If you already own a smartphone car mount, you know how indispensable they are. There are folks out there, though, who don’t know what they’re missing. Change their world—and driving habits—with a car mount like the Kenu Airframe ($20)Remove product link. (For phablet-sized phones, you’ll need to get the more expensive $30 Airframe+Remove product link, pictured above.) This particular mount is a clamp-style, vent-mounted model, and offers a secure grip on the phone and the car.
Now, car mounts can be a matter of highly personal taste. That’s as much due to constraints like the style of vents in a car as a person’s preferences. (Some suction-cup mounts can leave marks behind, for example.) Because of this, you can literally spend an hour researching available options.
To keep things simple, our alternate suggestion is InfiniApps’ Slyde model (currently $17 on AmazonRemove product link), which is a magnet-style CD-slot smartphone mount. We like this one for its particularly strong magnet—phablets don’t budge at all—and for how securely it stays within the CD slot. Note: Don’t use it with a CD slot that has easily bent-out-of-shape dust flaps.