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      07-11-2013, 09:09 PM   #1
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Are any of those "vent clips" that hold cell phones any good?

I've seen several vendors selling generic cell phone holders for our cars. I've considered buyi g one a few times because I often use GPS on my phone (no Nav in my car.) Do any of these actually work well, mount in a convenient location, and look halfway decent? I have a Droid RAZR at the moment but I'm going to be trading for either a galaxy s4 or an iPhone 5 within the next few days.
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      07-11-2013, 09:19 PM   #2
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No.... Garbage. I tried a couple
They break really easily
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The Escort phone/vent holder is great! just remember to use dbl sided tape on the clips so you dont scratch the shit out of your vents. Keep in mind ...the side touching the vent, keep the film over the sticky part.
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check out Proclip USA. I got a pointer to them from another forum to which I subscribe. I haven't actually tried any of their products but "they look good in pictures." Was thinking of maybe trying one of their mounts to hold my Cobb so I could see live data while driving?
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theyre good at breaking
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check out Proclip USA. I got a pointer to them from another forum to which I subscribe. I haven't actually tried any of their products but "they look good in pictures." Was thinking of maybe trying one of their mounts to hold my Cobb so I could see live data while driving?
Hmm that DOES look interesting. I might look into it when I decide which phone to get next week.
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I use a bracketron vent clip cradle. I enjoy it. Holds my phone in place well and rotates for times i want to have my phone in landscape. I have it mounted on the driver's center vent, which puts it in a great position for me to see/touch the screen without having to turn my eyes very far at all.

have had it installed for 3.5yrs and hasn't broken or anything. Still works just as it did when i got it.
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Couple of my buddies have this. Works amazing.

XWAY Line is the one they have.

http://www.tetrax.com/us/
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I have a Pro Clip and love it. Very sturdy and doesn't move or shake.
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Another vote for Proclip.
Great quality and most important OEM looking.
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I would look for Suction cup window phone holder if I were you. they work better and dont scratch stuff.
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I would look for Suction cup window phone holder if I were you. they work better and dont scratch stuff.
I agree, actually found one on ebay 'new' for one of these, for like 19 bucks shipped. Look up iOttie.
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Try Airframe. Very sturdy and simple and clean design. Quick shipping and only $25.

http://www.kenu.com/products/airframe
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Couple of my buddies have this. Works amazing.

XWAY Line is the one they have.

http://www.tetrax.com/us/
I use this. I just clip it to the vent. There's a metal puck that you stick to the back of your phone that sticks to the magnet on the mount. When it's on properly, it's never fallen off. I have a Galaxy S3 with a large extended battery, so it's not light. You just have to make sure the puck is centered on the magnet.
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I agree, actually found one on ebay 'new' for one of these, for like 19 bucks shipped. Look up iOttie.

$12.50 at amazon right now


http://www.amazon.com/iOttie-Windshi..._cKJd3_26O_0_0
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Apparently these are the best ones you can get:
http://dashcrab.de/Produkt-1
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Not sure if it was mentioned, but I have the setup described in this DIY and like it a lot.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=819305
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