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Best Phone Holder, for me IMO (for any vehicle, really)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by mfmoeykens, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Mar 6, 2019 at 10:07 AM
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    mfmoeykens

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    Ive searched high and low for a good phone holder. The best one, for me, was the one I made.

    On the back of the phone, I put the fuzzy side of velcro on the back of my Samsung Galaxy S9+. Then the scratchy side of the velcro on my dash. The reason for a long velcro piece on the dash is for better reinforcement & flexibility. I had an 06' Tacoma I did this too and it worked great, even 4-wheelin. This whole set-up cost me $7.
    I also like ripping the phone on and off, quick and easy. It stays up real nice and I enjoy ripping the phone on and off when I need it, but less secure than a holder squeezing your phone in place. Plus, no clunky phone holder visible.
    Get the velcro here. I recommend getting the 15' roll. This stuff is helpful around the house and car.


    I have tried the MPOW CD phone holder, which I thought was pretty good. Cost $10, but took up too much real estate in front of the stereo.


    ...the cup insert phone holder by Cellet $35. The round insert wouldnt stay in the square holder, that well....and no one wants to give up the cup holder thats closest to them! Heck no!


    I also bought the whole assembly for the Ram mount. Though I havent put that in, Im happy with my velcro set up.
    Ram Mount large phone Grip $29
    Ram mount 1" ball $7.50
    Ram 1" Socket Arm $9
    or
    Ram 2" Socket Arm $9.50
    Hondo overpriced (yeah, I said it) Dash Mount $40
    Total $85
    (Or get the Hondo bundle for $140!)
    Worth it to most, just not for me.


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  2. Mar 6, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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    moe2o4

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    So Hondo Garage revamped the mount? I got the one that goes from the top to the bottom of the vent with a screw on the bottom and it limits the vent articulation.
     
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  3. Mar 6, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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    Yes, they did. Just came out fairly recently. Sell your old one on eBay and get this one!
     
  4. Mar 6, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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    So you spent nearly a hundred bucks on phone mounts and settled with Velcro? Sorry, not trying to talk smack I just find this kinda funny. I do like simple setups over fancy over priced nonsense so I like the simplicity of your idea. I'm not a big fan of the large strip of Velcro though. I use a scosche magnetic mount and it's small, out of the way and cheap.
     
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  5. Mar 6, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    Skydvrr

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    I like the Etsy one, personally. Small simple and works.
     
  6. Mar 6, 2019 at 11:07 AM
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    Smack talk is fine, I understand how humans are, haha.
    Anyway, yeah, I sold everything back on eBay for the same amount I paid. So, no sweat off my back.
     
  7. Mar 6, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    derrickito

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    get the hondo. it's expensive but worth every penny. you'll use it every single time you get in the truck. get their dash clips and run a permanent wire up over the dash crevice to it.
     
  8. Mar 6, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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    wpsharpshooter

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    if it works for you .. awesome.. That velcro strip would drive me fkn nuts.. I went with the new hondo style.. love it.. after everything Ive got about 75 bucks in it, but its solid and looks as good as a dash mount can look.
     
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  9. Mar 6, 2019 at 11:57 AM
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    Using the hondo vent ring and a Ram Mount they work great together..

    PhoneMount.jpg
     
  10. Mar 6, 2019 at 12:01 PM
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    I would think that adding "for you" to the title would be more accurate?

    For me, I can say that velcro would not allow me to effectively navigate offroad. There, the Hondo mount and @FreshMexicanTaco 's DMM excelled. I sold my Hondo mount when I got the DMM. It is vastly superior, for me.
     
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  11. Mar 6, 2019 at 12:13 PM
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    Seconded, DMM beats this in price and functionality. There is always the DSM too.
     
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  12. Mar 6, 2019 at 12:16 PM
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    :cheers:

    I agree the DSM would be a killer, minimalist mount. I might have started there if it was available before I got the Hondo mount. I have had three devices mounted in the DMM. My phone for navi, Baofeng radio, and a passenger's phone. It was pretty convenient as I had arms and X grips around from my bicycles and motorcycles.
     
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  13. Mar 6, 2019 at 12:27 PM
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    Trust me, I wish I could change the title and add "for me", but I while I can change the body of this post, I cant seem to change the title. Im cursed!

    So, what are these DSM and DMM's you guys are talking about?
     
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  14. Mar 6, 2019 at 12:30 PM
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    You can! Click here (above your OP):

    upload_2019-3-6_12-29-42.jpg

    For the DMM / DSM:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...e-for-phones-tablets-or-anything-else.565951/

    It is as pricey as the Hondo mount, but better for what I needed.
     
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  15. Mar 6, 2019 at 12:36 PM
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    jmneill

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    As mentioned, there is no one best mount, but having had many, this is the one for me. ^
     
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  16. Mar 6, 2019 at 1:23 PM
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    BingoBangoPickoMango no no yeah

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    I literally LOL'ed at the cup holder mount, that thing is insane haha
     
  17. Mar 6, 2019 at 1:33 PM
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  18. Mar 6, 2019 at 3:19 PM
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    You are new here, why would you bad mouth a member (Hondo) that has been selling his product for years on here
    Put up your idea of your velcro and we all like fresh ideas , but keep the the other stuff to yourself... There I said it......
     
  19. Mar 6, 2019 at 5:29 PM
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    mfmoeykens

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    Sorry....youre right, it was wrong. I was just pointing out the price. The product is top notch, no doubt about it. I even linked to his product.
     
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  20. Mar 6, 2019 at 5:32 PM
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    It's a bit pricey but Hondo is the way to roll for the mount. Driver side center vent for my phone in an X-Grip and the passenger center vent holds a 9.7" iPad solid as a rock so the fiancee can nav when we go out on trips.
     
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