The Bentley Continental might cost more than most people spend on all the cars they have purchased in their lifetime put together. Sporting a sticker price in excess of $300,000, this cost more than many people’s homes. However, who are we to discriminate against the owners of a Bentley Continental? They need mount advice as much as the next guy.
So today, we discuss phone and tablet mounts for a Bentley Continental. This discussion is a little different from many of our other articles concentrating on vehicle specific mounts. Do you really want to use adhesive on a $300,000 car? We don’t think so. Do you really want to drill holes in the floorboard? Doubt it. We’re going to concentrate on mounts that are easy to install and remove. That’s the theme for mounts in a Bentley Continental.
A photo of the Bentley Continental interior accompanies this article. Most of us can live in here full-time and be very happy. Looking with an eye for mounting locations, there are round vents. We don’t like round vents. It’s very difficult to find good mounts that fit round vents.
We also note the distance between the windshield and dash is somewhat limited so no tall mounts on the dash. There’s a CD player which is a good mount location but we’re going to steer clear of that as well since installation can be a little complicated. And forget about cup holder mounts.
The most obvious mounting location for a Bentley Continental is the windshield. A good suction cup mount will work well for holding a phone or GPS. We need a mount that can rotate into any orientation. It doesn’t need to be overly long because the distance between the driver and windshield doesn’t appear to be any more than what you would find in most standard vehicles.
Consider the iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Car Mount for SmartPhones. This mount features an extendable base combined with an expandable cradle. The iOttie Easy One Touch 2 has a two-inch extension feature to help get a better view of the device. This extension is a handy feature to have. The included cradle expands to 3.2 inches by pressing the buttons on each side. This is large enough to hold most phones, with or without a case or skin. These mounts have been around for a while and are well made.
While the Bentley Continental comes with a GPS, you might want to use a Garmin GPS. The Arkon Windshield Dashboard Suction Mounting Pedestal for Garmin Nuvi is a great alternative to the one that comes with your GPS. It has an adjustment point at the midway point to help get a better angle. A vacuum lock helps to secure the mount to the windshield securely. These mounts feature the 17mm ball that fits into the back of your Garmin cradle. A two-year warranty from the manufacturer is included with this mount.
The dash is good place for a tablet or phone. Just ensure the placement isn’t blocking your view of the road.
The Slim-Grip Ultra Friction Dash Phone or Small Tablet Car Mount can fit a phone or tablet. The bottom has a rubber base that keeps it still. The top has a smooth surface that is used to attach the included mount. An optional safety tether is included that is a good addition as an added bit of security to keep the mount in place for very sudden stops. The mount rotates into landscape or portrait – and in the case of a tablet you will use it in landscape as portrait mode will be too tall for good placement. The expandable cradle opens to about seven inches and will fit tablets up to the size of an Apple iPad Mini (not the iPad Air or full size iPad).
The above mount can also be used for a GPS, just remove the cradle to expose that 17mm ball.
Perhaps, not the usual assortment of mounting options we typically present, but then again, this isn’t a typical vehicle.