Dash Phone Mount Review
Summary: There are many options when it comes to buying a dashboard phone mount that allow for hands-free operation with single-swipe function.
Price: Between $6 to $25
Made With: Plastic, suction cups and bean bags
Pros: Cheap, flexible mounting base, placed anywhere on the dashboard
Cons: Must turn head to view your phone. can obstruct field of vision, cheap parts often break, bean bag slides off on turns, sun/heat can damage suction cup, can become a projectile in an accident, may or may not charge while mounted.
From Actual User Reviews: (Source)
- Doesn't stick well
- Keeps falling
- Breaks apart after a few uses
- Won't last through the hot Summer
- Arms break off
- Doesn't fit their phone
- Cracks in plastic parts
- Mount drops down - can't handle the weight
Risk For Tickets:
States have passed laws against obstructing the windshield and if it looks like you are by using a dash mount then you might get pulled over.
Windshield Obstruction Laws Prohibit Use:
Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maine, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Windshield Obstruction Restrictions:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, Utah, Vermont
Missouri, North Carolina