I may very well be the last person on the planet who doesn’t have a solid solution to for a car cell phone holder.
I never like the idea of a stick-on mount or something as permanently altering as using screws. Also, I didn’t want to use a magnetic phone holder, because the the piece that attaches to the back of the phone might interfere with the phone’s wireless charging capabilities. I had tried some mounts that attach to your AC vents, but those always seemed like they were one good pothole away from either dumping the phone or popping out one of the louvers. There is a such thing as a cupholder phone mount, but that…occupies my cup holder.
Enter the Mpow Car Phone mount.
This thing is awesome. Instead of potentially damaging your cars dash via some from of very strong adhesive or screws, it uses your cars existing CD slot and a clamp to secure the holder (pictured below). You’re still able to use the CD player, but who still listens to CDs? There is very minimal assembly required, so this thing was a breeze to install, without making permanent or damaging alterations to the dash.
One of the things I really like about this holder in particular is that the holder adjusts itself to the size of the phone as you place the phone into the holder.
If your phone’s charging port is in the center of the phone, you’ll still be able to access it, no problem.
The only thing that I ran into, that’s not really a huge problem, is that if you have any ports that are off to the sides of the charging port, you may have to offset the phone in the holder just a little. So far, I haven’t had any problems offsetting the phone in the holder. I took a pic of how that looks with my old Galaxy. You can see that the AUX cable is plugged in and that the phone is just a bit off-kilter. No big deal, you just loosen the adjustment collar on the back of the holder to level the screen.
This cell phone holder has been a major upgrade to my convenience while traveling for work and classes. No more throwing the phone into the center console or stuffing it under my leg, or having it fall either into the floorboard or between the seat and console. It’s right up front, where I can keep my eyes on the road and hands on the car’s controls. At roughly $15, the Mpow is a no-brainer.