Nowhere is a good grip on your phone as important as in the car, where you’re relying on your Google Pixel 3 to navigate you through chaotic construction zones and rush-hour traffic, often at high speeds. Of course, you can’t hold your phone while you drive, so you need a car mount you can trust to keep it from flying loose through potholes and rough roads. There are hundreds upon hundreds of car mounts out there to choose from, but here are our favorites!
Let the Qi flow
iOttie Easy One Touch Qi Wireless Fast Charge Car Mount
iOttie’s car mounts rule, and its Qi wireless charging mount is perfect for the Google Pixel 3’s long-overdue wireless charging! Press your phone back into the button to easily deploy the spring-loaded clamps. iOttie even includes a dedicated car charger to plug into your car’s cigarette lighter — now upgraded with an extra USB port for charging a secondary device.
Using gravity to prevent falls
Baseus Gravity Air Vent Wireless Car Charger
Baseus uses your air vent’s flow to keep your phone cool while it wirelessly charges. Gravity-based clamps make it ridiculously easy to get your phone in and out. This mount does not come with a car charger to plug the wireless charger into, but you may already have one and it makes this charger $30 cheaper than the iOttie.
Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4
iOttie Easy One Touch 4
This handy little cradle is the best mount iOttie’s ever made, which is saying something as we’ve been loving iOttie’s mounts for years. Spring-loaded grips keep your phone secure, and it can be positioned at just about any angle you’d ever want thanks to its telescoping, rotating mounting arm.
Upgrade your CD player
Koomus Pro CD Slot Car Mount
Koomus takes advantage of that CD player you haven’t used in years, mounting your phone — damage-free — in an easily visible location. A slide-out clamp holds your phone in place easily in either landscape or portrait mode.
Spigen Kuel A201 Premium Magnetic Air Vent Car Mount
Magnetic car mounts are some of the most compact, affordable, and long-lasting on the market today, which is why I love them. The magnetic plates used here do interfere with wireless charging, but if you prefer to plug in, Spigen’s Kuel A201 mount comes in three colors and is great for frequent rental car drivers and those who swap vehicles frequently.
Beam Electronics Air Vent Mount
Beam offers the convenience of an easy-to-mount, easy-to-move air vent mount, equipped with 360-degree rotation, a slot for using your charging cable, quick release button, and 1-year warranty. That’s a whole lot of value for less than the price of a pizza, and over 2,000 5-star reviews agree: this mount is great on your phone and your wallet!
I’ve always been partial to magnetic mounts like the Spigen Kuel A201 — especially when paired with the Spigen Style Ring POP’s magnetic plate/grip/kickstand trifecta — but considering Google finally answered our prayers for Qi charging, I’d go with the Baseus Gravity Wireless Charger. The gravity-fed clips are cool, plus it has the added bonus of topping off your Pixel 3 every time you hit the road without having to hassle with plugging and unplugging a cable, or wearing out your USB-C port.
November 9, 2018 at 06:01AM