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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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Hands-Free. Safe driving. Truthfully, the safest place for your phone when you’re in the car is in the glove box, turned off. But since we all know that’s probably not what you’re going to do with it, doesn’t it make sense to put it someplace where it’s securely held and in plain sight? We think so. That’s where the Clingo Universal Hands-Free Mount comes in. Clingo keeps it in view. With windshield or dashboard mounting options, the Hands-Free Mount allows you to keep your phone where you can glance at it if you need to, without taking your attention from the road. The highly adjustable ball and socket joint and pivoting arm also provide the flexibility to get the viewing angle just right. And as always, the Clingo sticky pad holds your phone tightly, yet lets it go when you’re ready to have it back. Let your phone stick to Clingo, so you can stick to driving. Any phone, anywhere. It’s pretty simple, really. Clingo holds any phone. It doesn’t matter if it’s a BlackBerry, iPhone, Samsung, latest Droid or whatever. Whether in your car, at the office, at home, or wherever - Clingo holds it.
Top Customer Reviews
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. My first test involved driving to work (~35 minutes) on a winding, bumpy country road. My iPhone was in its TPU case and the car charger was attached. The iPhone did not budge and never came off...the car holder worked exactly as it was supposed to. About the only downside, which really isn't one but people need to be aware of it, was that the phone was held so securely that it took both hands and a bit of effort to actually remove it from the holder. Thanks Kelli for standing by your product, the Clingo mount now gets 5 stars IMO.
A few things I wondered about: would it rip off the back of my Samsung Vibrant when removing? Would I really stick well after a few weeks of use? How much "junk" would it collect and how easy would it be to clean?
Well, it proved (after a few weeks of use) that there is nothing to worry about.
First off; the first few times I used it, it was still a little hard to remove my cell from the mount. But after a few days it became easier.
It also did not rip of the back of my cell phone, and it still holds the phone great.
Right away in the beginning I managed to drop the holder on the floor, and yes dirt did stick to it very well as well, but a quick rinse under some cold water cleaned it up easily.
In the end I would buy this item again, and can only recommend it to anyone who is in search for a car mount.
It is a little bit more expensive than the cheap "universal" "click" stuff, but it's so much more reliable and more convenient in use ... definitely worth the few extra dollars.