Do you use one of those cell phone holders in your car?
My center console has a little slot in front of the gear shift. It will hold my phone at an angle perfectly…
But, I never used one before. Seems so 90s
Although, I still see people with 'em…
I have a very cheap one that sticks to the windscreen. I’ll probably get a CD slot mounted one.
Negative, I’ve got a notch in the center console in my car where I can rest it. In my truck the phone stays in my pocket.
I think the phone holder mounted on the dash/windscreen looks kinda lame tbh. I always assume those people are lost
I rarely take my cell phone with me in the car, TBH. I do have an old suction cup holder on my windshield that I use for my OLD phone as a GPS when I go on road trips. My dash has an indent on the top with rubber in it that is a good place to set my phone, but in the summer I think it’s too warm there… and I frequently forget there is something there.
Yes, I have a phone mount that sits in the CD player slot
In my car, I have an Aukey clip, which is a little magnetic disc that slots into an air vent grill. I have a magnet in the case of my phone and clip it on there. I use that sometimes, although it often just remains in my pocket of my bag.
I only use the phone for listening to podcasts or audiobooks over Bluetooth in the car, so it doesn’t need to be stuck in view, I can control playback with the headunit or the steering wheel (I don’t have Android Auto, the head unit just has Bluetooth Audio).
We are popsockets users, so we have the air vent mount for use in the car. However I only really put my phone on there if I’m using GPS, otherwise it stays in my pocket
I used to use a phone holder in my car. To be perfectly honest, it was a pain in the butt to always be searching for the perfect one that I could take from rental car to rental car. Nowadays when I rent a car, I just toss the phone into the cupholder, and let the directions come to me via watch and ear bud. Since I rarely us a car any more, I have been trained to get my directions audibly by using Google maps when I walk.
No. My truck has a little tray area in front of the gear shift that also houses the USB port I plug my phone into for built-in Android Auto. Phone fits perfectly in there, and I don’t keep anything else in that area just so that my phone can go there.
I only use the dash mount when using GPS or charging the phone in the car.
I like to see the map on the GPS for traffic/speed-trap alerts and since some intersections can be odd, like a 5-way were I have to take the second left or right. Also knowing if a turn is coming up again after this turn and which lane to aim for is nice to know.
I find I actually get lost or take the wrong turnings more often when I rely on the navigation. If I’m actually having to think about where I’m going, I know where I am and which turnings, lanes etc. I need.
More often than not the navigation (Nissan and Google) is unclear or they throw a turning on me at the last minute! The last time I was using the nav to get somewhere, it told me to turn left in 200M, 150M, you missed the turning 5M later! It then re-routed me and we went through the same thing, I came up to a turnoff, which I thought I needed, but the navigation said, no, next one in 200M, which there was another 200M further on, as I crossed the junction I thought I needed, the navigation suddenly changed to say I’d missed my turning!
In the end, I pulled over, looked at the map, worked out which turnings I needed and just turned off the navigation system, I got there without any further delays or wrong turnings!
Only on long road trips, in which case I’ll set up my work phone in a suction cup mount for navigation. I’ve done these trips so many times I don’t actually need the directions, but it’s nice for everyone in the car to be able to see how much farther/longer we have to go.
I have a window mounted magnet mount. I use it almost everyday. Reason being is that I drive a 2007 and the only way to connect my phone audio to my car is via Aux cable. So I plug it in and then use the mount so I can control it. I usually only listen to podcast so I tend to only use skip if they are going on one subject to long and I just need a break.
I tuck mine into the center console out of site after I plug it in for Apple CarPlay. Everything is then on the car’s screen and Siri is at my beckon call (she’s a great road trip partner).
Prior to have this feature in a car I found the CD player mounts to be the best in terms of layout. Of course, it depends on the layout of your dash and controls.
Yep. www.proclipusa.com. Pricey but well made, doesn’t wobble around and phone fits like a glove. You purchase both a vehicle-specific mount and a phone-specific cradle. Love em’
I’ve had good experiences with both Pro Clip and Ram Mount. Pricey but they work well.
I have an iOttie cd player magnetic mount. If I’m driving for more than 10 minutes, I’ll put the phone there and turn on Android Auto so I can control everything handsfree, or with minimal interaction.
I’ve been using ProClip for years. When I get a new vehicle I get all available car mounts. Most of the time it’s around two but have been as high as four. I also get the adjustable swivel quick release mounts, ALWAYS with adjustable phone holder. This way you can always move the mounts around and adjust the mounts to fit any phone with any combination or naked or cased phones.
Aukey at the moment, one of the air vent ones. Works very well.
In-built car systems are generally awful, even when I had new cars. So I always have the phone mounted and use Android Auto/Google Maps/Waze for nav.
This car is a 2008, so doesn’t even have Bluetooth streaming. Use one of those FM transmitter/handsfree devices which is surprisingly good too.