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Suction cup better than super glue.,
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This review is from: iOttie HLCRIO102 One Touch Windshield Dashboard Universal Car Mount Holder for iPhone 4S/5/5S/5C, Galaxy S4/S3/S2, HTC One DROID RAZR HD - Retail Packaging - Black (Wireless Phone Accessory)One handed mounting is very convenient. The mount seems to be made of a good quality plastic with strong knobs and hinges. It holds the iPhone 4s in an Acase(TM) iPhone 4 and 4S Superleggera PRO Dual Layer Protection (Black/Black) case (Fits AT&T, Sprint and Verizon iPhone 4 and 4S) with a the charging cable attached. Excellent - all my requirements met.
However, the suction cup is almost ridiculous the way it sticks to flat smooth surfaces. After the first application, it is not coming off without some time and effort prying it away (and, yes the suction lock lever was released). I would suggest using a crowbar. It might loosen it's grip with time as some debris accumulates on the surface but that's definitely not the case when new.
My initial plan was to store the mount in the glove box after each use but then I quickly realized that was just not practical. I applied it a second time and plan to leave it there until it falls off. I'm fairly sure the zombie apocalypse will arrive first, so no worries there.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about the sticking power of the suction cup. You want it to stay put and it will. However, I imagine the force required to remove a strong healthy non-defanged headcrab would be less than this thing. So, don't say your weren't warned.
I will probably purchase one more for the other car since installation is semi-permanent.
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Initial post: Jun 11, 2012 11:53:43 AM PDT
great review cracked me up. quick question though: most car dash boards are not super smooth these days. mine has some "texture". do you know if the suction cup will work even for such surfaces?
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 2:33:16 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 11, 2012 2:39:07 PM PDT
My money's on the suction cup. You might inadvertently dislodge your dash when removing it and I'm only half-joking. It forms a sticky adhesive-like bond to the mounting surface that is exponentially stronger (my opinion - not scientifically tested) than the vacuum seal that a regular suction cup relies on.
However, in the unlikely event that it won't work, you can get a cheap simple mounting disc like this: ARKON AP020 Adapter Plate 90mm Circular Adhesive Dash / Console Disc with 3M Adhesive or something similar. They have a spongy double sided tape that is made to work well with textured surfaces.
HTH. Good Luck.
Posted on Jul 21, 2012 7:18:30 PM PDT
hi - do you mind telling me when the iphone is in the mount, does the back of the mount block the rear camera lens? looking for a mount to shoot road videos with the iphone. thx much.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:31:48 AM PDT
My iPhone 4s has plenty of clearance for the rear camera. Keep in mind, I'm using the Acase case mentioned in my original post. Nevertheless it looks like there is enough clearance even for a naked iPhone. However, I did not remove the case to verify. HTH
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 7:10:04 PM PDT
thanks much for taking the time to reply. much appreciated. i think i might get this to video-record the zombie apocalypse from inside my car.
Posted on Jul 31, 2012 12:30:27 PM PDT
"I'm fairly sure the zombie apocalypse will arrive first, so no worries there."
That made me ROFL. Thanks. I needed that today! Will probably get this based on your review alone, just hope it fits our HTC Amaze (w/ case). Should do, Amaze is only slightly bigger than your iPhone 4. Thanks for the laugh.
Posted on Aug 18, 2012 3:20:55 PM PDT
For those having difficulty removing the holder:
1) Be sure to flip the suction lever up
2) Pull firmly on the little tab that sticks out from the suction cup. Pull out to the side and slightly away from the surface to which it is attached (be patient, you may need to wait 5-10 seconds for it to release)
It comes off easily from any surface in my experience if you follow these steps.
Posted on Sep 6, 2012 8:03:56 AM PDT
LOL! Dude, you're hilarious! Thanks for the laugh!
Posted on Oct 8, 2012 8:53:45 AM PDT
If you aren't already a writer, then you are surely missing your "calling". What a hoot!! YOU sold me on this product and should hit them up for all the commissions you are due. :)
Posted on Oct 12, 2012 8:42:23 AM PDT
D. J. Brady says:
Cracked me up on this. Do you think it will fit a Galaxy Note?