Is there a safe way to car mount my iPhone?

trinalb

New member
I'm looking for a device that will safely mount my iPhone on my car's dashboard, so that I can easily glance at the map when using the navigation feature. Is there any such a device that will prevent my iPhone from being a projectile, or that will itself not become a projectile, in the event of a crash? Ideally something that is compatible with multiple types of phone cases because I currently have a Lifeproof case but it is on its last legs and I will probably need to replace it soon with something cheaper. I have an iPhone 4S. Thanks!
 

sirrahn

Active member
DH & I use [ame="http://www.amazon.com/iOttie-HLCRIO104-Windshield-Dashboard-Holder/dp/B0099RGRT8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1399690287&sr=8-2&keywords=iottie"]this[/ame] in our cars. I have an LG Android and he has a 5C and it fits both of them in cases very well. It also worked with his 4.

I have no illusions that the phone couldn't possibly fly out in a crash, but the holder attaches extremely securely to the windshield and grabs the phone very securely for driving. I figure being able to look up and see my map rather than fumbling around and looking down is simply safer overall.
 

LISmama810

Admin - CPS Technician
I got a suction-cup-mounted, flexible-arm thingy for $5 at 5 Below the other day. The cradle is adjustable to hold a wide variety of devices. I have no idea how it would perform in a crash, but...
 

CarSafetyGuy

New member
Don't forget to secure things in the back seats, too. I've come across far too many folks with laptops, backpacks, and other common objects that turn into life-ending projectiles in even city-speed (e.g., 30 mph) crashes.
 

SafeDad

CPSDarren - Admin
Staff member
DH & I use this in our cars. I have an LG Android and he has a 5C and it fits both of them in cases very well. It also worked with his 4.
:thumbsup:

I use this one for my Galaxy Note 2:

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007FH716W/"]Amazon.com: iOttie One Touch XL Windshield Dashboard Car Mount Holder for Galaxy S5/S4/Note3/Note 2 - Retail Packaging - Black (HLCRIO101): Cell Phones & Accessories[/ame]

In addition to the one you have, it looks like the same company makes a few different ones for iPhone in black or white.
 

trinalb

New member
Is there anything that's more secure than just a suction cup mount with side pressure mount on the phone? I'm thinking something where the device would mount with a strong adhesive, at the very least, and maybe have fingers that grasp the sides of the phone, rather than just with a non-slip pad and pressure. Is there nothing like that out there?
 

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