Taxi Cab Driver Phone, Tablet and GPS Mounts

Our site has been around for a long time.  Surprisingly, the subject of taxi cab phone, tablet and GPS mounts hasn’t been covered before.  So today, we look at mounts for a taxi cab. There are a two topics for mounts in a taxi cab namely the driver and passenger.  We will cover mounts for taxi drivers in this article.  While the driver is likely using the mount as a GPS or music app, the passenger might use it for entertainment in the back seat. It’s important with any mount that your attention remains on driving.  never use a mount … 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 and GPS Mounts for Round Vents

I used to think that mounting stuff onto a vertical vent was the most difficult of locations.  I forgot about round vents.  You find these in a minority of cars.  Vents are a great place to mount a smartphone or GPS.  It’s right around your normal eye level yet below the spot where a bad guy could see it so the location helps to minimize device theft. So what’s the problem with round vents?  Take a look at the photo.  That’s a Mazda Miata.  They have round vents.  The vents are small and have a little knob in the middle … Read more

TomTom Bandit Action Camera Mounts

Smartphones have certainly deteriorated the vehicle GPS market.  As a result, companies like TomTom are reinventing themselves.  Once totally reliant upon car and motorcycle GPS devices for revenue, TomTom has diversified into other devices.  The TomTom Bandit is an example of this diversification.  This is an excellent action camera that competes nicely with other popular brands including GoPro and Garmin. The mounts that come with the TomTom Bandit depend upon which package was purchased.  The base package includes a few surface mounts and a GoPro adapter.  If you opt for the premium package, you also get a handlebar mount and … Read more

EDOTech Hardwire Cable for Garmin GPS Devices Review

EDOTech offers a good option for those wanting to hardwire their GPS to their vehicle.  The EDO Tech Hardwire Cable for Garmin GPS Devices fits almost all car GPS devices made by Garmin including the Garmin Nuvi and Garmin Drive product lines.  Although these are marketed towards Garmin GPS owners, these also fit most TomTom and Magellan GPS models made over the past several years.  As long as they use a mini USB, this should provide power to your GPS device.  These are made to work on car GPS devices, not one that are made for motorcycles such as the Garmin Zumo … Read more

How to Apply a Suction Cup Mount to a Car Window

I know it sounds like an easy topic, but you would be surprised to know that it isn’t always as simple as just pressing the suction cup mount against the glass and walking away.  Suction cup mounts are among the most popular for mounting devices such as a smartphone, GPS, satellite radio or small tablet.  it’s especially handy when using your phone with a GPS application such as Waze. First, let’s talk about surface preparation.  The top reason for adherence issues with a suction cup mount is a dirty windshield.  Over time, you might notice a film developing on your … Read more