Your smartphone's GPS is a modern necessity for some trips, but how do you use it safely? It's been a problem ever since phones went mobile. A certain phone mount even shelled out the money for a commercial during the Big Game, so clearly there's a market for the solution.
Turns out there are a lot more solutions than that one, in fact. Here are 10 products that let you mount your phone in the car safely and easily (not to mention cheaply).
Here's a holder that's big enough to fit your phone or even your tablet, if you need a bigger picture. What's more, it fits neatly into any standard or large-size cup holder. The U-Grip Cup Holder Car Mount for Phones and Tablets is now $12.99, down 78% from the retail price.
Prefer a more close-up view? This holder anchors onto any type of air vent and latches onto your phone magnetically. For there, you can rotate and swivel your phone 360 degrees, locking it in place exactly where you need. Right now, you can get the ExoMount for 23% off at just $22.95.
This simple, secure mount stretches to fit most smartphones or digital cameras, and its silicone pad keeps your device of choice steady and accessible on top of the dash. Easy to use, easy to remove. Pick up the Universal Dash Smartphone Clip Mount for $11.99, a full 69% off the list price.
The bracket mounting can be placed anywhere (even the kitchen), but the ENEGARM 2 is ideal for driving since it stays stable through the bumpiest rides. The cherry on top? It can charge Qi-enabled phones with up to 10W of wireless power while you're on the go. It's now on sale for 30% off the MSRP at $34.99.
Pop this lightweight helper onto your windshield or dash, then enjoy maximum rotation with its gooseneck mount. Any way you tilt it, the shock-resistant rubber pad is made to grip tightly. Pick up yours for $12.99, nearly 75% off the store price.
This two-in-one mount and charger can attach to air vents, dash or windshield and keep your smartphone snug while charging it up wirelessly. And with an extra USB port, it can even deliver juice to an extra device – perfect for family road trips. Get the Hudly 10 for $30, a 62% break off retail.
This combo mount and charger uses the phone's own weight to keep it in place while mounted on a variety of air vents. It's extremely easy to use, and the Qi wireless charging will have any phone fully powered up in 2-3 hours. It's now on sale for more than 30% off at $19.99.
Suitable for all Qi-compatible phones, this dash-mounted charger can automatically detect and optimize output for Android or iPhone charging. And with 360-degree rotation, it swivels easily for use by driver or passenger. The ENEGARM is now 30% off the list price at $34.99.
CHOETECH's air vent mount and charger offer safety for both you and your device. The 360-degree mount rests securely in any air vent, while sensors in the charger protect against overages in voltage, temperature or current. Previously on sale for $31.99, the CHOETECH has dropped to $24 – more than 40% off the original cost.
Talk about easy to use: The Gravity X's bracket slides into any gap on your car's dashboard, while the holder grips your phone between rubber pads, using gravity to lock it in place. Grab the Gravity X Car Mount now for $19.99, a 33% discount.