A car-mounted iPhone holder is a very useful thing, allowing you to make handsfree calls (if legal in your area), play music or use Maps instead of a bespoke sat-nav to help you navigate. These car mounts will keep the device visible without obscuring the windscreen, and in easy reach of the lighter socket if you like to charge while on the move.
We’ve listed three of the best car mounts available, each utilizing a different system to attach a smartphone to your dashboard. Without further ado, here are our favorite car mounts for iPhone!
Note: all prices are accurate at the time of publishing, but may be subject to change – so make sure to double check before buying!
Best CD player mount
TechMatte Magnetic CD Slot Mount ($10.99)
If your car has a CD player that you seldom use, it’s actually a great place to mount an iPhone without covering a vent or obscuring anything important on the central console. This mount sits securely in the CD slot, with an adjustable magnetic face which makes it a breeze to mount and dismount the phone. If you have a case for your iPhone, the included magnetic plate fits snugly under the case – but bear in mind if you don’t use a case, you’ll need to affix the included magnetic sticker directly to the back of your iPhone.
Best air vent mount
Spigen Magnetic Air Vent Mount ($12.99)
This option uses a very similar magnetic system to the CD player mount, with included magnets to stick directly onto the iPhone or to sandwich in a case. We recommend this for those without a CD drive (or who still listen to CDs), as it instead slots onto any of the air vents in your car with a rubber finish to avoid scratches. As an added benefit, the relatively small mount is easily removable and can double as a neat kickstand to prop your iPhone up on the go.
Best non-magnetic mount
Kenu Airframe+ Portable Car Mount ($29.93)
Finally, an option for those who don’t want to go down the magnetic route. This is a more old-fashioned style grip mechanism, but it works a treat and it’s large enough for any iPhone – even the 5.5″ Plus models. This one will clip onto any type of air vent, doubles as a travel stand (by clipping any card from your wallet in place) and is super light without sacrificing sturdiness. The rotating clip means you can mount your iPhone in portrait or landscape – this one’s a winner.