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- Rated 4.5 stars
- iOttie One Touch Smartphone Mount
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- Cosmetic AppealEditor: 90%
- Design & Build QualityEditor: 80%
- FeaturesEditor: 80%
- FunctionEditor: 90%
- Value For The PriceEditor: 90%
The iOttie One Touch Smartphone Mount is an affordable way to secure your smartphone while driving.
With so many car accident happening every year due to improper cell phone use while driving, it is extremely important to have your phone stored safely and securely, where it will not distract you. By utilizing a mount like the iOttie One Touch Smartphone Mount you can secure your smartphone in any position you desire, allowing for added convenience and easy visual access while driving without the need to take your hands off the wheel or eyes off the road.
This iOttie mount is currently holding the top spot for both the “car mounts” and “car cradles” categories on Amazon, where it sells for $19.99. It features over an astonishing 3,377 customer reviews with an average rating of 4.6/5 stars.
As for my experience with the product, it was a positive one from the start. The packaging was neat and well-designed, much more than I expected for the low price tag. After unboxing the mount, it only took a few minutes for me to figure out how adjust the mount and understand how to use the “One Touch” function properly. The overall design of the mount is very impressive and well thought-out, but I did notice the build quality wasn't as impressive though it was still far better than competitors such as the Bracketron Grip-It mount.
After taking the mount to my car, I tried out several mounting positions before settling with one to the right of my steering wheel on the dashboard. If you are worried about the mount not being secure enough on your dashboard or windshield, you'll be surprised to find this will not be an issue.
iOttie uses a special patented design that utilizes a ridged suction pad along with a no-mess adhesive that when coupled together leaves an incredibly strong connection to whatever surface you're mounting it to. It is strong enough that it can actually be a process to try and remove the mount once it has been initiated in place. Another suggestion for this mount is that it could also be used to attach to your desk or workstation if that is something you are looking for as well.
When it comes to actually placing your smartphone in the mount, iOttie built this mount with “Smart Tap” and “One Touch” functionality that allows you to place your phone on the mount then push in slightly to snap arms into place thus securing your phone perfectly every time. When you're done, simply press in the side buttons and the arms will release allowing your smartphone to be removed. It is simple, convenient, and brilliant design that beats the Bracketron's design by a huge margin.
The iOttie One Touch Smartphone Mount fits my iPhone 5 without a case just as well as with a bulky case like the OtterBox Defender attached. This will be the same with most smartphones, but it is important to note that if you own a Galaxy S4 or Note 2, you'll need to buy the “XL” version of this mount to properly accommodate your device's size.
My only complaint with this mount is that since the built materials are still relatively cheap (this allows them to keep the price so affordable), the mount will shake slightly when your driving on the road or in bumpy terrain simply due to the material having a bit of “give” to it. It is noticeable enough to mention, but definitely not enough to turn down this product in terms of recommending to others.
In the end, I found the iOttie One Touch Smartphone Mount to be an impressive accessory that every smartphone owner should have for their car. It is affordable, well-designed, and highly adjustable thus providing me with a convenient experience throughout my last 3 weeks of daily use. I would recommend this product to any prospective buyers and consider it one of the best smartphone car mounts on the market at this time.
Special thanks to iOttie for sending us a product sample to make this review possible!
As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and our Managing Editor, Colt loves testing out the newest tech products/services. His goal is to help better educate other consumers to ensure the most satisfying purchases decisions on consumer electronics and services. When he is not working on creating new content, Colt enjoys spending time with his two Australian Shepherds, Mia and Zoey.