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iOttie - Easy One Touch 4 CD Slot Mount for Mobile Phones - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 609 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great little gadget that works well.

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    customer
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    This-"Easy One Touch CD Slot Mount for cell phones" does exactly what it says it will do. Assembly and installation are very easy and very quick. The main reason I chose this CD Mount over the dashboard or vent styles were: 1. Regarding the dashboard style, I wondered about "bumps" in the road. I was concerned that multiple drives over a bumpy road would cause the dashboard style to eventually come lose. 2. Regarding the vent style, I wondered how blasting heat through the vents (in the dead of winter) would effect my iPhone. We all know high heat & electronics don't mix. So, when considering the CD style, I saw no "downside". I seldom use my CD player and all my music is easily accessible on my iPhone. My only questions remaining were: 1. Is this gadget a piece of crap that will fall apart easily? 2. Is it "secure/stable" once installed in my CD player slot? 3. Will the side clamps securely hold onto my iPhone? I'm happy to tell you that it is "fairly well" made. Considering the price, I'd say the quality matches the price. It sits securely inside my CD player and the side arm clamps have a good hold on my iPhone. One final comment: I had a Phone Stand on the back of my iPhone. It had to be removed in favor of a different style because it was preventing my iPhone from "sitting" deep enough inside the "side arm-clams" for the strongest hold. Replacement was no big deal. Just something you should keep in mind if you have a finger-stand on the back-side of your cell phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Functional and simplistic

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    B100
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    This is one of the better phone mounts you can get for your car. I did a little research for various phone mounts that are available in the market and decided to go for the CD mounted type. I was immediately uninterested with the magnetic mounts because you have to add an accessory to your phone or phone case to make the mount work properly, pass. My experience with air vent mounts in the past have been more than unsatisfying and I wasn't going to subject myself to similar experiences. I was ultimately torn between a windshield phone mount or a CD mount and after careful consideration I decided to go for this particular brand/style. iOttie makes aforementioned type mounts and after checking reviews this one seemed to fit the bill for what I was looking for. One thing that I did notice is that my car has a wider CD slot opening which doesn't allow for the most 'snug' fit. This means that I do get a little bit more wiggle if the car goes over a particularly bumpy road. Other than that it holds my Iphone XR with a case (which I weighed at 9.45oz) fairly well. With such a heavy phone you definitely need to tighten the rear screw cap to ensure that the weight of the phone doesn't bring the mount to face downward. Overall I'm satisfied with this product and will likely use it until something better comes along. It's simple and does the job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great idea but poorly implemented

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    JohnSk
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    This could have been the perfect solution for my needs, but the build quality leaves a lot to be desired. The CD mount part itself would not hold steady, however I got around that because the ball was the same diameter as on a different manufacturer's magnetic mount I owned. I was able to use that part from the old product which was much more secure with the phone-gripping portion of the iOttie. It still isn't an ideal solution. The "gripper" design is excellent and easy to use but even though the balls and sockets are identical size, the iOttie frequently slips out of position. Also, the plastic used in the iOttie feels much more flimsy and fragile than the old holder. I therefore have serious doubts about how long it will last--but it works for now thanks to my hybrid configuration. If the mount worked better and the plastic didn't feel as cheap, it would have been a perfect solution, so I'm giving it 2 stars rather than one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Phone holder CD mount

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    WolfThorn
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    I like the iOttie phone holder for a few reasons: first it moves the phone out of the direct path of the sun, associated with a dash mount. I was looking for a way to keep the phone out of direct sunlight and to prevent it from shutting off due to overheating. Second I am no longer reaching up over / near the steering wheel to adjust and/or look for addresses. Lastly, my hand has to travel only a few inches from the gear shift (where my hand is normally when driving) to interact with the phone, when needed. I like that the phone is locked into place when you push it in the holder, no need for trying hold it open or wiggle the phone in place. The mount supports both horizontal and vertical viewing, as well as, tilting for the perfect viewing angel. The quick release lever for the mount makes it easy to use in more than one vehicle. Enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Steady with XS. Won’t hold open

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    CrabbyHam
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    (Used on 2013 Lexus sedan) 90% of the time, this holder is top notch. It’s steady. Holds the phone. And can even be reoriented without two hands or fear of breaking a vent. The other 10% 1) the arms won’t stay open Sit it in the sun and the plastic seems to either swell or get soft. The arms pop back and you have to use two hands to mount the phone. This often leaves the phone unstable as the mount depends on “popping it in” to firmly hold 2) the cd mount is almost too tight. I can see plastic warp on my console. There’s no white fatigue or permanent damage...yet...but I will be checking in a few months to see if this is a long term issue. Knowing those things, I still prefer this over the 5 other mounts I’ve tried. Suction. Vent. This has been the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    Loosh
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    This thing is great, turns an obsolete CD player on my dash into something useful. I love the fact that it doesnt block my line of sight while driving.. Not having to mount something on the dash or stick a suction cup to a windshield ( those always fall eventually!) made this product even more appealing. I used a pop socket and a self adhesive plastic mount to hold my phone in my last vehicle... Was difficult to clean the adhesive residue off when i needed to trade it in....This little device solved that problem for my new car. My only complaint is that it blocks a few buttons. Very minor inconvenience... The aux button and menu selection buttons are not accessible for someone who would be trying to use them from my passengers seat, but I can control everything just fine with the buttons on the steering wheel. Overall, i'm super happy with this purchase. $25 well spent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better then the cup holder

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    Pharcyde1
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    I purchased this item, because I got tired putting my Iphone X in my cup holder while driving. I would have to connect the charging cable at the bottom, pointing up, and I would loose the use of one of my front cup holders. If you don't use your CD player, and stream all your music, this item is perfect for you. I have the OEM radio in Audi Q3, and for where the CD slot is, it makes it perfect reach for dialing and answering my phone. Also with a 1mm lighting cable, it makes it very pleasing look at and doesn't make it look clutter. Construction is sturdy and the slide grips my Iphone securely with out damaging the case. Highly recommended. Best of all, I got full use of my cup holders again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Device

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    Russ
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    I love this thing. With the introduction of bluetooth and usb thumb drives who even uses cds anymore. This device gives the cd slot purpose again. Very simple to install also. It maintains a nice and sturdy hold of my cellphone. It allows you to turn your phone to landscape or portrait if preferred. It is also possible to tilt your phone towards you (the driver) for better viewing of the screen. My phone is a note4 with a commuter series otterbox case and my phone still fits inside this device. My wife saw it and immediately swiped it for her car. I went back to BestBuy to buy another one but they were out of them. I may just order another one online.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Installs Easy, Works Well

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    Brein
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    Overall this is a great item. The CD insert goes in very easily and secures very snugly. The release and closure buttons work very well. I have an iphone Xs and there are no issues holding it in place. With that said, there are only two points of contact. I would have liked to see third point of contact at the bottom. I think it would have reduce some of the screen vibration. The only other complaint I have is not the items fault. I drive a 2018 Kia Optima. The CD player sits so close to my Radio/Backup Camera screen that when the mount/phone is in the vertical display most of my screen is obstructed. I generally keep everything in horizontal display as it only obstructs about 10% of the display.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    May not work on your vehicle

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    BigMac
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    Ended up returning this as it wouldn’t work on my Volvo. If your CD player has a bezel around the CD slot, this device may not work as the slat you insert isn’t very deep. In my case, the bezel was too thick and I couldnt get it far enough into the CD slot to allow it to be tightened. It seemed to be well built and came with an adapter for CD slots that might be too tall. I went with the Scosche model, which has the magnetic mount (which I didn’t really want) but works on my car. No problems at Best Buy returning it, just be careful about opening the package and keeping the materials it comes with in case you experience the same issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worked as intended, but....

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    tylerkm
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    I bought this to mount my Note 9 with a case in my car. This was the most sturdy looking on the shelf, so I gave it a shot. I wasn't a fan of it mounting in my CD port, but honestly it doesn' t go very far in so it was fine. It also secures very well, and it seemed to have no issues holding up my heavy phone. However, I did return this mount. My phone with case was right at the max size this mount supports and while it never came out, it made me nervous. My only real complaints are that I wish it would fit larger phones, and I wish it had a chin support for extra mounting security.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    Posted
    Sturdymount
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    One of the first, actually sturdy, phone holders for my vehicle I've been able to find. The others that offer suction cup solutions simply don't hold to the contours of my vehicles dash. The CD drive, which I have no use for anymore, acta as a perfect anchor to hold my phone directly in my sight without being intrusive or too far to reach. I can tell the components will wear over time and fail, mainly the plastic involved in the swivel components, but for $25, I will buy it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed

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    Nancy
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    I did quite a bit of research before deciding on this rather odd phone holder. It works perfectly! The directions lead a lot to be desired, but know that the plastic tab locks the holder into place. It is not a stabilizer. The one issue I have it that I have a pop-out phone holder that adds width. If i moved this to the top or bottom of the phone, I'd have no issue. However, I don't have a replacement sticker, so I need to make sure that the phone is placed correctly so it doesn't fall. Overall, very very happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Secure hold on the phone, but...

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    PeninaD
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    The spring mechanism holds the phone very well, but it blocks up the CD slot, of course, and at least in my vehicle, still has the phone in the path of hot/cold air unless you totally close center dashboard vents. So, consider these things for your personal vehicle if you are considering this. And do not use the teeny square shim, unless absolutely necessary...if you made a mistake and inserted it when you really didn't need it, it's heck to remove.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good design, secure grip, flexible orientation

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    beachbum
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    Good design, secure grip, flexible orientation. Once in the slot and locked down, there was some "play" between the cd slot and the mount, however, the grip to the phone was rock solid. Not by any means would I characterize this as "wobbly" and it did not shift around or rattled excessively over bumps. As I don't have others to compare to, I'm not sure if this is normal or not. Infinite orientation of the phone as needed! Also easy to remove, and secure phone, good design.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Useful Phone Mount

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    Bond007
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    I have used it for about a month now and so far I am satisfied. Only drawback is it blocks my radio display. But, radio is there for listening; therefore, I don't mind the obstruction. I had used other type of car mounts, such as mats, but they lose grip after few months of use. This CD mount is steady and stay in one place; therefore better than other options. I use a Samsung J3 phone and so far it stayed tight in place.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed, except...

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    CQdini
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    I drive a Ford Transit Connect, the windshield is kind of far away for most phone holders. I don’t use CD’s a lot, so when I found this phone holder that fit in a CD slot, I was so excited.....it worked perfectly for using my phone/gps. Had to return a week later ,though....due to an unexpected, spur-of-the moment new car purchase....another Transit Connect, but the new one is apple car play compatible, and also has it’s own navigation, so I don’t really need a phone holder anymore.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great Solution but...Made w/ Poor Material

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    Causey
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    I will not spend the time to eloquently review the cons and pros. Because the concept and design was well done but gets two stars because after a couple days of using it was worthless. The spring used to clamp the cell phone in place lost its strength with in a couple uses. Now I watch my phone slowly inch it’s way free. Which if ya think about it I bought this product to be more safe while driving, now it is actually causing more safety issues then before...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I was hoping for

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    TheSlavin8r
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    An excellent product. Would prefer that it didn’t quite hang over the display underneath, but that’s hardly the fault of iOttie (and I can just swivel the phone up, temporarily, to get around that when I need to see the rear view/reverse camera). If I ever want to use the CD player in the future, removing is pretty easy. Installation was a snap.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's rare when a product exceeds expectations

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    Gaweca
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    iOttie was easy to install, and is working perfectly. In researching cell phone holders it was apparent that most were not compatible with Iphones because audio jack was blocked, NOT so with iOttie. Placement in CD holder is safer since it keeps your line of sight on the road. Also doesn't block my Garmin or air vents, or eliminate a cup holder. Additionally, Best Buy website worked well in directing me to a local store that had product in stock.

    I would recommend this to a friend