Review: Montar Universal Car Mount – A Solid Hands Free Solution for Using Your iPhone in the Car

Rating: 4.5/5

Posted in Accessories, iPhone, Reviews on 05/11/2015 by Chris Hauk

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If you’re like me, you use your iPhone in the car much more than you should. I’m always reaching down into the console to grab my iPhone when I hear an alert, or to check directions. The Montar Universal Car Mount from Winnergear is an affordable and durable solution to allow handsfree usage of your iPhone in the car.

Review: Montar Universal Car Mount - A Solid Hands Free Solution for Using Your iPhone in the Car

Overview

The Montar Universal Car Mount is a compact, well-made mount to allow you to use your smartphone in your vehicle by mounting it to any reasonably flat surface, such as the dashboard, or windshield.

I have used a number of mounts in my vehicle during the three years I’ve owned it, and have usually been forced to attach the mount to my windshield, due to the fact my Kia Soul’s slightly textured and curved dashboard didn’t lend itself well to using suction cups to adhere a mount.

While sticking a mount to my car’s windshield was an OK solution, there are some states that do not allow anything to be mounted to a windshield due to the possibility of blocking the driver’s view of his surroundings.

Review: Montar Universal Car Mount - A Solid Hands Free Solution for Using Your iPhone in the Car

The Montar offers a strong suction cup that seems capable of adhering to almost any surface in your vehicle. While you’ll also find a handy piece of 3M film inside the box, which can be used to mount the Montar on non-suctionable surfaces, I found the suction cup did a great job of staying attached to my Kia’s dashboard.

Once attached, the Montar accepts almost any smartphone into its tension-secured clutches, even the large-screened iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6/6s Plus models. (I used it with an iPhone 6 Plus.) The mount’s grip is made of soft rubber, so I never worried about scratching my iPhone. While the grip holds my iPhone securely, it is easily removed with one hand when it’s time to get out of the car.

One feature I particularly like is the one-handed ease at which I can rotate my iPhone from landscape to portrait orientations with little force. While the Montar rotates easily, it securely stays in place once you rotate the device to its desired spot.

Review: Montar Universal Car Mount - A Solid Hands Free Solution for Using Your iPhone in the Car

Verdict

The Montar Universal Car Mount from Winnergear is an affordable and durable solution to allow handsfree usage of your iPhone in the car. At its current discounted price of $29.99, the Montar is an excellent value, and has given me months of secure mounting for my iPhone while in my vehicle. The Montar is definitely an option worth exploring for users who are looking for an economical way to mount their smartphone for use in their car.

Rating: 4.5/5.0[rating:4.5]

Price: $29.99 – (With the current 15% discount on the Winnergear website.) Also available at Amazon.com.

What I liked:

  • Easy to mount
  • Securely stays mounted
  • Soft jaws won’t scratch your phone

For more information about the Montar Universal Car Mount, visit the Winnergear website.

 

Disclaimer: I received the Montar Universal Car Mount at no cost for review. I have not received compensation for the review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Author

Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.