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!

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

Staff pick

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.

Best for rental cars: Maxboost Car Mount

Best magnetic mount

Maxboost's car mount slides into a vent on one side, and securely sticks to a phone with the four magnets — even with a case on — and comes in a 2-pack.

$8 at Amazon

Smartest Dock: Bolt Smart Automatic Car Mount

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

$33 at Amazon

Turning it around: Beam Electronics Universal Car Vent Mount

This car vent mount keeps things basic, where the soft padded interior nestles a phone with or without a case. Turn it sideways and switch to landscape.

$15 at Amazon

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

Baseus' wireless car charger can fast charge any Qi-enabled phone and uses automatic clips to securely grip it in place the entire time.

$30 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.

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

Staying in the rotation: Aukey Car Phone Mount 360 Degree Rotation

Go with either the windshield or dash, you can rotate the base to adjust the angle with the ball joint before you attach your phone on the magnetic mount.

$19 at Amazon

Working on the side: Spigen Kuel S40 Stealth Car Mount

This unique mount comes with a commitment in that you have to stick to keeping your phone in landscape mode, along with making it stick.

$18 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.

$17 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.

$27 at Amazon

Flexible placement: Scosche Universal Power Mount

This mount is a little older school in that it plugs into the car's 12V socket, and uses a flexible neck to easily adjust viewing angle to your preference.

$15 at Amazon

Should you go magnetic?

You don't get as portable as the Maxboost Car 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. The one that has stood out there is the iOttie Easy One Touch Qi Wireless Mount, with its easy one-touch release and preferable vent mount configuration.

Credits — The team that worked on this guide

Ara Wagoner themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing help and how-to's, she's running around Walt Disney World with a Chromebook. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco. If you see her without headphones, RUN.

Ted Kritsonis loves taking photos when the opportunity arises, be it on a camera or smartphone. Beyond sports and world history, you can find him tinkering with gadgets or enjoying a cigar.

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