Best Universal Car Mounts Android Central 2020

When you're on the go, your phone is more than just a tool for keeping in touch. It's your road trip DJ, your trusty navigator, and for safety's sake, you need to mount it up securely. Your hands need to be on the wheel, not your phone, and you don't need to be looking down for directions at highway speeds. We've gathered up a list of some excellent options for universal car mounts, and trust us, there's no shortage of choices out there for every taste and budget!

Smartest Dock: Bolt Smart Automatic Car Mount

Staff pick

This car mount can wirelessly charge your phone and features a one-touch system for keeping your phone securely mounted while driving.

$49 at Amazon

Best for rental cars: Trianium Magnetic Air Vent Car Phone Mount

Best magnetic mount

Trianium's air vent car mount features six magnets for a secure hold — even with a case on — and can also be used as a portable kickstand.

$8 at Amazon

Brand power: iOttie Easy One Touch Qi Wireless Fast Charging Air Vent Car Mount

iOttie's Easy One Touch series is a great option that's easy to use one-handed with Qi wireless charging and three mount styles to choose from.

$50 at Amazon

Fight falls with gravity grip: Baseus Gravity Qi Wireless Car Charger Mount

Baseus's wireless car charger can fast charge Samsung phones and uses the cool AC air from your vents to keep things cool while charging.

$37 at Amazon

Most popular: iOttie Easy One Touch 4

The iOttie Easy One Touch 4 is a durable and dependable choice with a telescopic and rotating arm that lets you position your phone at any angle.

$25 at Amazon

Make the most of your radio: Koomus Pro CD Slot Car Mount

Koomus makes use of your car's CD player as a steady and damage-free mounting option that's conveniently located right on your center console.

$17 at Amazon

Wiggly windshield magic: Mpow Magnetic Phone Holder for Windshield and Dashboard

This flexible mount adheres to your windshield or dashboard so you can position it perfectly while in use and bend out of the way when you don't need it.

$11 at Amazon

New twist on an old fav: Nite Ize Steelie Orbiter Dash Kit

Nite Ize's Orbiter uses a flat metal plate to the back phone that attracts to a pivoting concave socket magnetically secured to the dashboard ball mount.

$26 at Amazon

Pricey, precise perfection: ProClip

ProClip offers highly specialized mounting system with custom-fitted mounting brackets and phone mounts that are perfect for your car and Android phone.

Prices vary at ProClip

Should you go magnetic?

I've been partial to the portable adaptability of the Trianium Magnetic Air Vent Mount, especially when combined with the magnetic-mount-compatible Spigen Style Ring POP.

However, metal magnets interfere with Qi wireless charging, so I've been hunting down some magical Qi mounts to use instead. That magical mount is the Bolt Smart Automatic Car Mount, with its electronic, sensor-activated clamps and easy-to-read LED indicators.

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