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Best phone mount options

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by KSapanza4Runner, Apr 11, 2020.

  1. Jun 16, 2020 at 10:49 AM
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    Same setup I have, works surprisingly well, even off road.
     
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    I have wondered about the effect of the magnet on the SD card in the phone...
     
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    I dont understand why you need to mount your phone?
    Just stick in a pocket or the center console and use the blue tooth wireless.
    With the touchscreen and all the steering wheel controls, I manage to talk on my phone all day while driving and it is much safer .
     
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    I've used several squeeze-clamp type mounts with a wire for charging before, then I went with a wireless charging version that was okay, but was bulky and awkward.
    I got the Magic Mount kit from Pro-Clip, and frankly it sucked with my Note 10+. Regardless of which case I used, the magnet simply wouldn't hold the phone unless I put the metal tabs on the center of the case... which then blocks wireless charging.
    After a couple weeks of disappointment I decided to buy one last case (I've got a pile of them that all sucked) and some new cheapo metal tabs from Amazon.
    I very carefully tested out the charging position before placing the new tabs, and now it works pretty well!
    Unless you want the Pro-Clip type of mounts for the charger, I would recommend buying the Scosche separately wherever it is cheapest and then getting the cheap little metal plate stickers. I paid quite a bit more than I should have for the added bonus of a little plastic piece that I don't need after all.
    The charger does hold the phone well now, and charges quickly unless the sun overheats it :frustrated:

    edit: Old cases were Spigen Slim Armor, Otterbox Defender, Venito leather and a Burkley leather.
    None completely blocked charging, but reduced it to a pinpoint and didn't play well with the stickers.

    New case is an Otterbox Commuter, which is one step down from the Defender. It works perfectly, is comfortable in the hand and the stickers adhered nicely after alcohol prep and few minutes to set.
     
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