Phone and GPS Mounts for a Volkswagen Tiguan

Generally, an SUV is easy to mount practically any device.  That was not the case in the Volkswagen Tiguan.  We’ll cover what will work and not work in this vehicle and which devices will fit in this SUV. First, you may notice that tablets aren’t part of the title of the article.  That’s because there isn’t a good location to put a tablet.  It’s just not going to work so we will concentrate on phones and GPS devices. This is one of the most difficult SUV models we have encountered when it comes to mounting a device.  It rivals our … Read more

Mounting a Nest Protect Smoke and CO Detector

The Nest Protect is a big step forward in smoke and CO detectors.  It’s a smart detector that integrates into the Nest app that is used for the popular Nest Cam line of home security cameras.  The app allows you to check the status and even do a reliability test from the convenience of your armchair. There are two types of connectivity hence two different models.  The Battery Powered Nest Protect provides the most flexibility in placement however you will need to replace the battery periodically.  Battery life is stated by Nest as being multiple years.  The Wired Nest Protect … Read more

Wasserstein Blink XT Flat Surface Mount Review

Wasserstein has made a niche for itself in manufacturing and selling mounts for home security cameras. We recently had a chance to use the Wasserstein Blink XT Flat Surface Mount and found it to be one of the better mounts for this camera model. When we first encountered the Blink XT, there weren’t any custom mounts available so our initial article over a year ago listed several recommendations that were more of the universal variety. The mounts worked fine but they weren’t perfect. The problem was the unusual shape of the Blink XT and lack of standard 1/4″ – 20 … Read more

Mounting a Blink XT Security Camera Outdoors

The Blink XT is a uniquely powered and unusually shaped security camera.  Many home security camera manufacturers introduce a successful indoor version of their camera only to miss the outdoor opportunity.  Blink introduced their outdoor version soon after realizing success with their indoor model.  The Blink XT Outdoor/Indoor Home Security Camera System can be used inside or out. Today, we’re going to discuss how to mount a Blink XT security camera outdoors.  The Blink XT comes with a mounting bracket that requires a screw to fasten it to a flat surface.  The mount attaches to the back where the battery … Read more

Phone Tablet and GPS Mounts for a Subaru Ascent

Subaru makes great vehicles.  Subaru doesn’t always make vehicles that are easy to mount stuff.  In terms of compatible mounts, the big giant Subaru Ascent is no different from most other Subaru vehicles.  We previously looked at a few other vehicles from this manufacturer including the Subaru Crosstrek and were met with similar challenges. The Subaru Ascent appears to share many similar interior design characteristics as the Subaru Crosstrek.  Vertical vents and a display jutting up in the middle of the dashboard.  This makes the vent, dash and even the windshield a bit more difficult to mount a device. Our … Read more

Phone, Tablet and GPS Mounts for a Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 was a surprisingly fun vehicle to drive.  Lots of safety features that I have not seen in other cars.  The interior, seen here in the photo that accompanies this article, is spacious and well finished.  One might think that practically any mount will fit the Volvo XC90 just fine but unfortunately that’s incorrect.  This article will dive into some good and a few not so good locations to mount a phone, GPS or tablet. Let’s first get the locations that aren’t going to work well out of the way.  There’s no CD player, so that location is … Read more