Mounts for Garmin Aera 795 796 GPS

The Garmin Aera 795 and Garmin Aera 796 were released earlier this year for aviation use.  These are great units that feature 3D Vision technology which shows a virtual 3-D behind-the-aircraft perspective of surrounding terrain derived from GPS and the pre-loaded terrain database.  It’s touchscreen so simply slide your finger across the screen to rotate the view and show land and water features, obstacles, runways and airport signposts in relative proximity to the aircraft.  That’s just one of the many neat features of this GPS line. This article isn’t about the Aera.  It’s about the mounts so let’s get started with that discussion. … Read more

Cell Phone Mounts for Wheelchairs

A recent walk through a rehabilitation center with patients carrying their cell phones on their laps reminded me to write this article.  Moving around in a wheelchair is difficult and having to worry about your phone while doing it makes it worse.  So here we go with some suggestions for cell phone mounts for wheelchairs. Although there are a few exceptions, most wheelchairs are built similarly.  They are constructed of metal circular bars with padding added to the armrest.  The diameter of the round bars are typically in the .75 to 1.25 inch range.  You will see some mounts out … Read more

Cobb Tuning Accessport V3 Mounting Options

The Cobb Tuning Accessport is one of the most popular monitoring and tuning solutions available.  Cobb Tuning has their headquarters in Texas.  They started out tuning Subarus and have turned their Accessport line into one that can be used for multiple brands.  Since this site concentrates on mounting solutions, we aren’t going into the technical details of the Accessport line, but will leave that for other review sites that have that level of expertise. So onto the mount discussion which fortunately, we do have a lot of expertise with.  The Cobb Tuning Accessport V3 comes with a cradle that the device will fit into. … Read more

Is Cell Phone Insurance Worth the Cost?

Is cell phone insurance worth the cost?  Maybe not. First a story.  The winter of 2014/2015 was a brutal one here in New Jersey.  It stuck with us until mid April.  Seemed like it wouldn’t end.  My driveway was a sheet of ice most of the winter.  Here in the northeast, we all are familiar with a term called black ice.  This is a condition where a thin transparent layer of ice covers your driveway or the roadway.  You aren’t aware of it since its invisible.  You only become aware of it when you walk or drive over it.  A clear … Read more

Garmin Car Chargers

Garmin has made many different GPS units over the years.  While you might think that one charger fits them all, that’s not even close to being the case.  Most older GPS units used 1AMP cables.  As the technology progressed, Garmin introduced high definition screens and along with that improvement came the 2AMP chargers.  But wait, there’s more.  None of the regular everyday chargers have traffic capability because Garmin decided to integrate the traffic receiver into the power cable.  Confused?  Don’t be.  This article will hopefully clear up any confusion. The most basic cable that Garmin makes is the 2AMP car … Read more

Car Sun Visor Mounts

A car sun visor can be a good place to mount a device such as a phone or radar detector.  The location is somewhat near your point of vision to the road and relatively easy to reach.  Car sun visor mounts are funny.  Some love it and others hate it.  It all depends upon the individual.  Most sun visor mount manufacturers recommend attaching it to the passenger’s visor so if you are located in North America and most of Europe (except the UK), that would equate to the right visor and it would be attached to the left side of … Read more