Universal car mount holder comparison

In this review i will try to sum my experience with car mount holders. ill summarize is by categories to make it easier and will start with bad products to the better ones.

Categories:

  1. Suction cup – How strong the suction cup attached to the windshield, will it fall after a while
  2. Jiggles when driving – When driving on defective road, does the mount will be stiff and the device will not move from side to side
  3. Ease of operation – Can it be handled using one or two hands, is it easy or hard to insert the cellular device into the mount
  4. Annoying sound – When driving, does the mount will make annoying plastic sound because of poor build quality

The bad ones:

Product #1:

Car mount holder 1

Car mount holder 1

 

  1. Suction cup – The suction cup here is very weak, it will fall very fast, especially if your car is parked at direct sunlight
  2. Jiggles when driving – During drive this mount will jiggle and will make your device move so it will make it hard for you to focus on the screen, this is caused by a weak joint
  3. Ease of operation – You must operate this mount with 2 hands
  4. Annoying sound – During driving this mount makes plastic sounds because of the weak joint and the fact its always moving and jiggles

More Info:

When you insert your cellular device to this mount, because of the weak joint and the fact that you can’t tighten the joint, the weight of the cellular device will pull the mount downward so you can’t really adjust the cellular device for your preferred viewing angle

 

Product #2:

Car mount holder 2

Car mount holder 2

 

  1. Suction cup – The suction cup here is very weak, it will fall very fast, especially if your car is parked at direct sunlight
  2. Jiggles when driving – During drive this mount will jiggle and will make your device move so it will make it hard for you to focus on the screen, this is caused by a weak joint
  3. Ease of operation – You must operate this mount with 2 hands
  4. Annoying sound – During driving this mount makes plastic sounds because of the weak joint and the fact its always moving and jiggles

More Info:

You notice the black foam that holds the device and keeps it from scratching? this foam will fall of the mount after a while. this happens because of low quality glue and the fact you take in and out your device and stress the foam until it just falls off.

There are lots of car mount holders like this one, most of them are with same bad build quality, when you see mounts similar to this one think twice before you buy.

 

The good ones:

Universal car mount holder:

Universal car mount holder

Universal car mount holder

 

  1. Suction cup – The suction cup here is very strong, it will stick to your windshield very well. at summer when your car parks at direct sunlight it will also stay firm. please note that it could be that after a while the suction could get loose so tighten it from time to time. its almost impossible to make a suction cup that will stay put for an entire summer. but the suction cup here is much better than the bad products suction cup i listed above
  2. Jiggles when driving – No jiggles what so ever, you can tighten the joint and prevent it from moving
  3. Ease of operation – You must operate this mount with 2 hands
  4. Annoying sound – No plastic sound what so ever

More Info:

This is a very cheap mount holder, you can find it at eBay at a price as low as 3$. although it is very cheap its got very good build quality and it was my favorite one until i came across my next mount. This mount is highly Recommended!

 

Exogear Exomount Touch Car CD:

Exogear Exomount Touch Car CD

Exogear Exomount Touch Car CD

Exogear Exomount Touch Car CD

Exogear Exomount Touch Car CD

 

  1. Suction cup -Well, no suction cup. this mount is attached to your CD slot very firms, you can tighten it using a small plastic screw. this mount will not fall and will not be affected by direct sunlight
  2. Jiggles when driving – No jiggles what so ever
  3. Ease of operation – This mount can be operated using only one hand, you can insert your cellular device and take it out using only one hand, very convenient
  4. Annoying sound – No plastic sound what so ever

More Info:

This is a very good product in terms of build quality and ease of use but…

One drawback is the price, the original product from Exogear company costs about 30$, which is pretty expensive. the former mount i recommended costs around 3$ and does a very good job.

Next drawback is the CD slot. in order to replace a CD you need to unscrew it first, replace the CD and screw it again inside the CD slot. i don’t change CD’s that much so in my case i don’t really care

 

 

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