Looking for ideas for a mount for my Iphone 4, preferably something that will mount high, preferably above the radio around dashtop level. I already have a charger, just need some type of universal mount. I've been thinking about finding a universal mount on a long gooseneck and bolting it to the ashtray so it could be removed when not needed. What brought this on was a recent half day trip on the highway that started with my speedo & tach going dead 10 minutes into the trip. Never happened before, but I was able to download a free speedometer app so I could set my cruise speed. Of course, 10 minutes after this my speedo came back then later my tach restored. Gas & temp gauge never failed and the backlighting stayed on so it's gotta be a problem in the cluster. But if it happens again I'd like to be able to have my phone close to eye level when driving so I can use the speedo app without taking my eyes off the road for too long.
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I actually have a Garmin GPS, tried that mount but didn't fit, my Iphone has an Otterbox case which is bulkier than the sleeve type cases. I wound up ordering a Slipgrip case that's made just for the Iphone Otterbox with a suction cup mount and a Proclip mount for the LS400. I plan to remove the holster portion of the Slipgrip and bolt it to the Proclip mount. If you go to the Proclip site and pull up the LS400 mount you'll get a nice pick, it appears to actually attach above & below the fascia around the upper dash vents with about 2 or 3 inches of standoff, so it wouldn't block the airflow as much as the universal clip-on-vent mounts would. Looks like it will put it high enough without interfering with my view of the road, and within reach if I need to use the GPS maps app on my phone.
The Proclip mount bolted to the SlipGrip holder was the solution, just took a hacksaw to the SlipGrip and bolted it to the Proclip mount. Wish I could take the credit for this but someone has an excellent website writeup for doing the same to their 2003 Subaru, mount is solid and doesn't move when using the touchscreen, mounts between the two vents and doesn't block much of the airflow, the controls between the vents are still accessible. Sorry no pic with phone mounted, that's my camera too:
Last edited by Wanderson; 06-07-11 at 07:48 AM..
wow i like how this is done, i had one where it either had to be stuck somewhere with glue or attached via the vents. it kind of broke the vent in my other car so i was not about to do that in my lex. i think im going to have to do this. write up or post the link if you could please.
The Proclip mount is solid, it comes with a beveled tool to spread the gap at the bottom of the vent fascia, wasn't difficult but I almost thought I was gonna break something when I pried it open enough to slip the bottom of the Proclip mount in, then the top just popped right into place. The mount has some predrilled holes so if Proclip has a mount/holster that will work for your application then the two just screw together with no drilling. I think it's actually strong enough to hold a 16 oz drink, I was originally looking at this mount for that purpose, but my recent intermittant speedo failures make my phone mount a necessity.