1. ibegary's Avatar
    I'm tried of a windshield mount for 'ease of use' reasons and it would be a lot easier if I had a cigarette light mount.

    Any ones that will charge a phone while in a "incase" hard shell case?

    Thanks for all your help.
    10-14-2011 01:31 PM
  2. SMELTN's Avatar
    I am looking for one myself.. I drive a F150 and the windshield is just to far away. I looked at Bestbuy but they didn't have any cig lighter mounts..

    It doesn't even have to charge because my Sony radio charges my phone while streaming music....
    I have an Otterbox defender case, so it needs to be a universal thing as well.
    10-16-2011 10:28 AM
  3. Turbo_lemon's Avatar
    I would be vary careful if you plan on using one of those, the socket in recent cars are made out of extremely cheap materials and it is not designed to take the weight or strain from having a heavy mount arm and phone attached to it. I would be willing to bet that after a few weeks of using it you will run into one or two issues: first the socket will tear away and break and second the wires feeding the socket will get torn and therefor no longer provide any power, anyone that has taken apart a newer vehicle dash knows fixing it is not going to be cheap or easy!
    10-16-2011 03:16 PM
  4. SMELTN's Avatar
    I would be vary careful if you plan on using one of those, the socket in recent cars are made out of extremely cheap materials and it is not designed to take the weight or strain from having a heavy mount arm and phone attached to it. I would be willing to bet that after a few weeks of using it you will run into one or two issues: first the socket will tear away and break and second the wires feeding the socket will get torn and therefor no longer provide any power, anyone that has taken apart a newer vehicle dash knows fixing it is not going to be cheap or easy!
    Thanks for the words of caution Turbo.. Any suggestions on a better alternative for a car mount?
    10-16-2011 03:21 PM
  5. Turbo_lemon's Avatar
    I just use the cup holder in my car and in my work truck I have a cheap ebay mount screwed right to the dash, gotta love old work trucks! I did buy a macally brand cupholder mount and it was really high quality but it didnt fit my cars cupholders very well as they are sort of oval shaped, I would reccomend looking into one of those if you have a nice cupholder area to put it into.

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    10-16-2011 03:30 PM
  6. SMELTN's Avatar
    You know thats NOT a bad idea.. My F150 has 2 cup holders on the dash that I never use.... hmmmm good idea

    Just hope it will work with my Otterbox Defender case
    10-16-2011 03:32 PM
  7. Turbo_lemon's Avatar
    Mine fits the Defender case perfectly with the wider arms , It came with two diff sizes to adjust it.
    10-16-2011 03:35 PM
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