Many drivers rely on smartphones for navigation, music, and calls in the car, but holding the phone while performing any of these tasks impairs driving ability and is illegal in some states. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that manually operating a phone greatly increases distraction while driving, where engaging in a hands-free call showed no increased crash risk.
To more safely use your phone in the car, get a mount that will keep its voice command button in easy reach and its screen viewable at a glance.
Mounts can stick to windshields and dashboards, clip to vents, or fit into cup-holders. A good mount will offer multiple points of articulation so the phone can be optimally positioned.
For convenience, the clamp end should make it easy to attach and remove your phone, yet hold it securely. A phone becomes its most distracting when it drops off a mount and falls onto the floor, sliding under the seat or brake pedal.
We have tested a variety of mounts that use varying means to hold onto phone and car. Check out our roundup below.
The bracketron and pana vise seem like possibilities for my situation. Thanks for the info.
I use the iOttie and love it.
Keeps the windshield free to look out of.
Of course you have to have a CD player.
They tend to get hot in the summer sun. I have a windshield mount, but I also have a cupholder tablet mount. My phone is a Note 2, so it is an OK fit in the cupholder. This also keeps it out of sight as well as sun.
I need one of those.
I have a CD slot but it is hidden behind the touch screen so I went with a vent mount.
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