Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Ford Edge

The Ford Edge has a very large interior and that normally leads to almost any mount fitting without a problem.  However, due to some unique design attributes, it’s not that simple.  As a result, some mounting locations aren’t going to work well. A photo of the interior of a Ford Edge accompanies this article.  A few things to notice are an expansive dash, vertical vents and cup holders that are set back a bit. It’s a far reach to the windshield on the Ford Edge but a good suction mount is probably the best place to put a phone or … Read more

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Kia Soul

The Kia Soul has a surprisingly roomy front seat interior and it’s a fun car to drive.  While I wish it had more rear cargo space, it works well for two or three people.  However, it doesn’t work so well to mount a phone, GPS or tablet.  There are so many curves and unconventional curves that I had a difficult time finding good places to mount a phone, GPS or tablet. It’s not that the front of the vehicle doesn’t provide enough room for the driver and passenger.  I had plenty of leg room and didn’t feel confined but when … Read more

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Nissan Maxima

I recently had a chance to get a close look at the Nissan Maxima.  The Nissan Maxima has a very nice interior.  Lots of good places for a mount but I found a few locations that will not work. As always, a photo of the interior is attached to this article.  It’s a somewhat conventional design.  Having a Nissan Murano myself as my day-to-day vehicle, I was concerned about all the strange curves present in the Murano’s design.  Apparently, the Nissan Maxima designers were more on the normal side.  Not a lot of radical curves or lips. The most popular location for mounting … Read more

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Mazda CX-5 SUV

This week, I had the opportunity to drive a Mazda CX-5 SUV.  Nice size for an intermediate SUV.  Can’t say I’m a fan of the touch screen interface but there are a lot of good places to mount a phone, GPS or tablet. A photo of the interior of a Mazda CX-5 accompanies this article.  Decent size with the usual long reach to the windshield common to an SUV.  Normal horizontal vents and a long reach down to the cup holders.  So let’s scope out some mount options. The windshield is probably the best place to mount a phone.  My … Read more

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for an Old Navigon GPS

I became a big fan of Navigon about ten years ago.  Their software and hardware was ahead of the rest.  That included Garmin, TomTom and Magellan.  There must have been something to it because Garmin purchased Navigon in 2011.  They quickly discontinued Navigon hardware but integrated some of their unique software features into today’s GPS, especially around the traffic views on the Garmin Nuvi and Drive GPS. Although you can’t buy a new Navigon GPS, you can purchase their iOS or Android apps.  I see the iOS app available for around $50.  Never tried it as I’m a fan of Waze … 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