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on May 27, 2017
This is the best, most stable car mount I've found; better than the kind with gripping brackets, or having to stick something to your dashboard, or the other vent mounts that kept falling out. The stiff foam prongs that insert into the vent won't bend or break the air vanes, will fit any model, and create a firm, secure mount for the magnet. It's so easy just to put the phone on the magnet. It stays put and is easily readable (especially good for Google maps when you're driving.)

Unfortunately, installation of the plate on your phone can interfere with wireless charging, but there's an easy workaround (next paragraph.) The manufacturer should include this information in the instructions — I still would have bought this product, I just would have been forewarned. Basically the only instructions were limited to just the basics of "Stick plate to phone; slide magnet into vent; stick phone to magnet." I ended up buying two new wireless chargers before realizing it was the plate in my phone that was blocking them.

I have a newer Motorola Droid, and it completely blocked the wireless charging stand. There is, however, a workaround. I didn't want to stick the metal plate directly onto my phone, so instead, I stuck it to the inside of the case (see picture.) So, if I remove the case before putting it on the charging stand, it charges normally (duh.) That's the workaround. A bit of an extra hassle (especially since I have a wireless charger at work too), but I think it is worth it for the convenience and stability of this mount in the car. Again, however, this should be covered in the instruction materials.
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on May 6, 2017
I wanted to like this and it had potential, but I've had this a week and the metal prongs are now exposed and it scratched up my air vent.
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on March 10, 2018
I decided to write this review because I came back to buy a third one and figured if I keep buying a product, I should give it a good review. I drive a TON for work, and half the year I'm traveling the country. What that means is im often driving in places I'm completely unfamiliar with, so I needed a removable car mount I could bring with me everywhere, and I needed it to work well. I bought my first one and loved it. Easy to put it and remove, fits a variety of vent styles (not all, but I'm always in different rental cars and have only found one in which it didn't work that well), and most importantly, it works. My phone just sticks to it and I go, not having to worry about my phone falling.

After about 8 months of use, I forgot it in a rental car. Pretty peeved with myself, but what are you gonna do. I bought a different vent mount because I saw one at Best Buy and figured I'd just get it while I was there. That one was so inferior that I lasted about 2 days before just returning it and buying this product again. I've been using it a couple months now and decided to buy another so I could keep one in my car and keep one in my luggage. So here I am, three purchases and over a year in, and I still love this thing and recommend it regularly.

A tip: if your phone isn't sticking well, check the magnet position in your phone case. The magnet isn't terribly large, so if it's at the bottom of your case and you're trying to stick the top of the phone to the mount, it's going to be wobbly. But you can position the magnet in different areas within your case and I've found that it stays in that position pretty well. I got in a car wreck, front end collision, and my phone stayed on this thing.
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on July 10, 2017
We have purchased 2 of these now, one for each car. I originally bought the first one because I was starting as an Uber/Lyft driver and needed an easy way to show my navigation. It was so helpful that when I would drive the other vehicle, I felt lost without it (sometimes literally). The rectangle magnet fit easily in my phone case and stays in place 99% of the time. The only time the magnet has needed to be adjusted is when my 13 month throws my phone on the floor and it jars the magnet. The airvent mount fits on both of my airvents - one of which is a horizontal design and the other is a vertical design. If I were to make one change, I would make the airvent mount a little more secure - it doesn't fall out (even when my wife slams the brakes) but it could be a little tighter on the vent. Once you put the magnet up to the mount, it is solid. It does not slide, fall, or twist. Having them on the airvent keeps it right in my view without being too distracting.
If I had a third car, I would buy another one. I will also be giving these as gifts to people because they work like they cost way more than $7.
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Top Contributor: Petson October 5, 2017
This did not work for me. The magnet part fits fine on the vent and stays in place. I also put the large plate inside my case as recommended. My problem is that it does not hold well. Normal roadway bumps make the phone rotate and then eventually fall off which is a major distraction and huge inconvenience as I use it for navigation. I do wonder if the magnets were stronger if this would happen.

It was cheap and had many good reviews so I figured I would give it a shot, but unfortunately, it does not work for me.
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on November 6, 2016
I own a 2014 Ford Edge, and as all the other owners of this vehicle model I had the very same trouble, no place to put your phone when driving. Some people buy stands that go in the cup trays but I found that too bulky and in my way. I like to keep things simple.

This was the best option I found and I'm happy with it. When not needed it doesn't disturb, when using it it keeps my phone more at sight height and as it's on the vent it keeps my phone cool when using the GPS with screen on at all times. Magnet is really strong and keeps my phone secured even when going through heavy bumps.

The only cons I can say about it is that you can say you lose a vent with it, mine barely moves with this attached to it, and when the phone is on it there's almost no air through that vent at least for the driver and depending on your phone's size. At first when removing my phone the base was coming along with it but it was a matter of physics, you can't pull the phone directly towards as the magnet will keep attached, instead you have to grab your phone from the top or side and pull it like if you were peeling an sticker off (diagonal way).
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Top Contributor: Petson March 8, 2017
AMAZINg product, I love this magnetic mount. It is confortable and easy to use. I am very happy with it. comes with different magnets so you can either stick it to the back of your phone or insert it in your phone case. Simple, excellent price and very convenient.
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on October 7, 2016
Took me about a year before it dawned on me the metal plate that goes between your phone and case to make this work was blocking enough of my signal that I was having way more dropped calls.

ORIGINAL REVIEW: In my car the weight of the phone forces forces the vent louvers to move down putting the phone at an angle that is not view-able. Because of this it is not usable in my car. Luckily, the 4x4 selector knob in my truck is immediately below the vent to the right of my steering wheel and sticks out enough that it helps keep the phone at a view-able angle. Magnet seems to hold great and I suspect I will like it in my truck. I was hoping for something that would work in both vehicles, but that's just no the case.
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on December 5, 2016
This is an excellent little gadget! No need for a clunky mounting device that may not even fit your air vents, this little guy can handle it. I have a Toyota Yaris, so my air vents aren't very large, but this fits perfectly on them. The mounting device is about the size of half-dollar, and the rubbery grips can be sort of difficult to put on at first, but hopefully that means they will stay on!

This works by attaching a metal plate to your phone, and then the plate attaches to the magnet on the mounting device. This works great if you use a case, as you can just slip the plate in the case. The magnet is strong enough that it will hold on to the plate through a case. (I currently am using an Otterbox Symmetry case.) If you don't use a case on your phone, then some of the mounting plates do have an adhesive to stick to your phone. The car mount comes with multiple metal plates to use with your phone. I suppose you could also use them for multiple devices, if you had one or had multiple family members sharing a car.

I like that now I can see my phone more easily when I'm using it to navigate. I can pay more attention to my driving and not have to keep picking up the phone and looking to see when my next turn is coming up. Also, the phone doesn't slide off my dashboard and get lost or potentially damaged when I turn corners!

Overall, excellent - especially for the price!
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on January 11, 2018
The magnet used to put on the back of the phone was not strong enough with the Otterbix case I have on my phone. The phone fell off of the holder and under my feet as I was pulling out of my driveway. This could be a potential hazard depending on the situation during which the phone falls. Could potentially be strong enough with a thinner case, but I don’t want to risk changing cases and breaking my phone.
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