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Recommended phone holder?

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Recommended phone holder?

Post by wrybread » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:56 am

Just bought a 2000 s70! This forum really helped. I'm sure I'm going to have a million questions but a biggie right now is what phone holder do people recommend?

I used this style in my old car and loved it, but there's no obvious place to attach it in this one:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XCRZZTW/re ... XCbTT1XZWZ

There's a version that can attach to the vents:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GN9CFHJ/re ... XCbHCDMN2H

And this one looks interesting:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GRQ536Q/re ... XCb4XYV243

Anyway, wondering what people recommend?



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Re: Recommended phone holder?

Post by 850 LPT » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:44 am

Congrats on your new S70, I hope you will drive many happy miles with it.

I'm using holders with sticky suction cups and really like them.
This is the one in my V70:
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And this is the one in my 850:
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Both of them are from Amazon.
I actually need to buy another one for my newly acquired S70,
and I'm torn between them, I like them both.

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Re: Recommended phone holder?

Post by callahanoffroad » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:00 pm

I use a $5 phone holder from 5 Below. They suction cup to the window. I have to replace them every 6 months but they're $5 so who cares. Plus I drive for a living so I'm much harder on them than most people. That's my recommendation


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Re: Recommended phone holder?

Post by Rattnalle » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:23 pm

callahanoffroad wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:00 pm
I use a $5 phone holder from 5 Below. They suction cup to the window. I have to replace them every 6 months but they're $5 so who cares. Plus I drive for a living so I'm much harder on them than most people. That's my recommendation
Sounds like a really bad deal. My $10 holder that clips into the vent has held up for three years and 70000 km ;-)

Personally I really prefer the holder to be out of the the windows all together. The vents are just below the window so still conveniently in sight when using the phone for navigation.



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Re: Recommended phone holder?

Post by RickHaleParker » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:03 pm

My recommendation is no phone holder.
The use of a phone when driving, in any capacity, is a threat to your life and the life of others.
Hang up and drive.


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Re: Recommended phone holder?

Post by ecbsykes » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:39 pm

RickHaleParker wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:03 pm
My recommendation is no phone holder.
The use of a phone when driving, in any capacity, is a threat to your life and the life of others.
Hang up and drive.
I agree in principle, but a lot of people, myself included, really like using our devices for GPS nav which is pretty hands-off for the most part. So I wouldn't necessarily say "in any capacity".


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Re: Recommended phone holder?

Post by RickHaleParker » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:50 pm

ecbsykes wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:39 pm
I agree in principle, but a lot of people, myself included, really like using our devices for GPS nav which is pretty hands-off for the most part. So I wouldn't necessarily say "in any capacity".
Too many people cannot keep their hands off a ringing phone or a notification.
A dedicated GPS does not cost much and you can turn off the phone without losing your way or your life.

Drives a Volvo, $700 - $1000 phone but to cheap to buy a GPS. The GPS would pay for itself in terms of data usage reductions.


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Re: Recommended phone holder?

Post by callahanoffroad » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:31 pm

Rattnalle wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:23 pm
callahanoffroad wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:00 pm
I use a $5 phone holder from 5 Below. They suction cup to the window. I have to replace them every 6 months but they're $5 so who cares. Plus I drive for a living so I'm much harder on them than most people. That's my recommendation
Sounds like a really bad deal. My $10 holder that clips into the vent has held up for three years and 70000 km ;-)

Personally I really prefer the holder to be out of the the windows all together. The vents are just below the window so still conveniently in sight when using the phone for navigation.
Dang I am getting ripped off hahahaha πŸ˜‚.

Personally I like my phone in my line of sight so that I don't have to look out of the windshield to see my gps. But that's me. You'd think a phone in the window would block the view but with new cars these days I can't see around the A-pillars or around the auto stop systems built above the rearview mirrors! So the phone isn't even that much in the way by comparison!

But again, I do drive for a living and have to have a smartphone for work. My delivery service that I work for is completely integrated into my phone.


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Re: Recommended phone holder?

Post by RickHaleParker » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:39 pm

callahanoffroad wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:31 pm
My delivery service that I work for is completely integrated into my phone.
They do make Android powered review mirrors with GPS and mobile network connectivity.


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Re: Recommended phone holder?

Post by callahanoffroad » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:56 pm

RickHaleParker wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:39 pm
callahanoffroad wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:31 pm
My delivery service that I work for is completely integrated into my phone.
They do make Android powered review mirrors with GPS and mobile network connectivity.
Neat! I've never seen that before :D looks like I get to do some shopping!


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