It is frustrating finding the perfect car mount for my phone. I’ve been through a bunch of them in the last couple of years and there’s always been a trade-off. Either, I buy a mount specifically meant for my phone which will cost way too much and be obsolete in six months when I inevitably get a new phone. Or, I buy a universal one that doesn’t quite fit the phone perfectly and is a hassle to use.
I finally found Tylt’s “Capio” universal car mount and I couldn’t be happier. It works with practically any phone, is reasonably priced and couldn’t be easier or quicker to use. I am constantly in and out of rental cars and do a ton of driving. The Capio has been a a Godsend with powerful suction and adhesion to any car surface that I have tried it on keeping my phone handy for navigation, speaker phone calls and music streaming. Read on to learn about this cool car mount and how to win one!
I like this mount for a few reasons. So many of the mounts that I used have crappy suction and a difficult time adhering to different surfaces – especially roughly textured plastics and other non-glass surfaces. This suction will easily stick not only to your windshield but to just about any other surface you try. I’ve been in and out of a bunch of rental cars with the Capio and have never had an issue sticking it exactly where I want it.
The cool thing about the Capio though is the sticky surface of the phone cradle. It adheres to the back of your phone with a simple press and then releases easily when you want it to. It makes getting your phone on and off incredibly fast without having to fit into cradles, slots, arms or other types of mounts. The adhesive of course leaves no residue or stickiness on your phone. It’s the same adhesive that’s used on the Capta that I reviewed last year. If it starts to lose its stickiness, simply wash with clean water and let it air dry and it’ll be good as new.
The Capio has a ball joint at its neck that can swivel to either portrait or landscape orientation. It is real easy to swivel and twist to just the perfect angle for you and your car and lock it into place. I’ve used this primarily with my Galaxy SIII but have also tested it with an LG Nexus 4 and an iPhone 4. In all three cases the Capio kept a great grip on the phone. I never had an issue with the weight of the phone being too much for the pad to hold it securely. However, the device does come with optional support arms that clip onto to the faceplate that can help hold heavier phones. Perhaps people with really heavy protective cases on their phones would have to use these.
There’s not much else to say about a simple device like this. It just works and mounts on both horizontal or vertical surfaces and holds just about any phone extremely well.
Need a great car mount for your car? Simply leave a comment here and we’ll pick one random winner next week. Tune in next Tuesday for an amazing gadget to help bring music to your car.
Tylt Capio Mount
$29.99 direct from Tylt
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