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Cell Phone Holder Mount

Discussion in 'Audio / Nav / Electronics' started by Wrecks, Mar 1, 2016.




  1. Wrecks Member

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    I'm wondering what others are using for a cell phone holder or mount. I have the LX so I'm going to rely on my cell phone for navigation and I would like to mount it within easy reach without blocking access to the console. I like the look of the ProClip mounts but they don't have anything for 2016 Civic's yet and I don't like the idea of clipping into a vent which they do a lot.

    Has anybody used these gooseneck mounts from Arkon? They look sort of "industrial strength" but it might work really well.

    http://www.arkon.com/product/GN088-SBH-seat-rail-bolt-car-mount.html

    I'd be interested in seeing how others have mounted their phones. Send pictures!!
     
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    See this post: http://www.civicx.com/threads/installed-a-iphone-dock.1521/
     
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    ProClip is pissing me off as they take their sweet time coming out for the dash mount for the 2016 Civic. I've been using ProClip on three of my cars since 2010, and really like the setup.
     
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    I recommend using an air vent mount on the vent to the left of the steering wheel. I find that to be the most convenient location for my phone. I wrap the lightning cable along the top of the steering wheel, tucking the cable into the wheel such that it isn't visible.

    I used to use the Kenu mount, but it did not work with the recessed air vent. I switched to a different mount that I found on Amazon that works great with the recessed vent. I wish I had purchased the magnetic mount, but the normal non-magnetic one works great too so I won't waste $13 buying another one.

    The one I use: http://www.amazon.com/Phone-Mount-H...d=1456977469&sr=8-2&keywords=aikema+car+mount
    The magnetic one I should have purchased: http://www.amazon.com/Aikema-Univer...d=1456977469&sr=8-5&keywords=aikema+car+mount
     
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    whaaaaa Senior Member

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    I use this guy, and jam it in the vent to the right of the steering wheel. Fits perfectly with the recessed event, and has a 360 ball-joint to adjust, with a thumb screw to lock the joint in place once you get it how you like.

    http://www.amazon.com/Mpow-Degree-U...=UTF8&qid=1457028235&sr=8-1&keywords=mpow+360

    I prefer this design over the aikema, because i think the single-piece rubber grip not only holds the vent better than the aikema's clip style, but also makes it less likely to leave little scratches on the vent in the event you accidentally pull the whole thing off.
     
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    Agree and i dont like whbat they come out with.... Phone mounted on vent above my nav unit.
     
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    I picked this up for my last vehicle and thanks to the sticky gel on the bottom was able to easily put it into my EX.

    http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00RDQVPTY

    Some might not like the angle it sits at, but I prefer this type of mount over the vent mounts.
     
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    How does this fit in the little cubby under the temp settings? Seems like it might be exactly what I'm looking for to have my phone plugged in there and sitting up a bit since it's too long for the cubby hole.
     
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    I'll have to take a look, but I don't think it would fit in the cubby. Especially with my Note 5.

    I've got mine on my dash.
     
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    I originally posted this in another topic, I figured I'd share it here as well.
     
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    Great idea, just ordered the same!
     
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    I ultimately changed to this mount and have been extremely happy: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JRGOKQ8/ref=twister_B00NQ0CA0E?_encoding=UTF8&th=1

    I suction it to the windshield just above the vent to the left of the steering wheel. I set it back a bit to prevent it from obstructing any of my view. It is extremely stable.

    Some of the reviews on Amazon say that it caused damage when suctioned to the dash, as they recommend. It seems these people may or may not have actually used it correctly. However, I have found that the suction to the windshield is extremely strong, yet still comes off fine. The mount is very stable and can be used with one hand.
     
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    This is the one I would recommend, as I had it in my previous car. I most likely will be purchasing it again if I start driving for Lyft or something.
     
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    It looks awesome! So simple and I bet you can make this yourself. It's basically a holding stand. How hard is it to plug and unplug the phone?
     
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