3.0 out of 5 stars | Ernest
Mount stayed in CD slot for about 8 months
Worked well for about 8 months, the spring mechanism seems to either have lost it's strength and / or the friction pads have lost its grip. The mount no longer stays in the CD slot and frequently slides out while dismounting the phone. Some temporary solutions are to wrap some electrical tape around the friction pads or any rubbery alternative. This mount is used in a 5th gen WRX, but I don't believe the head unit is the issue here. *Edit* So I've found the issue, the casing which secures the spring mechanism has warped allowing the spring to tilt slightly forward, this prevents both friction pads from being parallel which now no longer provides enough friction to remain mounted to the CD slot. I'm contacting support to see if they can send me a replacement, preferably one with a reinforced housing so this won't happen again.
- Reviewed in the United States on May 24, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars | Kevin Lu
Best CD Mount
I've used a few other CD mounts (many from better knowned brands) and this is by far my favorite. I live in an area where the inside of my car can easily get above 100 degrees. The hot weather eventually ends up deforming the CD mounts that use screws, but this one uses a push spring so it works year round! Before I found this I would have to manually remove the mount every day and put it back only when I was driving which was annoying.
- Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars | Hotrodirene
Stick w/ this and you can't go wrong.
I recently purchased a new car and wanted a phone holder that was low profile that fit in my cd slot of the factory radio. I wasn't too sure about how these magnet phone holders would perform especially with larger phones like the Iphone 7+. I was also reluctant to expose the phone to a magnet. After some research, I found there is no effect of the magnet on the phone so I decided to give this a try. Installation was straight forward wherein you depress a button to allow you to slide the unit in the cd slot. Once you release it the tabs expand to apply tension in the slot those holding fairly securley. I have a case for my phone so I used the metal piece without the adhesive and simply placed it behind the phone. Sure enough, the magnet held the phone in place more secure than expected. The best part is that you can position the phone any way you want to the angle you need either with the magnet on the phone as well as the unit itself since it has a "joint" that allows for different angles. I haven't made any sudden stops or drive aggressively but the phone stays in place during turns and normal braking. Happy I took the chance on this one.
- Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2016
1.0 out of 5 stars | Q. Jones
thought i'd give this a try and not happy... I threw away the box and cant return so I'm stuck with it but here's why...
thought i'd give this a try and not happy... I threw away the box and cant return so I'm stuck with it but here's why... so the design is cool but the flaps that hold the unit in place are either to thick or not long enough because they dont fully go into the cd player and grips more to the plactic and you can see your cd player bending. tried on 2 vehicle a pilot and a colorado truck and it didnt grip all the way in and fell off when the phone was attached and a bump was hit... also seeing the plastic bending due to the strong spring, which on one hand is what you want but its so strong its bends the player entrance. It gave me anxiety and a feeling the cd player would break. stick to the classic insert and twist models this one spring fits all is cooler looking but isnt the best choice.
- Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars | Elizabeth Carlson
Perfect mount that, unfortunately, doesn't work with large, heavy phones in thick cases. :( So just switch cases! :)
I've been using this mount for a month with my Nexus 6P, and I love the ease of installation, the flexible yet stable rotatable head system, and the quick and painless magnetic mounting. Even though using this system means my phone blocks the display for my radio, that isn't a problem with my car, a 2015 Subaru Forrester, which has a second, unobstructed system display which can show my radio/audio info on top of the dash. My one unhappy note is that this system (and I imagine all other similar magnetic systems that use the 4 magnets on a round disc mount) did not work with my initial phone/case setup. I was using the Heavy Duty Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro with the Nexus 6P, which is as thick as an Otterbox Defender. The case proved to be too thick for the magnets to get a good grip on the plate wedged between the case and phone. The phone would slowly slide down the mount, while also twisting and turning, depending on how off-center I had placed the phone on the mount. If I plugged the phone into the charger while mounted, the tug of the cable would pull the phone in that direction. I couldn't even mount the phone in landscape. Attempting to stick the plate to the outside of the case was fruitless. as this particular case has raised surfaces, grooved lettering, and a bit of texture on the back which do not provide a large enough and adequate enough surface for the adhesive to stick to. The plate would just pull off of the case and stay on the magnets. I ended up having to buy a different case, the Unicorn Beetle Slim, which works like a charm with the plate between the case and the phone. Great grip, no slip, and landscape is no problem. I also was able to use this successfully with my wife's Nexus 6P in a Spigen Rugged Armor case. So, yeah, be careful of buying this mount if you have a large, heavy-ish phone like the Nexus 6P with a thick case that you are absolutely not giving up. If you are willing to change cases, then I'd highly recommend this mount.
- Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2016
2.0 out of 5 stars | Rakan AlMutairi
It's not like the original, they changed it, and took away the rubberized material.
UPDATE: 30/05/2018 The phone attach to the magnets very firmly, but the it keeps tilting. Before, titling was very precise, and when you tilt and keep it at a certain angel, it stays at that angle even when driving, and hitting bumps, but now it tilts all the way with the weight of the phone, and it can not keep an angel. Then, I bought a new one. Used it for 4 months, the new one doesn't have the rubberized material on the plastic part that goes inside the CD slot, thus, it doesn't stay solid. I actually bought 2, and both don't have any rubber on the plastic part. The holder never stays secure, and keeps falling each time I take the phone. I had to use rubber rings on the plastic part, and it is now ok with little bit of wiggling. I even now have the same tilting problem on the new holders. It is a frustrating product with a very short life span. I highly DO NOT recommend it. Please look elsewhere.
- Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2017