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Cell Phone Holder Mount

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




  1. zabih107

    zabih107 Senior Member

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    Now That is DAMN Sharp!! Since they discontinued the cell phone charger pad that space was a waist.
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    Thanks guys. I do think it looks nice. The phone is a 7 Plus btw.
     
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    I have a Nexus 5X cable not the same USB C I will be getting
     
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    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.
     
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    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 also have a seat bolt mounted phone mount on a flexible gooseneck coming in. I'm going to try it attached to the front, driver-side bolt of the front passenger seat and route the gooseneck up so the phone mount is right next to / a little below the temperature control knob.
     
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    And perfectly functional
     
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    My 17 Hatch Sport is a 6sp so my hand was hitting the shifter when I mounted it in In that location. I mounted mine above the stereo but noticed this wouldn't work for those with the infotainment system. The wireless Mophie charger works great. IMG_2107.JPG
     
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    I know I'm pretty late to the party, but I found a good solution that's been working really well. Nice and stable, no shaking or flopping around, a mechanical solution that doesn't rely on adhesives (which eventually fail), no screws or dismantling the dash, easy to see and poke at, doesn't obstruct any air vents, won't overheat in the sun because it's cooled by the air vents, well placed next to the Civic touch screen, looks nice! I've been using this for the past couple months and it's holding firm and gittin 'er done.

    It's a fusion of two car mounts I bought on Amazon: CAW.CAR universal magnetic car mount, and TechMatte MagGrip car mount holder. Links below:

    CAW.CAR: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LQWNMPU/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    TechMatte: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E86ONW2/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    My solution works by wedging the TechMatte CD mount behind the Civic's touchscreen. It fits perfectly, with just the right amount of pressure -- stable without stressing the screen. The magnet on the TechMatte holds the magnet on the CAW.CAR very firmly. Just don't put the adhesive disc on the base of the magnetic CAW.CAR mount, as instructed. That would make things sticky and messy (what kids are for). The swivel magnetic plate on the CAW.CAR holds firmly too, and allows easy adjustment of the phone viewing angle. Obviously, you'll need to attach your phone to the magnetic CAW.CAR holder by attaching a metal plate to the inside or outside of your phone case -- or to the back of your phone.

    A note about the metal plate on the back of your phone: it needs to be mounted at the bottom, not the center, so that your phone sits high on the mount. It's still stable this way, and only improves the viewing angle. This position allows a charging cable to be inserted at the bottom of the phone without the cable obstructing the Civic's touch screen.

    All of this may sound overly complicated, but it's actually pretty simple and elegant, I think. Here are some pictures.

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    I use this mount on the vent right of the steering wheel...great location and functionality!

    http://a.co/2Juwdtf
     
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    pgn - Wow. That looks CLEAN!
     
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    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
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    I've done exactly this except i flipped it upside down and wedged it in even further, super solid and stable
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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