Anyone own the Kenu Airframe+?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by G-Ziss, May 23, 2015.

  1. G-Ziss macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2014
    Awhile back, someone on this site recommended this product. I was thinking of buying one because I need something to hold up my phone while I am in my car. My phone has a case on it BTW (Trentium 6L case).

    I am hesitant though because I see a lot of bad reviews on Amazon for it. Some people say it doesn't hold the phone tight enough causing the phone to drop out. Others say the grips are cheap and fall off. And some others say that it doesn't fit the iphone 6+ if the phone has a case on it. One person even said that the knockoff version works better than the name-brand model.

    I really don't want to buy this if I am going to have to pay return shipping if it turns out to be bad.

    Can anyone confirm or deny what these negative reviews are saying?
  2. daddyd302 macrumors member


    Feb 2, 2012
    West Allis, WI
    I've been looking at it too, but the negative reviews made me look elsewhere. Have you consider a CD slot mount? I am looking at this one. I would be using it for my Iphone 6.

    I have this for my S6 Edge.

    If you're that insisted on getting it, if there's an Apple store near you, you could buy it and try it out. You can take it back if you don't like it.
  3. G-Ziss thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2014
    I didn't know they sold them at Apple Stores. I can return it to them even though it's been opened and it's a 3rd party product?
  4. Smith2000 macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2014
    Yes you can. That's a good idea . . . buy it, check it out in the parking lot and then bring it back if you don't like it.

    I use one for when I have a rental car, but in my personal car I use one from ProClip. ProClip is worth every penny, really well made.


    The issue I have with the Kenu on my 6+ is that the phone is so heavy/bulky that I need to take down the mount, snap it on my phone and then rebook it into the vent. It's not a big deal, but not super sturdy like my ProClip.
  5. tops2 macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2014
    I don't use it daily but when I do.. I have no problems with mine. Its held tight. Granted I don't usually drive down really bumpy roads so can't say how sturdy. But a glance at the overall reasons on Amazon, it looks good to me. Not sure if some that have bad reviews got knock offs or bad manufactured ones. Maybe some got knock offs from Amazon marketplace? I bought directly from Amazon and have no problems with it.

    I'd say go ahead and get the genuine one from Apple store and if you have problems you can always return it.
  6. ravage73 macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2014
  7. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Jun 20, 2010
    Pick any product on Amazon and you'll see a similar array from one star to five stars.

    My airframe II with iPhone 6 plus works as well as plain airframe with my old 5S.

    You can count on people having different kinds of vents, some more useable for this purpose than others. And count on people having various levels of dexterity, some more suited to hook it up properly over others.

    As an example, the same Kenu that worked fine on my vehicle was unable to mount to my wife's newly leased car. If I forced the issue, it would have eventually fallen and I'd have felt compelled to grade it one star on Amazon.
  8. meistervu macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2008
    I had the AirFrame, not the AirFrame+. I loved mine when used with an iPhone 5 or 6. I don't have a 6+ so not sure there. It's very well made, and the phone is held securely.
  9. G-Ziss thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2014
    Thanks guys, I took your advice and went to an Apple store and bought one. It holds the phone well, although like you said, I do need to remove the airframe from the vent when putting the phone in and taking it out again.
  10. meistervu macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2008
    I don't have to do that with mine. I just push the phone in at an angle to spread the AirFrame then rotate the phone to make it sit flat with the back of the AirFrame.
  11. Dopestar macrumors regular


    Oct 27, 2012
    I had the Kenu airframe + for several months. I haven't read the reviews but I can share my opinion on the product. it works perfectly! just make sure that when you clip it against the air vent to do it right.. I do admit that at times that the phone and airframe fall it is because I was just lazy to not clip it right... I blame myself :D not the product...
  12. tops2, May 25, 2015
    Last edited: May 25, 2015

    tops2 macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2014
    I usually don't have the Air Frame on the vents. I've always just clipped the phone on first then clip on the vent. When I remove, I've always removed from the vent then remove the phone. I guess if it's hard to remove the phone when it's in the mount... It's a good sign at least the frame holds the phone tight. :)
  13. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Jun 20, 2010
    My Kenu stays on the vent when mounting and removing the phone. I snap the phone into the Kenu and I remove the phone from the Kenu.

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