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Driving with Your iPhone

written by: Stephanie M. Lucas•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 2/27/2011

Check out these suggestions for iPhone car mounts to find the best option for your car. Whether you want a mount with added features or a simple holster for your phone, this roundup has something for everyone.

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    1. Magellan Premium Car Kit - $99.95

    Magellan Premium Car Kit for iPhone The Magellan Premium Car Kit is more than just an iPhone car mount. Compatible with iPhone 3G and 3GS, this kit features a secure, adjustable mount, built-in GPS receiver, automatic charger while the phone is in the mount and a hands-free microphone that amplifies the sound from your phone's speaker. The GPS receiver drastically improves GPS reception and is compatible with most navigation apps for iPhone. In addition to improving the iPhone's GPS, this car kit can mount to your windshield or dashboard. It can easily adjust to landscape or portrait mode. All these convenient features explain the steep price of the unit.

    Buy Magellan Premium Car Kit from the Apple Store for $99.95.

    Image Credit: Courtesy of Apple

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    2. Kensington SoundWave Sound Amplifying Car Mount - $39.95

    Kensington SoundWave Sound Amplifying Car Mount Sound amplification and car mount are combined into one with this convenient iPhone accessory. The Kensington SoundWave Sound Amplifying Car Mount hooks onto your windshield or vent. Compatible with iPhone 4, this iPhone car mount uses acoustic properties to double the sound from your speaker without using any wires or added battery power. The iPhone cradle pivots from landscape to portrait. The car mount also has a cable holder that allows you to charge your phone while in the holster; a charging cable is not included.

    Buy Kensington SoundWave Sound Amplifying Car Mount from the Apple Store for $39.95.

    Image Credit: Courtesy of Apple

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    3. Kensington Quick Release Car Mount - $29.95

    Kensington Quick Release Car Mount Looking for a simple iPhone car mount accessory? The Kensington Quick Release Car Mount doesn't have a GPS feature or sound amplification, but it will hold your iPhone securely in place. It also offers transition from landscape to portrait with ease. Mount your iPhone to your windshield or vent, depending on what works best for your vehicle. The Kensington Quick Release Car Mount is compatible with all iPhone models.

    Buy Kensington Quick Release Car Mount from the Apple Store for $29.95.

    Image Credit: Courtesy of Apple

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    4. Arkon IPM515 Windshield/Dashboard Mount - $10.76

    Arkon IPM515 Windshield/Dashboard Mount Compatible with all iPhone models, the Arkon IPM515 easily attaches to all car models and can even accommodate any iPhone case attached to your phone. One of the most affordable iPhone car mount options available, the Arkon IPM515 can swivel 360 degrees, easily transitioning from portrait to landscape. 3M adhesive allows you to attach the mount to your car without any tools.

    Buy Arkon IPM515 Windshield/Dashboard Mount from Amazon for $10.76.

    Image Credit: Amazon, www.amazon.com

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    5. Arkon IPM512 Mini Friction Dashboard Mount - $19.95

    Arkon IPM512 Mini Friction Dashboard Mount The Arkon IPM512 Mini Friction Dashboard mount is a secure holster for any model of iPhone. It attaches to your dashboard. Although it doesn't offer any added features, the $19.95 price tag makes it well worth the purchase. No tools are required to attach the mount to your dashboard and it features a 360 degree swivel.

    Buy Arkon IPM512 Mini Friction Dashboard Mount from Amazon for $19.95.

    Image Credit: Amazon, www.amazon.com

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    Resources

    Apple Store, www.apple.com

    Amazon, www.amazon.com