When you’re on the go, your phone is more than just a tool for keeping in touch. It’s your road trip DJ, your trusty navigator, and for safety’s sake, you need to mount it up securely. Your hands need to be on the wheel, not your phone, and you don’t need to be looking down for directions at highway speeds. We’ve gathered up a list of some excellent options for universal car mounts, and trust us, there’s no shortage of choices out there for every taste and budget!
Bolt Smart Automatic Car Mount
This car mount can wirelessly charge your phone and features a one-touch system for keeping your phone securely mounted while driving.
Best for rental cars
Trianium Magnetic Air Vent Car Phone Mount
Best magnetic mount
Trianium’s air vent car mount features six magnets for a secure hold — even with a case on — and can also be used as a portable kickstand.
iOttie Easy One Touch Qi Wireless Fast Charging Air Vent Car Mount
iOttie’s Easy One Touch series is a great option that’s easy to use one-handed with Qi wireless charging and three mount styles to choose from.
Fight falls with gravity grip
Baseus Gravity Qi Wireless Car Charger Mount
Baseus’s wireless car charger can fast charge Samsung phones and uses the cool AC air from your vents to keep things cool while charging.
iOttie Easy One Touch 4
The iOttie Easy One Touch 4 is a durable and dependable choice with a telescopic and rotating arm that lets you position your phone at any angle.
Make the most of your radio
Koomus Pro CD Slot Car Mount
Koomus makes use of your car’s CD player as a steady and damage-free mounting option that’s conveniently located right on your center console.
Wiggly windshield magic
Mpow Magnetic Phone Holder for Windshield and Dashboard
This flexible mount adheres to your windshield or dashboard so you can position it perfectly while in use and bend out of the way when you don’t need it.
New twist on an old fav
Nite Ize Steelie Orbiter Dash Kit
Nite Ize’s Orbiter uses a flat metal plate to the back phone that attracts to a pivoting concave socket magnetically secured to the dashboard ball mount.
Pricey, precise perfection
ProClip offers highly specialized mounting system with custom-fitted mounting brackets and phone mounts that are perfect for your car and Android phone.
Should you go magnetic?
However, metal magnets interfere with Qi wireless charging, so I’ve been hunting down some magical Qi mounts to use instead. That magical mount is the Bolt Smart Automatic Car Mount, with its electronic, sensor-activated clamps and easy-to-read LED indicators.