Macally MCUP Adjustable Automobile Cup Holder for iPhone, iPod, Smartphones, MP3 and GPS - Black
Style Name: Cup HolderPackage Type: Standard PackagingChange
Price:$12.70+Free shipping with Amazon Prime
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

127 of 134 people found the following review helpful
on January 12, 2010
I ordered two iPhone cup holders to figure out which worked better, the Macally mCup and the Arkon Flexible. The Macally mCup was less expensive and yet felt 10x more durable, well-designed and functional. The mCup is built like a tank and can adjust to any position necessary whereas the Arkon cup holder was made of cheap plastic and could not rotate to landscape mode. Honestly, had I of known how good the quality was of the mCup (I certainly wouldn't have ordered the Arkon as well) but I would easily paid $30-40 for the mCup, it's just that well-built and designed. After adjusting the cup mechanism, the mCup device fit very well in my Nissan Cube cup holder and felt like a permanent fixture. No wobbles at all. I can even pop in the iPhone and take it out of the mCup holder with one hand without disrupting the fixed position I set during the install process. Highly recommend the mCup product! Stay away from the Arkon Flexible cup holder, it's total garbage.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
65 of 68 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2009
I bought this for my husband as a gift, thinking he would use it in his vehicle. However since he uses a hard shelled protective case on his iPhone, it is a little difficult to get the phone out of the mCup, even if using the larger set of adjustable grips that came with it. Let's just say it fits in there REALLY securely, which is actually a good thing when he's using the mCup to hold his phone while he's riding in a golf cart playing golf. In that situation he doesn't need to take his phone in and out of the mCup much since he's just using the phone's GPS Golf app for yardages. But getting it out in time to answer a call can be tricky, especially when driving down the road in a moving vehicle. He's now keeping the MCup in his golf bag to use on the course and bought a different model for use in his truck. I think however, that if his phone's case was a thinner model it would work better with the mCup, but he prefers the case he's using and doesn't want to get a new one. I have tried the mCup with my own iPhone, which has a thinner protective case on it, and did not find it cumbersome to remove. The only other complaint is that the adjustable part that fits into your cupholder has a tendency to work itself loose, but it is easily tightened up again with a spin of the knob, without having to take it out of the cupholder.
33 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on October 24, 2014
This mount most definitely works in those tiny relatively useless (except for spare keys and plastic cosmetic pieces that have broken off my 10-year-old car :D ) cup holders featured in MINI Coopers. Amazingly, the mount must be expanded to fit those cup holders snugly; the device could easily fit in a smaller cup holders than those in MINIs.

My MINI has the automatic CVT transmission; I always use the manual shifting option. Although the gear stick only moves back and forth when shifting compared to the path a manual gear stick takes, I have had no issues bumping the mount while driving. I have nudged the mount a couple of times with my knee while cornering particularly hard, but it bounced right back without moving out of place due to the mild flexibility of the plastic. I positioned the mount so my phone is just beyond the edge of my seat to avoid being in the way of as much as I can; the position allows me to rest my hand on the seat while changing music tracks, too! I can easily reach behind the mount to access the driver's side window toggle switch, but I have admittedly punched my phone on occasion from so many years of having no obstacle in front of the toggle switches.

The mount grips my phone (iPhone 6 if you're curious about sizing) on the sides with a ~1.5mm foam pad between the phone and plastic. Not only does the foam protect the phone from the mount, but the give in the foam allows the mount to have a good purchase both with compression and against slippage. The backrest of the mount is glossy plastic; I cannot comment on scratching potential as I use a [Nuvango/Gelaskins hard] case, but I could imagine the possibility of issues for some phone backing materials. Adjusting the grip is very easy with a sawtooth ratchet system. The side grippers get squished together around the phone with my fingers, while a button release just behind the mounted phone will pop the grippers open. A quick press will (quickly) spread them enough to release my phone; the longer I press, the wider they spread.

The mount also features flip-out nubs for the bottom of the phone to rest on. (I've included a photo with them flipped out.) Be aware that these do interfere with the audio jack of the iPhone 6 (among others). The side grippers hold my phone just fine without the rest though; I have had no issues using them on their own. Not using the rest also allows me to place the phone lower (or higher if I want) in the grips.

This mount is a perfect product for a car with limited non-invasive mounting options; the price compared to other well-reviewed mounts made this purchase a no-brainer.
review image review image review image
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
I needed a device to hold my HTC Incredible phone in place for GPS use.

I didn't want it stuck to my windshield because it would be difficult to answer calls without getting really distracted trying to pull it off.

We have five cup holders up front in our minivan. I put this in the pull-out cup-holder but I have also used it in the regular center console cup-holder.

It has an easy-to-turn knob that expands the bottom cylinder. It is not the tightest fit but it stays in place if done properly.

To remove, either pull it out or turn the knob the opposite direction. It collapses down quickly.

There are two sets of side "arms" that slide into slots on the side. They are firmly in place but not too difficult to remove. The different arms create a larger or smaller space to fit your device. Once your device is in place, they expand a little to create the tension to hold it in place.

It can be mounted vertically or horizontally and has many positions in-between. There is an open slot at the bottom for plugs (especially the thicker plug of an iPod).

I found it very useful during a 13 hour drive where it held my phone as a GPS but I could clearly answer phone calls as they came in.
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
34 of 42 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2010
I bought this to use with my iPhone 3GS which has a case on it. I drive a Prius, which as a funny squareish roundish shaped cup holder, and this device fits perfectly and snugly in my cup holder. If I knock it hard by accident, I can move it around a little bit, but in general use, this holder stays in place over the roughest roads. I'd buy this again and recommend it to someone looking for a cup holder mount for their iphone.
22 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 12, 2015
Fits great in my '06 Mini Cooper S. Puts my phone in a great location. I use an iPhone 6 Plus, fits comfortably and holds the phone snugly.
review image
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 13, 2010
I wanted a cupholder mount for my iPhone 4 since I use my TomTom app frequently while traveling and many states have outlawed the mounting of devices on windshields.. Even with the iPhone kept in a case, the Macally mCup mount holds the phone very securely. Rotating from portrait to landscape mode is seamless. The dial to expand the width of the base means the mount stays secure no matter what car I am driving. A solid purchase.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on August 16, 2010
The product works great at securing the iPhone, with or without a case. That being said, you need to have the right type of cup holder, and technically the right transmission, for it to work best. I have a manual shift truck. Luckily, because of the layout of the cupholders, I can still shift without the holder interfering with my shifting. I tried to use the holder in a Volvo with a manual transmission and the holder made the shifting very difficult.

Regarding the type of cup holder you may have, my truck has (3) separate holders where I could use the device. Each on would have worked which is why i like this product. However, my fiance's Sentra has an adjustable cupholder setup and because of this, the iphone holder, when you adjust it, pushes the cup holder out of position and the holder falls out of place. Likewise, in my friends Volvo, his cup holders were angled making the device very unstable.

If you are thinking about purchasing one of these, check your cup holder and transmission first. The cup holder should be an individual compartment for the most part and be flat.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on April 10, 2010
Man...this mCup phone holder is STURDY! It has some weight to it which lets you know its not made from cheap plastic. It could probably hold 3 phones, 2 iPods and GPS system if it had the extra room to do so. The clips that actually hold the phone come in two sizes to accommodate pretty much any device - and then the clips (per side) can be adjusted to three different widths. The geek in me figures you have 27 width adjustments depending on which combination of clips you used. This holder swivels 360 degree and locks in any position. The goose neck is bendable but it takes a bit of muscle to get it to the right angle/position - but this is a good thing because while bending it you realize once its in the correct position, the sucker ain't gonna move!

You could probably go 4-wheeling with this thing and it wouldn't budge - its that solid. Probably the single best car/phone accessory I have ever bought. And considering I have 5 vehicles that all have various configurations needing various products, I think that should say a lot.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2011
This product does exactly what it says. I have an iPhone 4 with an Otterbox Defender case and it works with that configuration. My cup holders are a little too low to use it for navigation, but it keeps the phone readily available and off the car floor. I definitely recommend this for iPhone 4 users.
review image
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Questions? Get fast answers from reviewers

Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
Please enter a question.
See all 63 answered questions


Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.