Best Car Mount for iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by paulie6978, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. paulie6978 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA
    Looking for somehting thats solid and sturdy. There are so many on ebay. I have also seen ones that go into your air vent, your cigarette lighter and some that stick on.

    Anyone inout would be appreciated !

  2. burnside macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2010
    I use this Kensington mount and it works very well with my iPhone 5. Nice and sturdy. What I really like about it is that there are a couple hinges at the bottom that you can use or tuck away just in case you wish to plug in an audio cable. The mount has retractable sides to hold any type of phone with any case. This mount should last you a long time.

    By the way, I do not use the suction or air vent clip. I attached this mount to a bracket I bought earlier. This gives me a nice sturdy mount and peace of mind.
  3. smeg36 macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2009
    I love ProClip, and I think most people are going to agree. They're about as secure as you can get. You have to buy a mount for your car, and one for your device though, so it gets pricey. But until you get a new car, you never need a new car mount. And they have mounts to fit almost any situation. And, as you can read in my post here, their customer service is amazing.
  4. MR Bulk macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2013
  5. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Define "best". Don't just assume that your notion of best is universal and include a budget. If you're looking for a mount that securely mounts your device I'd also recommend ProClip but expect to pay a fair bit for them. The vent mounts, cigarette lighter, adhesive and suction cup mounts are all compromises when it comes to securely mounting your device. That said, plenty are happy with them. You have to determine what you want and what you prefer.
  6. theautopilot macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2010
    If you have the money, there is nothing better than a Brodit/Proclip.
  7. mackandproud macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    Warning: the iottie trashed the finish of my iphone 5. The clamping force is very strong. The suction cup also left a nasty residue on my dashboard.

    Iottie has no phone line for customer service and their turnaround times for email are slow, if they even bother to reply.
  8. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I'm using this Bracketron model from Amazon.

    The suction cup will even stick to the textured part of your dash.

  9. Vesian macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Probably the most expensive solution, but i've used them in two of my cars and never looked back.

    Basically, you buy an iphone 5 mount and then a mount specific to your car.
  10. bloodninj4 macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2010
  11. pingjintao macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2013
    I have the Proclip and it works great. Nice and solid.
  12. isawisbetter, Apr 3, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2013

    isawisbetter macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2013
    Recommend Neo Grab!

    I had exomount once but Neo grab is much better.

    one hand operation is best part for this one with nice price
  13. Xanderprime macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2009
    If you have a cd slot and you don't use it, then use the Mountek nGroove Universal CD Slot Mount.

    Sturdy and well made, can swivel from portrait to landscape easily.
  14. Grassso macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2013
    maybe you can try to search on other websites, like Amazon, bestbuy, or any other shopping stores.
  15. theautopilot macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2010
    Excellent advice, I expect he had not though of that. I might try that myself next time I wish to purchase something.
  16. linds15 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2012
    Great White North
    i have a mountek and love it, it slides into the cd slot (which i never use but you can have a cd in it and use it simultaneously with the mount), for my car it sits at at a perfect spot for viewing.
  17. noflushbandit macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2012
    How about RAM mounts? Anyone have any experience with them? The X mount is a universal that looks pretty intriguing to me
  18. alanrocks, Apr 11, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2013

    alanrocks macrumors regular


    Nov 15, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Breffo Spiderpodium Mount

    I use the breffo spiderpodium in my car as you can see in the photo below. I'm taking the photo with my phone :) but it is very very multi-functional and can be used for so many more things than just a car mount, due to the bendy-ness you can also shape it around your phone to use it in landscape as well as portrait.


    It also looks very neat in the car vents rather than the mounts that leave the visible circle on your windows!!
  19. nizmoz, Apr 11, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2013

    nizmoz macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
  20. isawisbetter macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2013
  21. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    I just installed this in My Ford Focus this weekend. I was a bit dubious that it would cause damage, but it's in okay and things look alright. Took it for a road test and no issues at all. I like the fact I can use it with my leather flip case. It looks a little bulky but I guess I will get used to it. No tell tale circles on the windscreen hinting at the Tom Tom in the glove box which is a big plus. I can also connect it to the charging wire (you can buy built in but it gets a little pricy if you already have a charging solution) and my stereo. Also because it's much nearer to my mouth I can use the speaker for a quick call when I've left my Jawbone assassin at home.

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  22. ArcAngel66 macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2009
    Easily the most useful iphone accessory I've purchased. And the part that holds the phone is perfect, it's not clunky and overly large like other mounts you see.

    The "dots" are a great idea. I have all three installed in various spots around my dash, and just move the mount around depending on what I need. The mount can be tightened to where it's 100% stiff and will NOT budge at all, and with the slick built in tool, can be adjusted to whatever you want.

    Plus, it makes for a really good desktop stand with the suction cup (which is also one of the best-designed suction cups I've seen).

    Coming from somebody who spent $100+ on various solutions, I HAVE to recommend this mount.
  23. spinnerbug macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2013
    Great Dash Mount

    I bought the new Airframe from KENU..
    Works great, simple, stays put and is visible. Check it out at the website above.
    I like the first one so much, I bought a second for another vehicle. :):)
  24. aldoF macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2011
    Seems like removing your device with just one hand is a bit of an issue...that's my biggest peeve on many of these mounts, need to be able to quickly remove it with just one hand and without looking.


    I bought this one too but finally gave up on it, in my case my aircon vents louvres are too thin and the airframe easily slides from side to side when trying to remove it, tried both grips with no luck.


    Thanks for this, just checked out this video on YouTube and placed my order, looks like a winner

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