Phone and GPS Mounts for an Audi Q3

The Audi Q3 is the first model we have looked at from this manufacturer.  This is one of the smallest SUVs we have looked at.  Not wide and not long.  In fact, tall passengers in the front seat results in almost no leg room for back seat passengers. A photo of the interior of the Audi Q3 is included.  Nice looking interior with a few challenges.  Most notable is the center display which pops up from the dash.  This nullifies using the dashboard as a mount point.  Simply not enough room. The cup holders are set somewhat towards the back … Read more

Cool Things to Do with Echo Dot

Seems like every technology site has an article about cool things to do with Echo Dot so why not join the crowd.  After living with a bunch of these for several years, we’ve learned of some useful skills and smart home automation.  Today, we share some cool things to do with Echo dot. Entertainment Coupled with one of the mounts described in our article about mounting the Echo Dot around the home or office, turn the device into a built-in speaker.  There are a lot of skills that allow playing your favorite radio station.  We’re in New Jersey so have … Read more

Physically Securing Echo or Google Home Devices

Physically securing Echo or Google Home devices is a good idea for areas where you need to worry about the device being taken.  Think places like a mall kiosk or perhaps an office.  It’s especially important in areas that aren’t secured at night and you need to worry about someone walking away undetected with your personal device. We’re going to borrow from our experience with other devices in terms of making it difficult to remove.  Physically securing Echo or Google Home devices makes it more difficult to remove, not impossible.  A determined thief will always find a way to take … Read more

Where to Put a Roku Express and How to Put it There

The Roku Express is an excellent low-priced streaming device.  It delivers a huge amount of functionality in a very small footprint.  The performance matches up with most other streaming devices.  It lacks an Ethernet port which definitely contributes to the smaller size. This is the second device we have looked at on our site.  Unlike the traditional Roku streaming box, this only weighs a bit more than an ounce and has a much smaller footprint.  It’s a cross between a streaming box and streaming stick.  It’s smaller than a streaming box and it is not a stick that inserts directly into … Read more

Phone and GPS Mounts for a Subaru Crosstrek

The Subaru Crosstrek turned out to be a bit more difficult to find good mounting locations versus what we have previously experienced with Subaru.  While we were still able to come up with a few good suggestions, there are several places that aren’t going to work well. We previously looked at the Subaru Outback and Subaru Forester.  The Subaru Crosstrek is more difficult.  We will go through the most popular locations and discuss the pros and cons. By the way, you may have noticed we left out the tablet in our title as a device for mounting in a Subaru Crosstrek.  … Read more

Honeywell Lyric Water Leak and Freeze Detector Placement

Faithful readers of our MountGuys site know we like to stray from our traditional phone, motorcycle and car mount articles once in a while.  So today, we’ll talk about the Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak and Freeze Detector.  Specifically we’ll discuss where to place the Honeywell Lyric Water Leak and Freeze Detector and how to mount it. Why do you need one of these?  Those that have experienced a leaking hot water heater can appreciate the advantage of knowing there’s a leak as soon as it hits.  A delay can be very costly.  As in, buy a new carpet and paint the … Read more