Jeep Renegade Forum banner

1 - 20 of 105 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
96 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I was wondering if anyone tried any phone mounts in there Renegade yet? I am thinking of getting a ProClip, a little pricey but I had good experience with them in the past.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
212 Posts
I was wondering if anyone tried any phone mounts in there Renegade yet? I am thinking of getting a ProClip, a little pricey but I had good experience with them in the past.
I have the iOttie Easy One Touch 2. Works pretty well and extends far out enough so that my phone is within reach. Pretty good value for between $20-$25 on Amazon. Mounted it above the center AC vents for close proximity. Everyone I know that's seen it really likes it because it holds my phone with very minimal movement and is easily adjustable. My bro and sister in law even bought some for their vehicles. Can be mounted on windshield also.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
96 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
I have the iOttie Easy One Touch 2. Works pretty well and extends far out enough so that my phone is within reach. Pretty good value for between $20-$25 on Amazon. Mounted it above the center AC vents for close proximity. Everyone I know that's seen it really likes it because it holds my phone with very minimal movement and is easily adjustable. My bro and sister in law even bought some for their vehicles. Can be mounted on windshield also.
I ordered from ProClip. It looks like it goes n the same place. I will post a pic after I install it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
157 Posts
With your phone mounted in it, do you feel that it obstructs that airflow from the vent very much? I really like how that looks and glad to hear that its sturdy.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
96 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
No problem with airflow from the vent. ProClips mounts are custom made for the vehicle type. The phone part is separate and custom to the type of phone and case you have. They cost a little more, but once installed, they work flawlessly.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
3,382 Posts
Using this with my Renegade and it's the best mount i've ever had. Incredibly well built. I have it placed between the gauge cluster and center AC vents. Fits perfectly and doesn't block anything:

http://celbot.com/CelGo-Car-Mount
Can you take a pic of it installed? That sound s like exactly where I would like mine. I have a cheapie vent clip mount on the way, but I'm still searching for the ideal solution.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
Here is the ProClip for Renegade installed. I am very pleased with how it installed, how sturdy it is and where it is. I could use my IPhone as a faux GoPro if I wanted to.
I like this one, but I'm having trouble justifying $70 for the mount and phone holder.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
56 Posts
Not sure I can afford to lose an air vent in the Texas heat so need to find a better alternative as I am not a fan of the vent, window installs.

Picky, I know. :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
201 Posts
Not sure I can afford to lose an air vent in the Texas heat so need to find a better alternative as I am not a fan of the vent, window installs.

Picky, I know. :)
That was exactly my problem. Too hot here in TX to give up an air vent! lol This is what im currently using. It will hold my phone, all the way up to a small tablet. And the arm is long enough to where you can aim an air vent to cool the device and keep it from over heating if needed.
[ame]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I0DL2OC/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1[/ame]
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
916 Posts
Thanks. If I'm not happy with my cheapie magnetic mount, that will probably be my solution.
I'm curious, how far away from you would you want your phone to be. Reason I ask is because I have this I.Tek universal dashboard mount shown below

which would stay on the dash and not be so close up like using a goose neck type of holder.

It does the job well and I've gone through numerous unit such as the..
sit on dash type, (leaves residue if using adhesive, or slides across dash)
vent type, (occupies vent, and if used in winter, overheats phone)
cup holder type (occupies middle cup-holder space and not in direct eye contact)
windshield/goose neck type (falls off windshield, wobbles, unsightly)
It wasn't until I finally got to the I.Tek and found that it works the best (for me at least).

Its heavy and doesn't slide around the dash.
It holds my 5.3" Galaxy Note Edge (with case) very well in 3 different landscaped positions. It also held up my 6.3" Galaxy Mega (without case).
The upper lid/clamp part acts like a sun shade for your phone. (and if you put a cardboard or index card on top, the lid clamps it down and makes it shade too.
It has a grip like silicone pad on the underside of it that allows it to be mounted on the dash if one desires. I didn't remove the tape on the pad since I like to move it around on the dash and it allows me to place the phone in it much easier.
The unit has a bean bag like bottom which actually keeps it in place and really doesn't move much even on these NYC pothole laced streets. But of course if one were to use this off-road or on a more bumpy trail then I guess attaching it to the dash permanently using the sticky silicone pad might be best.

Added bonus: When not placing your phone/gps in the unit, it is small and streamlined enough to look like it is part of your vehicle if left on the dashboard.

The only issue with it is that you have to squeeze the small level on the back to open up the clamp/jaw every time to insert your phone or GPS unit.
alos depending on phone used you may need to move the phone a bit so the unit doesn't hit the volume controls (or use a phone case).

But that Celgo one is nice too since it really brings the phone up close.

TS
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
I was wondering if anyone tried any phone mounts in there Renegade yet? I am thinking of getting a ProClip, a little pricey but I had good experience with them in the past.
I bought this one and it is doing a great job so far.

Scosche Magnetic Window Mount for Smartphones - Retail Packaging - Black

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
120 Posts
I've been happy with the Steelie magnet mount. I've used several Android phones and now using it with a iPhone 6+, no complaints. ASIN B00MA92E2Q
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
3,382 Posts
Well I'm currently trying this out:


seems to work well enough so far, it doesn't block significant air flow of the vent, but it does limit adjustability of the vent up and down and you can't point the airflow directly at the driver very well. With the vents set to dash and floor vents, it really didn't impact the car cooling off this morning (84F and 79% humidity). The pic with the phone mounted, makes it look like it sticks out more than it does. If it slid downward, it would be leaning on the dash, and the cable is touching the dash.

The logo is definitely getting removed though.


 

·
Registered
Joined
·
221 Posts
No problem with airflow from the vent. ProClips mounts are custom made for the vehicle type. The phone part is separate and custom to the type of phone and case you have. They cost a little more, but once installed, they work flawlessly.

I was looking on the pro clip site and chatted with a customer service rep who said it isn't available yet. Which one did u order?


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
 
1 - 20 of 105 Posts
Top