Stay connected and safe with this $25 dashboard mount for your phone

By | 14th August 2018

Whether you use your phone for navigation or music while driving, this is an essential accessory to keep you as safe as can be.

In an ideal world, nobody would use their phone while driving. In the real world, this simply isn't the case.

While there's never any excuse for checking Twitter, texting, or watching YouTube videos while on the road, you might need to use your phone for turn-by-turn directions, answering an incoming call, or controlling your music while you drive.

To help make these quick interactions as safe as possible, there's the iOttie Easy One Touch 4. Dashboard mounts for phones aren't anything new, but if you're in the market for one and want something that'll just work while keeping you your phone as safe as can be, iOttie's option should be at the very top of your shopping list.

iOttie Easy One Touch 4

Price: $24.95

Bottom line: A simple accessory that does a fantastic job at keeping you (and your phone) safe while on the road.

The Good

  • Easy installation
  • Works on dashboards and windshields
  • Use your phone vertically or horizontally
  • Phone is held securely

The Bad

  • A little pricey compared to some other brands

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Everything just works

iOttie Easy One Touch 4 What I like

Seeing as how this is the first car mount I've ever purchased, I was a little hesitant going into the installation process as I wasn't really sure what to expect. Thankfully, iOttie makes installing the car mount as easy as can be.

After attaching the phone holder to the actual mount, all you have to do is place a circular pad on your car's dashboard or windshield. Let it rest there for about half an hour, place the mount on top of it, push the suction lever, and it sucks onto the pad with a force to be reckoned with. No tools or prior mount knowledge are required to get this installed, and that creates for a great first impression of a product that ticks almost every box possible.

Once the mount is attached to your car, using it is dead simple, too.

There are a few different knobs you can loosen/tighten to adjust the position of the mount's arm to get the perfect fit for your car. It can be moved up/down, the arm can be extended/shortened, and you can turn the phone holder so that your phone is held vertically or horizontally.

To place the phone in the mount, push the two horizontal tabs inwards. This causes the arms to open up, and once they do, just push your phone against the large button with the iOttie logo. The push of this button results in the arms closing up against the sides of your phone, and to help accommodate phones of all sizes, the bottom feet can be extended if need be.

You'll want to make sure you get everything tightened up before heading out on the road, but once you do, the mount stays in place and shows no signs up moving/loosening up even when driving on Michigan's notoriously bad roads.

The price of being the best

iOttie Easy One Touch 4 What I don't like

When talking negatives, the only downside I can think of for the iOttie Easy One Touch 4 is its price. $25 isn't a lot of money on its own, but a quick Amazon search will show many competing phone mounts for $8 to $10.

I can't speak to the quality of those, but if you're on a particularly tight budget or just feel like spending as little as possible, the One Touch 4 might not be for you.

iOttie Easy One Touch 4

There are hundreds of dashboard mounts everywhere you look nowadays, but if you've got $25 and want something that'll just work, it's hard to do better than the One Touch 4.

The installation process is simple, you can adjust/customize just about every aspect of it, and your phone is held in place with more than enough security.

5 out of 5

Some buyers might see this mount as a bit overkill compared to the cheaper options out there, but after driving with this mount in my car for the past week, I couldn't be any happier with it.

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