Ideas4Comfort Magnetic Phone Car Mount

The Ideas4Comfort Magnetic Phone Car Mount is a new entry in the magnetic mount assortment available on the market.  Magnetic mounts have been available for several years and have gotten better over time. (Disclosure:  Unlike most of the products reviewed on MountGuys.com, this one was free from the manufacturer. The review is our honest unbiased opinion of the product and not influenced in any way.) The Ideas4Comfort Magnetic Phone Car Mount is a low profile dash variety of magnetic mount.  Low profile means it sits almost flush to the mounting surface and doesn’t protrude upwards with an arm or stalk. … Read more

Using a Dash Disk to Attach a Suction Cup Mount to the Car Dashboard

The most popular mount for attaching small to midsize devices in a vehicle remains a suction cup.  A suction cup attaches to practically any surface that is smooth, non-porous and flat.  The problem is that a dashboard is seldom smooth and non-porous.  Sometimes it isn’t even flat.  That’s where a dash disk comes in. A dash disk provides a smooth non-porous surface for a suction cup to attach.  One side of the dash disk attaches to a car or truck dashboard.  The other side is smooth, just like a windshield. Using a dash disk with a suction mount allows you … Read more

Mounts for Garmin Dash Cam 45, Dash Cam 55 and Dash Cam 65W

Garmin entered the dash cam market a few years back with the introduction of the NuviCam LMTHD.  Keeping in character with the GPS lineup, Garmin refreshes their line of dash cameras periodically.  Released during the first half of 2017 is the Garmin Dash Cam 45, Dash Cam 55 and Dash Cam 65W.  As expected, all three of these cameras include a mount and charger. First, a quick overview of the cameras. The Garmin Dash Cam 45 introduces a completely different form factor to this year’s camera models.  We’re talking about a 2.1 megapixel camera with 1080p video capture.  It has … Read more

TomTom Trucker 600 GPS Mounts

The TomTom Trucker 600 is made for truckers.  These compete nicely with the Garmin dezl trucker GPS lineup.  A lifetime traffic and map update subscription bundled with features unique to trucker use.  The TomTom Trucker 600 features customized routes for the vehicle type, size, weight, cargo and speed.  A nice sized 6 inch display makes it easy to see the maps.  The internal battery provides two hours of use without power. The TomTom Trucker 600 is sold primarily in the United States.  I believe it to be similar to the TomTom Trucker 6000 sold in Europe.  I would therefore believe the mount … Read more

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Vintage Car

We’re going to talk about where to mount a mobile device within a vintage automobile.  I’m sure the designers of any vintage car never dreamed of what we’re using today, let alone mounting it in a car. When you think about almost any vintage car, the typical places where we would like to mount a phone, GPS or tablet start to become difficult to find.  Depending upon when the vintage car was manufactured, there may not be an air vent because there wasn’t any such thing as air conditioning.  A cup holder in a vintage car?  Don’t think so.  CD … Read more

iBolt MFI Approved Powered Car Mounts for Apple iPhone

Today, we’re going to look at an entire line of mounts from a company called iBolt.  They are one of the few companies I am aware of that bundle in an MFI (Made for iPhone) approved cable with their mounts.  Most iBolt MFI mounts have a cable management built in.  The cable management helps to keeps the cable in place versus dangling freely around your gear shift or arm. The mount that is pictured is my Apple iPhone 6s Plus mounted with the iBOLT xProDock Car Dock / Mount / Holder for iPhone 6 / 6+ / 6s / 6s+ – … Read more