Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus Car and Motorcycle Mounts

The Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus are now available.  That means it’s time for our semi-annual article on mounts to fit the latest and greatest iPhone model. The most notable change, and it’s one that I’m  not a fan of is the elimination of the 3.5 mm headphone jack.  Sure, you can use a Bluetooth headset, but some would prefer not to.  While Apple provides a 3.5 mm to Lightning port adapter, that eliminates the ability to use a headphone jack and charge it at the same time.  I guess this makes it easier to mount the … Read more…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Apple iPhone SE

Well I certainly didn’t expect Apple to go backwards in size.  That’s exactly what happened with the Apple iPhone SE.  Such an interesting direction.  Apple stuffed some of the same specs such as the processor and RAM that’s found in the iPhone 6s into the newly announced iPhone SE.  The suggested retail is extremely competitive.  I can see this appealing to people who prefer smaller phones but want better performance. The 4″ display comes in at 1136 x 640 and will work well with GPS applications such as Waze. If you like the size of the Apple iPhone 5s, you will love the Apple … Read more…

Smartphone Telescope Mount and Adapter Ideas

The subject of a smartphone telescope mount came up when speaking to a friend during the big New Jersey blizzard of 2016.  He’s an amateur astronomer and was bragging about how he was taking photos of various constellations using his Apple iPhone.  I wasn’t aware you could do this, so we talking in-depth and I began to check into this further because it sounded like something I wanted to do as well.  This is called astrophotography.  Had not heard that term until today. With some research, I learned that while you could certainly hold your phone up to the lens … Read more…

Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus Car and Motorcycle Mounts

Apple’s new slogan for the recently introduced iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is “the only thing that’s changed is everything”.  There are some nice features introduced although I’m not sure that everything has changed.  Fortunately the size of the phone has, for the most part, stayed the same.  That’s great news for readers that have taken our prior advice and went with a universal cradle mount for previous generations of iPhone because your new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus is going to fit your current mount and you can stop reading here.  For those that are new to … Read more…

Apple iPhone Ear Speaker Volume Suddenly Low Fix

Once in a while, I’ll write an article about the devices we mount versus the mounts themselves.  This is one of those articles. I own an Apple iPhone 5s.  It’s been terrific for almost two years and I never had an issue.  Until yesterday.  I made a call just like I always do.  Keyed in the number and put the phone to my ear to find the volume was extremely low.  It almost sounded like I was using the external speaker on a low volume setting.  I checked to make sure that wasn’t the case and for sure, the low … Read more…

Car Air Vent Mounts

The air vent is one of my favorite mounting locations.  I like it because it keeps the device right where it’s convenient for you to see it.  I also like the fact that it keeps your device out of clear site of any potential bad guys.  A vent mount is not clearly seen in a parking lot versus the traditional windshield suction cup mount or one for the dash.  Most dash mounts are easy to install.  Depending upon the vent mount, some are easy to remove (and some are not). Vent mounts are excellent for mounting a cell phone, GPS or … Read more…