Top positive review
on January 9, 2013
I have tried a few other versions of "smart phone" holders, and have been very disappointed in the claims made. My phone has slipped, won't sit straight, or just plain falls out. I have an HTC Android Smartphone, about the size of an iPhone, with an 8mp camera capable of shooting HD video. But now, no worries with this mount! Great design has a strong spring -- you just pull back the top, put the phone in, and ease the top down, and, ta da, grips solid, and grips safe. I then use a tripod to mount it, and, presto, instant camera or video mount.
The phone doesn't budge, and, because the design of the grips are at the edges, I still have full access to the phone controls on the front screen. It's a well made, sturdy product. The only hesitation I have is the top rubber piece, which they say you pull on, to slide the top up, in order to put in or release the phone from the mount. It appears a bit that, with a lot of use, that piece might wear out and the tab might break off, so, I just hook my fingers in from the back, and no problem at all. The "pull tab" does work, just fine, but I could envision it snapping off -- seems to put a lot of strain on it -- and you really can just use your fingers anyway. So, that did not effect my overall very happy impression at all, although perhaps future models might integrate something that seems less fragile as a pull tab.
Note that it does have a "max" size of phone that it will fit. My phone is just over 2.5 inches, in the case, and it works great in the Mount, and I don't even have to take it out of the case. Super satisfied with this product, it does exactly what they say it does, and, if you are looking for a hands free mount that can attach to a tripod, this is the one to get.