If you’re like me, you use your smartphone quite a bit in the car while driving. I of course don’t mean using it for texting, but the usual, safer activities, like as a GPS (my personal favorite app is Waze, but it’s always good to have a backup or two like Google Maps or Apple Maps, since no one solution is perfect at finding every location). If you’re also like me in another regard, you’re always on the lookout for better ways to secure your smartphone on your dashboard or front windshield, which has become increasingly challenging as our smartphones have grown ever larger in size and simple clamping solutions are often too small or too weak (this is one simple solution I have used successfully with larger devices like my Apple iPhone 6 Plus). One such “better way” is from Infernal Innovations, who have designed a winner, albeit with one minor catch that probably won’t even apply to 99.9% of potential buyers. That one catch? You need to be able to place a thin strip of metal (included) between your case and the rear of your smartphone. If there’s no case on your smartphone then this particular device won’t work since the magnet will have nothing to attract (and before you ask, devices like your smartphone are not affected by magnets, which is why magnetic mounts are fairly common).
The Infernal Innovations Magnetic Phone Mount, which presently runs just $19.99 on Amazon, comes packaged with the following: magnetic mount with suction cup, adhesive disk, rectangular metal case insert, circular metal case insert with adhesive (for very small devices or for instead sticking on the back of a phone case), and an instruction manual. It’s a comprehensive bundle for the price.
The suction cup on the magnetic mount is actually quite powerful, but today’s dashboards are just as likely to be textured as they are a smooth surface (we have two Toyotas in our household and neither one has a smooth dashboard). That’s where the adhesive disk comes in. Regardless, however – or whatever – you stick the magnetic mount to, once secured, it both rotates 360° and swivels from side to side. The mount’s magnetic top is also reversible if you want to brace an even larger device against the base for added stability (an Apple iPhone 6 Plus is about as big as you’d want to get, though).
Naturally, there are lots of other way to make use of this magnetic phone mount, including making an excellent viewing or charging stand for your smartphone, say by your bedside or on a desktop. This versatility is married to a 60-day money back guarantee and a full five year warranty, making for about as risk free of a purchase as you can have. As far as phone mounts go, this one gets one of my highest recommendations.