Best cell phone holder

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by Jasmine James, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Grit

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    OP owns a Tesla and asked, that’s enough of a sample size :cool:
     
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    Something I can totally recommend that kills tons of birds with one stone is a ring that attaches to the back of your phone like a pop socket. It's a kick stand, you can plug your finger in it and it also has a tiny attachment to the car that's super simple to use.

    I'm testing a magnetic mount atm and just having a hard time letting the old one go :D

    It's called Spigen Style Ring
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    One that I was thinking about testing was this "alligator" clip type:
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    One that might work well in a Prius if you don't use CD's a lot is this one I tested a few years back that attaches to CD slot. On my Mini it was a bit too low down to use for navigation, as I always use Waze when I drive:
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    I saw this on another thread and been great for almost 4 yrs now. I dont like to mount things on my windshield so I mounted to the right of gear shift.

     
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    depending if you have or if you use your cd drive I use the MPow car phone holder. [​IMG]
     
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    I use a ProClip mount. I think it’s the sturdiest mount out there. A little pricey,but worth it.
     
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    I've tried two different mounts so far and have been unhappy with both. One was the Steelie mentioned in this thread. It adhered very well to my dash, but I had an issue with the way the curved surface would make my phone tilt down due to it's weight.

    More recently I tried the Scocshe Magic Mount. I think I would love it if the damn adhesive worked. I put it on the darker grey part of my dash. It has a wavy texture to it, but I didn't think that would be much of an issue. I was wrong. Even after letting it "set" for 24 hours the damn thing popped off my dash the moment I tried to attach my phone to it. I touched the adhesive bit after it fell and it was barely tacky.

    I would try again (maybe clean my dash better and let it set for longer), but the company doesn't sell adhesive replacements. So I wasted $25 on some plastic and magnets I will be throwing out. At least the Steelie sells replacement adhesive!

    So I'm back to square one. I don't want the CD or vent clip mounts because I don't want my phone to overheat due to the proximity to the vents. And I like my phone to be near where my eyes could go without looking too far from the road (safety first) so the shift and cupholder mounts are out of the question. I prefer the magnetic mounts as my phone in it's Otterbox case is too stupidly big for a lot of the clamp-like holders.
     
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    O2 smartphone vent mount
     
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    I use the Square Jellyfish vent mount, people have expressed worry about the air hitting your phone. I simply close the vent that I put it on, there are plenty of other vents to use. I found it on Amazon for around 16$.

    It is the most sturdy mount that I have ever used, I take long road trips a lot and I use this all the time, it grips my phone without any movement.



    Hope this helps!
     
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    What is the part that is attached to the dash, and how is it attached, and how do you propose to remove it when the time comes? The Prius we bought used has some poorly repaired damage on the dash where it looks as though someone tried to remove the 3M Velcro-like fasteners that come with iPass and EzPass toll-payment devices and took some of the vinyl with them.
     
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    The first difficulty is finding one that doesnt shift, fall, or become loose (and reliably/conveniently holds and releases the phone.

    The second difficulty is finding a place that will hold your phone so you can use it without obstructing any instrument panels or inhibit use of the vehicle.

    my favorite thus far?

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    Here you go - this one is far better than the others I recommended up-thread ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ :rolleyes:

     
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    That wouldn't suit me: it would block the camera and prevent me using the dash-cam feature in my navigation app.
     
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