Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Released in September 2016, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 also known as the Note7 is the latest entry in this very popular smartphone model line. The dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 have not changed too much over the past few years.  If you have a mount from a previous generation of Note, there is a good chance it will fit the Samsung Galaxy Note7.  Same large 5.7″ Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen supporting 16M colors using Gorilla Glass 5. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has some great features.  However, a not so great feature is overheating.  Be sure to get this … Read more…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Motorola Moto Z

The Motorola Moto Z also known as the Motorola Moto Z Droid in the US is the company’s latest entry in the lucrative high-end smartphone lineup. The size specifications are average for the smartphone universe.  With a 5.5″ AMOLED touchscreen, 16M colors display using Gorilla Glass 4 this phone is 6.04 x 2.96 x 0.20 inches (very thin isn’t it).  These are important measurements to keep in mind when selecting your mount.  For those with a mount from an older phone, you may find the Motorola Moto Z will fit fine.  Most universal mounts offer options to upgrade your cradle to … Read more…

OnePlus 3 Car and Motorcycle Mounts

The OnePlus 3 SmartPhone is the successor to the very successful OnePlus 2.  What’s different?  A lot.  A faster processor, 16MP camera, slightly larger in size and a new operating system.  This is normally sold as an unlocked phone which means this will work with multiple carriers. While the OnePlus 3 is a large phone featuring a diagonal screen at 5.5 inches, this phone is 6.01 x 2.94 x 0.29 inches (152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4 mm).  These are the measurements needed when selecting a mount.  I haven’t seen any OnePlus 3 custom cradles so we are going to discuss universal mounts.  The OnePlus … Read more…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the LG K10 Smartphone

The LG K10 was released in January of 2016.  Running Android 5.1.1, it will also support Marshmallow 6.0.  The LG K10 sports a nicely sized 5.3″ diagonal screen at 720 x 1280 pixels.  Today, we are going to discuss mounts and holders for the LG K10 for use in a car or on a motorcycle. The LG K10 smartphone measures 5.75 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146 x 74.8 x 8.8 mm) and weighs 5.1 ounces.  Those are the measurements we need to recommend the right mounts.  The days of customs mounts are over.  Too many models of smartphones to keep up … Read more…

Mounts for Yamaha YZF-R3 Motorcycles

The Yamaha YZF-R3 is one of the company’s best selling motorcycles.  The challenge of mounting anything on this model motorcycle is the lack of a traditional handlebar.  Brands like Harley-Davidson make mounting phones, GPS devices and cameras easy because these have a traditional handlebar with a lot of real estate.  Just pick a well made handlebar mount with a quality holder, attach it to the handlebar and off you go.  Not so with the Yamaha YZF-R3.  So let’s take a look at some options. As I investigated what types of mounts fit the Yamaha YZF-R3, I found it to be … Read more…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the company’s largest sellers ever.  With a respectable 5.1 inch diagonal screen this phone measures 5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm) and weighs 5.11 ounces.  These are typical dimensions for a smartphone.  Important to keep this size in mind when selecting a mount.  No custom cradles exist that I have seen, so a universal holder is going to be necessary.  It’s going to need to open at least 2.85 inches, potentially larger if using a case or skin. Speaking of cases or skins, buy a case for your Samsung … Read more…