Mio GPS Replacement Car Mount Options

Back in the golden days of GPS devices, before the time of smartphones and Waze, there were a lot of GPS manufacturers.  Mio was one of them.  Mio made a line of lower priced GPS devices and sold them all over the world, including North America and Europe.  I don’t think they are sold in the US any longer, and I know it’s almost impossible to find any mounts.  This article is written for those that have a Mio GPS, and it’s working fine for them, but the mount doesn’t work any longer. Mio made a variety of GPS devices. … Read more

How to Prevent GPS Theft

So we’re eating dinner at a local restaurant on Route 46 in Northern New Jersey.  We leave after a 90 minutes meal to find a bunch of glass all over the parking lot.  I look at my car to find the passenger window smashed, my GPS stolen and the glove box all over the floor of the car.  I remember walking into the restaurant and several people from the kitchen staff were outside smoking and checking us out.  This is New Jersey and that’s the way the state rolls so I didn’t think anything about it at the time.  When … Read more

GlareStomper GPS Sun Visor Product Review

A GPS sun visor is a terrific way to keep sun glare off a GPS.  This is especially useful with lower priced or older GPS units that do not have anti-glare displays.  That’s where GlareStomper made a niche name for themselves. Most GPS sun visors on the market are constructed of rigid plastic and attaches to the GPS with a series of legs designed to hug the unit.  The problem with the plastic visors is that they will cover a part of the display and because the attaching mechanism is never tight, it can fall off in high vibration environments especially motorcycles. … Read more

Choosing the Right GPS Car Mount

GPS systems have been around for many years.  While the technology has advanced considerably, the mounts that are provided by the manufacturer have stayed the same.  To this day, when you open your brand new GPS box, you will meet your new GPS car mount which will typically be a small suction cup similar to what you see being used in the photo.  The issue with these mounts is that you can use them in one place which is the windshield.  The second issue is that, well, what if you wanted to mount your GPS somewhere other than the windshield? … Read more

Keeping the Glare Off

We receive a lot of questions about glare especially on GPS units and tablets.  For GPS units, glare can be a real problem when used on the car windshield or motorcycle.  While we aren’t aware of any GPS units that use an anti glare surface, we wonder why they don’t.  For some reason it seems like the glare on TomTom GPS units are the worst.  At least, that’s what our readers tell us.  Garmin also has a similar issue but not as bad as TomTom.  We get a lot of inquiries from iPad users.  That glossy touchscreen doesn’t help at all when … Read more

Using a GPS in California or Minnesota

What do the states of Minnesota and California have in common?  Tick tick tick tick… Give up?  Up until fairly recently, it was illegal to put a GPS on your windshield in those states.  Imagine buying a new GPS with the suction mount and getting pulled over a few days later for using the mount in the box.  We got all kinds of stories from people after their wallet was $100 lighter and sold a lot of vent, cup holder and dash mounts as a result.  Fortunately, these two holdouts have now joined the rest of the country in permitting attachment … Read more