Posted by Slave to Felines on 2nd Apr 2013
I bought two scissor cradles, one for my ScanGauge and one for an iPhone in a case. They work quite well, and position the devices where it is easy to look at them quickly while driving. This is a much better solution for navigation and real-time instrument feedback than anything in the center stack!
The pieces are sturdy and would probably hold a dozen or more devices each, and never notice the load.
There is one very minor problem with the cradle, and a couple of tiny quibbles. The minor problem is with the location of the device in the cradle. The iPhone has to sit a little higher than I would prefer in order for the cradle to not hit the volume buttons. And the ScanGauge has to sit slightly to the right in order to use the plug on the back of the unit.
Those are probably not issues for anyone but the most OCD people, though.
The minor quibbles:
- It would be nice if the mounting screws were ones that could be tightened by hand, or at least were Torx-head screws to match the others in the MINI.
- It would be nice to have some built-in way to keep the cords neat, rather than having to zip-tie them to the arms myself.
- The scissors looks weird. Especially when the device isn't in the cradle, it looks like a spider jumping off of the dashboard at you! The external springs look a bit out of place as well. If they were black to match the rest of the cradle, that might be better. Or if they were a clock-type flat spring instead of a long coil, they could be inside the middle of the cradle instead of out along the arms.
Like I said, those are minor quibbles. The pieces function excellently, and are a vast improvement over other solutions I have seen.
Posted by Steve on 21st Dec 2012
I had purchased a mount for my Garmin GPS, but when Google Maps came out for my iPhone, I wanted to use that instead. Because I use a case with my iPhone, I chose the scissor mount. Not only does it work perfectly, but there is an added bonus of having the phone front and center. I didn't realize how handy it was to have the phone right there, and see the notifications as they come in without having to fish the phone out of my pocket.
The build quality is exceptional, and wish I could expect products built this well from everyone. While it seemed a bit pricey when I ordered it, there is no question that this is built to last, and worth every penny.
Posted by Angie on 2nd Nov 2012
Simply the best iPhone mounts. Just as satisfied with the mount for the iPhone 5 as I was with my two previous models. The quality of your products easily guarantees that they will outlast my phones! We are lucky enough to live close to your location so that my husband was able to get some hands on help to modify a mount for where he wanted it in his vehicle. Solid product. Outstanding customer service. And I get to support a local company! Who could ask for more?!