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      11-25-2013, 08:51 AM   #1
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Awesome New Phone Holder

Good day, All

I own an 2007 E92, ordered the first day they would take orders and have 162K miles as of this morning. The reason for this post, as the title suggests, is a cool solution I found for a way to hold my I-Phone. I bought it from Bavarian Autosport from their just released winter catalog for $29.99 - Part number B5100001. I've been looking for a good phone holder I could use that didn't attach to the window, was below the sill line (privacy), and most important - use the holder without having to remove the skin from my phone. What i didn't expect was a product that is, at least one of the parts, made by Kensington products, and is very well packaged and made.
As you can see from the pics, the phone holder attaches to the pop-out cup holder by a slot that slides over the cup holder end with a clever button type clasp that keeps it all together. It doesn't interfere with the cup holder mechanism, and is easy to assemble (instructions are provided, but I didn't really need them). My only complaint is that it is a tight fit (probably to keep it from rattling) and is easier installed than removed. It doesn't mar the finish on the cup holder either, but mine's on now and is never coming off.
What I love is the easy reach. I can one-hand my phone into the Kensington clasp, and over the course of one week, can change audio tracks by touch. (wish I could text by touch, but I don't drive and text anyway).
So - if you're looking for a good phone holder for your 3-Series with the pop-out cup holder, this might be what you're looking for. For $29.99, it's the cheapest one I've found, and puts the phone in a great spot for easy use.
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You can't go wrong with the Kenu Airframe either. Couple of my friends saw mine and bought one for themselves right away.
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You can't go wrong with the Kenu Airframe either. Couple of my friends saw mine and bought one for themselves right away.
These things are awesome!!! So simple yet perfect.
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Nice, shopping time for me.
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      11-25-2013, 12:38 PM   #5
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You can't go wrong with the Kenu Airframe either. Couple of my friends saw mine and bought one for themselves right away.
do these expand? i have a case on mine.
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do these expand? i have a case on mine.
They sure do!
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They sure do!
oh snap, its from brookstone?! i have their groupon deal. $25 for $50 store use.
wow, but for what it is, 25 is steep!

anyways, gracias
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Not in Texas at 105 degrees

Can't have air restrictions in south Texas when the A/c is on Max for weeks at a time.

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This thing looks pretty nice. I was just emailing Bav Auto about this the other day trying to get more info. I realize that you have an iPhone but does it seem like it would fit a bigger phone? My phone is 71 mm or 2.8 in wide with a case. Can you tell if that would fit? Maybe measure the grippers when they are fully extended? Thanks!
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You can't go wrong with the Kenu Airframe either. Couple of my friends saw mine and bought one for themselves right away.
+1. I use the Kenu Airframe and I can't imagine a more seamless option.
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2.9"

Looks like 2.9" is as wide as it will go

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This thing looks pretty nice. I was just emailing Bav Auto about this the other day trying to get more info. I realize that you have an iPhone but does it seem like it would fit a bigger phone? My phone is 71 mm or 2.8 in wide with a case. Can you tell if that would fit? Maybe measure the grippers when they are fully extended? Thanks!
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Looks like 2.9" is as wide as it will go
Thank you!
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Can't have air restrictions in south Texas when the A/c is on Max for weeks at a time.
Actually the Kenu only covers less than half a vent on our bimmers so the air restriction isn't that bad.
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i am a big fan of the mountek ngroove snap, uses a powerful magnet that is less than 1mm thick...doesnt mess with cellular or wifi reception

https://www.google.com/search?q=moun...w=1408&bih=744

they even use our car as an example on their site
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Kenu all the way. I just got mine and it's so simple and unobtrusive. I love it. $25 at the Apple Store and it works with or without a phone case.
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+ another 1 for the Kenu air frame. It holds my HTC One nicely.
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