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    is there anyway to properly secure a phone in the car?

    are there any mounts that adequately secure a phone to the car? DH insists on taking his out of his pocket (he usually puts in the cup holder) despite the projectile risk. we do not have a center console and he won't use the glovebox.

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    Re: is there anyway to properly secure a phone in the car?

    I don't know that there are any that are crash-tested, and there isn't any standard that I'm aware of.

    And I'm thinking any mount that is heavy duty enough to hold the phone, is likely to become it's own projectile.

    Not sure what the best solution is.
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    Re: is there anyway to properly secure a phone in the car?

    When the center console is unavailable, I put mine in the storage in the door.


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    I absolutely love this one: http://carseatblog.com/33233/scosche-magicmount-review/

    Will it hold in a serious crash? I doubt it, but there's no guarantee any of them will.

    I cut down on unnecessary projectiles, but some I consider "necessary," like my phone, a water bottle/coffee cup, books/iPads that the kids are using, etc. So I do the best I can with what I've got.

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    Re: is there anyway to properly secure a phone in the car?

    My iphone charger holds on pretty tight. Sometimes I forget it is hooked up and can really feel how well it holds. I saw one of those "hacks" where you thread a thick rubber band through the a/c slots and put the phone in the band. I actually tried it and it really works. I just don't ever remember to use it!


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    I have never thought about my phone being a projectile. Does anyone use the magnetic one for a lifeproof case on an iPhone?


    What should I do about toys that could be projectiles? Like does anyone here give their child a toy in the car? Or a DVD player that is strapped to a head rest for long car rides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seb3244 View Post
    I have never thought about my phone being a projectile. Does anyone use the magnetic one for a lifeproof case on an iPhone?

    What should I do about toys that could be projectiles? Like does anyone here give their child a toy in the car? Or a DVD player that is strapped to a head rest for long car rides? Thanks
    I don't have a Lifeproof case, but it looks pretty standard. I can't imagine it wouldn't work.

    As for other projectiles...I'm sure there are some parents out there who never let their children have toys in cars, who keep their purse in the trunk or buckled in every time, who have no drinks in the car, no umbrella, etc. But I'm not one of them. Our car has stuff, and my kids have stuff, whether it's a book, an iPad, a toy, whatever. We have umbrellas and flashlights in storage compartments in the door. I have water bottles in the cup holders. I have a box of Kleenex on the floor. My purse is usually on the floor or in the passenger seat (usually not buckled in because I forget or get lazy), etc.

    Yes, those things could all become projectiles in a crash, but I'm assuming that responsibility. I think there's a big difference between an iPhone and an unsecured tool box in an open cargo area.

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    Re: is there anyway to properly secure a phone in the car?

    Quote Originally Posted by LISmama810 View Post
    I don't have a Lifeproof case, but it looks pretty standard. I can't imagine it wouldn't work.

    As for other projectiles...I'm sure there are some parents out there who never let their children have toys in cars, who keep their purse in the trunk or buckled in every time, who have no drinks in the car, no umbrella, etc. But I'm not one of them. Our car has stuff, and my kids have stuff, whether it's a book, an iPad, a toy, whatever. We have umbrellas and flashlights in storage compartments in the door. I have water bottles in the cup holders. I have a box of Kleenex on the floor. My purse is usually on the floor or in the passenger seat (usually not buckled in because I forget or get lazy), etc.

    Yes, those things could all become projectiles in a crash, but I'm assuming that responsibility. I think there's a big difference between an iPhone and an unsecured tool box in an open cargo area.
    I have basically the same approach to projectiles. When we're on a long trip, we pack carefully (heavy stuff on the bottom, light stuff on the top, mostly light/soft things in the passenger compartment with heavier stuff on the floor if necessary). I also buckle in the kids' backpacks in the third row between two kids so that they can reach their stuff but the backpacks won't fly around in a crash. But we have books and small toys out and things (like my purse and kleenex box) on the floor regularly.
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