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…

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Toyota 4Runner

I travel a lot and rent all kinds of cars.  Today, the good folks are Budget Car Rental were good enough to upgrade me a Toyota 4Runner.  That means its time for a vehicle specific article on how to mount a cell phone, tablet or GPS in a Toyota 4Rrunner. A photo of the interior of a Toyota 4Runner accompanies this article.  It’s a fairly spacious interior with a fit of a further reach to the windshield.  Nice flat dash but not overly deep which will limit use as a mounting location.  Normal horizontal vents are present.  The cup holder placement is … Read more…

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Vintage Car

We’re going to talk about where to mount a mobile device within a vintage automobile.  I’m sure the designers of any vintage car never dreamed of what we’re using today, let alone mounting it in a car. When you think about almost any vintage car, the typical places where we would like to mount a phone, GPS or tablet start to become difficult to find.  Depending upon when the vintage car was manufactured, there may not be an air vent because there wasn’t any such thing as air conditioning.  A cup holder in a vintage car?  Don’t think so.  CD … Read more…

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…

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for an Acura MDX

Most SUVs are easy to mount a mobile device within and the Acura MDX is a typical SUV.  I owned an Acura MDX for almost eight years and it was a great car.  One of the easier SUVs to mount a cell phone, tablet or GPS.  Lots of space.  Except for perhaps the dash, no unusual curves or bumps.  Lots of different places will work well in an Acura MDX but there were a few mounts and holders that simply won’t work.  Especially on the dashboard. We always try to have a photo of the interior accompany our vehicle specific articles.  A photo of … Read more…