We must get a few questions weekly asking about mounts that will fit on vertical vents. Most cars have vent slots that go across versus up and down and 99% of all vent mounts are made primarily for horizontal vents.
Finally, a solution is available for vertical vents from a company called Tetrax. Based in Italy, they have developed a mount that combines a very small vice with a magnetic attachment for your smartphone, GPS or anything that weighs less than 300 grams (10.5 ounces).
So Tetrax has two kinds of mounts. Some attach to your dash, others attach to the vent. Since this post is titled “Mounts for Vertical Vents”, we’re going to take a bit more about the vent mounts. These mounts are attached to your vent using a small vice with rubber grips. They tighten and loosen using a small dial built into the mount. Extremely easy to attach and detach. We have found that the profile is so small that they aren’t even noticed when you remove your device, so we leave ours in the car after we remove our device. But the neat part is that if you travel, it’s very easy to take with you. Just don’t leave it in the rental!
The Tetrax XWAY and GEO lines are the vent mounts. The XWAY is a heavier duty mount and recommended for GPS units and SmartPhones. The GEO is best for SmartPhones and devices weighing 150 grams (5.25 ounces) or less. The GEO works great with our iPhone 4 in a Tetrax XCASE. We offer some picture below.