:rofl:iPhone? The wife's iPhone annoys me to no end, too many alerts she says she needs. So, what I found worked great for me but, not for her, I wedged it in the tread of my rear tire, it didn't stay there very long but man, is it ever quiet now!
Do you have a pick of how you've mounted this one?Pro Clip. Pricey but works great. You can film while wheeling if you want.
Device Holders and Dashboard Vehicle Mounts*-*ProClip USA
Hmmm I really like this one. Makes sense.:thumb:This is what I use... works great, especially since I don't use the cd player...
Mountek nGroove CD Slot Car Mount #1 Top Rated, Best Seller List
I'm sorry I'm having a little trouble figuring out which would be the cleanest setup for a Jeep. Seems a few of those are for motorcycles too.We use a combination of mounts in the jeep. We have a handlebar rail mount on our Welcome Distributing grab handle. We also have a universal no-drill seat mount on the passenger seat. Either of these mounts will work with the Xgrip series holders for the iPhone/iPad. We have one of each. We typically mount the phone on the grab handle and the iPad on the seat mount, just for better visibility. The iPad would be a heck of an additional blind spot in the windshield.
Both mounts are swivels, so you can angle them to your exact liking. The iPhone mount was steady enough that Mike was able to capture video out on the trail in Hurricane Creek in North Carolina. He posted the video on the forum somewhere, but I don't remember where. If you search for WhiskeyMike Hurricane Creek, you should find it. It didn't bounce around very much at all. The iPad, being so much heavier, does wobble a bit on the floor seat mount, but nothing that you can't live with. When I am in the passenger seat, I just rest my leg on the mount and it doesn't move any more, and its not uncomfortable.
They are all marine grade parts, so they should wear/last a while. My father has used Ram Mount products on his motorcycles for years and he's never had a problem with them.
One caveat: the Xgrip mounts aren't limited to iPhones or iPads. You can use them on different devices within a certain size range, with or without cases.
Here are the links to the parts we've used from Ram's website. But check both Amazon and eBay for the best price when you are ready to purchase.
RAM POD I Universal No-Drill
RAM Cradle Holder - Universal X-Grip
RAM X-Grip™ 10" Tablet Mounts
RAM Handlebar Rail Mount with Zinc Coated U-Bolt Base & Round Base Adapter that Contains a 1/4"-20 Thread for Cameras
I picked up the 2011+ Daystar Dash panel. It seemed ideal for a phone, so I searched for a 17mm ball joint phone cradle. I ended up going with this because it was fairly cheap for an "experiment".
The install of the panel was easy as pie, and it doesn't seem to interfere with my compass when a device it mounted on it. Without anything mounted on it, it simply sections each depression, creating 4 smaller compartments. The actual ball mount can be removed and the mat still used if you should opt for a different device mount in the future.
The clip I bought fits perfectly on the Garmin ball joint. The tightening ring allows you to get it pretty rigid. While it only opens up to 5", it holds my Nokia Lumia very firmly. without any play in the ball joint.
The clip seems to take up a lot of the storage "area" in the tray. I can no longer easily store my sunglasses here, but I have a visor clip for those anyway.
Since I was taking the photos with my phone, I had to use a small case I had in the Jeep this morning. For reference, it measures 6.5" L, 2.5" W and 2" deep. The clip holds it up very well, considering it's twice the weight of my phone. It also demonstrates the clip's versatility to hold a wide range of device dimensions.
When I mount my phone here, it's pretty perfect in a landscape orientation. In the portrait position, I can just barely interact with the nav buttons at the bottom. Using Windows Phone, the interface doesn't flip to match the orientation of the phone, but most apps do so, that's how I usually position it. The clip doesn't hit any of the side buttons, which is a plus. It does provide a perfect placement to take video. Unfortunately, it vibrates bad enough on pavement to make you sick to watch it... so trail vids are out of the question. I plan on attempting a few things to mitigate the vibration but, if I can't, I'll have to find another solution.