Does MONTAR's Claims of Being the Strongest Car Mount Measure Up?

Winner Gear gave me their MONTAR ($29.99) car mount to try. While the MONTAR is billed as a universal car mount, there's no reason you coudn't use it for a desk mount as well. The base has a powerful suction grip which should work on most flat surfaces. Winner Gear also bills the MONTAR as World's Strongest Mount and that is a believable claim. In fact if there were any downsides to this mount it's that it might be too strong. You can remove your phone from the mount with one hand, but it takes some effort. That's the point, though, so your phone will stay put.

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The MONTAR isn't just for phones, though it will hold even an iPhone 6 Plus. You can rotate the mount in any angle so it could work in landscape mode with a GPS device as well as most smartphones. The slick, glossy black exterior and racing red grip makes for a striking design.

I liked the MONTAR's super strong vice-like grip and that it works in a cupholder, on the dash, or on glass. I also liked how affordable it is at around $30. Plus it is very adjustable and could work with a GPS unit as well. 

MONTAR

Pros

  • Super strong vice-like grip
  • Works in a cupholder, or on dash, or glass
  • Affordable at around $30
  • Very adjustable
  • Could work with GPS as well

Cons

  • Almost too strong

Final Verdict

The MONTAR is a super strong affordable car mount (or desk mount) for smartphones as large as an iPhone 6 Plus. You can rotate the mount in any angle so it could work in landscape mode and be used with a GPS device as well as most smartphones.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.