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Anyone have suggestions for Pixel XL car mounts?
Minnesota is going hands free in a month so I better finally get one.

lunchbox12682 wrote:

Anyone have suggestions for Pixel XL car mounts?
Minnesota is going hands free in a month so I better finally get one.

What kind of car? I use one that you stick a magnet to the back of the phone and it sticks to your AC/heating vent. Not sure if this is the one but it looks very close.

https://www.amazon.com/Magnetic-WizG...

kazar wrote:
lunchbox12682 wrote:

Anyone have suggestions for Pixel XL car mounts?
Minnesota is going hands free in a month so I better finally get one.

What kind of car? I use one that you stick a magnet to the back of the phone and it sticks to your AC/heating vent. Not sure if this is the one but it looks very close.

https://www.amazon.com/Magnetic-WizG...

Toyota Sienna.
I've seen those magnet ones. Just looking if there are any I should be weary of.

Taharka wrote:

I'm not sure how long ago that was, but this phone and my last are/were Samsung with Nova launcher, with no issues. Maybe they've ironed out the bugs?

My only problem with Nova on my S8+ is that the app drawer menu at the top right's font will consistently go from black to light enough that you can't really read it against the background. Probably just a setting for me, but SOMETIMES it looks correct. (the menu that includes the Play Store Link, Search, and Nova Settings in my configuration).

Otherwise, it's rock solid, and has been for years. As it was on my LG G4 before.

lunchbox12682 wrote:

Anyone have suggestions for Pixel XL car mounts?
Minnesota is going hands free in a month so I better finally get one.

This one. I have it hanging off of my windshield and supporting my iPhone XS Max.

It's very possible Nova Launcher was fine then and it was just that my phone was bad.

Because phones are bad.

Remember when user replaceable batteries were the norm? Remember that?

It's cool how as soon as we got to the point where a phone can be good enough to outlast its battery they stopped giving us that option on the vast majority of phones. Super cool.

You can probably find a V30 at a good price and it has a micro SD card slot and a headphone jack.

I got a CD slot magnet phone holder from BestBuy, I think it is Uber branded, and it has been great.

Kurrelgyre wrote:
lunchbox12682 wrote:

Anyone have suggestions for Pixel XL car mounts?
Minnesota is going hands free in a month so I better finally get one.

This one. I have it hanging off of my windshield and supporting my iPhone XS Max.

I highly recommend all the iOttie mounts. I've bought several over the years. The suction mounts are great, and if they start to have trouble sticking after long use, you can refresh them by just washing them off with water, then they stick like new.

I also have one of their CD slot mounts in my current car, and it's OK, too. I prefer the three sided mounts, but this does well just holding the sides.

The one touch lock and release mechanism is the real reason to get these, though.

Edit: I prefer to have my phones mounted lower in the car, and I've had good luck with these sticking to the dash or console. I don't like my windshield blocked, or others seeing my phone from outside the car more than necessary. Also helps keep my night vision better without the phone display light bothering me.

There's only one car mount that I've never not hated: this guy.

It's a vent-based mount, it's nice and low profile, and it's very easy for me to put my phone in it without having to fuss with the mount itself (one of the two edges extends as I shove the phone in, then maintains a tight grip).

Everything else I've ever used just sticks out too dang far and I hate it. I tried to switch to some mounts with wireless charging, so that I wouldn't have to plug my phone itself in, but the mounts protruded far too much.

If a vent mount would work for you (and that certainly varies depending on each car's vent arrangements), I cannot recommend this guy strongly enough. Certainly to at least try out as a cheap, simple, and reliable option.

kazar wrote:

TL;DR: because god forbid a phone be 2mm thicker than the absolute minimum a manufacturer can achieve.

*Legion* wrote:
kazar wrote:

TL;DR

That is why I gave it to you in video form. Save you from reading it. If you did watch it, you would realize that the points made only mentioned thickness in passing. There are much bigger reasons why, and all of them valid.

All of his reasons are things I don't care about so the video meant a whole lot of nothing to me.

All I heard was "phones were bad before and now they're worse because people are stupid and have messed up priorities"

That was the point. Phone companies make money by selling phones that people want.

Thin_J wrote:

All of his reasons are things I don't care about so the video meant a whole lot of nothing to me.

Yeah that's pretty much where I went with it. "We stopped using plastic and went all glass and metal because SHINY so now the phone is too fragile for a battery door."

*Legion* wrote:
Thin_J wrote:

All of his reasons are things I don't care about so the video meant a whole lot of nothing to me.

Yeah that's pretty much where I went with it. "We stopped using plastic and went all glass and metal because SHINY so now the phone is too fragile for a battery door."

*And if the phone is fragile and the batteries wear out in 2 years, we sell more phones when they have to be replaced.

I paid $50 to get a new battery in my S8+ by an authorized repair center, not sure it's that big a deal.

Chairman_Mao wrote:

I paid $50 to get a new battery in my S8+ by an authorized repair center, not sure it's that big a deal.

When I bought multiple batteries for my LG G4 for under $10 each...

I'd still prefer to have the option at the expense of some thickness.

For me having a waterproof phone is more important, and the original battery was still lasting almost all day after 2 years. I only replaced it because they do that for some reason when they fixed my screen.

MannishBoy wrote:

I prefer to have my phones mounted lower in the car, and I've had good luck with these sticking to the dash or console. I don't like my windshield blocked, or others seeing my phone from outside the car more than necessary. Also helps keep my night vision better without the phone display light bothering me.

I only use the mount when running navigation; the rest of the time the phone is fine sitting in the dashboard's cubby hole.

Kurrelgyre wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

I prefer to have my phones mounted lower in the car, and I've had good luck with these sticking to the dash or console. I don't like my windshield blocked, or others seeing my phone from outside the car more than necessary. Also helps keep my night vision better without the phone display light bothering me.

I only use the mount when running navigation; the rest of the time the phone is fine sitting in the dashboard's cubby hole.

I always put it in the mount and plug it in to charge. Plus, I don't have a forward cubby in my car.