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Review - Cool phone mount! Exomount Touch
I found this cool mount (Exomount touch) for phones so I ordered it and played with it.
Amazon.com: Exogear ExoMount Touch Dashboard Windshield Car Mount for iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S, Galaxy S4/S3/S2, Galaxy Note 3/2, HTC One Droid Razr HD (Black): Car Electronics
Been testing this mount for a few days now and I am quite impressed with the quality of the mount especially with the suction cup. I did try some of the tests shown in the video by sticking on a tree and on brick walls to see if the mount really is capable of what they claim. I am blown away because it really did work. I took some pics of it.
The mount sticks tight like glue. It's pretty crazy how strong it is. Tried to pull off with my hand and the suction cup didn't budge. I tried a couple of other brands' sticky suction cup based mounts months ago and none of them worked as well as this.
The suction gel(?) looks like it smears into the gaps and holes on the surface and I guess that really helps stay stuck more than other kinds of suction mounts. You will know what I mean when you have one. Try not to touch the suction cup with your finger because the oil on your skin will make it less sticky. If you want to feel it, try with your fingernail surface.
A couple of things to keep in mind though.
You need to clean the surface of whatever you're sticking it on first for the suction to work well otherwise it won't stay long wherever you attach it. Another thing is that you need to push down along the edge of the suction cup with your fingers as their video demonstrated otherwise it won't perform well for rough surface and curved surface. If you keep attaching and detaching here and there, the suction will lose its power because dirt/dust keeps adding to the suction surface which makes the surface dull and decrease the stickiness. But washing it like the manufacturer suggested made it like new again.
I like the design most, it's not bulky and looks good on my dash. The grip has one touch spring mechanism and works well, holds my phone solid, no complaints here. The one touch release mechanism is a little awkward at first but after you get used to it, it's pretty darn convenient. Overall, very happy with this mount.
Here are some pics:
On my curved dash.
Got it to stick it perfectly by push around the edges with my fingers. Once it's done, it stays there.
Picks up a lot of dust on the bottom of it. The suction loses power if it doesn't get washed.
Mounting on a brick wall. It didn't stick long enough first time because I didn't do the push around the edge of the suction cup thing. I think the suction cup needs a little thumb force for it to stick and seal much better. I did the same with tree. It is not necessary doing this on a regular flat dashboard or windshield though.
I didn't even lock it and it still sticks.
The sticky gel(?) smears into the rough surface. Well, it looks like in my eyes.
Removing it from the wall, it looks like stretchy glue.
Out of curiosity, I stopped taking it off the wall in about a half way and it stayed stuck there just purely by the stickiness . Looks like the gel doesn't want to let go. I came back 10 minutes later and it was still there just like that. I am sure it will eventually fall off later but it was pretty impressive.
The suction cup surface was pretty dirty and ugly in shape after took off the wall just like a crocodile skin but after I cleaned it with water it became solid again just like some kind of half liquid memory gel or something. Very interesting material.
I was a little worried when I tried to take it off the brick wall because I felt like the suction gel would get torn apart due to the sticky and stretchy material. Fortunately that didn't happen and surprisingly the suction surface got its solid surface back after I cleaned it and waiting for 10 - 20 minutes. I am pretty sure it will take even longer to get the shape back if the suction stays longer on any rough surface. All in all, I like it and it just works. It was fun trying these tests out for myself, definitely recommend.