iPhone 6S Plus (with cases) car mount?

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  1. H3LL5P4WN, Oct 5, 2015
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    H3LL5P4WN macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking for a reasonably secure, but easy to insert/remove car mount for my 6S Plus. I use cases. Some are kinda bulky (like a Speck Candyshell Grip).

    Here's the dilema. I don't want to obstruct my view through the windshield. I'll be doing some testing with the Spigen magnetic vent mount that I have, but preliminary shaking by hand doesn't make this look promising. I also don't want to block a vent.

    I've got a spot below my vent that I'm willing to permanently affix a mount to, but I think I need a flat-mount set up for this to work.

    Here's a shot of a 2005 Escape interior (not mine, but what I have, albeit without the stock head unit):

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    The spot just below the center driverside vent is where I'm speak of.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!

    Edit: Magnets aren't strong enough, so it will have to be a clippy (iOttie) type mount.
     
  2. tsevince macrumors regular

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    I just did a review on the new Doc Artisan MagMount, which sounds almost perfect for you, but it will require somewhere to mount on the dash or windshield.

    The part that will work best is the MagPlates which allow you to use any case you want, or even the bare iPhone. Yes, it does use magnets, but I've found them to be strong enough during my drives.

    My review embedded below and the Indiegogo funding page as well as the Doc Artisan product page:

    Disclaimer: while I was sent this unit to review, I've personally used it on a daily basis and honestly believe it may suite your needs. I was not told to promote it any other way. The review is posted to give you a better idea of the product, even though it is my own review.
     
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    I like that video.
     
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    Haha thanks! Don't forget to subscribe ;)
     
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    Mag Mount from Doc Artisan is one of the best option for me because the suction cup is so powerful that it won’t slip away and even it don't leave its impression on the dashboard when it is removed.
     
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    I'm using the Kenu+ vent mount and works perfectly
     
  9. H3LL5P4WN thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for all of the input gang.

    CD slot mounts won't work for me ...because I don't have a CD player in my head unit. Suction cups may not work because of the mounting area I describe (pic in original post) is tiny (smaller than my iOttie suction cup, anyway).

    I do have the Spigen magentic vent mount, and it wasn't strong enough for my 6S+ with a case.

    Rocko, are you suggesting that the Scosche magnet is even stronger? Jpad, with that Doc Artisan mount, is the entire head filled with magnets? Does it have a mechanism to keep the head from moving?
     
  10. tsevince macrumors regular

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    The Doc Artisan MagMount head has a ball joint mount you can lock in place.
     
  11. Rocko9999 macrumors regular

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    What case are you using?

    If the case is flat on the back and not super thick-Otterbox Defender-it will have no problem keeping hold of it. If it is thick, you can simply attach the metal piece to the back of the case-it has 3m tape. I just slip the metal in between case and phone-I use rear protector film on the back of my phone also. I don't use the adhesive which allows me to move it from case to case easily. The head is adjustable and can be tightened into position. I have mine mounted on my dash to the left of my radio.
     
  12. H3LL5P4WN thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks.

    I use some generic flat TPUs with thin metal or plastic plates on the backs for design, and a Speck Candyshell Grip, so mounting the plate on the outside of the case isn't an option aesthetically or functionally.
     
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    I had no issue with my candyshell but it wasn't a grip model. Flat TPU won't be an issue.
     
  14. H3LL5P4WN thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It looks like the Doc Artisan mounts aren't in stock. So this Scosche looks to be the option. Though I can't seem to find any info on the magnet strength.
     
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    Those ball-type of mounts are out of the question. They absolutely ruin the one handed use of the phone and its ability to fit in a pocket.
     
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    It uses 3 or 4 super magnets. Very strong. You can always return it if you don't like it.
     
  18. H3LL5P4WN thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The Spigen has 4 magnets. :S
     
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    I will go check.
     
  20. H3LL5P4WN thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Don't go cutting your mount apart or anything though.
     
  21. Kisey macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing you're attaching to the phone is the disc?
     
  22. Rocko9999 macrumors regular

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    4 Magnets.
     

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    Picked up a Spigen Mount. Really simple. Sleek. Does the trick. With any case
     

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    I had that one, the weight of the phone pulled it off the vent, so I went with the Scosche.
     

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