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PHoynak
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Feb 27, 2016, 12:46 PM
 
Can anyone suggest a good car mount for the iPhone 6s? I have a 2014 Hyundai Accent and currently use one that clips to the heater/ac vent. The issue is the phone will eventually slip out and fall. I use the Apple battery case, not sure if it's the culprit. My wife uses a Belkin mount in the vent on our Van and it also slips out. The cup holders are near the shifter so I don't think that is an option.
     
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Feb 27, 2016, 01:21 PM
 
What's the reason it slips out ? Bad / loose grip ?

There are tons of good grip car mounts.
iOttie for instance generally makes good mounts.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is...one6+car+mount

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Feb 27, 2016, 02:07 PM
 
Yes, eventually they slide down and fall out... Not sure if it has something to so with the silicone from the Apple batter case making it too slippery?
     
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Feb 27, 2016, 03:01 PM
 
Get a holder that holds it in place from 3 sides.
Take the first iOttie case in my link as an example.

I have been using this cell phone holder in two cars for many years:
Verizon Vent/Adhesive Combo Mount - Verizon Wireless



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Feb 27, 2016, 07:12 PM
 
I actually did order one of theirs, I think the first one on the list.. with an extra adhesive mount just case. Great advice... never heard of the company but looks fantastic. Now if Hyundai only had a usb/aux adapter for the radio that used a lightning connection. Hate using the 30 pin adapter. Dealer said they don't offer one.

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Feb 29, 2016, 09:37 PM
 
I love the magnetic vent mounts. Simple and work really well. My favorite is Aukey.

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Mar 22, 2016, 10:55 AM
 
https://www.proclipusa.com

I use one of these. They cost more (like $70 bucks) but the difference in quality is worth it. They make custom mounts for every style of car.

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Mar 22, 2016, 12:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
https://www.proclipusa.com

I use one of these. They cost more (like $70 bucks) but the difference in quality is worth it. They make custom mounts for every style of car.
$70, and every time you get a new phone, or a different case, you need a new clip ?
Or a family member drives your car, and their phone won't work ?

Meh.

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Mar 22, 2016, 12:34 PM
 
I get a 20% corporate discount at Verizon. I'll take a look at what they have for the 6S plus.
     
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Mar 22, 2016, 05:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
$70, and every time you get a new phone, or a different case, you need a new clip ?
Or a family member drives your car, and their phone won't work ?

Meh.

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The phone holder portion on mine is adjustable. You do need a screwdriver to adjust it, so it's something you would do when you get a new phone, but you wouldn't want to be doing it every other day.

I have a 6 and my wife has a 5, and no, hers will not fit in my mount... but I can adjust mine up to the 6 PLUS size. I fully anticipate that this mount will last me at least through one more iPhone generation after this one... and if not, getting just the half that holds your phone is $30.

If you compare the quality of this mount to every other mount I've ever seen, you can see where your money goes. I can easily understand why it might not be worth it for some people, but it was for me.

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