IPOW Hands-Free Gravity Car Phone Mount Holder

Last updated date: May 8, 2020

DWYM Score
9.0


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 81 expert reviews, the IPOW IPOW Car Phone Mount Holder placed 9th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 19, 2020:
Checkout The Best Cellphone Holder for a detailed review of all the top cellphone holders.

Expert Summarized Score
10.0
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
868 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
After several weeks of use I found the suction base incredibly strong for windshields and dashboards, and my phone hasn't wavered once.
- Turbo Future
It’s designed to be fully adjustable, so the cradle for your iPhone is connected via a ball socket that allows for any angle and both the clamp and arm can be adjusted and then tightened when you find your preferred position.
- Digital Trends
What experts didn't like
I think a true auto-alignment add-on would be beneficial.
- Turbo Future
There’s no built-in charging here.
- Digital Trends

From The Manufacturer

Auto retractable phone clamp: hands-free and super stable. No switch, no magnet, only smart mechanism. Simply put in/take out your phone in just one second. No complicated operation, most safe car phone mount for driving. Maximum angle adjusting: this IPOW car phone holder can be adjust by 3 knots, 360 degree rotation joint ball, 180 degree rotation clamp and 120 degree rotation arm. Easily find your perfect angle. No view blocking, no distraction, no danger. Versatile Reusable Phone Mount: With the ultra-strong sticky suction cup, this cell phone holder can be used both on dashboard and windshield. The suction cup is washable and reusable by rinsing it under warm water and let dry. We even designed an uninstall tab for easy moving. More Features and Broad Compatibility: It also features simplistic installation, special phone support feet with groove for small phones, durable high quality material, trendy outlook. Compatible with most smartphone with width from 2. 4’’ to 3. 45’’ including iPhone XR, XS Max, 8+, X, 8, 7, 6s, 6, Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, S9 S8 S7, S6 S5 Note 9 8, LG G6, HTC and more.

Overall Product Rankings

1. TOPGO Adjustable Cup Holder Phone Mount
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 11
2. iOttie Easy One Touch Phone Holder
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 11
3. Beam Electronics Universal Air Vent Mount
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 12
4. WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 12
5. OMOTON Advanced Desktop Cell Phone Stand
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 5
6. CreaDream Adjustable Cradle Phone Stand
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 1
7. Lamicall Gooseneck Mount Phone Holder
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4
8. B-Land Universal Cell Phone Holder
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 10
9. IPOW Hands-Free Gravity Car Phone Mount Holder
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 2
10. Mpow Washable One-Touch Car Phone Mount
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 11

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 well, as they are perfectly good at it and 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-trafficed highways and city blocks is a really easy way to have an accident when someone in front of you brakes hard and you’re too busy looking at where your next turn is to see the impending collision you are about to make.

Smartphone mounts were designed to perfectly satisfy this conundrum and there are now many great styles and options for how you can mount 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. Variables like these made it challenging for companies to find the perfect blend of engineering and versatility to make the perfect smartphone mount, but they did find fantastic ways and 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 let’s think about 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 good in that they don’t require any permanent mounting in your vehicle with things like an adhesive which can leave a residue if you ever take it off.

For another style of phone mount that also doesn’t require adhering anything to your dash or using a suction cup to your windshield, there are myriad options 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 the market of smartphone mounts. Regardless of how your mount assembly attaches to your vehicle, there are options that include the mount to be magnetic 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. 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 so it never looks suspicious like you’re sending a text while you constantly glance down at your phone. This product can make you a safer driver while also preventing you from being pulled over for erroneous 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 and low-end 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.