Does anybody have Exogear Exomount car mount?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by tbjohn, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. tbjohn macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2012
    I stumbled upon this product called Exomount, and find it a pretty interesting car mount. It sticks to both the windshield and the dashboard. I am not sure how it sticks to the dashboard. It sounds like Exogear gives more choices of where to put the mount. Their website states that if the suction cup becomes dirty, it can be washed with water and used again.
    Also, another thing that got me interested is that it has a clip to hold your phone, which is different from many other models. I want to try it out, but before I do that, I need some opinions about it.

    If anybody has actually bought and used the car mount, please share any opinions or experiences you've had with it. That would be helpful.

    This is the product:

  2. bshef macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2009
    I am currently using one in my car. It adheres well to the windshield as well as the dash. Although, if you plan on using it on your dash, make sure the spot you choose is relatively flat. (common sense stuff, but I figured I would add).

    Another thing that brought me to purchase the exomount was the ease of application and the minimal amount of space it takes up. It isn't hooked to anything which gives me piece of mind when I go to take it off. No problems with residue or whatever you wish to call it.

    I would recommend it to anyone searching for a car mount.

    Edited to address the 'hold' on the phone.

    The hold is tight and there is minimal shaking. The only shaking is attributed to the road you're on.
  3. MR Bulk macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2013
    Have a white one. Liked it for the styling, very clean and modern.

    Requires two hands to clip the phone.

    "Suction" cup is extremely interesting concept, basically a highly sticky gummy material (think of those rubbery octopus toys you threw at walls that would stick and slowly roll their way down - or not move at all if you threw it at a mirror or some other really smooth surface) formed into a cup shape. The gumminess fills the crevices in pebble-grained dashboards thus forming the leakproof suction.

    We have a couple of rather stiff-riding German cars so there is some shaking over bumps, but I found if you let the bottom of the phone slide down to make contact with the dash before you let go of the clip to tighten around the phone, it takes almost all of this away.

    When the suction cup is removed (or make that "pried off" as it can be a bit of a struggle getting it off) from the dash there is a slight "ring" mark. Have not tried to remove it because I think Armor-All or other surface treatments might degrade the suction cup's action - or not, but I left it alone anyway since it goes right back on that spot when I use the iPhone's GPS feature again.

    Also have the iOttie which I actually like better for its phone-holding action (you do it one-handed) but the suction cup (made the same way of the same material) is a little more difficult to make "stick" onto the dash since you must rotate a ring to get the suction action vs. the easier to use lever of the Exo. Also the cup is smaller in diameter so it needs a more flat surface to get a grip, the Exo can achieve a hold on more curved parts of the dash.

    As I recall they were both about the same price (was either $12 or $19 for each of them, somewhere in that range anyway, do not recall) so the choice is between one-handed phone-holding operation for the iOttie (although the suction cup is harder to attach) or the two-handed clip holder of the Exomount (although the suction cup is bigger and better and easier to use).

    Toss up.
  4. MR Bulk macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2013
    Oh yeah, one more thing - I have the Exomount 2 (Two), supposed to be better than the original version. And also as I understand they are now not the current maker, there is now although this could be the reverse being OsoMount is the original maker and then Exo bought them out or vice versa, not sure. I would check YouTube video posting dates, that might give you an idea. And ebay as well as Amazon has them for less than the factory homepage prices.

    Good luck.
  5. lkingsvs macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2011
    I have had this mount for approximately two weeks.
    Here are my thoughts:

    Suction - works great - as others have said - no residue left behind. I have attached mine to the drivers side window, front windshield, under the dash by my speedometer, in the middle of the dashboard, on my armrest so my kids could watch a video, even in the house onto a wooden bed frame. I have had zero issues with getting it to stick to any of these areas with little to minimal effort.

    Hold - holds my iPhone with or without a case. It does require 2 hands so I do recommend you are stopped in your car when trying to place your device into the clip. The beauty of the design is that it will work with any device within certain dimensions and with or without a case.

    Drawbacks - sometimes the mount does shake some when attached in the car. I am not sure if this is true of all mounts, as this is the only mount I have ever used. I do not have any experience with GPS units or anything. The shaking is minimal and is usually on a bumpy road or in lots of stop and go traffic.

    Overall - I would recommend this product to my friends even though I am not 100% excited about it, but for the money and the versatility there really is not anything better that I have seen.
  6. tbjohn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2012
    Bshef. Yeah, it looks clean and easy. Thanks for your info and advice. It looks like pretty good one to try out. Thanks.
  7. tbjohn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2012
    Now I see how the Exomount sticks on dashboard. Yeah I remember that really sticky octopus thing long time ago. It really was sticky and pretty cool. It is pretty brilliant that Exogear brought that octopus sticky thing idea into car mount suction cup. Anyway, thanks for your feedback.
  8. bshef macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2009
    No problem! I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with it.
  9. tbjohn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2012
    I probably would use it as a car mount on the windshield or dashboard but I agree that it's versatility makes it more interesting. If the shakiness is just as normal as other car mounts, I think I can deal with it. Thanks for your opinion.
  10. MR Bulk macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2013
    Actually your thread made me think about it more and go out and check on my wife's car, she has not really used either the Exomount nor the iOttie ever since she threw this onto her dashboard, almost any device will stay put on it during short trips, unless you are going off-roading or something, and it truly is one-handed operation:

    The angle pivots through an arc range of little click stops and it was less than $5.
  11. tbjohn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2012

    Yeah, I hardly go off-road driving. Maybe once a year? lol.
    That mount from ebay looks interesting. It looks like they used the same material as Exomount's suction. It's kind of hard to tell if that thing is a car mount or not at first glance. It looks nice though. But as long as that mount does it's job, I think I might get one especially for the price.
  12. MR Bulk macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2013
    Yes it is indeed made of the same sticky octopus gummy material. The beauty is it fits anything since it's a flat surface with no ridges or other confining/defining structure.

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