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Phone Mount for 8th Gen

Old 02-17-2019, 07:02 AM
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Phone Mount for 8th Gen

Hi all,

I'm in the market for a phone mount since I don't have car play in my 2016. I'd like to use my iphone X for navigation/traffic I don't want to pay the monthly cost for SXM Nav info and an updated map.

Which brand of mounts are you guys using? I don't typically like suction cup dash/windshield mounts as they never seen to stay in place. Any good alternatives out there?
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I recently dumped XM after about 8 years and just use Pandora in my Altima. I bought this and it works tremendously.

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Old 02-17-2019, 07:56 AM
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Toaster, I suggest checking out ProClip. Following link is for the mount. Note you'll also need to buy the device holder for your specific phone from them, which you'll find on this site. I've had in my 2005 Maxima for many years, love it.

https://www.proclipusa.com/product/8...-console-mount



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Old 02-17-2019, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Toaster View Post
Hi all,

I'm in the market for a phone mount since I don't have car play in my 2016. I'd like to use my iphone X for navigation/traffic I don't want to pay the monthly cost for SXM Nav info and an updated map.

Which brand of mounts are you guys using? I don't typically like suction cup dash/windshield mounts as they never seen to stay in place. Any good alternatives out there?
I use this one in all my cars. In the Max is clamps solidly into the front right-hand vent over the GPS. Sturdy, does not slip over rough roads, and about $5 bucks in-store Walmart, and is identical to what you'll find on-line here for a couple of $$ more:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/WizGear-U...ne-6/147742509
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Old 02-17-2019, 08:17 AM
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I use this one in all my cars. In the Max is clamps solidly into the front right-hand vent over the GPS. Sturdy, does not slip over rough roads, and about $5 bucks in-store Walmart, and is identical to what you'll find on-line here for a couple of $$ more:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/WizGear-U...ne-6/147742509
Those were on slick deals this AM..2 for 4 bucks...I missed out..little late..was going to get them for my other cars...
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Old 02-18-2019, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by sschumer View Post
Toaster, I suggest checking out ProClip. Following link is for the mount. Note you'll also need to buy the device holder for your specific phone from them, which you'll find on this site. I've had in my 2005 Maxima for many years, love it.

https://www.proclipusa.com/product/8...-console-mount
+1 for the ProClip. A little pricey but they feel like they were built with the car.
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:15 AM
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I would recommend APPS2Car. itís magnetic and goes into CD slot over the main screen.

Magnetic Universal CD Slot Car Phone Mount,APPS2CAR CD Player Car Phone Mount Universally Compatible w/Android + iPhoneXS/XS Max/X/8/8Plus+ All In-Car CD Players with Magnetic Phone Car Holder Magnets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y42RKPF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_TURACb26FZ4YY






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Old 02-18-2019, 12:11 PM
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The CD slot mounts are great, in my opinion.
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:35 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions! I really like the ProClip, but do you find that it's mounted a bit low?

The CD slot mounts look good too. Are the phones stable when driving over bumpy roads? I wouldn't want it to fall off and under a seat while driving.
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Toaster View Post
Thanks for the suggestions! I really like the ProClip, but do you find that it's mounted a bit low?

The CD slot mounts look good too. Are the phones stable when driving over bumpy roads? I wouldn't want it to fall off and under a seat while driving.
perfectly stable. i had my ipad mounted there since 2016 never fell. i mounted my phone on the drivers side air-vent
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Old 02-20-2019, 05:19 AM
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Toaster, no, I have never found where ProClip mounts to be too low. I understand how some might prefer their phone higher. But the trade-off is then you're blocking something. The benefit of the ProClip is not only is it more sturdy than most phone holders and seamlessly fits into the interior better than most, but you're not blocking anything whatsoever.
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I worry that the vent clips would break the vent louvers, would make for a very expensive phone mount!
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I worry that the vent clips would break the vent louvers, would make for a very expensive phone mount!

That crossed my mind when I was looking. The one I bought is pretty padded where it grabs the louvers....Not worried about it breaking anymore.
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I worry that the vent clips would break the vent louvers, would make for a very expensive phone mount!
I don't believe that poses a problem at all. They way the mount clip fits in between 3 louvers makes for a solid surface. It grabs a center louver, and is kinda locked in there by pressure from the louvers above and below, although not enough to bend the louvers. Also, where I mount it, the base of the vent mount rides the left side of the louver frame, adding additional support. No way that is a weak mounting. It is plenty strong to keep my rather large and heavy Android firmly in place. I mounted the included thin metal "magnet plate" towards the bottom of my phone (between the protective cover and the phone itself) so I can mount the phone rather high away from GPS/radio screen. Works very well for me.
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Old 03-03-2019, 12:48 PM
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Here's the mount I use in my maxima. I typically dont like vent mounts, but this works really well with the maxima. Chord doesn't block the screen either if it's plugged in. Got it on Amazon. Dont have the link,, but it's made by Torras
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Old 03-04-2019, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by sschumer View Post
Toaster, no, I have never found where ProClip mounts to be too low. I understand how some might prefer their phone higher. But the trade-off is then you're blocking something. The benefit of the ProClip is not only is it more sturdy than most phone holders and seamlessly fits into the interior better than most, but you're not blocking anything whatsoever.
Agreed! At first I thought the same that it might be mounted a little too low but after having it for a few days I realized it was just right. Not to mention it is also co-located with the USB port so no need for lengthy cords.
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Old 03-05-2019, 10:42 AM
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With the little hinged door open, my phone fits snugly between the door and the right temp adjustment ****, in landscape mode.

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Old 04-15-2019, 03:49 PM
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Hey sschumer, thanks for the ProClip info, just got mine and installed it.... It's perfect!
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Old 04-15-2019, 05:33 PM
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The only phone mount that I'll use is the Scosche Magic Mount.
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is a link to the vent one that I use. It mounts perfectly into the vent in my 2018 Maxima and the phone site on the lip below it vertically. If you don't like the vent one then you can order one that sticks to the dash. These are the best looking ones imo. They aren't bulky. They don't stick out a bunch.
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:01 AM
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Has anyone bought the Weathertech cup based phone mount. It looks pretty good and I would prefer that over a vent mount.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:59 AM
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I use this
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Yeah until you make a quick sharp left turn and it ends up in the passenger floor board, been there done that
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:09 PM
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That sure won't happen with the ProClip, highlighted above.
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