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Clingo Universal Hands-Free Car Mount for iPhone 4, 3G/3GS, and All Cell Phones and Mobile Devices
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- Universal - works with any phone
- Hands-free visibility
- Variety of mounting options
- Adhesive-free pad leaves no residue
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Didn't find this out the easy way, of course. I simply attached my phone, as I had been doing for three weeks or so prior, and later, when I went to remove it, it was stuck so fully to the pad that, upon removal, it took the majority of the top 'skin' of the Clingo surface with it. Took me a few minutes just to scrub the goo off of my iPhone case. Now, in the spots where the skin came off, the Clingo pad leaves a sticky residue on anything placed against it, essentially rendering the mount unusable.
I've both called Allsop directly and left a voicemail about the issue and sent an e-mail to their customer support line. After two weeks, neither has given me a response. Pretty unacceptable. I'm very disappointed.
Update: Allsop did eventually get back to me and provided two replacement pads free of charge. In order to try and preserve these new pads, I kept them in my glove compartment when not in use, and even re-applied the protective plastic sheet each time to keep detritus from building up on the surface. It worked fine up to a point, but the constant removal and re-installation of the pads on the mount eventually caused the plastic around the ball joint on the mount to break. I'm afraid the product is just not that durable. I appreciate Allsop's willingness to assist me with my issues, but this mount needs a re-design before I can recommend it.
Well, the final test was the caseless iPhone so the bond should be glass to clingo...and the phone fell after about 5 minutes. Mind you, all tests were conducted with a brand new clingo that had never been touched by fingers or come in contact with dirt or moisture...brand new out of the packaging.
The problem is exacerbated when you attach a car charger (I guess it creates some drag and additional weight). When I did that with the TPU case it lasted about 2 minutes before failure. I was not willing to do the test with the bare phone.
Bottom line is that the Clingo car mount utterly fails at its primary task which is holding you phone securely in your car. I had high hopes for this and really liked the concept, but I'm not willing to risk my phone and returned it to Amazon for a refund. Maybe an ultra lightweight phone will work, but certainly not the iPhone 4
Well I spoke with Kelli Veening at Allsop and she was kind enough to send a replacement. The difference is like night and day. The new one holds my iPhone 4 very securely and it has not fallen yet.Read more ›
First of all, the back of the Evo is slightly pourous in nature, making the Clingo complpetely unable to adhere to the phone for more than a minute or two. Second, when I put a case on the phone (plastic HTC case), it worked better but was not a full-proof adherence. Sometimes it would stay in place for the whole trip, other times it would fall off quickly. The Evo is simply too big.
Finally, in addition to falling off, the large size of the Evo caused the ball joint at the end to droop. The articulating arm has a screw in lock but the ball joint at the end is free-floating. As such, it was easy for the phone to point down, expecially if I hit a bump.
The Clingo is probably a great solution for an iPhone user and many other phones...it just doesn't work for the HTC Evo 4G, much to my shagrin. Some may say, then, that it is the phone that is the problem. You are right. However, I wouldn't market this as "All Cell Phones and Mobile Devices".
At first the suction cup wouldn't stick to the window and the pad didn't stick to my phone. Turns out it was because of the cold.
Once March (and warmer weather) rolled around, it stuck just fine! But.
I left the Clingo attached to the window in my car on a very sunny day in July. Big mistake.
I don't know if it was the heat or the sunlight, but something caused some kind of change in the sticky pad, because now it is _extremely_ sticky: it's a real challenge to get my phone off of the pad, the pad nearly comes out of its bed, and when I do get the phone off, it has a horrible sticky residue on it. I have to clean the phone off with rubbing alcohol!
I suppose I can use this if I'm willing to fight with it for several minutes and clean the phone afterward --- in other words, after about six months, the mount is essentially useless.
So, unless you're willing to carry the pad with you when you leave your car, save your money. It gets two stars because if I had known ahead of time, I could have (possibly) avoided the problems.
Clingo should have a warning about heat or sunlight. Their Web site says they have tested the pad at heats up to 220 degrees Fahrenheit (104 degrees Celsius) but the water in my water bottle was not boiling when I came back to my car. A simple word to the wise could have saved me $35.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The goopy parts die after a period of time/use. Your case must not be rubber or rubberized to stick to it.Published 7 months ago by Fat techy guy
Very poor product. The 'adhesive' would come off in a horrid sticky mess on the back of my phone and when left in the harbour on a hot day, the adhesive melted all over the dash of... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Rachel Clark
I've used this product every day for about 7 years now. I absolutely love it. It has held my last several phones from the Galaxy S to the iPhones 4 through 6. It mounts easily. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Quaker
Doesn't stick to the window in warm weather so it keeps falling off.Published 15 months ago by Patty's Pugs