Tell a Well Made Mount from a Poorly Made Mount

It was over ten years ago when I first became interested in the area of mobile mounting products.  My first exposure was the need for a mount for my XM Satellite Radio.  I thought that I struck the jackpot when I first stumbled upon a mount that bolted to my car seat and attached to my Delphi Skyfi’s cradle.  In fact, that’s a photo of it that accompanies this article.  This was a well made mount.  Made of steel.  Literally.  I would still be using this mount today if I didn’t sell my car. Back when this photo was taken, there … Read more…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone bigger and better.  At least that’s what Apple calls it.  Recently made available, this is the most popular release to date of a new Apple iPhone.  It’s understandable, especially for those not already owning a more current phone.  The performance and functionality improvements introduced with the new phone as well as the new operating system (IOS release 8) are significant.  This is a site that focuses on the stuff needed to make your devices mobile, so if you want to read about some of the enhancements, take a few minutes to view it at Apple. We would be remiss without … Read more…

Magnetic GPS Mounts

The mount industry has finally warmed up to magnetic mounts.  We first wrote about magnetic mounts a few years ago and we were puzzled why there weren’t a bunch available.  The only ones that we knew of back then were from a company in Italy who charged quite a bit for these versus where the prices were for the non magnetic models.  We were big fans of magnetic mounts because of the ease in installing and removing your device from your car.  There’s nothing easier.  Well since we first discovered our first magnetic mount, things have changed and the industry has … Read more…