Phone, Tablet and GPS Mounts for an Audi S5

Audi S5 MountsThe Audi S5 has a great interior but that giant display presents a challenge in finding good mounting locations.  Let take a look and see what we can do with our phones, tablets and GPS devices.

The Audi S5 Mounting Discussion

We previously evaluated mounts for an Audi Q3.  That was a bit of a challenge given the smaller vehicle size but the Audi Q8 made was much easier.  The Audi S5 falls somewhere in the middle.

Our typical interior photo of the vehicle accompanies this article.  The large console can be seen near the top of the photo.  This negates the windshield as a good mounting location.  The display will get in the way of that.  This also nullifies the top of the dash as a suitable mounting location.

Some Mount Recommendations for an Audi S5

The best place to mount a phone within the Audi S5 is probably the right most center air vent.  The large horizontal vents make it easy to attach the Joyroom Car Air Vent Mount.  The mount features a ball and socket design so the cradle be maneuvered for the best angle.  The included cradle fits phones up to 6.8 inches which is large enough for almost any phone.

For those wanting to rely upon their Garmin GPS, the right most center vent is likely the only place to put it.  You need a mount that features the 17mm ball that is found on the socket of the cradle that comes with most Garmin GPS devices.  Consider deploying the Garmin Vent Mount.  Like the previously mentioned vent mount, this one also clips onto the horizontal vent slats found in the Audi S5.  We’re not usually too fond of Garmin manufactured mounts, but they outdid themselves on this one.  It’s one of the best vent mounts we have seen for their GPS devices.

A pair of cup holders are located directly in front of the dash.  A cup holder mount with an adjustable arm can be deployed in the passenger cup holder.  This can work well for applications that do not need to be referenced while driving (aka GPS apps).

Consider the Arkon Car Cup Holder Phone and Midsize Tablet Mount.  Adjust the 3-inch arm to tilt forward at the base to position the device away from the dash.  The adjustable cradle opens wide enough to accommodate most phones with or without a case or skin.  The cradle can also accommodate small to midsize tablets.

A cup holder mount made specifically for tablets is the Arkon Tablet Mount for Cup Holders.  This has a much larger cradle where a tablet can fit comfortably.  While a large tablet like a full size iPad might be too large for this location, a smaller model like an iPad Mini will fit quite well.  The spring loaded cradle will work quite well with an iPad Mini.

So we were able to find a few good locations for mounts in an Audi S5.  The air vent and cup holder seem best.  Negative for the windshield and dash.  Oh, and like most car models on the market today, there is no CD Player so we can’t recommend one for this location.


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