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  1. deltaden's Avatar
    Velcro!

    I just stick a one or two inch piece vertically on a flat part of the dash (mine is to the left of the media center screen) on my Silverado and the other piece stuck vertically in the center of the phone case (mine is a simple rubber type stock case from Verizon),
    No cost and you can remove it any time you wish.
    hdhuntr likes this.
    10-04-2014 11:27 AM
  2. JasW's Avatar
    I've used ProClip mounts for my last three phones but it may not be an option for me if I get the Note 4. I like having a power connector on the dock, but looking at the mount options for the Note 3, I'd either have to carry the Note 4 without a case or use an Otterbox case. I guess the universal mounts with power connectors weren't very popular or too expensive to make. They discontinued of the universal mount w/power connector they used to have for the S4.
    I'm on my fourth phone with a ProClip and my second mount. There really is no better car mounting solution. It is the gold standard (and you pay a little extra for that). I don't use the power connector models -- I prefer to plug the microUSB into my phone rather than jam the phone onto the microUSB plug.

    That said, I've always used the ProClip holders designed to fit my device without a case, which means I'm always taking the case off when I get into the car. This time, I'd like to go for the universal model that they suggest for the Note 3 (and presumably will for the virtually identically sized Note 4) for use with a case other than an Otterbox. The problem is that the device thickness (i.e., depth) limit of that universal model is 10 mm, and the Note 4 has a depth of 8.5mm. Wouldn't most cases add more than 1.5 mm of thickness? There is another universal model that accommodates devices of the same width as the first one, but its minimum thickness is 9 mm -- enough for a Note 4 with a case, but 0.5 mm bigger than the 8.5 mm thickness of the Note 4 without a case
    10-10-2014 07:59 AM
  3. Denelor's Avatar
    So the proclip has the power connector connected to the dock? Then I just slip my phone in and it charges? Or is that wrong?
    If it doesn't do that, are there any that do?

    Posted via Android Central App
    Correct. It has a built in micro-usb connector with a vehicle adapter power cable. You just slide the phone in and, as long as you leave the mount plugged in, away you go.

    You can also buy versions designed to be hard wired into your vehicle (and not use a cigarette lighter).

    They are designed to be used with naked phones though, so that's a drawback if you like cases.
    10-10-2014 08:23 AM
  4. techie5's Avatar
    I like this one. It works great on my LGG2 and I hope will with my note 4
    Amazon.com: Mountek nGroove Universal CD Slot Mount for Cell Phones and GPS Devices: MP3 Players & Accessories
    Old Guy 59 likes this.
    10-10-2014 08:36 AM
  5. dss2000's Avatar
    I second that. I like mine too. Very sturdy.

    Posted via Android Central App
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    10-11-2014 05:43 PM
  6. MannyZ28's Avatar
    I just ordered one of these too, I like the adjustability and how you lock the adjustment in place instead of just relying on friction or on some bendable stalk. I also like that you can extend it towards you, that way I can position the phone to be over the AC vents to help keep it cool.

    I just have to ask, what does "diffidently" mean?

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-12-2014 09:50 AM
  7. John MacDonald's Avatar
    I got tired of getting new mounts every time too. Invested in a Ram mount with the x-clip. Got one mobile phone size and one for my iPad Air. Works like a champ.
    10-14-2014 11:39 AM
  8. aparker2005's Avatar
    I have a mount for my note 2 that's almost a tad big. Maybe my N4 will fit and I won't have to buy a new one!

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk
    salena_3d likes this.
    10-14-2014 01:07 PM
  9. salena_3d's Avatar
    The ExoMount Touch, ExoMount Touch Air, or the ExoMount CD from Exogear would be good for the Note 4.

    Check them out on Amazon or OpenSky.
    10-20-2014 01:10 PM
  10. sodaboy581's Avatar
    I'm using an Arkon Mobile Grip 2 mounted to my dashboard.

    Arkon Mobile Grip 2
    10-20-2014 01:38 PM
  11. zmann's Avatar
    My ibolt I bought for note 3 is also perfect 👌 for note 4

    GALAXY NOTE 4, GO BIG OR GO HOME
    10-20-2014 04:06 PM
  12. tartrate's Avatar
    I am thinking the only perfect solution is to use two depending on the season.

    Suction is nice and it's on the dashboard and out of the way of air vents/car display. Problem is in the summer they always fall off (park your car outside in 90-100 degree weather for a few hours and there is no amount of suction that will keep it on).

    The CD slot/air vent mounts are good in that they don't fall off in the heat. But then in the winter they block your vents and lead to hot air blowing on your phone.

    So my solution is just use two and switch off. Or I guess getting a permanent/adhesive fixture on your dashboard is also a solution!
    10-20-2014 04:14 PM
  13. beavo451's Avatar
    You're supposed to use the floor events with a heater. Not the air vents in the dash.
    10-20-2014 06:05 PM
  14. JasW's Avatar
    I am thinking the only perfect solution is to use two depending on the season.

    Suction is nice and it's on the dashboard and out of the way of air vents/car display. Problem is in the summer they always fall off (park your car outside in 90-100 degree weather for a few hours and there is no amount of suction that will keep it on).

    The CD slot/air vent mounts are good in that they don't fall off in the heat. But then in the winter they block your vents and lead to hot air blowing on your phone.

    So my solution is just use two and switch off. Or I guess getting a permanent/adhesive fixture on your dashboard is also a solution!
    I know it's a bit pricey, but the perfect solution really is ProClip.
    10-20-2014 06:19 PM
  15. GregMargie's Avatar
    I use the Neo Grab for my Note 2, works great....I am sure it is going to work when I get the Note 4. It works great mounted to the windshield. It did not stay put on my grainy dashboard. ......

    http://www.amazon.com/Neo-Grab-NEO-G...cUvbUpU3980822
    10-20-2014 06:28 PM
  16. Lefty Drummer's Avatar
    My ibolt I bought for note 3 is also perfect 👌 for note 4

    GALAXY NOTE 4, GO BIG OR GO HOME
    Love mine too for my N3, does the N4 still retain "dock mode"? Wife's S5 lost dock mode so won't automatically launch iBolt dock n drive. Also lost audio out via USB.
    10-20-2014 07:22 PM
  17. sqa4life's Avatar
    This is awesome.
    I had the 1st version and just upgraded to this. Very happy with it.

    Timico likes this.
    10-20-2014 07:53 PM
  18. mcalise133's Avatar
    for those that use the bolt how is the app?? i see vida on youtube but assume they are swayed \. just curious what real users think i am seriously considering that option more than any other right now
    10-20-2014 08:18 PM
  19. jerseygirl's Avatar
    I'm still using my iBolt but I put the phone in upside down and than twist it right side up in the cradle because otherwise the grips lay right on the volume rocker. A minor inconvenience but i don't want to do anything that will damage the phone.
    Hamp and zmann like this.
    10-21-2014 03:34 AM
  20. inffy's Avatar
    I have used the Kenu Airframe and now with the iPhone Airframe+. Wonderfull litlle piece and fits about any car.
    10-21-2014 05:30 AM
  21. hdhuntr's Avatar
    Used to have Velcro...was pretty good. Also used Velcro and the car half of a ProClip for a while instead of buying the phone piece each time...but now loving the vent mount in the green package at Walmart,BestBuy and everywhere. Perfect placement in my BMW right next to the nav. These other ones here seem pretty pricey...

    Velcro!

    I just stick a one or two inch piece vertically on a flat part of the dash (mine is to the left of the media center screen) on my Silverado and the other piece stuck vertically in the center of the phone case (mine is a simple rubber type stock case from Verizon),
    No cost and you can remove it any time you wish.
    10-21-2014 08:23 AM
  22. nugj's Avatar
    So I am really interested in the ProClip Option that is marketing by them for the Note 3 but wondering if that is the one you are thinking of using for the Note 4. Do you think that holder will take the Note 4 as well? Do you think it will take it with a case of some sort? I would love to get that one hoping it would hold a Note 4. Maybe you are already using that holder with a Note 4.
    10-21-2014 01:25 PM
  23. nugj's Avatar
    I did not see this post before making my last post. Maybe that larger holder you are referring to would work for me. I agree that a case would add more than 1.5mm in all instances. But I would much prefer not removing the N4 from a case to mount it into that holder. So maybe the Proclip you are suggesting would work for me.
    10-21-2014 01:40 PM
  24. mty msi's Avatar
    I like the ProClip holder from looking at it online but I was afraid the universal one wouldn't fit with my Ballistic Tough Jacket Maxx case and there's no way I'm going to remove my phone from its case to use a car mount. Knowing that the Arkon Mega Grip will work I ordered the vent mount model. I've been using the Mega Grip for 4 years but the one I'm replacing plugs into my 12v outlet for charging and can't take benefit of the Quick Charge 2.0 feature.
    10-21-2014 02:18 PM
  25. nugj's Avatar
    Yup I agree with that. Just looking at my Spigen Neo H, that thing is pretty slim. But the flats on the edge alone are about 9mm thick and since the back of the case bows out and the front edge has a lip, I would estimate even that case for N4 at approximately 11mm deepin total. So ProClip is a nice mount but the range of variables by universal mount is too narrow. The smaller one might fit the N4 with no case. The 9-13mm one might fit a thin case like the Neo but you would definitely need the T2 holder that is one size up even from that for a thicker case. Just too limiting as the holders would restrict you to either no case or one particular case.

    ON the other hand I am a little worried about the fragility of car vent grills to begin with. They are pretty frail plastic on just about any car you can mention. Proclip does have a nice idea customizing vent mounts so that you are really resting the mount on the edge of the vent and not on the grill. Probably just going to have to be careful if I go with Akron. Anybody bumping the phone in its mount is likely going to break the vent grill pretty easy.
    10-21-2014 02:36 PM
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