Review: iPro2 Car Mount

I recently wrote about a dashcam offering that wasn't too impressive. It cost $180 and my impression was you would be better off using an iPod touch or older iPhone as a makeshift dashcam. Then I got to try the iPro2 Car Mount ($49.95) from iBOLT and it cemented my thinking.

iPro2

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The iPro2 bends in a variety of ways, to make sure you have a good angle and a good grip on your iOS device. And make no mistake, it has to be an iOS device and specifically iPhone 5 or newer because it has a Lightning port built-in. There's a generous cable as well so you should be able to reach your 12-volt USB charger (sold separately.) 

I liked how flexible the 360 Degree positioning mechanism is and that the suction mount can work on the windshield or dash thanks to the included adhesive disc. The iPro2 accommodates thick or thin cases. The iPro2 can help you use your iOS device as a dashcam, as they made sure the camera is unobstructed. The only downside to the numerous parts is that it can be tricky to assemble. 

Pros:

  • 360-degree positioning
  • Windshield or dash suction mount
  • Integrated Lightning cable
  • Accommodates thick or thin cases
  • Camera unobstructed

Cons:

  • Tricky to assemble

Final Verdict:

If you are want your iPhone close at hand, and charged, while in the car, the iPro2 bends over backwards to deliver. 

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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.