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NAVGEAR Universal Dash Mount
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153 of 153 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2009
Style Name: Universal
I've used this bean-bag dash mount for a couple hundred miles in my '95 Saturn SL2. Even with the harder, more "slippery" plastic dash, this mount doesn't slide around. The bottom of the mount is coated in a tacky rubber material. The round suction cup mounting disk fits the default RAM suction cup and Garmin suction cup with room to spare. It will also fit my larger, older RAM suction cup. Suction power is good: I regularly lift this 3.2 pound mount by holding onto the GPS cradle.

The three "wings" of the mount are flexible and move independently of the main body of the mount. The wings help it to contour better to my dash. The wings do stick up a little bit above the plane of the suction cup mounting disk. That interfered a little bit with the bottom edge of my GPS until I rotated the GPS so that the bottom edge was then along one of the gaps.

No regrets on this purchase. I'll probably use this mount more than attaching the GPS to the windshield. It's easier to take off the dash and conceal when not in use and it also permits my wife or me to hold the GPS closer (in the passenger's seat, of course) rather than reaching up to the windshield to make navigation changes.
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110 of 111 people found the following review helpful
on June 6, 2009
Style Name: UniversalVerified Purchase
Both my wife and I own a GPS. Hers is a Garmin Nuvi 250W and mine is the Magellan 1470. Both units are mounted on a portable friction mounts, hers on the Garmin Portable Friction Dashboard Mount for nüvi Series and StreetPilot C5XX Series GPS Navigators (C530, C550, and C580) and mine on the NAVGEAR universal dash mount.

What I liked most about the NAVGEAR mount is that the 1470's mounting suction cup makes and maintains excellent contact with the mounting base so there is little risk of accidental release from the base. When I want to release my GPS, the 1470 and the mounting base can be easily separated and then just as easily re-attached. They remain securely joined until I release them.

What I don't like about the NAVGEAR mount is the lack of grip when using it on the dash. The lack of grip has resulted in constant risk of my GPS sliding across the dash or into my passenger's or my lap when making even a slightly hard turn and especially a sudden stop. I've had several experiences already where it literally flew across the dash and onto the floor. On the other hand, the grip on the Garmin friction mount has not once failed to hold in all but the most severe maneuvers and is by far superior to what the NAVGEAR offers. The material used on the bottom of NAVGEAR feels less flexible/firmer and although slightly textured, somewhat smooth. The material on the bottom of the Garmin mount feels somewhat softer and more pliable - almost slightly sticky.

Bottom line - if you're considering the NAVGEAR ME201133 Universal Dash Mount for a Garmin Nuvi, spend the money on the Garmin friction mount noted above. You will be much more satisfied. For other GPS brands, the NAVGEAR mount may be a reasonable alternative although you will have to live with the constant risk of your GPS slipping and sliding across the dash and onto the floor unless you find a way to improve the grip.
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59 of 63 people found the following review helpful
on December 21, 2008
Style Name: UniversalVerified Purchase
I have had this product for about one month. I am using it to hold a Apple iPhone Deluxe Mounting System from pocketsolutions.com, and use it mainly to hold my iPhone 3G on my Toyota Sequoia SUV. I am very satisfied with this product.

I am very familiar with many mounting systems. I have tried the mounting system that attaches to the A/C vents, but these block the vents and do not feel as sturdy. The suction cups that mount on the windshield are illegal in California and another state (I forget which one). These suction cups are not meant for daily stalling and uninstalling, as each cycle tends to wear the silicon mechanism. This means that they will more than likely be left almost permanently on windshields, which serves as an advertisement for opportunistic punks to break a window in the hopes of finding whatever piece of electronic they may think you have in the car.

The neat thing about these friction mounts is that they can be put away out of sight of thieves. They also afford the opportunity for easy adjustments and positioning while driving.

Why this particular dash mount as opposed to other friction dash mounts available. The problem with most other dash mounts is that they are circular and do not conform or negotiate the non-flat or angled dashboard surfaces found in many cars, including mine. This particular dash mount is similar to the top of the line Garmin Portable Friction Dashboard Mount for nüvi Series GPS's, which I also own for my Garmin GPS, in its versatility and stability.
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56 of 61 people found the following review helpful
on August 6, 2009
Style Name: UniversalVerified Purchase
I ordered the navgear dash mount because I had broken the screen on my previous tom tom because it always fell off the window. The navgear has prevented my tom tom from falling forward and hitting something however it does not stay in place 100% on the dashboard. When you have to get around a corner quickly it does slide and fall to the floor. I will say though, the tom tom remained upright thru the fall because of the weight of the navgear. Another plus of the navgear is that you can just take the whole thing and hide it easily in the car w/ no marks left on your window advertising that you have a gps in your car. So, for the money it is working out for me but it's not completely up to how it was advertised. Also, it works well with the tom tom 130 - no issues with the power cord.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on April 20, 2009
Style Name: Universal
Just the thing to mount my TomTom GPS device. Suction cup
sticks firmly to center and weighted wings hold firmly to
dashboard, eliminating window mounted obstruction.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on February 6, 2014
Style Name: UniversalVerified Purchase
This is very sturdy and well made dash mount. It is really made for a suction cup mount to be attached to the center plate. The bean bag weights are heavy and do the job. Please see my video for more info.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon April 2, 2009
Style Name: UniversalVerified Purchase
After driving with the GPS either on my lap or tilting on the console, I ordered the Navgear ME201133 Universal Dash Mount. So the price has come down a few cents a day, but I don't care because this is a life saver!!! The rubberized base is thinner than I'd expected, the triad allows for flexibility in the placement and the weight is substantial. The hard round base is thicker than I'd expected, also solid on the underside for added stability. In my Honda Accord, I first placed it dead center on the dash where the original GPS had been mounted on the windshield, but I quickly realized that it could be placed perfectly along the left edge of the windshield on the dash and absolutely nothing is obstructed. It is so much easier as I drive for my eyes to drift a little to the the left to see the screen now and the text to speech is perfectly audible. Driving in the rain last night, I had to make a very sudden stop which caused every item on the front seat to go flying, but this dash mount, GPS attached, stayed put, not budging an inch. It is easy to remove for secure storage when not in use and is not so large or heavy that it couldn't accompany the traveler in a plane, boat, helicopter, submarine or train as well.

I strongly recommend this mount and feel that it will save me from unnecessary stress. A natural byproduct is that others on the road will be safer, too, when I'm behind the wheel.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on May 2, 2009
Style Name: UniversalVerified Purchase
I bought a TomTom GPS over a year ago and used the stupid system it comes with to attach the thing to your windshield. Horrible situation as the thing would get hot and lose it suction and then the tomtom fell to the floor...ugh. I remembered a friend of mine who had a Garmin and a bean bag type of stand to sit on the dashboard so I found one for my tomtom and I simply LOVE IT! Now, if I can just find out how to get that adhesive piece of plastic that the suction cup had to attach to off of my windshield I will be truly at peace with my TomTom. lol
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on February 19, 2010
Style Name: UniversalVerified Purchase
When I used this, it held the suction mount for my GPS GREAT! But once I started traveling, this thing slid all over my dashboard. I had placed it on the dash just to the right of the steering wheel, but before I knew it, it was in front of my passenger. I had to constantly bring it back in front of me. I finally got the thing trapped against the windshield and the left upright column on the left side of the dash. Then the GPS was pushed off the mount. Sorry I spent the money for this.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on July 21, 2013
Style Name: UniversalVerified Purchase
i have a 2012 nissan altima and the dashboard is all curves and waves so attaching any kind of mount was impossible. with this i have been able to attach a dash mount for my cell phone (iottie 2 flex) and it stays in place perfectly. i have turned violently and slammed my brakes a few times with my phone attached to test it out and it has stayed in place perfectly. does exactly what i needed it to do.
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