I am always in search of the perfect solution for mounting my phone while driving. Some solutions are better than others.
I am not overly fond of blocking my driving view on my windshield. I don't like to give up cup holder for mount space. I don't like covering up my A/C vents with a mount.
Bracketron's new universal mount uses the cigarette lighter or contact point port to hold a flexible neck mount that also charges your device.
It comes with a Micro USB cable, so if you use another kind of cable, you are on your own. This could add as much as $20 to the cost if you have an Apple product with those goofy connectors. There ought to be a law that everyone should use the same adapter and the same battery. It would be a better world.
Anyway, I was able to mount my Android device with no problem and connect the charging cable. I use ALK CoPilot software so that I can navigate using GPS and not the carrier's expensive service.
It is an ideal solution except for one small issue. The flexible neck, as you might suspect, in prone to vibration, which bothers me. I found the it works better in an upright position that in a lateral plug in situation.
The asking price is $35, which seems reasonable for a safe, effective car mount system. Visit the manufacturer's site to see other mounting solutions: www.bracketron.com