ProClip Mount & Tilt-Swivel Holder w/ Bumper Review [2006 Kia Spectra5]

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by brayhite, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. brayhite macrumors 6502a

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    N. Kentucky
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    Got my ProClip mount/holder today. Ordered it on Aug. 5th at 12:02 a.m.
    The pictures are awful (taken with the iPhone, digital camera is broken at the moment) due to a very bright and hazy sun.

    Anyway, here are some pictures of before/after.

    Note that is an aftermarket radio installed as well so it's not as tight as it could be. Even though there is a noticeable gap in the dash, I have no worries that it'll come out. The top part is very snug and there is an adhesive part that stick to the dash at the top for some extra security.

    Links to what I bought:
    Center Mount
    Holder w/ swivel

    Overall, the pros are:
    -very tight and secure with bumper on
    -the swivel is adjustable to how tight you want it
    -have no fear of the holder moving on its own, but I also haven't driven with it yet so I'll note it if it does
    -looks good with my interior (at least I think so ha)
    -very minimal on how much it blocks and holds the iPhone (only bottom half of each side is covered)

    The cons are:
    -almost TOO tight on iPhone, requires some oompf to get it out of the holder
    -I have the swivel tightened to keep it secure (manual lets you know to tighten/loosen to your preference), so I'm worried it'll wear down after a lot of adjusting to vertical/horizontal and overall use
    -the screws used to attach the mount aren't very good, easily could've stripped them if I didn't push the screwdriver in hard enough

    Other notes of interest:
    -the only thing I needed in addition to what came in the box was a medium sized philips screwdriver and a small philips screwdriver
    -I don't think you can really tell in the pictures, but the holder is slightly angled to the left to face the driver a little more
    -that's my iPod Touch in the picture
    -DO NOT purchase this thinking your iPhone 4 will fit in there naked, as it sits in there very loose (as does the iPod Touch naked)

    Any other questions, let me know.
     

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  2. peteisanidiot macrumors regular

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    good purchase. i haven't had any problems with the phone being difficult to remove from the holder. the swivel does loosen over time and requires some tightening every few weeks. vibration from the road seems to be the culprit as i never rotate the phone orientation. granted i have the proclip setup for the 3g/s but the iphone4 rests in the holder just fine. it's much more snug with the bumper, though. i think a good idea is to bad the back with some soft weather stripping or dense foam with an adhesive side as the phone is held in place by side pressure and its back does not actually rest on the back of the holder.

    no complaints at all from my end. it's never fallen, dropped the phone, or given me any worry. just be sure to direct some air conditioning onto your phone in the summer and keep the heat from blasting it in the winter.
     
  3. brayhite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Will that be a big problem? I ask because I didn't want to block any of the vent adjusters so I positioned the mount in the middle of the dash. I guess the negative of doing that is now I can't just close one vent and not worry about hot/cold air getting on it. In the winter I normally put the heat on high then low after warming up which fortunately only takes 2 or 3 minutes, so hopefully it won't have be a major concern.
     

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