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Tzumi - Car Holder/Charger for Mobile Phones - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best cell phone holder/charger I've found

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    MADDOG
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    I am using this product with an iPhone XS. I've used this for 2-3 weeks with absolutely no complaints. I've never been satisfied with any vent-mounted cell phone holder I've bought, because at the most inopportune time during driving, the holder, and my cell phone, would fall onto the floor if I hit a hard bump in the road. As an engineer, I will say that this was actually, pretty thoughtfully designed. I drive a lot (~22k miles/year), so it's been tested by me. PROS: There is a small lever on the bottom of the holder, where the two 'jaws' (the things that pinch / grasp the vents); it has two settings (tight, tighter), for flexibility for the thickness of the vent louvers. They DO work REALLY well. The 'gravity-drop' design is where the cell phone rests on the bottom, and its weight (by virtue of its mechanism) causes the 'arms' on the left and right hand sides of the holder to move inward. It sounds complicated, but it does hold the cell phone securely in the charger/holder (not excessively tight though), so it does not move too much while driving (even on bumpy roads). Since it doesn't move much while you drive, it stays in place, and it continuously charges your cell phone (my screen doesn't come on and go off constantly, as the phone bounces in the holder). There is a small, inconspicuous LED light on the right-hand side, to indicate that electricity is being supplied to the charger. The design is sleek / slim, so it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb on your dashboard. There is a pivot point or joint, that allows you to angle the holder/charger as you wish, without compromising how tightly it is holding onto the vent louver. CONS: There really aren't any. The lack of these are not necessarily 'negatives'; more like nice-to-haves: I'm not certain if there is a way to tighten the pivot/joint, but it should have one just in case. I saw a vent mounted charger that had a small flip-down support, so it could be placed against the dash molding if needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great concept, but hard to keep connected to vent

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    sdclams
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    I love the concept of a wireless charger in my car, but this one has a couple of inherent issues that keep me from loving it for $49. 1. The clasp mechanism that connects the unit to the air vent does not stay tight, so when I take a curve or a quick stop in the car it is a very good bet that the unit is going to come off from the vent. I have been lucky that there has been no phone damage yet, but I am worried every time I have to stop. 2. Very slow charging. I can live with this, but a standard 1 hour commute with my iPhone X in the device, running Waze throughout, I rarely gain any battery life, it just keeps it wherever it was when I started (e.g. when my drive starts at 60% battery and I use Waze for an hour with the phone plugged in, I end the drive right around 60% battery). Its better than the charge going down, but a tough concession for $49.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good wireless charging, needs adjusting frequently

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    Jenc2785
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    Product does not stay in place properly and moves. My phone has fallen out of the mount several times when going around corners and the bottom bracket has loosened itself and the phone has fallen out. I have an IPhone X, without an otterbox, so I’m not sure how a heavier case would even be held up for more than a day. The wireless charging works great, however, as long as you have the bracket in the correct position and the phone doesn’t fall out, or the entire unit fall out of the vent like has been happening to me :)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced for average product

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    thebosmith
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    Only giving it 3 stars because the product does what it says it is going to do. It does the wireless charging with ease. Only reason this product is not a 4 or 5 star is because everytime you go over or hit a bump in the road your phone will either angle downwards so it becomes hard to see, or it becomes disconnected from the vent, Had to return item because it couldn't stay in vent for longer than a 10 minute drive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great, but a bit small

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    Marco
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    It is awesome, but I wish it was just a bit bigger. It’s a bit of a struggle to get my iphone xs Max with a csse in it. It’s very snug, and a chore to put in or take out. And also, i wish it was stornger, it barely holds my heavy phone in place especially when the road is bumpy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good device for a phone holder

    Posted
    Rod5000
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    This product works well for hands free driving. It takes the need away from holding a phone while driving. I would recommend it becoming a wireless charger, didn’t find a need to charge it when I already have a cord that accomplishes that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it if you have a case

    Posted
    Dennis
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    Does not fit or work with a X-R case on the phone. Hard to keep in vent. If I use with the case off the phone still slides down or tilts because you cant tighten the screw to hold the phone secure. I would return it if I keep the box.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK product

    Posted
    donna
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    I like the fact that this product charges and keeps my phone upright, but it does not work in my SUV vents. It is too heavy. I ended up using it in my work van and it has a place where it leans against something to help support it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Qi charger and iPhone holder

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    HDFan
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    My iPhone X has wireless charging but I was using a magnetic holder that blocked the charger signal. So I converted to this and it works just as advertised. Only drawback is the USB end of the cable seems loose and sometimes disconnects which stops the charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I had high hopes

    Posted
    Susan
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    I was really hoping this was going to work. I have been using a car holder that needed magnets and wanted to get away from that. If you use an Otterbox case, the phone doesn't fit properly to charge. I guess I keep looking.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nope

    Posted
    TJWarren
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    The clips broke within one week. I returned it and the second one was not much better. You will have to constantly adjust the holder. All in all not a good design but I have yet to find one that is for AC vent installations

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Too wabbly to hold an XS Max

    Posted
    OlJoeC
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    When I put my new IPhone XS Max in it, there was very little stability. My vents are horizontal and wouldn’t hold still. It may work fine for others though. It did fit snuggly in holder though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced phone mount

    Posted
    Tech5555
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    The wireless charging doesn’t really work. It shows that it’s charging but it doesn’t charge the phone at all. I bought it for a road trip and had to stop and get an actual car charger because my phone was dying.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product, could use a better base

    Posted
    sdclams
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    Love being able to charge wirelessly in the car, but this item is far from perfect. When phone is in the cradle, the weight from the phone makes the unit droop down. Hard to get avery solid connection to the vent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    It stops charging after about 5 minutes...

    Posted
    Chris
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    Bought this for my wife’s vehicle. It charges wirelessly for the first 5 minutes then it stops. Tried 2 iPhone 8 and on the X with same results. It’s only good as phone cradle. Returned it after a few days.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not durable

    Posted
    Phonedin
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    Got this for Father's Day. Installed in my car. Next day, it would not stay anchored on the vent. The pressure clip that holds the gravity cradle onto the vent, lost pressure and would not close. Taking it back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    Posted
    Nvee3
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    Stays put in the vent and doesn’t move. Uses the weight of the phone to clamp down on it. It works fine but its not perfect. My wife likes it a lot. I think it could be better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible wireless chsrger

    Posted
    Edmondo
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    None of the wireless chargers seem to charge a phone when you have an otterbox on them. I mean what are u supposed to do take your Otterbox off every time you wanna charge your phone. Im returning it

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hands free holder does the job.

    Posted
    PatT
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    Somewhat of a tight fit for phone with protective case. However, still satisfactory. Attaches to the vent in such a way that it is not likely to come loose even when jarred.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea but Inconsistent Charging - RETURNED

    Posted
    HouTX512
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    Great Idea but Inconsistent charging and not as stable as I would have expected for the cost. I returned it after 2 days and will wait a few months until the design and function is improved.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend