Just bought a new iPhone XR. I had previously used an iRing hook on the back to help hold the phone and mount it in my car. The iRing interferes with the wireless charging so I’m looking for some type of mount that is easy to use and can mount to a variety of surfaces. Most of the dash space I have available I’d textured vinyls. Suction cups generally don’t stick well to them. The weighted bags that Garmin sold won’t work on some of the roads I drive - very curvy. I like to have the phone close and visible since I usually use it for navigation, either via Apple maps or Waze.
What do people recommend? Reasonable cost is a criteria since I need them in 3 vehicles.
I bought one of the suction mount ones, but it came with a sticker that I put on the dashboard to make it smooth. Works like a champ (and holds my xs max + case fine). You might be able to get multiple stickers to move it car to car if you want to save some $.
I use the iOttie One Touch Qi mount. The included plate holds great on my textured dash. Runs about $50, I picked it up on sale for $32 on Black Friday. The Wirecutter didn’t love this model but I haven’t had any of the problems they mentioned. Meanwhile, I had their pick (Scosche) and hated it.
Bought the non Qi iOttie to give a try. If it works well I might get the Qi version for our road trip car. Only used it for a couple of days but it has stayed stuck to the dash without using the sticky pad. Didn’t want to use it until I decide where I want it mounted.
I received a ProClip USA mount for my phone from my wife as a Christmas gift. They are pricey and you have to purchase the clip specific for your car and for your phone model. However, it holds my phone extremely well in my Honda Pilot.
Mark me down as a die-hard ProClip USA fan. They’re a little pricier but the good news is the custom car part and phone part are separate, meaning if you change phones or your car you still have 50% of what you need for an excellent mounting solution.