During the day I spend a lot of time on the road. There are countless days when I drive in excess of 250 miles. Like many people, my smart phone is an integral part of my daily routine — especially when I’m on the road. Having quick and easy access to my maps and email at a glance is a must for me. Rather than constantly picking up my phone and checking it, what I really needed was a convenient and reliable window car mount to make interacting with my phone safe and convenient.
Enter the Montar car mount — a universal window and dashboard mount for your smart phone or GPS unit. Made from hard molded plastic, the Montar is extremely sturdy and easy to operate. Advertised as the world’s best universal car mount, the Montar delivers where others have failed.
Not all suction cups are created equally
The secret sauce in making a great window mount is all in the suction cup. The Montar has a patent pending suction cup. After spending just a few minutes with it, it is obvious why they patented it. This particular suction cup is different from any other one I have used in the past. It is coated with a sticky film. I know what your thinking — that will make a mess all over my window when removed and it will attract all sorts of dirt, crumbs and hair when transported to another surface. Turns out that not only will it peel off your window with relative ease after you get it started, but the surface is also washable!
If it ever becomes dirty all you need to do is rinse off the surface of the business side of the suction cup and let it air dry. Almost like magic, the sticky coating is like new again and ready to be stuck to another surface. The suction cup itself is sturdy enough to adhere to your window by itself. However, the addition of a clip that you lift when removing and installing the mount to your window adds even more stability and makes the Montar virtually one with your window.
The Montar will hold any device with a screen size up to 5.3″ wide with secure rubber grips that prevent scratching and allow for easy, one-handed quick install and removal of your device. The strong, spring-loaded arm firmly keeps your phone in place until you want to remove it. The rubber-coated arm that surrounds your phone can be rotated a full 360 degrees, and held in position by an adjustable neck at the base of the mount. While in use, all your ports and buttons are still fully accessible, allowing you to still charge your phone and attach earphones at the same time.
I really can’t praise the Montar enough. Sometimes it’s the little things done right that make a product so valuable. I have never found or used a more stable window mount. My phone has never bounced or come dislodged from the Montar even over rough terrain.
The suction cup still works just as well today as the day I installed it. I move it from my personal vehicle to my work vehicle and back again four days a week for the past 6 weeks now, and it still performs flawlessly. I would highly recommend purchasing the Montar. For only $35 by itself, and $40 with an included charger cable, I give it my strongest recommendation.
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