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Best Smartphone Car Mounts

written by: Vasanth•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 3/28/2011

Use a smartphone car mount to securely hold the phone while you drive. The Arkon CM920 Gooseneck Mount & Universal Holder, iGrip Charging Dock, and Magellan Premium Car Kit are among the highest rated car mounts for smartphones. iGrip's vent mount and cigarette lighter mount round out the list.

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    Arkon CM920 Gooseneck Mount & Universal Holder

    Arkon CM920 Gooseneck Mount & Universal Holder Smartphone Car Mount Drive safely and make calls on your smartphone with the Arkon CM920 Gooseneck Mount & Universal Holder. It is designed to firmly attach the phone to the windshield. The suction mount features a quick lock and release latch to secure the unit to the windshield. The holder firmly grips the phone. The best part of this car mount is the adjustable neck. Bend, twist, and orient the phone to the best possible viewing angle. The Arkon CM920 Gooseneck Mount & Universal Holder is available at Shop CrackBerry for $19.95.

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    Arkon IPM512 Mini Friction Dashboard Mount with Optional Travelmount

    Arkon IPM512 Mini Friction Dashboard Mount with Optional Travelmount Smartphone Car Mount If you prefer to mount the phone on the dashboard, consider using the Arkon IPM512 Mini Friction Dashboard Mount with Optional Travelmount. The cell phone holder grips the phone in place, while the friction pad prevents it from sliding off the dash. It is possible to use the suction pedestal to attach the phone to the windshield. The holder can rotate 360 degrees, which is great for switching between landscape and portrait mode on the smartphone. The Arkon IPM512 Mini Friction Dashboard Mount with Optional Travelmount is available at Amazon for $19.95.

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    iGrip Charging Dock

    iGrip Charging Dock Smartphone Car Mount Another smartphone car mount for the windshield is the iGrip Charging Dock. Not only does it hold the phone in place while you drive the car, it also charges the phone when a compatible car charger (sold separately) is connected to it. The stylish dock can rotate to any angle, and the accompanying self-adhesive disc gives you the option to mount the dock on the dashboard. The iGrip Charging Dock is available at Shop CrackBerry for $37.95.

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    iGrip Universal Fit Cigarette Lighter Mount

    iGrip Universal Fit Cigarette Lighter Mount Smartphone Car Mount The iGrip Universal Fit Cigarette Lighter Mount connects to the power socket of the car. The mount is plugged into the socket with a turn, and the holder grasps the phone. The low position of the phone may hinder the visibility of the screen, but the adjustable neck overcomes this problem. Bend it until the best viewing angle is achieved. The iGrip Universal Fit Cigarette Lighter Mount is available at Shop CrackBerry for $19.95.

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    iGrip Universal Fit Vent Mount

    iGrip Universal Fit Vent Mount Smartphone Car Mount Another smartphone car mount from iGrip is the Universal Fit Vent Mount. As the name implies, this mount attaches to the air vents. The holder firmly holds the phone in place, but there is no way to adjust the orientation of the phone. It's probably best to place it on a vent that is close to you. Otherwise, the viewing angle may be a problem. The iGrip Universal Fit Vent Mount is available at Shop CrackBerry for $19.95.

    Link to Buy

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    Magellan Premium Car Kit

    Magellan Premium Car Kit Smartphone Car Mount The Magellan Premium Car Kit is an iPhone docking station for the car. The mount can be attached to the windshield or dash, and the iPhone can rotate to landscape or portrait orientation. The mount has several built-in features including a speakerphone, GPS receiver, and charger. The kit comes with a power adapter that connects the mount to the power socket of the car. The Magellan Premium Car Kit is available at the Apple Store for $99.95.

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    After buying a smartphone, consider adding one of the mounts mentioned above for your car. The Arkon gooseneck mount is probably the best choice in terms of features and price. iPhone owners may want to splurge a little and purchase the Magellan car kit, which offers much more than just an ordinary mount.

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    References

    • Shop CrackBerry, http://shop.crackberry.com/blackberry-car-mounts.htm
    • Apple Store, http://store.apple.com/us/product/H0884ZM/A?fnode=MTY1NDA0Mw&mco=MTcxNjEzNTE
    • Arkon, http://www.arkon.com/iPhone_4_Car_Mount.php
    • Image Credit - Images courtesy of Shop CrackBerry, Apple Store, and Arkon.