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    Default Any suggestions for a car-mount for the iPhone 5 in a Prius?

    Now that the iPhone5 has voice directions, I'd like to mount it (like a Garmin, Tom Tom) to the vent (preferred) or the windshield of my Prius.

    Any recommendations?

    iMore has quite a few at iPhone 5 Car Kits & Mounts - iMore Store but I can't say which one will work with the Prius interior vents.

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    Default Re: Any suggestions for a car-mount for the iPhone 5 in a Prius?

    No one here drives a Prius (or will admit to it)?

    Most generic vent mounts work with vents that have horizontal slits. The Prius vent is different (with small-height vertical slits).
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    Default Re: Any suggestions for a car-mount for the iPhone 5 in a Prius?

    Not really Prius-specific, though I use this one in mine (2010). You have the option of the beanbag mount which is very stable, or suction cup to the windshield.

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    Default Re: Any suggestions for a car-mount for the iPhone 5 in a Prius?

    Try MountGuys.com -- lots of options...
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    Default Re: Any suggestions for a car-mount for the iPhone 5 in a Prius?

    Quote Originally Posted by robertk328 View Post
    Not really Prius-specific, though I use this one in mine (2010). You have the option of the beanbag mount which is very stable, or suction cup to the windshield.

    Amazon.com: Arkon Weighted Friction Dash Mount for Universal Phone, Smartphone and PDA-Black: Cell Phones & Accessories
    Thanks. I am more inclined to go for a vent mount or something closer than the dash, in case one has to touch the screen like when using music/phone apps on the iPhone. Also, the audio jack is in the armrest and not on the face-plate of the radio.. which makes the wiring simpler if the iPhone is closer to the armrest. Besides, I have a bean-bag for my Garmin sitting on the dash.
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    Default Any suggestions for a car-mount for the iPhone 5 in a Prius?

    Quote Originally Posted by alokeprasad View Post
    Thanks. I am more inclined to go for a vent mount or something closer than the dash, in case one has to touch the screen like when using music/phone apps on the iPhone. Also, the audio jack is in the armrest and not on the face-plate of the radio.. which makes the wiring simpler if the iPhone is closer to the armrest. Besides, I have a bean-bag for my Garmin sitting on the dash.
    I don't route any wires anywhere just the voice itself. Also if you have the Garmin there isn't the iPhone redundant?
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    Default Re: Any suggestions for a car-mount for the iPhone 5 in a Prius?

    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    Try MountGuys.com -- lots of options...
    Indeed, quite a selection. Which one of those will work well with the center vents on the Prius? ... That is the question....
    I don't want bean-bag or suction cup designs (for proximity).
    Tetrax system looks pretty good, if it will grip the vent slots of the Prius.
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    Default Re: Any suggestions for a car-mount for the iPhone 5 in a Prius?

    Quote Originally Posted by robertk328 View Post
    I don't route any wires anywhere just the voice itself. Also if you have the Garmin there isn't the iPhone redundant?
    Yes, for navigation. But it is still handy to have the phone in front of you vs inside the armrest for music apps, phone calls etc.
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    Default Any suggestions for a car-mount for the iPhone 5 in a Prius?

    We use the universal mounts from Verizon it goes in a vent or is a dash sticky. We use the vent adaptor. It works very well.
    There is something in my i..
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    Default Re: Any suggestions for a car-mount for the iPhone 5 in a Prius?

    This is the setup I use for my 2011 Prius / iPhone 4S... it should work just as described since iPhone 4S is the exact same width as the 5. (The 5 is just taller).

    My DIY Prius iPhone Windshield Mount Setup | "Long/ Live/ the..." by Marc Hummel {Philadelphia, PA}

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    Default Re: Any suggestions for a car-mount for the iPhone 5 in a Prius?

    I found this mount for the Prius. I have an enormous phone (Note II). I am a daily driver and use it everyday. it's called the Nimbus mount Any suggestions for a car-mount for the iPhone 5 in a Prius?-81hmqprsxll__sl1500_.jpg

    I can't post links but it available on amazon
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    Default Re: Any suggestions for a car-mount for the iPhone 5 in a Prius?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rangers516 View Post
    I found this mount for the Prius. I have an enormous phone (Note II). I am a daily driver and use it everyday. it's called the Nimbus mount Click image for larger version. 

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    I can't post links but it available on amazon
    Looks like a gear shifter to me...
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    Default Any suggestions for a car-mount for the iPhone 5 in a Prius?

    Quote Originally Posted by hydrogen3 View Post
    Looks like a gear shifter to me...
    Whew!...I thought it was just me....
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    Default Re: Any suggestions for a car-mount for the iPhone 5 in a Prius?

    It is shifter knob replacement that doubles as a magnetic mount so it holds your phone in place.
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    Default Re: Any suggestions for a car-mount for the iPhone 5 in a Prius?

    I suggest you buy a cigarette lighter mount. You can use them in any car and also charge you phone at the same time
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    Default Re: Any suggestions for a car-mount for the iPhone 5 in a Prius?

    Kenu Airframe Portable Car Vent Mount for iPhone, thats what i use for my 5s and am happy with it!!
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    Default Re: Any suggestions for a car-mount for the iPhone 5 in a Prius?

    RokForm V3 case with the windshield mount. www.rokform.com pic of my mount. Great think is the mount can be used with any V3 cases from iPhone 5-to every new iPhone.


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    Default Re: Any suggestions for a car-mount for the iPhone 5 in a Prius?

    I prefer ventilation shaft mounts over any other mount. And it allows your phone to cool off in hot days. When you have the heater on, just close the vent so the phone doesn't overheat.

    The following picture is of an old mount, which I drilled holes in to allow cold air to reach the back of the phone. Originally it was for the 3 series iPhones, but with those white anti scratch stickers it's even fine for the iPhone 6. Don't mind the audio jack, because I removed it.
    Any suggestions for a car-mount for the iPhone 5 in a Prius?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1437419668.734595.jpg
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