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Insignia™ - Vehicle Mount for Most Cell Phones - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 2887 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Grip mechanism is garbage - otherwise great

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    Dave
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    This wasn't my first choice. I picked this item without reading about it because the one I wanted was not in stock despite the app saying it was. But that's another story. The attachment to the window is very strong and employs a great mechanism making attachment easy and secure and release is also easy. The flexible neck holds position well under the weight of my iPhone 6S+ even with a case. (Unit instructions indicate no case is to be used but it worked fine with a case). However, while driving an SUV down the highway there is a noticible bit of shaking but not enough to make GPS/maps difficult to see (though you couldn't and SHOULDN'T text with it because of this). The grip sides are adjustable and have a flexible rubber coating to really grip the phone even with an otterbox case. However, the grips adjust outward using a push-button attached to a small plastic complex gearing mechanism. Once you extend the sides by repeatedly pressing the button to spin the internal gears you have to press the sides inwards until the phone is gripped. I think the tension put on the gears when you grip your device creates too much strain for the fine plastic gears and mine stripped on the first day after several uses. Now when I press the button the sides no longer extend. I have to repeatedly press the button while trying to expand the sides manually until the gears engage. Eventually at some point the gears completely disengage (indicating they are stripped I think) and I can open and close the mechanism without the locks engaging. Conversely, when I press the sides in to grip they do not lock unless I manage to engage the gears agin by technique of button pressing, jamming, squeezing and shaking the device. I am returning this garbage. A spring loaded mechanism would hold better in my opinion.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for my phone, okay for some

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    imhoyolo
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    Got this mount for my 2014 Moto X. I do not use a phone case. Out of three or four mounts I tried at Best Buy, this one seemed to grab my phone best/with the least effort and was actually also the least expensive so I am satisfied with it. I use the suction cup mounted to my windshield, which also has been fine so far (about 4 weeks) and has not shown any loss of suction due to heat or vibrations/bumps. The mount does cover the volume buttons on my phone (on the side), which may annoy some users but has not been an issue for me since I connect my phone to the car via bluetooth if I want to use it for music/phone/GPS while driving. This way I can change the car volume instead. As someone who occasionally enjoys a fast turn, I can say the ball joint pivot of the mount seems adequately stationary when tightened, and this was important to me when choosing a mount. I imagine this mount could accommodate any current smartphone, potentially with the exception of a Galaxy Note or iPhone 6 Plus, but even those might be okay. In addition to gripping from the sides, the mount also has small fold-out ledges on the bottom, so it is unlikely a phone would fall out unless the side grips have poor contact with your phone and you hit a large bump. I will note two negatives I have found to this mount: 1) I have also used an iPhone 6 with a hard plastic rounded case, and while the mount still works, it does not grip this phone as well. 2) The release mechanism for the mount does have a cheap feel to it, and I am not sure how long it will last before some plastic part breaks. I have to select yes or no for whether I would recommend this to a friend, but really I would recommend it to a friend *depending on their phone* and would suggest if possible that they try it in store first.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but could be better

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    ihawks1
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    I bought this for my wife as I have one in my car and she wanted one for hers. Mine is an in-the-vent only kind where this one can attach to the windshield or the the vent. I first used this on the windshield and was a little surprised how much it swayed compared to the one I have in my car. Not terrible, but comparatively noticeable. Note, you need to take the thin piece of plastic off the suction cup before using it! I didn't and it eventually fell off while going down the road. I pushed the lever twice the next time and it lasted longer (still with the plastic on), but eventually fell off again. I'm a little concerned that the lever to actuate the suction cup is going to break over time, but OK for now. I read the instructions for mounting it on the vent and it says it won't be easily removed for use in another vehicle. I did mount it and then took it off again. Not real easy but not as hard as I feared. It doesn't sway quite as much on the vent, but it does stick out a ways from the vent/windshield because of the ball joint they use to adjust the angle, so some sway is inevitable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works well enough

    Posted
    VAF84

    I purchased this around product around May and it lasted until this month (November). I would have rated this higher, had I not realized some of the hassles I went through with this product after trying out a different cell phone holder. It worked well enough, but I found myself always messing with the button that releases the clamp (holding the phone) to make it wider. You have to keep clicking it until the mechanism catches and then it pushes the clamp apart. If you have it laid out horizontally, sometimes you pull your phone out and and the clamp closes a bit, making it an ordeal to put your phone back on it if you do this while driving. It finally broke after on a cold morning (about 30F) for whatever reason the suction released from the windshield and I couldn't get it to stay after multiple attempts. After 10 minutes of trying repeatedly and wiping the windshield over and over it finally stuck to the windshield. I then attempted to adjust the phone holder and the plastic snapped, breaking off the holder itself. Until it broke I hadn't thought about the amount of time I wasted messing with the device and my phone every day. Please note I was using the phone as navigation in a horizontal fashion; perhaps having it vertical is less of a hassle. I find it to be on the lower average price/quality end. I gave it three stars because it does what it says it's meant to do, and works well enough. Frankly, if you can spare the extra $15 I just spent on the Bracketron you will save yourself some annoyances.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Reasonably priced mobile phone car mount

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    SuperStevePrice
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    For $20 you cannot find a better solution for mounting your mobile phone in your car. I tried one in my car and liked it enough to get one for my wife's car as well. I like the flexibility that permits the mount to be placed wherever you like it to be. You can easily move if from spot to spot on any glass surface. It is flexible enough to hold small phones like old school iPhones and larger phones like iPhone 6 PLUS. You can mount your phone in portrait or landscape mode, and change any time you like. There are two things I don't like that prevent me from rating this as a 5 star item: (A.) The extended arm that holds the phone does move up and down as you hit bumps in the road, so your phone will jiggle a bit. (B) I find it sometimes difficult to get my iPhone to be held firmly in the rubberized jaws. They open easily but close only when you depress two buttons simultaneously. If you change out phones of different sizes all the time this may be a hassle. Since I use the same iPhone 6 Plus all the time, I tend to leave the jaws in the position that is JUST tight enough for me to wiggle my phone into place in the rubber holders that line the jaws of the device. If I actually open it wide and try to close on the phone, the jaws don't always lock tight and the phone will fall out. But since I don't change the jaw openings, that is not a problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price

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    ANT1975
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    I use this product with a Samsung S4 Active and over all have had a good experience with it. There are a couple issues that prevent me from saying that this item is "great". First, the ribs that hold the phone in place can make it a little tricky to get the phone clamped in properly. It takes a little finesse and the use of two hands is a must. My preference would to be have smooth surfaces to clamp against the phone rather than the rubber grooves, this would make insertion much easier. Second, the clips that hold the phone to the air vent are difficult to operate. There are no tabs on the spring loaded clamps so it takes a little effort and perhaps a couple of tries to get them locked onto the vent properly. Once they're on, they hold well but there were a few frustrating moments getting to that point. The window mount is a great option but personally that puts the phone a bit far away to see well. I use this for GPS purposes so the air vent option is a better choice for me. Over all, I would recommend this item to someone who is looking for an inexpensive way to mount their cellphone in their car. It works well once you get past the initial frustrations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great cell phone mount for my cell phone

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    Macmaniac97
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    I originally purchased a cd slot mounted holder from another company to be used in my 2017 Chevy Traverse. In concept it was good but was not practical as it blocked the touch screen on the radio and did not stay in the cd slot very well, it bounced a bit too much. So I set out to replace it with one that mounted on the windshield or air vent and was a bit sturdier. Best Buy had exactly what I needed. This holder comes with a suction cup for the windshield or an air vent clip. Since I was concerned about the phone blocking my view of the road with the suction cup option I decided to used the vent mounted feature. With in minuted I installed it in the car and had it holding my iPhone, its sturdy and doesn't obstruct my field of vision. The deep rubber grips make it easy to load just about any cell phone including those with a Mophie battery. The release can be accomplished with one hand thanks to the push button release. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in hands free cell phone operation especially if your car has the blue tooth option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Weak arm = your phone facing the floor

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    SteveinTV
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    We use this in a 2017 Subaru Forester - our older car had a built in GPS, but we elected to use our iPhones for this task in the new car. Voice control for Nav changes is nice - no one appreciates the security lockouts preventing a passenger from changing the GPS destination while the car is moving. We use the vent mount and had to remove the mounting pins from the mount to get it installed (not too complicated, but counter to the directions). Real problem is that it buckles under the weight of an iPhone 6 with a Mophie battery case, or an IPhone 6 Plus with a simple skin tight case. These aren't small phones by any measure, but they are accommodated by the mount and aren't heavy either. It's not bad enough to buy a replacement, however I would only recommend if you're using an extraordinarily small phone, or if you have a lot more patience than I do for your screen facing the floor. It was kind of functional when new, but getting worse with time (4 months in)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Tricky to use, then breaks

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    jdwfamily
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    I bought this six weeks ago. I liked the flexible arm, used it for dashboard mount. I never got used to inserting the phone securely. The button to release it and the gripping mechanism were always tricky, and getting the phone in flat was a constant challenge. When I did get it in correctly, however, it stayed and didn't slip out. The dashboard mount was less grippy than other similar mounts I've used. There's a "release" button but often the mount would just release on its own on a hot day. If you live in a city that is always cool I guess this won't be a problem. I had to use some moisture (but not too much) on the suction cup to get it to stay secure for a decent period of time. And it won't work if the surface is anything other than smooth. For example the spot where I put it on and it ripped off some of the dashboard paint (when falling off in the heat), well that spot won't work because of the missing spec of dashboard paint. Then this weekend it just broke, the mount broke off the arm.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job, suction cup lasts two years

    Posted
    RichardE
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    This is a repeat purchase, once the same manufacturer, one another brand. This works well, easy to mount below the mirror and adjust for a non glare view without blocking visibility out of the window. This model has a bonus, a clip mount that goes on an air vent vane. The part that grabs the phone unclips to move it to the other mount It does block airflow but I must say I like this location better. As I had this brand before, I saved the phone mount. So, I have two locations to put my phone, helpful for guests or to hold an iPod. As the the phone holder, I prefer my older one to this one. The clamps on this one are fatter and, to me, more difficult to snap the phone in. I may not have given it enough of a chance though. I do recommend! Note though, the suction cups wear out and after two to three years need to be replaced, something I really don't mind.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A good, basic, budget-friendly mount

    Posted
    Raye
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    While the construction and materials of this Insignia mount leave a bit to be desired, for consumers who don't have the big bucks to shell out for top-of-the-line accessories (i.e., me) I would say it's definitely Good Enough. This mount does what I need it to do, which is hold my phone snugly (thanks to its adjustable grippy arms and its foam-lined back panel) in a convenient location above my car's radio and controls, and I will say it has held up for over a year now of constant use (though I haven't had to adjust the grippy arms very much since I first got it, so it's basically just sat in the same place clipped to one of my vents the whole time). All in all, it's a decent phone mount that gets the job done, and for what I paid, I can't say I'm dissatisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice but a little heavy

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    Ndreare
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    This device works great, it comes with a vent mount and a mount that attaches to a window or a smooth place on your dash. I found while attached to a vent or window it sits very stable and is very useful to have, when I attached it to my dash the plastic of the dash allowed it to bounce making it hard to follow maps or focus on while driving (defeating the whole point). Overall I would say it is all they promised and work great, the sturdy design makes it so I feel like my phone is safe and the solid vacuum connection to my window allows me to plug in my phone without being worried it will drop to the floor and scratch. As a note: I originally purchased a slick little mount with a green sticky pad. That thing seamed great until summer hit and once my car got hot the green pad would just fall off the mount letting my phone drop to the ground.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Versatility

    Posted
    Evan
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    This mount is well designed and a great bang for your buck, as it includes both the suction cup and vent attachments, unlike most other models. The holding section works well; the padding of the side rubber right at the base is a bit too thick and seems to want my slim iPhone 6 to be pushed forward past the supporting prongs in portrait mode, but even without the phone nestled right in the rubber grooves it still holds well. For a thicker phone it would be perfect. I found the suction cup rather difficult to work with and without as much grip as I'd like, but I wonder if the one I picked up may just be flawed. The long neck also introduces a significant amount of bounce to the phone while riding in my car, making it difficult to read the screen or even bouncing the phone out some times. However, I typically use the vent mount, which is in a better position for me anyway, and it is sturdy and fits perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tricky to install but works well

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    Motorscooter
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    You need a flat section of windshield, which my car has not too much of, to mount this device as the suction disk is backed by a hard surface but once mounted it stays on. After a couple of tries I got it mounted and then got my phone installed. I don't normally read directions. On this one I had to to figure out how to get the phone to stay put. I then took it on a 300 mile round trip and was able to use Waze the whole way without any issues. It is a very solid device and was able to take a lot of fussing with while I figured out how to get it installed. I think it will last a long time. Forget about the vent mount option as once that is installed it doesn't come off easily. It even says that in the manual. I moved the device to my truck for a long distance trip and it was fine there too. Once I got the hang of the installation (and deinstallation) I was able to mount it very quickly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone mount for vehicle

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    legallady88
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    I have had this vehicle mount for a few weeks now and love it. I liked that it came with both a window mount and vent mount so you can decide where you want to put it in your vehicle. I chose to install it on my car vent and it was pretty simple to do. I like that it is easily positioned, has fold out stops on the bottom so your device doesn't fall through. The side "arms" have a foam lining so it is easy on your device and grips it as well. There is an easy release button on the bottom right to release your device and then you can just squeeze the side "arms" to place your device again. It has proven to be very helpful when I am driving and using my GPS on my phone or when I get a call I don't have to search for my phone or worry about missing a call. It is a great product and one of the less expensive mounts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Did not really meet my needs

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    LowDownJT
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    There are some positives for this vehicle mount, it comes with multiple ways to secure your phone, and I prefer the spring loaded vent clips over the slip on type. For me, the problem was keeping the phone secure and then being able to release it. When you attach the phone, you push the 2 ends of the mount together to get a nice snug fit, but I found it would not lock in place very well. When I did lock it in, it was sometimes difficult to get the holder to release by pressing the button on the back. Every time it made a popping sound, which made me feel like the holder was going to break under normal use. I decided to return this mount after one day's use and found a better one in the same price range.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Grips well if you can get it in correctly

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    GeooeG
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    I bought this to mount my phone for long commutes to work and be able to have Waze running for traffic and speed trap alerts. I drive a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and live in a subdivision with washboarded dirt roads. PROS: Stays stuck to the windshield. I clean the windshield with Windex before sticking the mount on the window and it has not come off yet, in spite of severe shaking from the bad roads. If the phone is properly "compressed" by the side "wings", then it will stay put, even under severe shaking conditions. CONS: Difficult to get the "padding" on the "wings" to grip the phone. I broke top part of one of the "wings" off. The mount still holds, but I think I may design and 3D print a better holding mechanism. Given the issues with getting the phone clamped by the "wings", I would not recommend this to anyone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works

    Posted
    Sierra9mm
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    I was looking for a vehicle cell phone holder and was not sure what would work. The Best Buy sales person, this particular model is what Uber drivers use, although I am not an Uber driver. It attaches/secured in two different manners, one is a suction cup to the windshield. The down side is that it can to some extent, obstruct your view, however, no where near as distracting as dealing with a phone call while holding your phone. The other manner is attaching to the fins on your HVAC. For my F-150 this definitely does not work because it flops back and forth. This device is somewhat bulky and heavy compared to other such devices however, the suction cup does secure the holder, even during bumpy driving conditions

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good, but a few flaws

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    Anyonenormal
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    Its a great product, you can attach it to your dashboard, or your vents, depends on how high or low you want your phone while driving. Unfortunately, in most phones today, the volume buttons are on the side of the phone, where the clamps go. If you want your phone tightly secured, you'll have to deal with your screen always showing a high or low volume. If you want it to stop, you'll have to make your phone less secure and risk it dropping while driving, which kinda defeats the purpose of getting this in the first place. After a while the grip on the vent holder gets loose, and your phone ends up facing down instead of towards you. For the price, you're getting what you paid for, and is a good placeholder until you find something a little better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stable, doesn't take much space, but covers a vent

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    gz2313
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    I was looking for a flexible phone stand that would plug into the power outlet, and automatically charge the phone, while staying visible, but I saw this one that uses the vent, and I like more of the features than I don't like. This is very adjustable, and should fit any phone or GPS, and remains stable (ie, doesn't shake much). The only part I don't like is that it covers most of a vent, so that I don't feel much of the air, and when I have the heat on full, it makes the phone pretty warm. But I do like the fact that it's higher than I had planned, so I don't have to take my eyes far from the field of vision, to see what's on my phone (especially maps), and I can still use the cable from the power outlet to charge my phone. Very functional, and cheaper than I planned.

    I would recommend this to a friend