If you have a big giant phone from Samsung like the Mega, Note, Note 2, Note 3 and S4, you have probably found that mounts are hard to come by. These phones are a little smaller than tablets and much larger than a typical smartphone.
Fortunately, manufacturers have recently introduced their line of phablet mounts and these fit the extra large Samsung Galaxy models quite securely. Most include a spring loaded cradle which works well with or without a case or skin deployed (a little advice: use a case or skin to protect your phone as these break easily with even the slightest drop).
These mounts are made by our partners at Arkon Resources.
Flexible Gooseneck Phablet Mount
Heavy Duty Metal Clamp for Phablets
The Mother of all Sports Armbands
Suction Cup Mount for Extra Large SmartPhones
Telescoping Suction Cup Mount for Extra Large Phones
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We discussed the availability of spring loaded cradle mounts for the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in a prior MountGuys Blog article. Today, we are taking a look at custom options for the iPhone 5s. These include a custom cradle for your iPhone 5s to snap into. These custom options are available for your Apple iPhone 5s without any case or skin in use.
Custom cradles are only available from a few manufacturers. Most notable is RAM Mounts where the RAM-HOL-AP11U can be used together with many of their mounts. There are several other brands that offer custom cradles as well.
We offer some photos of these mounts in use with the device.
RAM Clamp Mount for the Apple iPhone 5s
RAM Flat Surface Metal Mount for Apple iPhone 5s
RAM Suction Cup Mount for Apple iPhone 5s
RAM Motorcycle Clutch Mount for the Apple iPhone 5s
RAM Motorcycle Handlebar Mount for the Apple iPhone 5s
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Apple has announced their fifth generation of Apple iPad and called it the iPad Air. For the first time, Apple has dramatically changed the dimensions of the device. Somewhat smaller and if you have really large hands you can actually hold it in one hand without a problem. Still larger than an iPad Mini, is there enough additional screen real estate to justify the additional $100 over the Mini Retina? I guess it depends upon personal taste, but based upon Apple’s sales, a lot of people are paying up and purchasing a new Air.
Today, we’ll cover some basic mounting options. A future blog post will cover custom cradles as soon as they are available in early 2014.
Want to use your Air in the car, we have you covered!
Well Made Suction Cup Car Mount for Apple iPad Air
Arkon’s IPM-TAB1 for Using the Apple iPad Air on your Table
Great solution for your Apple iPad Air on a Microphone
Cup Holder Mount with Expandable Cradle
Arkon’s Extra Long Telescoping Suction Cup Mount
RAM’s X-Grip IV Cradle with Seat Bolt Mount
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Shopping with your significant other can now turn into entertainment time with your mobile device. Imagine it’s Sunday, the football game is on TV and you’re stick in the detergent aisle standing watch over your groceries. Get the picture?
These mounts are ingenious and will fit almost any shopping cart. Square or round rails are no problem and these even swivel into portrait or landscape.
Check your email, scan your shopping list, or – that’s right – watch the football game.
iPhone or Mobile Phone Shopping Cart Mount
Shopping Cart Mount for Apple iPad or Any Tablet
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Today, we’re talking about mounts for the newly announced iPhone 5c and iPhone 5. The form factors for the phones are roughly the same as the iPhone 5. In fact, the iPhone 5s dimensions are exactly the same as the iPhone 5 where is iPhone 5c is a little larger.
A variety of mounts that are spring loaded will fit all three varieties of the iPhone 5. Your personal requirements regarding location, ease of installation/removal and if your iPhone has a case or skin will determine the mount purchased.
The dimensions of the iPhone 5c:
- Height: 4.90 inches (124.4 mm)
- Width: 2.33 inches (59.2 mm)
- Depth: 0.35 inch (8.97 mm)
- Weight: 4.65 ounces (132 grams)
The dimensions of the iPhone 5s:
- Height: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
- Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
- Depth: 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
- Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)
As always, we present some great options for your consideration. All of these options will fit the three current models of iPhone 5 (fits the 5c and 5s). In a future blog article, we will talk about custom mounts for the new iPhones.
Motorcycle Fork Stem Mount for Apple iPhone 5, 5c, 5s
Car Headrest Mount for Apple iPhone 5, 5c, 5s
Motorcycle Handlebar Mount for Apple iPhone 5, 5c, 5s
Cup Holder Car Mount for Apple iPhone 5, 5s, 5c
Car Mount Kit for Apple iPhone 5, 5c, 5s
Handlebar Mount for iPhone 5, 5c, 5s
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Alert reader Charles H recently inquired into the availability of mounts for hunters. Off to the MountGuys Labs we went and came up with a new series that will expand over the Fall. Turns out there’s a limited market for these mounts but we were able to discover some well priced options for mounting your camera on bows, trees, and other places that are important to hunters. The camera mounts have the 1/4″ – 20 threaded screw common to tripod and available on almost all cameras.
We have also read some interesting articles on hunters using their action cams such as the GoPro line for this purpose. Just when we thought there couldn’t possibly be more places to mount your stuff!
Swivel Tree Bracket for Hunting Cameras
Tree Mount for GoPro Hero
Universal Camera Tree Mount
Bow Mount for Cameras
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Garmin makes some good heavy duty mounts. With the mainstream use of SmartPhones for GPS use, there’s a lot of unloved mounts out there. Now you can use your Garmin Nuvi mount with devices other than the one it was intended for. Manufacturers have become very aware of this technology transition and have introduced low price adapters. They all include a round adapter that fits the 17mm ball on the Nuvi mount. Typically includes a cradle or additional adapter to hold your iPhone, Samsung Galaxy or even an iPad Mini.
So don’t throw that mount out just yet. There’s still good use for it as presented in these pictures.
All Purpose Adapter for Garmin Nuvi Mounts
Custom iPhone 4 4s Adapter for Garmin Nuvi Mounts
TomTom GPS Adapter for Garmin Nuvi Mounts
Sirius XM Radio Adapter for Garmin Nuvi Mounts
Tablet Adapter for Garmin Nuvi Mounts
SmartPhone Adapter for Garmin Nuvi Mounts
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Just when you didn’t think Garmin could come up with additional Nuvi models, they released a whole new line. These have enhanced displays and a 3-D view. Certain models add bluetooth, lifetime traffic and lifetime map updates. Both RAM and naturally Garmin have released some nice mounting options for this line. The RAM Mounts all feature the RAM-HOL-GA57U custom cradle which holds your GPS securely.
RAM-HOL-GA57U RAM Holder Cradle for Garmin Nuvi 2557LMT 2577LT 2597LMT GPS
RAM Motorcycle Clutch / Brake Reservoir Mount for Garmin Nuvi 2557LMT 2577LT 2597LMT GPS
RAM Metal Suction Cup Car Mount for Garmin Nuvi 2557LMT 2577LT 2597LMT GPS
RAM Lil’ Buddy Car Dash Mount for Garmin Nuvi 2557LMT 2577LT 2597LMT GPS
RAM Motorcycle Handlebar Mount for Garmin Nuvi 2557LMT 2577LT 2597LMT GPS
Garmin Suction Cup Mount Model 010-11983-00
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RAM first introduced their X-Grip line several years ago with their uniquely designed X-Grip cradle for cell phones. Since then, three additional sizes have been announced. I would like to say there couldn’t possibly be room for any additions to the X-Grip line, but I’m betting we’ll be updating this post a few more times.
RAM currently offers the following X-Grip sizes. All come with a pre-molded 1″ ball attached tot he back except the largest X-Grip III which uses the RAM-B-202U ball.
RAM-HOL-UN7BU (X-Grip) – Cell Phones
Minimum Width = 0.875″
(Devices at 0.875″ must be a minimum of 4″ in height to fit into holder)
Maximum Width = 3.25″
Depth = 0.875″
RAM-HOL-UN8BU (X-Grip II) -Small to Medium Tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7, Apple iPad Mini. These also fit larger 7″ GPS units.
Minimum Width = 2.25″
(Devices 2.25″ in width must be a minimum of 7″ in height to fit)
Maximum Width = 5.75″
Depth = 0.875″
RAM-HOL-UN9U (X-Grip III) – Large Tablets like the full size Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Minimum Width = 6.25″
Maximum Width = 8.1″
Depth = 0.875″
RAM-HOL-UN10BU (X-Grip IV) – Phablets such as the Samsung galaxy Note, Note 2
Minimum Width = 1.75″
Maximum Width = 4.5″
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We receive at least a question per week on how to attach an external GPS antenna to the Verizon Wireless Network Extender. Hopefully this post will help everyone. Attaching the antenna is quick, easy and helps immensely to attain the 911 signal. Detailed instructions on how to do this can be found in the user manual or in this excellent video.
Many think they remove the current antenna and that the external antenna attaches there. That’s not where the antenna goes. The key to installation is knowing where the secret compartment is located. Look at the top of the extender near the back and you will see a small compartment door that says ‘open’. Open it up, pull out the adapter and that’s what is used to attach the antenna.
Another View of the Secret Compartment
Secret Compartment on the Verizon Network Extender
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