Tired of balancing your smartphone on your speedometer while browsing Google Maps or Waze? There’s a more comfortable (and safer) way to do things when you’re on the road, but sometimes you’re tired of fumbling with cell phone holders that constantly slip, dislodge, or come loose.
Right now, Amazon has slashed prices for WizGear phone mounts — both magnetic and grip-style — just in time for the holidays. Thousands of buyers say these rugged car accessories have such a strong grip they can handle “the nastiest potholes” and “even the bumpiest roads”. They make a great Christmas gift and if you buy one today it will arrive before Christmas!
WixGear Magnetic Phone Car Holder
One of the reasons customers are drawn to WizGear phone mounts is because these gadgets don’t use the type of suction cup mount that tends to suck…but not in a good way. Instead of sticking to your vehicle’s dashboard, these mounts clip onto your car’s air vents or stick to your dashboard with magnetic force and stay in place no matter how rough the road gets.
$15 at Amazon
Simply attach the rubber base of this mount to your automobile’s air vent and lock it in place, being sure it will hold securely as you wrap, weave, and twist. Then attach the included magnet to the back of your phone or inside your phone case, then place your phone on the super-strong magnetic mount, which you can rotate and rotate to your liking. This base will not move. Today it’s 25% off.
“This is by far one of the best magnetic mounts I’ve used,” wrote one buyer. “It’s very snappy and the magnetic grip is strong enough…that running over the nastiest potholes can’t stop this magnet from dropping your phone, let alone sliding it out of orientation by default.”
These universal accessories on sale can hold any type of iPhone or Android phone, but instead of taking up space on your air vent, they use a tiny, powerful magnet base to stick to the dashboard.
I don’t know how we ever lived without it! wrote one impressed customer. “Georgia has the new hands-free law, so we needed a way to talk on the phone or use navigation without holding the phone in our hands or in our laps… You can mount it anywhere “I have mine right next to the steering wheel, just at the right angle and the right distance from me. I can make voice calls on speakerphone or Bluetooth without ever touching the phone. It’s great.”
WixGear Phone Holder for Car Cup Holder
This innovative phone holder will fit in any car cup holder. Simply insert the base into the cup holder and turn the dial, then the base will gradually expand inside the cup holder for a perfectly secure fit.
$22 at Amazon
Don’t like magnetic media? This 35% off WizGear gadget has rubber coated grips that wrap around your phone and hold it firmly like you’re holding it in your hand, without scratching or damaging the phone itself. A 360-degree adjustable base attaches to your car’s cup holder and locks in place, then lets you not only rotate the phone, but also keep it in landscape or portrait mode.
“I had previously purchased a cell phone holder that attached to the heater/AC vents, but found that this mounting app was obstructing my view of various controls, so I purchased this phone holder that fits in one of my cup holders,” one shopper wrote. “It’s a perfect app for me. Having the phone lower down and not blocking my view of the various controls is much more important to me than losing a single cup holder.”
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most current versions at the time of publication.
Gift ideas for the holidays
We’ve got your holiday shopping list covered with fantastic gift ideas for everyone on your list. You’ll find expert picks on the best tech gifts on Engadget, the best gift ideas for car lovers on Autoblog, gifts for the young (and young at heart) on In the Know, and picks for to pretty much everyone on your list (moms, dads, teens, nurses, etc.) in Yahoo’s holiday gift ideas section. On AOL, you’ll find senior shopping gift ideas for moms, dads, teens and toddlers.
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