Best Car CD Slot Smartphone & Tablet Mounts 2020 Detailed Review.
Best Car CD Slot Smartphone & Tablet Mounts: A smartphone is really an all-in-one device. We rely on them for nearly everything from playing music, making appointments, taking photos, and, of course, communicating.
Usually, they stay in our pockets, bags, or cars but end up within an arms-length no matter what. For some, it may be a little strange to consider, but smartphones have become an integral part of our lives and it’s rare to find someone who doesn’t rely on theirs to make life easier.
Mpow Car Phone Mount, CD Slot Car Phone Holder
The Mpow Car Phone Mount has an extremely robust design that might even be a little too heavy-duty for some people. It also comes in five different colors. You’ll be able to choose from black, grey, red, yellow or blue.
The phone holder section is large enough to fit phones between 1.58 inches and 3.54 inches and has soft rubber padding on both the cradle as well the clamps themselves.
To give you an idea of the range of what the cradle can handle, it can fit phones the same size as the iPhone 4S, all the way up to phones the size of the iPhone 7 Plus.
We found the Mpow Mount to be extremely versatile and felt that it could fit into just about any CD slot. The main reason for this was the knob that controlled the tightness of the CD slot blades.
The blades themselves aren’t thick enough to damage your CD slot and can have their width customized for a secure fit. They can open as wide as 4.1 inches, even though we didn’t think this was totally necessary.
Bestrix Universal CD Slot Smartphone Car Mount/Holder
The Bestrix Universal CD Slot Smartphone Car Mount has a really simple design, required no assembly and seemed ready to go right out of the box. It only comes in black, but we felt it was the right color choice for most car interiors, and didn’t feel like another color option was that important. It measures at 3.5 x 6.1 x 3.3 inches and weighs in at 7.2 ounces.
The Bestrix CD Mount is extremely versatile and gives you a ton of possibilities for positioning your smartphone. It can only be mounted via your car’s CD slot, but the cradle can be rotated 360 degrees so you can find whichever angle suits you best.
The mount also comes with three interchangeable rubber pads that can be fitted to CD slots with a variety of different widths.
Koomus Pro CD-M Universal CD Slot Cradle-less Smartphone Mount
The design of the Koomus Pro CD-M Smartphone Mount was a serious departure from the other two on our list. Instead of a cradle, it uses a small, gray magnet that simply connects to a small adhesive metal plate that sticks to the back of your preferred smartphone.
The magnet is also large and powerful enough that it could hold a tablet if you really wanted to navigate with a larger screen.
The Koomus Pro CD-M Smartphone Mount was one of the more versatile ones we’ve seen, despite it having the simplest, most basic layout. The magnetic cradle-less design makes it able to fit virtually any smartphone or tablet because there are no clamps.
All you’ll have to do is use one of the adhesive metal plates, let the magnet do its job and your smartphone or tablet will remain securely fastened wherever you set it up.
Despite its few shortcomings, it was felt that the Koomus Pro CD-M Cradle-less Smartphone Mount was the best on our list. It required the least amount of installation, was the easiest to set up and had a design that was simple, functional, and user-friendly.
It also opens you up to the possibility of mounting your phone or tablet in a number of different places other than just the CD slot. This added a level of uniqueness and made the mount customizable in a way that others just weren’t.
While the other two used cradles that, at times, felt a bit more secure, our issues with the magnetic design of the Koomus Pro were mostly speculative. During our initial test, it performed just as well as the Mpow and Bestrix, while less bulky.