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Magnetic Phone Mount - What's Your Preferred Installation Location?

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by HockeyPlayer, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. HockeyPlayer

    HockeyPlayer Member

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    Hi all of you awesome TMC fans. I've really enjoyed my new Model X since receiving it about a month ago. I chose to not have Tesla install the phone dock because I use a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and don't want to risk damaging the (brittle and sensitive) micro-USB port. I used a Scosche MagicMount, a magnetic phone mount, in my last car and absolutely loved it. My Model X has figured ash for the dashboard trim which as many of you know, has a natural finish on it without an overcoat. If possible, I'd like to avoid the risk of damaging the wood (due to the adhesive) and hate the idea of mounting it to the windshield. Do any of you use this sort of magnetic mount and if so, where do you think is the best mounting location?
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  2. Bonlaw

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    Probably better response if posted in another sub forum. I have seen others post positively about a vent clip for holding phone.
     
  3. HockeyPlayer

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    I'm trying to not block the air conditioning vents with the clip on type. Any ideas are appreciated.
     
  4. Bishop

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    hmm. i mounted mine on the wood ( matte ob ) im going to have to use dental floss to remove it but ill deal with it then ..
     
  5. pete8314

    pete8314 Vendor

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    Here, for me. The steering wheel slightly obscures the view, but not enough to be an issue.

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  6. F123456

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    I have the glossy, dark finish, don't recall it's name. I got it covered (at least, most of it) with paint protection film, because the are on the glove compartment came scratched terribly from the factory. Not deeply, but a large area of circular scratching. Anyway, the film made that nearly invisible.

    I use a ball-type magnetic mount, and I have it to the left of the steering wheel, on the (film protected) wood. I've got an iPhone 6 plus, so it's a pretty big phone. Mounting the magnet/ball as low as possible on that area allows me to have the phone in portrait or landscape and still not block the vent.
     
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    Stuck mine to the right of the big screen just above the glove box button on the wood panel. Good height and not obscured by the steering wheel. I like it so much that I bough another one for my wife's lexus sedan. For that one I mounted it on top of the dash at the front edge. The ball mount can adjust to hold the phone just over the edge with the edge acting as a back support for pressing the screen if that makes sense. Maybe that would be an option for the X as well but I might be concerned with removing the 3M adhesive later. Also, I think PUP owners have alcantara there, so not going to be option for that I assume although mine is Non-PUP.
     
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  8. vandacca

    vandacca Active Member

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    I placed mine in the same location. I placed it just far enough away from the screen that when I have my phone mounted horizontally, the charge cable (routed through the front console) just clears the right-side of the display.
     
  9. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    Wouldn't screen mirroring make this moot? Plus you could leave it in the tray to charge. Let hope this makes it in 8.x.
     

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