I was looking for something that wouldn't break down quickly and most adapters are plastic. So far, I am impressed with this little gizmo. It is small, feels strong, and fit in my car lighter spot very well. For my car, it doesn't go in far enough to be able to close the cover, but it's only exposed a very small amount. If it continues to work as well as it is right now I don't even care if it is raised up just a bit. To me that is not very important. It would have been great if it did, but definitely not anything I would complain about. I like the glowing blue that makes it so easy to see in the dark. I will see how it performs over time. But for right now, it seems like a great purchase. I'll update this review after a couple of months to note it's durability. So far, I recommend this product.
BTW, my car is not dirty in the last picture. It is the brightness of the flash against the textured finish and the bit of shine that causes what looks like white dirt.