Best car iPhone holder

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  1. stylinexpat macrumors 65816

    stylinexpat

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    IMG_1101.JPG IMG_1103.JPG This will be coming soon. People should really like this one. Imagine the center of your iPhone screen at the touch of the tip of your finger while your hand is on the steering wheel allowing you to keep both hands on the steering wheel while driving. Optimal reach and optimal height.

    The suction cup mount is one of the best on the market now so you do not have to worry about it falling off. Length of arm can be configured to suit the car you drive. Adjustable arm allows you to also use dashboard as an extra base for support to keep smartphone from vibrating or shaking while driving. Magnetic holder comes with shield that can mount on outside of your smartphone case/protector for a strong magnetic hold. Tested and works great on UAG smartphone case. iPhone will not fall off while driving as suction is quite strong. If used on outside of smartphone case it will not interfere with iPhone GPS (I tested this).

    The end will also allow you to swap out separate accessory part for use with GoPro. That part will be sold separately. This design also allows you to use your smartphone as a camera while driving too as it was designed so that the rear part of the where you mount your shield to be placed at your own height and likings so it does not block camera.

    Perfect holder for those who drive a lot and use their smartphone a lot while on the road. Could be an Uber,Lyft or any other business related user. Even basic navigation is just a touch away now. Best part is that when you place this to the left of your steering wheel you can drop a battery bank in side door compartment holder to charge your smartphone. If you buy a big battery bank you only need to charge it once every 4-7 days as you leave home with a full battery andnonky need to hook it up to battery bank when battery is almost out. You simply drop a battery bank in bottom of door compartment and hook it up to your iPhone.

    In production now. Looking for releasing item soon. Picture above shown and tested in a 2017 Porsche Macan GTS and it sits perfectly. The location is also perfect for summer use to keep smartphone cool as you can adjust air conditioner vent to blow cold air onto back of iPhone to keep iPhone cool while charging or while being under the sun. This phone will stay cool this way. Perfect for hot climate use or in sunny parts of the world.

    Spent almost a year trying to perfect this design as there are many cheap ones already on the market. This will be a high end model using premium components.
     
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  3. kudos212 Suspended

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    Looks like every other car phone holder on the market. Yours has the same issue they all do, which is vibration. making it out of premium materials won't change that.
     
  4. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Mine does not vibrate. What car do you drive..?
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    Not good. Ruins dashboard under direct sunlight. If you live in California or any other place that gets good sunlight this will ruin dashboard. If your dashboard is leather you are in more trouble. If you leased a car and ruined a dashboard which is not normal wear and tear that dashboard will be expensive to replace when your lease is up. This also does not place smartphone within fingertip reach of steering wheel.
     
  5. kudos212 Suspended

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    No car phone holder on the market stays completely still in the car ESPECIALLy if it is held by suction cup to the windshield. It's called rattle, vibration, etc. Look at the iottie, it vibrates like crazy. Why is yours different?
     
  6. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    iOttie is made of cheap plastic. iOttie has a small diameter suction cup. iOttie arm is thin and made of plastic. My arm is thicker and made of aluminum ADC-12.

    If you tell me what car you drive I will show you why and how. I have done many tests on many cars and this is about as good as it gets. I am quite picky myself. The iOttie one vibrates and is not good but it is cheap too (probably 1/3 to 1/4 the price).

    I did quite a bit of testing for arm strength and suction cup strength at various arm lengths as this was designed to work for cars with deep dashboards allowing user to use dashboard for extra support. If your whole car and dashboard is rattling then yeah, everything will rattle but otherwise “No”. Tested on Toyota Tundra and Ford F-150 which have long and deep dashboards with no rattle or vibration. To do this right on those cars we used dashboard for extra support and it was as solid as the dashboard was. No iPhone has a weight of 5lbs.
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  7. Sheldonsmith macrumors 6502

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    I use a combination of ProClip to hold the phone, and a Kuda USA mount to hold the ProClip. Works great, keeps the phone off the dash and windshield and out of line of signature through the windshield.
     
  8. jeremy3721, Feb 23, 2018
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    I bought this guy from Amazon and for $15 I’m very happy. Wireless charging, no metal plates on the back of my phone and no suction cups on my windshield. iPhone X/8/10 wireless car charger mount https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075MVTDXL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_kzKyEYQgL6ZJC

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    Initially I was skeptical about the vent mount but it has an adjustment knob so you can tighten it up as much as you want.
     
  9. stylinexpat, Feb 23, 2018
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    Either way the smartphone or the so called wireless charger needs a cable to provide power for charging. Even the wireless charger can not charge without a cable running to it. Depending on what car,truck or suv you drive your vent mounts might not be in the most convenient location either. Take for example a Camaro where the vent mounts are at the bottom and neither of the vents are within fingertip reach.

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  10. 4RunnerHeaven Suspended

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    What is the name of yours and where can we buy it?
     
  11. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Should be released by end of next month. Will update after. There will be quite a few versions coming out with various arm lengths depending on vehicle you drive. Will also be available in aluminum and a premium carbon fiber. Carbon fiber goes great with carbon fiber inside BMW’s,Porsche’s and Mercedes cars.

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  13. stylinexpat, Mar 18, 2018
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    stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, very well. Release should be next month. I believe your dashboard is deep and will require the longer arm. I will confirm and update. MSRP will be confirmed next month.
     
  14. kalex macrumors 65816

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    Cost?
     
  15. Synomenon macrumors 6502

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    Same setup in my car. Kuda dash mount + ProClip iPhone X holder with lightning cable connection to my head unit for CarPlay. The Kuda mount is nice. No adhesive or modifying the dash in any way. No vibration, solid as a rock.

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  16. kalex macrumors 65816

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    Looks like kuda usa website has been down for a while. I can't get to it.
     
  17. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Can also hold digital camera for in car camera recording. The standard adapter can be used to for magnetic holder to hold smartphone or to hold digital camera. Allows center of smartphone to be within fingertip reach while hands are on steering wheel.
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    Short carbon fiber arm inside BMW 3 series
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    Long carbon fiber arm for deep dashboard on RV
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    Long carbon fiber arm in 2018 Porsche Macan GTS
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    Digital camera mount
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