iOttie Easy One Touch Windshield Car Mount Cellphone Holder

Last updated date: July 17, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1

iOttie Easy One Touch Windshield Car Mount Cellphone Holder

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Overall Take

With just one touch you can clip your phone conveniently into this mount due to its easily manipulated controls. The base of the mount is semi-permanent as you adhere a smooth disc to your dashboard and then attach the full mount via a suction cup apparatus. In our analysis of 98 expert reviews, the iOttie iOttie Easy One Touch Cellphone Holder placed 11th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 17, 2020:
Checkout The Best Cellphone Holder for a detailed review of all the top cellphone holders.

Expert Summarized Score
9.9
11 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.7
18,912 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Our previous top pick, the iOttie Easy One Touch 4, has some handy features such as a cradle that automatically closes the tension arms when a phone is pressed against it and a neck that can extend up to eight inches for extra adjustability.
- New York Times Wirecutter
Holder can be attached either to the dashboard or windscreen of the car
- Reviewscon
It mounts securely to your dashboard or windshield and features an adjustable foot on the bottom of the cradle to accommodate almost any size of device or case.
- Wiki EZ Vid
We love the one-touch design of this holder; it enables you to install and remove your phone with a gentle motion.
- Best Choice Reviews
The easy one-touch system allows you to mount and remove your smartphone with one hand and the telescoping arm allows you to adjust your phone for better viewing.
- Inverse
The installation process is simple, you can adjust/customize just about every aspect of it, and your phone is held in place with more than enough security.
- Android Central
iOttie uses this sticky, gummy suction cup that’ll attach to darn near anything. If you have a curved or uneven surface, they’ve included an adhesive disk to help with adhesion.
- The Gadgeteer
It cradles your iPhone securely, has a strong suction cup, and the adhesive dashboard pad means you'll always have a smooth surface to mount on.
- iMore
It securely holds most regular and plus-sized phones, so it's a tech accessory you can keep using as you upgrade to newer iPhones or Android phones.
- Business Insider
Its patented Easy One Touch mechanism allows your phone to be mounted and removed with a single hand gesture.
- Car Bibles
A telescopic arm lets you change the position of your phone effortlessly, making it easy for you to put your phone in the best position you need it to be in.
- Just Creative
What experts didn't like
A couple Wirecutter staffers complained that it sometimes allowed the phone to sag downward during long-term testing.
- New York Times Wirecutter
It does not hold big phones
- Reviewscon
When talking negatives, the only downside I can think of for the iOttie Easy One Touch 4 is its price.
- Android Central
Needs smooth surface
- iMore

From The Manufacturer

The iOttie Easy One Touch 4 Dashboard & Windshield Mount is a universal smartphone solution that is engineered to safely enhance your driving experience. U.S. patent protected, the one of a kind easy one touch mechanism allows you to easily mount and remove your smartphone with one simple hand motion. Utilize the increased range, strength, and stability of the telescopic arm to find the perfect position for your smartphone on either dashboard or windshield. Securely mount on your dashboard, windshield, or desk with iOttie’s super strong suction cup. The easy one touch dashboard and windshield mount is universally compatible with all smartphones sizes to hold your device securely so you can drive safely.

An Overview On Cellphone Holders

We use our smartphones for pretty much everything these days. Smartphones are often our go-to GPS devices when we need driving directions, as many of us don’t have built-in navigation in our vehicles. The catch is that it’s very dangerous and even illegal in many places to have your phone in your hand while you’re driving.

If you need to see your phone’s screen while you’re driving, you want to make sure it’s in a position that is easily glanced-at while you’re still paying attention to what is happening on the road around you. Having your phone in your lap, showing you directions while you drive around heavily-trafficked highways and city blocks is a really easy way to have an accident, especially if someone in front of you brakes hard and you’re too busy looking at where your next turn is to see the impending collision.

Smartphone mounts were designed to perfectly satisfy this conundrum, and there are now many great styles and options for mounting your phone in front of you in the safest way possible. Your car’s dashboard is different from others, and your windshield is sloped differently, too. Variables like these made it challenging for companies to find the right blend of engineering and versatility to make the perfect smartphone mount. But there are now a variety of products so it actually can be a bit difficult to even know which one is best for you.

Cup-holder smartphone mounts are one creative way to get the job done when you want to mount your phone in your car, but you’ll want to consider when and where these are actually going to be good products. If your cup holders are set very low and nowhere near your windshield, you might still be looking down at your screen, which is quite a good distance from your field of view.

Even with extending arms, these cup holder models are best used in vehicles with cup holders set in places that are near the front of your view, up high and centrally located in your vehicle. Cup-holder mounts are handy because they don’t require any permanent mounting in your vehicle with an adhesive, which can leave a residue if you ever take it off.

For another style of phone mount that doesn’t require adhering anything to your dash or using a suction cup to your windshield, there are many types of smartphone holders that clip right into your existing air-vents. A pair of pinchers on the backside of the mount will simply squeeze around the slats on your vent, allowing you to then place your phone in the mechanism that holds it steady. These are great for times when you simply need to mount your phone for one trip here and there, not wanting a permanent set up in your car.

For something that’s really upfront and center, there are mounts that adhere directly to your dashboard and can pretty much be placed exactly where they will best suit you. Often times, there is a small piece that attaches to the dashboard and then another piece that attaches to that anchored point. This means you can remove the phone mount and leave only a small part stuck to your dash in the times when you don’t want your phone mount sitting up there.

Magnets are awesome and they have found a firm footing in smartphone mounts. Regardless of how your mount attaches to your vehicle, there are options that include magnets rather than a physical clamp. The magnet needs to have metal to work and that usually happens by placing a special phone case on your smartphone or simply inserting a metal plate behind your phone, sandwiched in place by your phone case of choice.

If you are leary of magnets or don’t want the hassle of having a phone case at all, there are really solid clamps that are attached to many of these mounts. The clamping mechanisms are designed to fit pretty much every smartphone in existence and sometimes they can even hold tablets.

Some cellphone mounts are not meant for vehicles at all and are meant to sit on your desk. These would be used to prop your smartphone or tablet up at a good angle where you can see it without moving your head too far from your primary working area. This saves your neck from unnecessary strain and also makes referencing your phone or tablet a much more natural motion.

DWYM Fun Fact

Using your phone while driving is extremely distracting and, therefore, dangerous for you and the other vehicles on the road. Because of this, 48 of the 50 states have a ban in place for texting while driving and, by using a phone mount, you can still have both hands on the wheel while using your phone’s voice-to-text feature. This product can make you a safer driver while also preventing you from being pulled over for texting-while-driving issues.

The Cellphone Holder Buying Guide

  • Verify that the mount will hold your exact model of smartphone. Most will be truly universal, but it’s best to always check.
  • See if you can plug your smartphone in while you use the mount. Having your screen on for navigation can drain your battery fast.
  • Try a simple option to see if you like having a mount at all. You can always upgrade down the road.
  • Always mount your phone before you start driving as it’s safer to have it in place before moving your vehicle.