It really isn't convenient. It just happens to be there though and if I'm not using it for my phone, I have sunglasses in there.I don't find this placement to be convenient or practical at all for 3 very important reasons:
1. You have to look down to see your phone. Trying to focus on a screen that's a foot and a half below my vision of the road makes no sense.
2. Your view of the screen is partially blocked while in Drive.
3. You have to reach down and work around the shifter when wanting to navigate your phone. Complete PITA
All of these issues are non existent when you use an AC vent mount PLUS you dont loose your little cubby hole space.
Looks nice and simple. But doesn't your charger cable get in the way when the phone is mounted? That's why I added the second magnetic mount. It's just as stable, but it adds some height so that the phone sits higher and the cable is completely out of the way of the screen.After looking at pgn's setup I purchased the same mount but was able to make it work without the additional mount for hybrid/fusion combo
Reason why I mounted it more towards the left side, it doesn't block anything when I put phone in landscape mode. When using phone in right side up it does block the radio and media buttons but not a problem because I usually control from the steering wheel. Although the cable is not completely out of the way it does not block anything especially in landscape mode, bottom of phone sits right above the stock screen. This setup works if you have the 5" system, your setup is better for the 7" system since it needs to sit higher. For me, the phone is in a perfect location for viewing as well as in reach to control if needed. I use an iPhone 6 Plus with a pretty thick case, I'm sure it will be better with a smaller size phone.Looks nice and simple. But doesn't your charger cable get in the way when the phone is mounted? That's why I added the second magnetic mount. It's just as stable, but it adds some height so that the phone sits higher and the cable is completely out of the way of the screen.