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Finally, what appears to be a reliable vent-based holder ...
on March 5, 2018
Finally, what appears to be a reliable vent-based holder for larger phones.
I have a S8 plus and previously a Samsung Note, both with add-on external case protectors, and both being included among larger phones regardless of an external case. I've had two other vent-based holders that were unable to handle these larger phones at times when turning at even moderate velocity, let alone at the high velocity driving that is at times required to avoid zombies and other unexpected road obstacles that necessitate rapid response. Although I've only tested this Patefly mount for one day, I’ve quickly noticed a big difference from my previous supposed large phone holders: this one seems to work and is stable. I give it big marks for reliability thus far.
Some notable features and differences from other mounts I’ve purchased:
A vent clip that has rubber or vinyl on the vent clamps, and a slot in the middle of the vent clamps that allows deeper placement around a horizontal vent support. This capability demonstrates keen awareness and thoughtfulness among the mount designers.
A quick release that encourages a solid connection to the vent. The clamp coatings also help with this.
Very importantly: two supporting braces that rest below the vent, rather than one. The two braces are key in helping stability.
A quick release for the clamps that hold onto the phone. Although a quick release was included in one of the previous phone holders I purchased, this one is very efficient.
It is frustrating to say the least when a phone exits its car mount during a turn, especially when needing to steer quickly around a zombie or other unexpected obstacle. I don't see this happening, at least as often, with this mount.
Although I have only one day with this phone mount, it seems to have capacity and stability that goes well beyond my previous large phone mounts.