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Cellphone Mount

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by AoneOne, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. AoneOne

    AoneOne Member

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    After seeing this post ProClip mount: any Model S Owner in/near Madison, WI? - Page 2, I ordered the console-mounted base with an adjustable holder that fit my phone in its case. I had waited a year to in the hope that the NAV and Bluetooth would work well enough that I wouldn't regularly use my phone in the car. The NAV is a Tesla problem, and the Bluetooth is a phone (podcast app) problem, but it doesn't matter now that I can easily access my phone while (safely) driving.

    I also considered their vent mount, but the steering wheel would impede my access to the phone. Also, their pedestal mounts look very functional and would allow mounting at an arbitrary location above the yacht floor, but the console screen clip mount is much easier and just fine for me.

    My only complaint is that the clip attaches so firmly that removing it without damaging the screen surround might need a tool to pry it free.

    More info at Car Phone Holders and Dashboard Phone Mounts*-*ProClip USA. The parts are made by Brodit in Sweden: BroditMounting platform specialist!

    I invite you to share your cellphone mount recommendations.
     
  2. GoBlue88

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  3. mikeash

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    I use the iMagnet, and it's fantastic:


    iMagnet Mount, original magnetic car phone mount holder stand


    I do not have a Model S (yet?) but it should work great in pretty much any car. It has a suction cup for attaching to the car that has some crazy sticky surface that works on almost anything. I have it stuck to the dashboard of my Prius v which is not entirely smooth, and it stays firmly attached for months at a time before the air leaks in and I need to redo it.


    The cell phone end is a powerful magnet, which is good and bad. The bad is that you need to put a metal plate in your phone case, which is obviously problematic if you don't have a case, or your case doesn't cover the back side of your phone. They give you a plate with a sticky backing that you can use to glue to your phone, but who wants to do that? The good is that if you do have a suitable case, then the thing becomes incredibly easy to attach and detach. There's no fiddling with latches or cradles, you just put your phone on the mount and it stays there. When you get out of the car, you pull it off. It's plenty strong enough to stay solidly in place while driving, but not so strong that it's hard to remove the phone. I'm really happy with it and would buy another one in a heartbeat if I needed another mount for some reason.

    (Note to mods: I posted this earlier, got a message that it was awaiting moderation, and then I think I accidentally deleted it. If I'm wrong and it's still in the queue, please accept my apologies for my fumble-fingeredness and double-posting.)
     
  4. ww73

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    If you have a Nexus phone (4 or 5), you can try The Air Dock . Works great in the wife's minivan.
     

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