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 and GPS Mounts for Round Vents

I used to think that mounting stuff onto a vertical vent was the most difficult of locations.  I forgot about round vents.  You find these in a minority of cars.  Vents are a great place to mount a smartphone or GPS.  It’s right around your normal eye level yet below the spot where a bad guy could see it so the location helps to minimize device theft. So what’s the problem with round vents?  Take a look at the photo.  That’s a Mazda Miata.  They have round vents.  The vents are small and have a little knob in the middle … Read more…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus

The Motorola Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus were both introduced in May of 2016.  Both phones implement a powerful Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor.  The Motorola Moto G4 comes with 2GB of RAM and the more expensive Moto G4 Plus has 4GB.  The cameras are decent with a 13MP lens on the Motorola Moto G4 and 16MP Moto G4 Plus.  When you get to these large of MP, I’m not too sure the average person can really tell the difference. With a nice large 5.5 inch diagonal measured screen using Corning Gorilla Glass 3, both phones measure the same at … 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…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Microsoft Lumia 650

Running Windows 10, the Microsoft Lumia 650 Smartphone is the second Microsoft Windows phone we have written an article about.  A nice 5″ display and an aluminum frame make this a good sized fairly rugged device at a competitive price.  I have no position on Windows 10.  I’m a hardware guy.  So let’s get down to the specs. The Microsoft Lumia sports a 5-inch OLED display at 1,280 x 720 resolution.  The phone without a case measures 5.5 x 2.8 x 0.27 inches and weighs in at 4.3 ounces.  There is an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front facing.  The rear camera is placed somewhat near … Read more…