Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Range Rover

Range Rover InteriorWe’ve looked at a few models from Land Rover, but not the Range Rover.  So today, we got a chance to scope out the big (and expensive) Range Rover.

Our typical photo of the interior of the vehicle is included and this might among the nicest we have seen in an SUV.  It’s big and luxurious.  We have also analyzed the Land Rover Discovery, and found this to be as easy to find good mounting locations.

So looking at the interior, we notice a few things.  Nice wide dashboard, horizontal vents, windshield within easy reach.  However we also notice no CD player which is a trend in the new car market.  We also noticed cup holders in the center console that are in a good position for mounting certain devices.  More on that later.

We will look at mounting a phone, tablet or GPS in the Range Rover, although it’s unlikely you will be using a traditional GPS, we’ll cover that too.

First up in a phone on the windshield.  Consider the iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Car Mount for SmartPhones. This mount features an extendable base combined with an expandable cradle.  Unlike most windshield suction mounts, the iOttie Easy One Touch 2 has a two-inch extension feature.  Given the size of this vehicle, an extension is useful on the Range Rover.  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.

The very accessible dashboard is a good location to consider on the Range Rover.  Nice and wide.

Turning the previously mentioned iOttie Easy One Touch 2 (or other suction cup mount) into a dash variety is easy.  Add the The iOttie Reusable Dashboard Pad for use on the dashboard.  It’s a temporary non adhesive accessory which works in conjunction with the suction cup mount.  The bottom has a sticky surface and the top is smooth like your windshield.  Clean the dash area before application to free it of dust or oil.  Now stick the suction cup from the mount to the smooth surface on this dash disk.  When it’s time to remove the dash pad, simply lift the tab and remove.  Wash the bottom with warm soapy water and let it dry.  This recharges the sticky surface.

For those wanting to use an old school traditional Garmin GPS, the Arkon Replacement Suction Cup Mount for Garmin GPS Devices is a good choice.  There are adjustment points on the base and tip.  This mount has the 17mm ball which matches up to the back of most Garmin automotive GPS cradles.  Arkon provides a 2-year warranty on this mount.

The middle air vents are a good choice for mounting a phone so consider the Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip Car Air Vent Mount.  The Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip mount will hold most phone models with or without a case or skin.  It has a ball and socket so the cradle has the capability to be oriented downwards towards the driver.  The included cradle opens to 3 5/8 inches which is large enough for almost any phone.  You can also use this mount for a Garmin GPS as it features a ball size that matches up with a Garmin cradle.

We reviewed the Square Jellyfish mount in detail in 2016 and have used it in a few vehicles with good results.

The cup holder will work well for devices that do not need to be accessed while driving.  This location is not recommended for devices running applications like a GPS app where you need to refer to it while driving.  That’s because of the location of the cup holders.  Use this location for small to midsize tablets, no larger than an Apple iPad Mini.

On the Range Rover Velar, consider the iKross Cup Holder Mount for Tablets and Phones.  These mounts serve a dual purpose in that a cradle for a phone and a tablet are included.  The mount is adjustable and solidly made to easily handle the weight of your tablet.  You will see a lot of mounts on the market for tablets or cell phones.  This is the only car mount kit known of that offers two different cradles, one for the phone, the other for the tablet.  You will not find a universal cradle that fits phones and large tablets.  The tablet cradle will hold devices from 7 to 10.2 inches.

So in summary, finding mounts that work well within a Range Rover is fairly easy.  A windshield, vent or dash mount will work best for a phone or GPS.  A cup holder mount will work well for a small tablet running applications that do not have to be seen while driving.