Gone are the days you had to drive with your smartphone in your pocket or in your handbag. Its pretty much frustrating answering calls when driving, worse if the phone is far from reach, and what if you are to be seen by the Police answering that call with the phone in your hand?
I was fined several times by law enforcement agents for using a phone while driving in the past, I am sure this is an offense the world over. But there is a simple remedy to this. In this guide, I am going to be walking you through how Magnetic Car Mount Holder can be of great use in such situations.
Without further ado, let’s jump into the topic, and discuss 5 best car mount holders you can find in 2018
Nite Ize Steelie
One of the best solution in phoning mount. It reserved its top spot mainly because of its simplicity and the magnetic power. Steelie Dash mount kit is a ball and socket mounting system and the Steelie socket center contains silicone that helps hold the two together and at the same time providing smooth and perfect grip. This allows you to rotate your smartphone without any effort
Nite Ize Steelie mount comes with a removable 3M VHB adhesive that can sticky anywhere on your dashboard seamlessly. It has an impressively powerful magnet that can hold any big smartphone. So, even in very bumpy roads and sharp turns, you don’t have to worry about your phone falling. It has a very small footprint, so it doesn’t need much space of your dashboard.
What makes this mount outstanding is its compatibility with different types of mobile phones like iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel etc. The ball and socket feature makes it easy to tilt the phone to any angle of your choice ( from portrait to landscape) without effort.
The strong magnet has no effect on your phone, only make sure there are no magnetically sensitive items around the Steelie mount.
VIVA Magnetic Phone Mount
VIVA Magnetic Phone Mount adheres to any surface of your dashboard, included is an adjustable pad and the surface of the pad is reasonably small, it doesn’t cover a large back surface of your phone but is perfectly firm. Can hold in position any size of phone or tablet.
VIVA magnetic mount has 360 degrees rotation capability, enabling you to place your phone anywhere on your dashboard, you can just tilt your phone to any angle of your preference with one hand.
No much power is needed in removing your phone, you can do it even with one hand while the other is behind the wheel, and the same applies when you are putting it back. Very simple to use.
It is also compatible with most phone brands like iPhone 8, 8 Plus, Galaxy phones, Huawei, HTC, LG, iPhone X, and many others. At $16 on Amazon, it’s a very good value for money. It has a very strong magnetic field that can hold any phone in position even in very bumpy roads, potholes and in sharp turns.
After you receive you VIVA Magnetic Phone Holder, you will have to read instruction accompanying the mount.
- Clean well the area where you want to place it on the dashboard, there mustn’t be any dust and must be dry
- Place and hold the magnetic phone holder for some minutes
- Now you will have to wait for at least 24 hours before using it
- You are done, you can use it thereafter without any worry
WIZGEAR Universal Air Vent Mount
This is one of the best top rated magnetic mount holders you can find in 2018. It’s a universal Air Vent mount compatible with most air vent styles. Produces a very powerful force of attraction that can hold any phone against gravity.
The good side of WIZGEAR Universal Air Vent Mount is, it works on smartphones like iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Microsoft devices. The mount is adjustable to any angle of your preference. Phone can be rotated from portrait to landscape, while the base of the mount remains fixed.
The WIZGEAR mount has a very aggressive magnetic attraction that can hold any phone. The design is exceptional, has a surface that can perfectly fit onto any phone out there. At $7 it is a good value for money.
You can easily remove it from one car to the other without any scratch or damage to your air vent or dashboard.
If you find that your phone isn’t sticking well to the magnetic mount, make sure you properly Aline the magnet in your phone’s case well with the mount as the magnet is not much big, powerful though.
Maxboost mounts can fit on different styles of air vents. This type is favored for it comes in pairs of 2, so if you are two in your car, Maxboost has got you covered. Each pair comes with a circular as well as the rectangular magnetic plate. No need for adhesive on your dashboard or windscreen.
The maxboost mount is highly flexible, allows all angles rotation, this allows you to place your smartphone anywhere on the air vent, and tilt it according to will. Comes with a 12-month warranty.
It has a rubberized surface that provides extra much-needed grip. The rubberized-dual claw can fit in most cars and the rubber live no scratch on your air vent.
To start using Maxboost mount;
- Firstly remove the cover of your smartphone
- Remove the sticky tape from the magnet, choose between the circular or rectangular plate
- Stick the plate inside your phone’s case, avoid putting on your phone
- Put back the cover
- On your vent, find your preferred position to clip magnet mount
- Finish by placing your phone onto the mount, you are done, no waiting.
Mpow Suction Pad Mount
This is still one of the best magnetic mounts in 2018. Depending on your country’s laws, some may discourage the use of Mpow Suction Pad Mount on the basis that it can block your screen view. This is however totally not true with this mount, as it has a small footprint, enabling it to occupy as small as possible of space on the windshield.
The long arm of Mpow Suction Mount, allow easy adjustment so as not to block your view.
Comes with a pair of large and small plate and can be removed from the screen without living any residue or damaging the screen.$10 at Amazon
For safe navigation of maps, answering calls, Magnetic Car Mount Holders are the way to go. Which one is your best? We have the greater part of the job for you, it is now up to you, to choose the best out of these 5. My #1 recommendation is the VIVA Magnetic Phone Mount. Would like to hear your opinion on this review and if you have any question, feel free to ask any question and I will be more than happy to help you out.