Aduro U-Grip Plus

Although its mounting arm is short, the sticky base of the U-Grip Plus lets it adhere to windshields and dashboard materials, while spring-loaded clamping arms hold phones as wide as the Samsung Galaxy S4 in place.

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Bracketron Mi-T Grip

The Mi-T Grip has the advantage of sticking to dashboards and consoles as well as windshields thanks to its tacky suction cup. A short mounting arm and minimal articulation can make it tough to position correctly.

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4 stars Excellent

Bracketron MobileDock Dash Mount

Bracketron's MobileDock uses an adhesive suction cup, capable of sticking to many surfaces in a car. Similar adhesive material holds the phone in place on the MobileDock. Although it is easy to attach and remove the phone, over time the holder loses adhesion, so it will have to be washed periodically.

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Clingo Universal Car Phone Mount

The long mounting arm of the Clingo Universal Car Phone Mount puts your phone in easy reach when stuck to most windshields. Its innovative adhesive pad makes attaching and removing a phone particularly easy, but that pad also must be cleaned on a regular basis to maintain adhesion.

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2.5 stars OK

Griffin AirCurve Window Mount

Designed only for the iPhone 4/4S, the Griffin AirCurve has a unique passive audio amplifier to boost the sound output from the phone. It includes two semipermanent mounts for a car's vent or windshield, which makes it difficult to move from car to car.

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3.5 stars Very good

iMagnet Mount for Smartphones

The iMagnet Mount offers the best strategy for attaching and removing a phone, as it relies on a powerful magnet. However, its short mounting arm will generally put the phone far from the driver.

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iOttie Easy One Touch

The Easy One Touch is one of the better mounts we've seen. Its sticky suction cup base adheres to dashboard as well as windshields, and it employs a unique clamping section that makes one-handed use easy.

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iOmounts iOauto Car Mount

The iOauto mount uses a magnet to make placing the phone easy and quick, but it is one ugly piece of hardware.

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Kenu Airframe vent mount

The Kenu Airframe uses a minimal design, a simple bracket and grip, that grip onto an air vent in a car. This placement makes it easy to reach for the driver, although the stiff bracket spring makes the whole mount come loose when you remove the phone.

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PanaVise 15504 PortaGrip

The PanaVise 15504 PortaGrip is constructed of thick plastic and its hinges are engineered well, making it extremely unlikely to break. It has an excellent suction mount for windshields, and holds phones well.

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PanaVise 15508 Portagrip

With metal parts and a nicely adjustable ball joint, the PanaVise 15508 is the most durable phone mount we've seen. However, its suction cup base is only made for smooth surfaces.

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PanaVise 15509 Portagrip

A superlong mounting arm makes the PanaVise 15509 work for larger vehicles, where the windshield is set far away from the driver. Unfortunately, the whole apparatus is bulky.

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Satechi SCH-121 Cup Holder Mount

As an alternative to mounting your phone to the windshield, the Satechi SCH-121 includes a plug designed to fit most cup holders. Although not as visible as a windshield mount, the Satechi SCH-121 keeps phones closer to hand. The kit also includes a tablet holder.

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Satechi Universal Smartphone CD Slot Mount

Put that CD slot to use once again with this Satechi Smartphone Mount. Short rubber fins slide harmlessly into the front of a CD slot, holding the mount in place.

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Seidio Innotraveler

The Innotraveler can hold large phones or small tablets in a horizontal placement, using a sticky surface to hold devices in place. That surface will have to be washed frequently, and the mount itself has limited adjustability.

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Steelie Car Mount Kit

The little Steelie mount sits unobtrusively on a car's dashboard and uses a magnet to easily attach a phone, but its small stature means limited phone view angles.

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TackForm C-Fit Multi-Surface mount

With its adhesive suction cup, the TackForm C-Fit can be mounted on almost any flat surface in the car. Its phone clamp can be difficult to operate with one hand.

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4 stars Excellent

TackForm Steady Clip Universal Mount

Similar to the TackForm C-Fit, the Steady Clip sticks to most flat surfaces in a car, extending the possible mounting positions. Its clip-style phone holder makes for easier operation than some clamp-style holders, but it also does not hold as well.

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Ultima In-Car Universal Smartphone Holder

Nice and solidly designed, the Ultima Smartphone Holder comes at a hefty price and suffers from limited flexibility.

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Where to Buy

Aduro U-Grip Plus Universal Car Mount

Part Number: UNI-SPH01-CMPL
MSRP: $49.99 Low Price: $9.99 See all prices

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Bracketron Mi-T Grip Dash Mount

Part Number: IPM-495-BX

MSRP: $29.95

See manufacturer website for availability.

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Clingo Universal Car Phone Mount

Part Number: CNET30272
MSRP: $34.99 Low Price: $22.95 See all prices

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Griffin AirCurve Window Mount - car holder

Part Number: GC22073
MSRP: $39.99 Low Price: $5.99 See all prices

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iMagnet Mount for Smartphones

Part Number: MG45-1
MSRP: $35.00 Low Price: $24.99 See all prices

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iOttie Easy One Touch smartphone mount

Part Number: HLCRIO102
MSRP: $24.99 Low Price: $19.99 See all prices

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iOmounts iOauto Car Mount

Part Number: 852901

MSRP: $70.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

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PanaVise 15504 PortaGrip smartphone mount

Part Number: 15504
Pricing is currently unavailable.

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PanaVise 15509 PortaGrip smartphone mount

Part Number: 15509
MSRP: $59.99 Low Price: $39.88 See all prices

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Satechi SCH-121 Cup Holder Mount for Smartphones & Tablets

Part Number: B006VY8C6S
MSRP: $49.99 Low Price: $39.99 See all prices

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Satechi Universal Smartphone CD Slot Mount

Part Number: ST-CD-M5
MSRP: $16.99 Low Price: $16.99 See all prices

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Seidio Innotraveler Universal Car Mount

Part Number: MWG05L
MSRP: $29.95 Low Price: $4.38 See all prices

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TackForm Steady Clip multi-surface mount

Part Number: DPTF-0101
MSRP: $34.99 Low Price: $22.99
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    NKMOS Ultima In-Car Universal Smartphone Holder

    Part Number: ultima

    Please visit NKMOS for more information.

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