I just saw a commercial on TV for the WeatherTech CupFone. I have been dragging my feet getting a smartphone holder for our vehicles. Frankly, most of them don't look that good to me. This one looks interesting, though.
I am not sure if it is new or just new to me. Has anybody here seen this or tried it yet? I have my Samsung Galaxy S9 in a Mophie case, so I need something that will work with that.
But I have never seen one in person. With that being said, WeatherTech makes some good products even though they are on the pricey side in my opinion.
I saw the same commercial. Was wondering myself.
The problem I have with that idea is that you would have to look DOWN to see the device, if you are driving that could be a problem.
If all you want is to listen to the directions then just sit the phone in the cup holder and if you need to charge it turn the phone upside down.
I have a friend that uses two very small bungies on his visor to hold the phone so he can hear it better. No bluetooth in car so he's using voice commands to dial phone, thereby having a hands-free operation.
I saw the ad but I'd already purchased this one:
I was going to fasten it to a piece of wood cut to fit my odd shaped cup holder. I'm going to return it though since it is too narrow to hold my iPhone 7+ with Otterbox case.
I might give the Weather Tech a try but I could have the same problem. I like the mount and am willing to pay the higher price since it's made in the USA.
I made a Cup Holder Mount with a piece of plumbing ABS.
Get a 2" or 2 1/2" piece of ABS pipe. Whatever size that will fit into your car's cup holder. Alternatively, glue 2 or 3 old hockey pucks together to get the necessary height for your cup holder.
Glue a piece of smooth plastic, like the self adhesive disk that Garmin includes to stick on your dash. Few people use this, because it can never be removed, once it's installed.
Then simply use the standard suction cup holder, that came with your GPS and suction that on top.
Easy and much cheaper than WeatherTech.
I received one as a Christmas gift and have been using it for the last few weeks. It is well made and fitted my 2005 Santa Fe cup holder nice and snug. As remarked above, you do have to look down to see anything on the phone screen but I use Waze on my phone and this has very clear voice prompts so not such a big problem.
Using the phone is another matter, the position of the unit is so low that you have to take your eyes of the road to do anything on the phone screen.
Hockey pucks are expensive here, but they are nothing up there at crappy Tire. Heck you guys sell kids' ice skates in size 12 which I got for $30 USD. Here we can spend $50 for skates that aren't even real. Maybe in the states we'd have tennis balls as commonly as you'd have hockey pucks. Pucks are also good for jacking up cars...
Glad you found the cheap Pucks. I think I paid about $2 Cdn for mine.
That's probably one of the few things that are cheaper in Canada, but glad you found them. LOL
In the US we don't have pucks lying around. I did have one 50 years ago when we played hockey on a local pond.
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