Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Land Rover Velar

We recently had a chance to check out a Land Rover Velar.  We will spend most of the article space on smartphone mounts for a Land Rover Velar but will also touch on mounting a Garmin GPS and a tablet. Our typical photo of the interior of the vehicle is included and that’s a fine looking one on the Land Rover Velar.  We previously analyzed the Land Rover Discovery, and figured this would be as easy to find some good mounts.  Wrong. Unlike, the Discovery, the Land Rover Velar has a lot of unexpected curves and recesses.  It’s somewhat reminiscent … Read more

Phone and GPS Mounts for a Yamaha V Star Motorcycle

The Yamaha Star line of motorcycles have been around for over twenty years and are still being made.  Today, we are looking at mounts for a Yamaha V Star motorcycle. The photo that accompanies this article is of a Yamaha V Star cockpit.  That’s a mighty big looking gas tank with a handlebar in front.  It should be no surprise that we will stick with mounts for the handlebar location. We aren’t big fans of the gas tank as a mounting point because that typically involves using an adhesive or suction mount.  There is one adhesive blend that we like … Read more

Phone and GPS Mounts for a Honda Accord

The Honda Accord is the first Honda car we have written about.  We have written plenty of articles about Honda Motorcycle mounts, but this is the first time we featured a car. A photo of the interior of a Honda Accord accompanies this article.  There are a few things that stand out.  The big giant display in the middle makes a dash mount difficult.  Additionally, like many other recent auto makers, they have eliminated a CD player on the Honda Accord figuring nobody plays a CD any longer (which might be true). The most popular location for mounting a cell … Read more

Motorcycle and Car Mounts for the Garmin Zumo 396 LMT-S

It’s been awhile since seeing a new motorcycle GPS from Garmin.  The recently released Garmin Zumo 396 LMT-S introduces some new features and a redesigned exterior to differentiate it from older models and hopefully induces customers to consider replacing their older Zumo. Many of the features that make a good motorcycle GPS worthwhile remain including a glove friendly display, weatherproof design and rider friendly maps.  Free live services are included with the Garmin Smartphone Link app.  They have also (finally) included a WiFi map update.  This is a welcome addition in a world where USB connectivity is being phased out (aka … Read more

How to Mount an Ambient Weather Station

An Ambient Weather Station is a great addition to monitor what’s going on outside.  There are many different models to choose from and most will enable reporting to sites like Weather Underground and WeatherCloud.  A few can even populate a database on a PC to populate your own website. This isn’t an article about the capabilities of an Ambient Weather Station (although it might be fun to write).  This is a mount site, so that’s what this article is about.  Let’s get on with the Ambient Weather Station mount discussion. An Ambient Weather Station comes features an attachment for round poles.  There … Read more

Tablet Mounts for Fire Trucks

Tablet mounts for fire trucks have some unique requirements versus one for a passenger automobile or SUV.  They need to be rugged and will likely need an expandable holder that will accommodate a thick case along with durability necessary for constant removal and insertion of the tablet.  Unlike what might work with a car, the attachment probably needs to be something other than a typical suction cup mount. When it comes to tablet mounts for fire trucks, it’s not unusual to see a bolt on or clamp mount.  So that’s what we’re going to concentrate on.  Heavy duty tablet mounts … Read more