Arkon RDMET01 Radar Detector Mount for Escort and Beltronics Review

You purchase a new Escort Passport 9500ix radar detector for hundreds of dollars.  The box it arrived in is substantial reminding me of the feeling you get when opening the box to a new Apple iPad (it probably costs as much).  Everything is there that you need to use your new radar detector.  Take a look at the mount.  It’s a small unsubstantial mount with tiny suction cups.  That’s where the Arkon RDMET01 Radar Detector Mount comes into play. Arkon has been making mounts for a long time.  My first exposure to them was with an XM satellite radio.  They … Read more…

Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip Car Air Vent Mount Product Review

The Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip Car Air Vent Mount has a strange name to be sure but don’t let the name fool you into avoiding this well made mount.  We took some time this weekend to evaluate this mount and were happy with the outcome.  So while, it’s fresh in my mind, here’s a review. The mount comes professionally packaged in a retail box that reminded me of something purchased at the Apple Store.  A thorough instruction pamphlet is included in the box.  The pamphlet tells you how to attach the Jelly-Grip mount to the air vent.  There are also instructions for … Read more…

TaoTronics Car Air Vent Magnetic Smartphone Mount Review

I became acquainted with the TaoTronics Car Air Vent Magnetic Smartphone Mount out of my attempt to mount my Apple iPhone in my brand new Nissan Murano.  It’s one of the hardest vehicles I have seen in terms of mounting a device.  The middle vents have a giant lip under them and I’m a big fan of vent mounts.  Knowing about the giant lip under the vents, I was searching for a mount that would attach to the slats and extend over the lip. The photo that accompanies this article shows what you get in the small box.  There’s a … Read more…

EDOTech Hardwire Cable for Garmin GPS Devices Review

EDOTech offers a good option for those wanting to hardwire their GPS to their vehicle.  The EDO Tech Hardwire Cable for Garmin GPS Devices fits almost all car GPS devices made by Garmin including the Garmin Nuvi and Garmin Drive product lines.  Although these are marketed towards Garmin GPS owners, these also fit most TomTom and Magellan GPS models made over the past several years.  As long as they use a mini USB, this should provide power to your GPS device.  These are made to work on car GPS devices, not one that are made for motorcycles such as the Garmin Zumo … 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…

Arkon Center Extension Car Headrest Tablet Mount Review

The Arkon Center Extension Car Headrest Tablet Mount is a very innovative headrest mount.  I have used a lot of headrest mounts over the years.  This one has features I have not seen before and worth consideration for backseat passengers.  We take a closer look at this car headrest mount. The best car headrest mounts have some common characteristics.  It needs to have a universal holder that can accommodate varying sizes of devices including those with a case or skin.  Ideal headrest mounts will extend to the middle between the front seats so that multiple passengers can watch at the same … Read more…