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Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones

You Pay: $21.95
Product Highlights
  • Holds Most Smartphones
  • Sideclamps Adjust Up to 2.75"
  • 12" Flexible Arm
  • Adjustable Legs for a Snug Fit
  • Pivots for Landscape or Portrait Viewing
  • Windshield and Vent Mounts

Kensington's Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones keeps your Blackberry, Palm, or other smartphone in its place while you drive. As its name states, this in-vehicle smartphone holder attaches to your car's windshield or vents with the included mounts. When attaching to your windshield the mount is securely held in place by a strong suction cup.

When it comes to compatibility with your smartphone, the mount features adjustable side clamps that expand up to 2.75" for a snug fit. Additionally, a 12" flexible arm lets you make adjustments, while the holder pivots to a vertical or landscape orientation for optimal viewing. Adjustable legs at the bottom of the holder also help prevent your device from falling out. A one-button quick release makes retrieval of your device quick and hassle-free.

Cradle pivots for vertical or landscape modes
One-button quick release lets you grab your smartphone and go
12" flexible arm keeps your smartphone in the optimal position
Works with Blackberry, Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, Palm, and more
Oversized suction cup is strong enough for even the roughest roads
Works with most smartphones or mobile devices - even when in a case
Universal mount designed to fit all cars; installs in seconds - includes both windshield and vent mounts
Adjustable legs gives stability and prevents your smartphone from falling when released
Adjustable side clamps expand up to 2.75" to fit your smartphone or other mobile devices
Compatibility Works with most smartphones up to 4.1" x 2.75" (10.4 x 7cm)
Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones
  • Windshield and Vent Mounts
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    KensingtonWindshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones
     
    4.3

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Versatile (8)
    • Durable (5)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Simple controls (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting (8)
      • Travel (8)
      • Long talks (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business professional (8), Practical (7), Parent (5), Gearhead (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (13)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Pretty Darn Good

      I have had this mounted on my windshield for the past 3 weeks and it has worked very well. The long arm is nice for positioning but when fully extended, vibrates my device a...Read complete review

      I have had this mounted on my windshield for the past 3 weeks and it has worked very well. The long arm is nice for positioning but when fully extended, vibrates my device a bit much. A little shaping of the arm corrected the minor problem. The sides that grasp the device feel like they might break in the future but since they haven't, I couldn't take away any stars for unproven theories. The suction cup for the windshield is AWESOME! This holds my Nexus One in a case as well as my iPod touch, also in a case, perfectly. For [$], I would definitely recommend this product.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Nice idea, Cheap suction cup

      the materials and components of this look nice, the phone holder worked well too. My only issue was that the suction cup didn't hold onto my windshield for more than ten minutes - even...Read complete review

      the materials and components of this look nice, the phone holder worked well too. My only issue was that the suction cup didn't hold onto my windshield for more than ten minutes - even without a phone in it. I have another holder for my GPS that's been attached to my windshield for months without coming off, but this one didn't provide enough suction with the little lever.

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      5.0

      Better than others I have tried

      By Brian K

      from Farmingdale, NY

      About Me Gearhead

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy Controls
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Travel

        Comments about Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones:

        Had tried some Bracketron devices before this, and all of them were hard to release the phone. The Kensington has a simple one button release which opens nicely. The neck is stiff which is nice so there is no bending due to weight and the phone stays in secure.
        Very good product, and very happy with it.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        2.0

        Cable was long and awkward

        By Jesse

        from Boston, MA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones:

        Cable was long and awkward, not a huge fan of it. I'm going to try the vent attachment

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        4.0

        it wobbles a bit

        By johnw

        from Santa Clara County, CA

        About Me Business Professional, Gearhead, Parent, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones:

              I live in California, which requires that suction cups be attached to a 5" square in the bottom left of the windscreen. This device does that very well - it has a long enough arm to reach forward to roughly where the dashboard is.

              Upsides: good suction cup. Good clamp adjustments.
              Downsides: the arm is long, so the phone wobbles up and down a fair amount. The clamps are obviously designed for an earlier generation of phones - mine (a Nexus 4) is very top-heavy.

              But it's good enough that i'm going to buy another one for our second car.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Good product

              By John

              from Ashburn, VA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones:

                    Install is very simple and holds my phone in place. What else can I guy ask for.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Favorite iPhone 4 car mount

                    By jimery

                    from WA

                    About Me Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Commuting
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones:

                      I have used other Kensington car mounts designed specifically for the iPhone 4 but they tend to break when holding the iPhone 4 in a thin case. This mount holds the phone in its case without a problem.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Smart idea for smart phones

                      By Momstheword

                      from Scottsville, KY

                      About Me Parent, Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Commuting
                        • Great gift
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones:

                        Perfect for hands free driving, GPS, etc. A gift for my son.

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                        4.0

                        works well

                        By lauraj

                        from CT

                        About Me Business Professional, Parent, Practical

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy Controls
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Commuting
                          • Long Talks
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones:

                          The product is easy to mount and stays secure. The adjustable fit works perfectly and is easy to release if you need to grab your phone out quickly. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because there is some vibration; the arm is quite long.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Fit HTC EVO 4G LTE with silicone case

                          By Cornel

                          from Corona, CA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustability
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • A bit to small
                          • Short legs

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones:

                            I bought 2 of these for our cars based on user reviews.

                            I was afraid when I first open the package because they seem so small that I thought I purchase a wrong item and I need to send it back. I could not belive they can fit my HTC EVO 4G LTE even without silicone case. Surprisingly the device is opening wide enough.

                            My only insatisfaction (1 star for this) is related to the legs of this device. They are to small to fit a thicker phone one with bigger battery (like my other phone). I consider this a construction flaw as the legs can be rotated so that they will not exceed the depth of a thinner phone.

                            Other thoughts: I don't know why the device minimum width is so small; I don't think there is a smartphone so small to require that. Certainly, the manufacturer can build this larger or keep this for regular phone and produce a larger model for larger phones.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Very good product

                            By Fredi

                            from Tel aviv, Israel

                            About Me Business Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Long Talks

                              Comments about Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones:

                              The product is easy to use, good quality and give different options for hanging.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Best Ever

                              By Teanamaree

                              from Newport News, VA

                              About Me Business Professional, Practical

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Commuting
                                • Long Talks
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones:

                                this is a quality item. I purchased for commercial use and am very happy. Even expands to fit my samsung note (snuggly).

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Totally solid product. My 2nd purchase!

                                By Thomas the Web Developer

                                from Eugene, OR

                                About Me Gearhead, Practical

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adaptable
                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Commuting
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones:

                                  This is a really great product. I was always skeptical about windshield mounted smartphone mounts, but after trying a few, cheaper dash and vent mounted ones, I can say this really does the trick. It quickly and easily adapts to any device you put in it. I LOVE that it seamlessly swivels from portrait to landscape, either direction. The mount is flexible and customizable, but completely solid once you've got it set. I haven't used the Vent mount, but it looks much nicer than the cheaper ones. This is a great product and I just purchased this one as a second for my girlfriend.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  1.0

                                  Nice idea, Cheap suction cup

                                  By MR

                                  from Maine

                                  About Me Business Professional

                                  Pros

                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                  • Would not stay on window

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones:

                                    the materials and components of this look nice, the phone holder worked well too. My only issue was that the suction cup didn't hold onto my windshield for more than ten minutes - even without a phone in it. I have another holder for my GPS that's been attached to my windshield for months without coming off, but this one didn't provide enough suction with the little lever.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    simple and easy to use

                                    By HA

                                    from San Jose, CA

                                    About Me Business Professional, Parent

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy Controls

                                    Cons

                                    • Cord too long

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones:

                                      Pros:
                                      * suction is good
                                      * quick one button release is useful and easy to use

                                      Cons:
                                      * the cord is too long to put on top of dash. I had to use it on the far left hand corner, so it hangs. But because it's so far to the left corner, I cannot connect it with any UBS connector for charging or connect to my car stereo

                                      Overall, it's still a good product for the price.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Accessory

                                      By udontn0wme

                                      from Boston, MA

                                      About Me Business Professional, Gearhead, Practical

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Commuting
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones:

                                        As I read in one review before purchase, it does shake a little bit but nothing that would prevent me from purchasing this product again. [...] the product is terrific.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Perfect Windshield/Vent Car Mount Kensin

                                        By BITS01

                                        from Richmond VA

                                        About Me Business Professional, Practical

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy Controls
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Commuting
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones:

                                          This is a five star product. It can hold all kinds of smart phones..IPhone 4, 3 GS with / without phone covers. Sturdy product. Very nicely done Kensington..

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Pretty Darn Good

                                          By Gadget Enthusiast

                                          from Tampa, FL

                                          About Me Audiophile

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Holds devices in cases
                                          • Strong suction cup
                                          • Versatile arm

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Daily Usage

                                            Comments about Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones:

                                            I have had this mounted on my windshield for the past 3 weeks and it has worked very well. The long arm is nice for positioning but when fully extended, vibrates my device a bit much. A little shaping of the arm corrected the minor problem. The sides that grasp the device feel like they might break in the future but since they haven't, I couldn't take away any stars for unproven theories. The suction cup for the windshield is AWESOME! This holds my Nexus One in a case as well as my iPod touch, also in a case, perfectly. For [$], I would definitely recommend this product.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

                                            Share this review

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