If you use your phone as a GPS, it's still absolutely essential that you keep your eyes on the road at all times. Leaving your phone in your lap might tempt you to glance down at it, which is unsafe for any amount of milliseconds. The best phone car mounts help you position your phone where you can get all the benefits of its GPS. But the thing is, not all phone mounts are created equal and the market is flooded with cheap and unreliable phone car mounts that all kind of look the same.
A lot of phone mounts cause more trouble than they're worth. Some fall easily, others take forever to attach your phone to, and many break quickly (sometimes because they fall so easily). We've done the research and found the very best. These car phone mounts are quick to install and keep your phone right where you want it — without dropping it.
But before choosing a phone mount, there's a couple of things you need to keep in mind that. First, knowing your state's laws is paramount, because in more than half of the country, mounting your device to the windshield isillegal. And, most importantly, mounting your phone does not make driving safer — it's what you're doing with your phone that counts. Experts agree that hands-free texting or talking on a hands-free device is distracting and leads to many accidents. And, when it comes to using your phone as a GPS, taking your eyes off the road for even a moment to adjust the route or figure out complicated directions can be disastrous.
But, if used safely, phone mounts make finding your way a whole lot easier. These five cover a variety of needs and work with both iPhones and Android phones, so you can keep your phone out of your lap and off the passenger seat.