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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 2020 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Convenient hands free mount

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    cyranodebarkeep
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    After my last hands free mount refused to mount due to adhesion issues, I decided to look at a vent mount. This clips onto the horizontal part of the vent. It blocks the vent, but not completely so A/C still functions. Haven't tried it with the heater but I imagine that would work too. Wouldn't want to run the heat too long with the phone right there, but I'm sure it would still function. It uses an adjustable foam grip on the sides and fold down legs to support the phone. It can be adjusted to hold phones bigger than mine and mine is 5.2". My phone hasn't fallen free of the mount without me loosening it. It has a rest so it's lifted off the dashboard. If you have a touchscreen just under your vent, it may be problematic as it may make contact with your screen. It slightly obscures my radio screen, but I hardly use it anyway. It does block my CD slot, but it can be lifted out of the way easily. It has a ball joint to swivel to achieve the best viewing angle. It isn't unlimited but does provide a wide number of positions to view. I have on a couple occasions moved it too far to one side and pulled it off the vent. It doesn't block the top or the bottom of my phone, so all my ports are still available. It does block the power button of my phone on the side, but a quick double tap on the screen wakes my phone up so it isn't a problem for me. I rather like this car mount. It seems secure and lets me charge and plug in my auxiliary cable. Works great for me and my car and my phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Usually, these are garbage...but...

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    AwareConsumer
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    This one wasn't. I actually only bought it expecting it to be no more than a temporary solution to my sudder need of a new dash mount. I genuinely expected it to be a junk item that refused to hold firmly to the dash, would be near impossible to get on/off, and would deteriorate just looking at it. With all that said, what I got was a complate 180° surprise. Let me give it to you in a brisk list. 1. Utilitarian construction - no gimmicks or unnecessary bits 2. Well made from a durable plastic blend 3. Easily applied to the vents of most vehicles thanks to thick, firm foam/neoprene pads on the claws 4. Easily removed because of those same pads being forgiving when carefully pulled directly away from the vents 5. Curved in arms allow you to cradle your phone loosely in the holder - if you get in and out a lot, this canew be worth the price of admission Overall, just a well built holder that doesn't get in the way and keeps your phone cool (when the A/C is on). Oh, one thing. It will NOT handle anything much larger than you typical phones with a mildly bulky case. For example, I recently upgraded to one of the newer Galaxy models and put a Love MEI Aluminum case on it. If you have one of those silly bulky animal cases or a damage-proof one like mine, you will have to either lose the case or refrain from this holder.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Working Well So Far

    Posted
    NumMaster

    Started ride share driving so a car mount became a must. This Bracketron TripGrip was a great purchase for use with my Samsung Galaxy S4 with Otterbox case. Operationally sound at a reasonable price. I was skeptical about using a vent mount due to the recessed, curved nature of the center vent in my Camry. It did take a little maneuvering to get it the way I needed it. I mounted mine low on the vent as far left as possible. The clips worked great, no jostling once I screwed down the position with the knob. The support wasn't needed, and it really just got in the way so I tucked it all the way in, up and under the bracket. There are two feet that can be opened which the phone rests on, which worked well, no issues. The release button worked great to open the arms, and once you remember where the button is it's not a problem. Easy to lock the phone in, and then release and remove it when leaving the vehicle. My only issue is that I had to trade off the line of sight to my car clock in order to have the phone as near to me where I wanted it. Unfortunately as you get older your vision isn't what it used to be, and I needed the phone where I could easily see it and touch the screen without much maneuvering.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Phone Holder

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    Otto825
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    I picked this up for the sole purpose to use in rental cars. I wanted a phone holder to use when traveling for navigation. I tried it out in my personal car and had issues with it staying in place when the vents have vertical slats. This may not be an issue with all vertical slats. With my Subaru, the shape of the vent with vertical slants comes to a point at the bottom. When attached, the lower support bracket had no where to rest on. If the vent was square in shape it would not be a issue. I did try the holder on the vent by the driver door window which is square with horizontal slats and it was well supported. This held my phone great and was well secure when driving. So just be sure to check which type of vents you have and where they are placed. Even though I plan to only use this for travel. If it was for my own car. It would only fit in a vent that would not be my first choise to have my phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A vent-mount Cell Phone Holder that holds

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    Waterdipper
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    The Bracketron - TripGrip Mobile Phone Holder mounts to your dashboard air vents. The unit actually comes in two pieces that snap together - the vent mount piece and the cell phone cradle piece. What I particularly like about this design is the drop-down leg on the vent-mount part - it provides an angle-brace that supports the weight of the whole unit, including the cell phone. This makes it much more secure than my previous vent-grip-only mounts, and less likely to detach on a bumpy road. I also like the bottom support for the cell phone itself - this is not the same as the angle brace I just mentioned, rather, the bottom of the phone sits on two flat prongs that fold out at the bottom of the cradle, so the phone is not just held by friction from the side grips. The prongs are about an inch apart, so there is plenty of room for a bottom-mounted power cable (absolute necessity when using map/GPS programs like Waze). I've used this holder on several long trips and it has been rock solid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bracketron - TripGrip Car Holder for Mobile Phones

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    JayL
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    I had bought these vent clip types of Cell Phone holders in the past, and they all failed after getting hot in my car. They'd loosen up and fall off, very annoying. I bought a Bracketron suction type holder that attached to the windshield, and my phone got so hot, it wasn't good, but it stuck and stayed in place fine. I tried moving it from the side window my car has and the suction finally failed, (I've had that one for about 3 yrs!) I had to replace it, but didn't want another windshield mount. My car doesn't have a smooth enough surface besides, the windshield, to attach another suction type holder, so I decided to try another vent mount one. This holder is great, due to the brace at the bottom, it doesn't bounce up and down, and the clips are very sturdy! It's very secure while I'm driving, keeps the phone cool, and the clamps holding the phone work better, glides open and close much better than the older Bracketron TripGrip! I really like this one!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price

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    Sarah
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    The item works well, although if it is attached and empty, it will sometimes rattle. I'm not sure if that's the item though, or simply the way it interacts with my car. I chose this particular type of holder because I wanted the phone close to eye level, but not on my dash, where it might obstruct my view and create a blind spot. I compared it to a few others I found online, and appreciated that this version has a brace at the bottom. Phones can be surprisingly heavy, so that additional support is nice. I have tested it several times on trips which last over half an hour, and it works well when I pull up my map app. I have not yet tried to swivel it sideways, so I can't comment on the way it works on a horizontal. I recommended it to my mother, who also purchased one. Overall, we are happy with the purchase, especially in regards to the price for the quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great! Check phone button locations though.

    Posted
    DCollins
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    I have been looking for one of these for a while, and on a trip with a rental, looking down to see the phone in the cigarette lighter phone holder wasn't working. I was a little worried about the friction fit on the vent vanes not being secure enough or too tight and breaking the plastic, but worked well on a rental and is working so far on my wife's truck.There is only one thing that you need to think about - the location of the buttons on your phone. My wife's Moto Z Play Droid works beautifully drop and squeeze - which is great because that is primarily why I bought it --- but I had to place my Moto G4 Play carefully to not push the volume buttons on the side - minor issue - you get used to how to do it and I didn't stop using it (until time to put it in her truck).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple Yet Effective, With Quality

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    thatvideoguy
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    I've used a holder that mounts on your windshield through a suction cup. It worked fine...when the suction cup held. After a while, the dirt on the windshield or the cup weakened the suction, especially when the weather turned cold. This design has a small clip that goes over a vane in your AC duct in the dash panel. The holder mounts on that (and does't have to be taken off). I was leery about what this might do to the vane, but see no effect. The two padded sides of the holder are squeezed together by hand to lock your phone in place. These sides release quickly when you press a button. The only concern you should have is whether the positioning on a vent, within reach of your touch while driving, will give you a good view of the screen without interfering with your access to car controls.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The product is holding the cell phone as expected.

    Posted
    ad2013
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    The design holds the phone well when the mount is properly adjusted to squeeze the phone on its sides. Pressing the button on the right side while squeezing the side brackets together to hold the phone is the challenging part, because if it's not done correctly, then the phone can slip out of the mount. However, removing the phone from the mount is a piece of cake, because pressing the side button will widen the side brackets automatically, and then you can just grab the phone and go! I opted for this product, because the product I really wanted (the one with the magnet that holds the phone) had mixed reviews in my opinion, where some folks said it held the phone well, and others said the phone would come right off and sharp turns, etc. I bought 3 of these for our cars, and 1 for a relative.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for navigation and talk to text

    Posted
    Harpler
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    Really does its job well. The safety and convenience of having your phone vertical and within arm's reach cannot be understated. This holder is good in that it grips strongly and is universal made for any phone. The natural location is in the center vent to the right of the driver. This isn't a problem in non_Florida summer months. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 it's because it totally blocks that vent. You should also know that once you put it on that vent you won't be getting it off without risk of breaking it. So this is more of a good temporary solution or for car in Northern climates.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Dashboard Phone Holder

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    Sadie777
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    This holder works well in my car's air vent. The "gripper" feet really hold the phone securely to the vent's "fin" and I love the bottom "shelf" which supports the phone's weight. Two concerns: The feet that hold the holder in the vent are about 2" apart and aren't adjustable which means they may not be the right distance to fit your vent's fins. Second, the arms that open wide to fold the phone are operated with a plastic push button which ratchets the arms to open and close. It feels somewhat flimsy and I'm concerned it's going to break with repeatedly putting my phone in and out of the holder. But until they break, it works well at holding the phone and I'm very pleased with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for larger phones

    Posted
    Mick
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    I wanted a vent mount holder to clear my field-of-view as I hated the distraction from my windshield mount. I have an I-6 with a Lunatic case that is almost the size of an I-6+ and is quite heavy. This Bracketron attaches securely to the smallish vents on my car (Ford Focus ST) & is adjustable via a ball joint for desired alignment. My only concern is how the vents will be affected due to the added weight & vibration, which only time will tell. I do recommend removing a heavy phone like this from the holder if traversing very bumpy roads, just as a precaution, but my phone is a-typically heavy. Bottom line - I am very pleased with product construction, functionality and price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Third Arm for Phone

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    tofumissile
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    This holder is my third arm for my phone when I am driving and needed to speak to someone on a call while driving or looking for direction to a specific place that I can focus my mind on the driving and not to be distracted with this holder holding my phone it's no doubt much safer than I used to talk and search while driving before I have this holder and it wasn't very safe but with this holder I can speak very safely especially on a conference call meeting when I am driving out of town I definitely recommend to those who are very busy that they are often find themselves having only time to do conference-call meeting when driving on the freeway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, hands-free phone holder

    Posted
    Steiner
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    Previously purchased for my car and bought this as a Christmas gift for my wife. Installation is easy, but not intuitive. Also, their is an adjustable ring on the unit to ensure the phone stays in place. Nice, but again, not intuitive. Also, think awhile about where you want to have the phone. I've moved mine several times as: #1 the phone was too high and was a distraction; #2 Make sure you can still reach/adjust the radio and other controls. Also, be careful which setting is used to push air into the cabin of your vehicle. The phone can become very, very warm when you are blowing hot air in the winter!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought for my mom

    Posted
    Nikki
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    I have a car holder for my phone and I've loved the visibility especially when using driving directions. My mom was asking me questions about it and considering getting one so I bought her this one. Mine is a different variation with hooks on the ends of the clips that go on the vent so when you slide them on, they attach to the inside of your vent so it doesn't pop off when you hit bumps. I wasn't sure about this type but figured we'd try it to see how it went. Clips are secure enough that they don't need to hook onto your vent on the inside. My mom loves it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Could use some modifications

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    Elle
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    I purchased this on the advice of a store employee who is an Uber driver and has this same model. He asked what type of cell I had and showed it to him. In theory, this works. However, removing my iPhone 6sPlus from the holder is tricky as it JUST fits with my Speck case. When I put my phone in, or take it out, it usually ends up with the holder coming out of the vent with the whole phone, so I question the integrity of the vent clips in time. It has a release button and a fold down stand, but even after using the release, it doesn't move much as the phone is larger. If it wasn't for that problem, it would be great.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    Clyde
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    This actually works with my Samsung Galaxy S9 plus and R Box defender series case I bought one of those expensive phone holders that are supposed to charge your phone while you use it but it didn't work because of my case and it barely held my phone if I took a right turn or a left turn too fast my phone would fall this 1 hold my phone securely I appreciate the makers and you should buy it you should buy a right now go to the store and buy it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Attaching it

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    Bokamom
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    I was excited to get this set up. Found that it works better on some vent then others. I am using one close enough for me to charge my phone as well since I do many long distance trips. It has detached from the vent a couple of times but have now discovered that you must hang it from the highest point of the vent. I wanted it in the middle so some air could get around the phone to me. That is why I gave it only three stars.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I finally found something that works.

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    jbyrd0062
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    I have tried many different holders over the years for various phones. I drive a large vehicle and the window mount holders have the phone to far away. Other vent models put the phone right up against the vent. Not much of a problem in the summer with the AC running but in the winter the heat is blowing right on the phone. This puts the phone a good distance away form the vent and the size allows the air to flow around it. The only con that I can find is that to side holders wrap to far around the phone and it makes it hard to tap the side corners of my G8.

    I would recommend this to a friend