Police Scanner Car Mounts and Holders

A police scanner is used to catch the action from local police departments.  Several years ago, these were fairly inexpensive because none of the transmissions were scrambled.  Today, it’s a bit different as many local frequencies are scrambled and require a more expensive police scanner to decode the scrambling. Police scanners come in many different sizes.  The sizes range from full tabletop to a handheld device.  Most police scanners come in the smaller handheld size.  This article will cover police scanner car mounts for the smaller handheld models. There isn’t such a thing as a custom mount for a police scanner. … Read more

Ham and CB Radio Mic Holders and Mounts for Cars and Trucks

This article is written to address a common problem with ham and CB Radios.  Namely, where to put the mic when not using it.  A lot of radio owners toss it on the seat.  That’s kind of ok unless there is a passenger, in which case, you could ask them to put it on their lap (which is probably not ok).  You can’t attach it to the side of the radio because it’s likely mounted under the dash and it’s virtually impossible to hang it on that little hook without taking your eyes off the road.  This is where mic … Read more

Car and Truck Cup Holder Tablet Mounts

Car and truck cup holder tablet mounts have some unique requirements versus those made for a cell phone or GPS.  They need to be able to hold a heavier device so need to seat themselves more securely within the cup holder.  Cup holder tablet mounts also need to extend themselves higher than ones made for smaller devices.  In other words, cup holder tablet mounts need a longer neck to accommodate the larger size of a tablet.  Especially when you start looking at cup holder tablet mounts for devices as large as an Apple iPad Pro. A cup holder is a … Read more

Using a Suction Cup Mount in a Cup Holder

No, that’s not a typo in the title.  Today we are talking about how to use your suction cup mount in a car’s cup holder.  This is a pretty nice idea.  I have always thought that vehicles have more cup holders than you could possibly have drinks, so go ahead and use one of them as a place to put your GPS, smartphone or even small tablet.  I have an SUV. There are two in the front middle, one in each of the four doors, two more embedded into the rear seat armrest and another two in the back where … Read more

Energizer EN120 120 Watt Car Cup Holder Power Inverter

Energizer makes more than batteries.  In this case, we’re taking a closer look at the Energizer EN120 120 Watt Car Cup Holder Power Inverter. I have often said that today’s vehicles have more cup holders than you can possibly stuff with drinks.  We often suggest using one of them to hold a phone mount but this suggestion is a little different.  Thanks to Energizer, you can also use a spare cup holder to create a power center.  With 4 USB ports and 1 standard North American AC 3-prong outlet, you can run and charge up to 5 devices at a … Read more

iKross Car Cup Holder Powered Mount Product Spotlight

The iKross Car Cup Holder Powered Mount is one of those products that we find so unique that we were compelled to write about it.  I have always liked cup holder mounts for keeping your phone off the passenger seat.  It’s also a nice mounting location for keeping it out of the view of thieves looking for common windshield mounts. There are a lot of cup holder mounts on the market.  They have been around for years.  What makes this unique is that the mount integrates power connections along with it.  There are powered mounts for your car lighter but this is … Read more