We all know that we shouldn’t drive while texting or talking on the phone, yet we all do it from time to time. In motionless traffic, on deserted roads, while waiting for the light to change or when we tell ourselves we’re having an emergency, we’ve all done it.
Aside from this dangerous habit, there are plenty of legitimate reasons to look at your phone while driving. Checking the time or GPS, for instance, or using it to play music over Bluetooth.
In these cases, keeping it on your lap or in a cupholder is actually more dangerous than mounting it on the dashboard.
Fits in Most Cars
Chances are, however, that your car doesn’t have a holder that will fit nearly any phone as standard. Suction mounts, well, suck but not in the right way.
Most mounts also hold your phone with tabs that fit over the sides and rear, often leaving it rattling around as you meet every bump in the road. Gluing down a stand isn’t a great idea either, especially if you plan to sell the car at some point.
This mount, by contrast, slots into almost any air vent with parallel slats; vertical, horizontal, or angled.
Keeps your Phone Safe
In addition, the WixGear phone holder is a lot more discreet than many of its competitors, as it uses a magnetic latch rather than a cradle to keep your phone in place. This will not damage your phone.
There isn’t much to worry about as to it falling off, either: as long as you use any device smaller than a tablet and drive on paved roads, it should stay put.
Here’s how it works:
These devices are sold in pairs, so passengers have one too. Or perhaps to accommodate people with two vehicles or those who want to give one away as a gift. You can also order a single unit, though this will generally work out to be more expensive unless you’re absolutely sure you’ll only need the one.
Multiple people can use each mount using one of the four included metal plates, one of which you’re supposed to stick to the back of your phone. The main drawback to this, and to this device in general, is that wireless charging won’t work anymore once the metal plate is installed.