6 gadgets you might need inside your car
One of our favorite car mount is the Steelie. It started out as a KickStarter campaign back in 2012 which got funded and went to become a full blown business.
The Steelie comes in two parts — the ball bearing with base socket and the magnetic steel socket. The magnetic socket attaches to the back of your smartphone (or the case) with a strong adhesive that’s similar to 3M’s double-sided tape (makes it somewhat permanent unless you peel it off). The ball bearing with the base is placed on the dashboard of your car (needs a flat smooth surface) using the adhesive side.
We’ve been using it in the car for about a month now and the magnetic hold is still very strong although we still need to be very careful when passing by bumpy roads or over humps (our smartphone got thrown off once after speeding over a hump).
We saw this car mount at one of the Wilcon stores last month for about Php1,800.
Another car mount that we’ve been using for a much longer time is the Belkin Vent Mount. It clips to the grills of the air-con vent and can hold devices ranging from an iPhone 5 to an LG G4 (max of 3.3-inch wide). Bigger ones like the iPhone 6 Plus are not supported. The clip rotates 360-degrees and has a built-in cable holder at the back.
The clip holds pretty tight in most vents but a few ones we’ve tried might not be that strong since the blades are thinner and shorter.
The Belkin Vent Mount retails for Php1,290 and is available in Lazada (see listing here).