Phone, Tablet and GPS Mounts for a GMC Terrain

Figuring the GMC Terrain would be an easy vehicle for mounting devices was a mistake.  Turns out that a few of our go-to locations aren’t going to work well in this vehicle. Our typical interior cockpit view of a GMC Terrain accompanies this article.  The first thing you may notice are large vertical vents.  Those familiar with our site know we aren’t fans of the north/south vent varieties, much preferring the horizontal east/west style. Next, there is no CD player.  This is becoming a common trend in new vehicles.  We have seen this in several other recent car model specific … Read more

Phone and GPS Mounts for a Mini Cooper

The interior of a Mini Cooper has so many bazaar shapes and curves.  Not an easy car to mount a phone or GPS within.  Forget about a tablet, there is no place to fit that device.  it almost like the car designer had a goal of disabling the use of a car mount. Reminds one of a Mazda Miata.  The vents are small and round with narrow slats, there aren’t any useful cup holders and it’s too small of a car for a seat bolt mount.  Same problems as the Miata. A photo of the Mini Cooper interior is attached.  It … Read more

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Volkswagen Passat

The Volkswagen Passat is an easy one to mount accessories.  Not such an easy car to drive.  There is a small switch behind the steering wheel that puts the automatic transmission into a lower gear.  I must mistakenly touch it every five miles.  Every time I make a left turn. This isn’t a car review so let’s take a look at what mounts work well in a Volkswagen Passat.  The executive summary is every location except the seat bolt will work well in a Volkswagen Passat.  The seat bolt difficulty is one that we are seeing on a greater basis … Read more

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-S and 61 LMT-S GPS

Garmin has decided to continue the DriveSmart line of automotive GPS devices.  The Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-S and Garmin DriveSmart LMT-S are a step up from the base Garmin Drive models. The Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-S and 61 LMT-S carry all the basic GPS features found in the Drive which includes traffic and lifetime map updates.  The DriveSmart adds the ability to interface with your smartphone via Bluetooth and take advantage of Garmin’s smart notifications which facilitates sharing of information, including contacts, search results, favorite locations, your driving destination, and even your parking spot. Looks like Garmin merged the 6″ and 7″ models … Read more

Garmin DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S Car and Motorcycle Mounts

Continuing with the successful launch of their revamped automotive line, the Garmin DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S continues to be an integral part of Garmin’s 2017 vehicle GPS lineup.  The Garmin DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S has all the top of the line features you want in a car GPS and then some.  The GPS has features not found in other Garmin lines.  It’s a step above the Garmin Drive line. Anyway, Garmin DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S has integration you can’t current;y find in a single smartphone app and that includes my favorite which is Waze.  The Garmin DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S has Live Services.  This includes Live Traffic and Live … Read more

Mounts for the Garmin Drive 51 and 61 2017 GPS Series

Well it looks like it’s time for the annual Garmin GPS refresh.  It used to be a semi-annual refresh but the GPS market has reached the point where there’s probably not enough new features to do it twice a year.  Couple that with the surge in smartphone GPS apps, and we’re down to an annual refresh.  In 2016, the Garmin Drive had put an end to the ten-year old Garmin Nuvi line of GPS units and Garmin has continued to use the naming standard for 2017.  This year, they have added 1 to the base number so we are looking at … Read more