Mobile phone charger recommendation request.

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  1. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Here's what I'm looking for.

    1) Mounts in a car. It can be can't mount or dash mount. But NOT the ones that squeeze the phone and clip to the vent at the same time. Those last about a few weeks for me. Either the vent clip or the squeeze release breaks.

    2) Vertical mount. I need to be able to see the phone vertical (portrait).

    3) If it's magnetic, the magnet needs to be strong. The ones I have tried are not strong enough to hold an S6 or S8 with an Otterbox when I hit a bump.

    4) I need one lightening plug version and one with the new S8 mini usb.

    Yes, my Google machine works. I am just looking for first hand experience if you know of something that is steady and just works.
     
  2. blastoff99

    blastoff99 Moderators Local A440 Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    Under the flight path
    Can't help you with the electronics end of things, but RAM mounts are totally awesome and don't break. Used them in multiple ways for motorcycle applications.
     
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  3. Ironbar

    Ironbar Inactive

    Aug 24, 2013
    Tigard, Oregon
    Soooo, you're not looking for a charger, you're looking for a mount right?
     
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  4. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    It would be sweet if it did both (either wireless charger, which the S8 does, or a plug in cradle).

    But my main concern is just holding the phone in place (vertically) either mounted on the dash or a vent. But I want it to not fall apart in my hands like most do. :D And I want it to not let go of the phone (like most do).
     
  5. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Might be a tall order. Word on the street is you got you some meat hooks...
     
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  6. Fleebag

    Fleebag Quacker!

    Sep 7, 2013
    Illinois USA
    This little guy works amazingly in my car. Best car mount I ever used. Works great because of a little metal plate that goes onto the back of your phone or inside the phone case but probably won't work with a real thick case like the otters. No charger. It's held my samsung s7 and iphone se.
     
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  7. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
    I agree with the above. I use permanently attached ones (stuck on, not clipped to the vent) and the smaller ones hold a 7" tablet. I have some slightly larger ones that even hold my phone (6") to the dash while offroading.

    As said, no charger though.
     
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  8. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Yup. Can't beat RAM for mounts. The X-grip is nice but they make more secure mounts.

    RAM X-Grip® for Phones and Tablets

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  9. FingerDub

    FingerDub Inactive

    Jan 8, 2016
    I stick velcro to the dash and to the back of my phone cover. Holds great and super easy to remove. Lint eventually builds up and you have to clean it, but still, works great.
     
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  10. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Buy a new car with an audio system that lets you integrate your cell phone. Then you can leave the phone in your pocket.

    -Mike
     
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  11. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Kenu Airframe. Minimal, but works great and holds firmly.

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  12. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I have that already. Bluetooth for music and call audio. I want to be able to....
    1) Charge it
    2) Use navigation and see upcoming turns
    3) Change songs/albums at an intersection.

    .. all without the phone being way out of my field of vision when looking forward.
     
  13. FingerDub

    FingerDub Inactive

    Jan 8, 2016
    How do you see maps then?

    Or watch videos? :angel:
     
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  14. FingerDub

    FingerDub Inactive

    Jan 8, 2016
    Looked perfect for me and I ordered one, thanks.
     
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  15. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    The maps are easy to see with the Kenu Airframe - holds the phone on the dash where you can see it.
     
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  16. FingerDub

    FingerDub Inactive

    Jan 8, 2016
    Yeah, my comment was in response to Mike who said to put your phone in your pocket.
     
  17. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    In the Ford sync system, you can send the maps to the in dash display.

    -Mike
     
  18. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Thanks but I think I can come up with something simpler than a new car. :D

    That's like showing up to a boxing match with a bazooka.
     
  19. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    Here you go.....You can mount it AND charge with it :D.....

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    Am I helping?.....Am I?......
     
  20. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    OK that's pretty good. :roflmao:
     
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