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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
not as good as advertised
on December 10, 2009
I just got this product and I wasn't satisfied. The product claims that the mount can rotate 360 degrees; however, that's only true for the windshield mount. The vent mount is fixed and doesn't rotate or even tilt.
Although not very stable, the windshield mount is acceptable. The vent mount, on the other hand, isn't that great: it was not easy to install and I had the impression that I was going to break the mount pins as I was pushing it into the vent. My vents in my car are located near the top of the dash, so they are angled and do not face me (as the driver) perfectly; since the vent mount has no rotational capabilities, my phone's orientation isn't convenient and is hard to see while driving. Also, it was quite hard to insert and remove my iphone from the mount as it doesn't fit easily, probably because of the protective case on my iphone. The difficulty in inserting/removing the phone makes it not practical, since the pressure can easily damage my vent if not inserted/removed with care.
Overall, I believe only the windshield mount is usable; otherwise, if you're looking to use the vent mount, then I wouldn't recommend this product unless your vent's orientation in your car faces you perfectly. If you have a protective case on your phone, then I wouldn't recommend this product, since it doesn't fit easily.