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Where do you mount your phone?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Jrogville, Dec 30, 2016.

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  1. Jrogville

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    The phone mount location in the center console is too low to be able to see the screen, and since Tesla doesn't incorporate Apple of Android car play, I think I need to mount the phone somewhere up high where it's less of a diversion from the highway. Could people comment or show photos of how you handle your phone? And what mounting product you used?
     
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    I posted a really detailed message in another thread. I'll copy it here. Also, if you click the litle red arrow below, after "said:", it will take you to the original post, where you can see the photos inline. You also may find that thread useful.

     
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    The problem for me, though perhaps not the OP, with any of the magnetic mounts is that they require a semi-permanent mount to some part of the car. I wanted to avoid that. Most also require mounting something to your phone or phone case as well.

    If those things won't bother the OP, some of those magnetic mounts look pretty good, and they are certainly a far less costly alternative to my own.
     
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    I use a clip mount from ProclipUSA.com. I have them for a few of our cars. They are designed specifically for each car. Just pick a dash mount and holder for your phone (I had an old Arkon mount and just ended up using that instead) . Very solid and works great. I like mine down lower but they do offer another mount that is higher. You will see 2 choices for Tesla. They all have have powered holders with a long USB cable that can be routed under dash and into the USB phone port . Since installing it , I ran a USB cable to the mount you see below . Working great since June. The clip is $29.00 and holder varies in price depending if you need power to want to run your own.

    ProCLip.JPG
     
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    I am a big fan of the Brodit ProClip holders, they have them for all cars including Tesla, in center mount and angle mount at the bottom of the touch screen...
    List Tesla Model X 2016 | Brodit
     
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    Since the Tesla uses google maps, I didn't really have a need for my phone. I just use hey Siri to read my messages
     
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    I have been a huge fan of proclip for years but I am a little hesitant affixing something to my screen. I wonder how difficult it would be to remove and if it scratches up the screen borders?
     
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    I've removed it a few times to check on any scratches and so far no issue. The plastic is somewhat flexible. The only concern for some it that it slightly blocks the volume up/down for the passenger causing them to lean forward to change- but as the driver that was OK with me ;).

    Also looks like a few companies are selling the same ProClip adapter.
     
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    Yup, in the my Infiniti and BMW's, I've had the phone mount right by the gear box away from controls. On the Tesla, I really don't like how it blocks some of the beautiful Tesla LCD display and I feel it kinda takes away from it.
     
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    Not really.
     
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    Here's just one photo of the set-up I posted about earlier:

    Ram Mount Perspective.jpg


    A little bit costly, but it doesn't block any vents, doesn't require anything be attached anywhere permanently, and leaves the phone in a position where it is easily seen, and if need be reached.
     
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    I definitely like your setup the best, but I'm daunted by the process of fitting all the different pieces together.
     
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    If you're not concerned about the money, don't be at all concerned about putting it together. I am not at all handy--really--and this couldn't have been simpler once I had the right parts.

    The hardest part was finding the right sized ball-knob. Other than that, it really is a piece of cake.
     
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    Also, if you like the position, etc., you could try it out by just purchasing the first three RAM items, for about $80. That will give you the RAM X-mount, which I did not like, but it may not bother you. You could try that for a while, and if you like it, but would prefer the mount I used, then add the other pieces later.

    You can put the RAM pieces together in less time than it will take you to get them out of the packaging!
     
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