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Great Holder, Sticks Like S*** To A Blanket...
on 29 March 2013
Unfortunately, one of the springs inside the holder broke away/snapped its plastic fixing inside. It now will not grip very well as one of the grips just slides freely.
Didn't realise the product came with a 2 year warrantee so contacted Amazon and of course, no quibble return and refund. I have now ordered another one, exactly the same. I know it broke but it was after nearly a 1.5 years of daily use. Still very pleased with the holder. I have discovered that due to heat and general use the holder can just fall off the dash so to eliminate that happening you just need to remember to release it once in a while and reattach it.
I have now used this in my car on several occasions and found it to be very good at it's job, however 2 things you need to be aware of;
1 - The limited adjustment on the up/down side/side does have an impact on where you can place this. It has full 360 rotation but if your dash has a high angle of slope then you may find this does not work. Fine if you are just going to place on the windscreen.
2 - The suction on this thing is immense. After only 1 hour on my dashboard (Elephant Skin finish) I decided to try it in another location. After I removed it I could see that it had physically lifted my dash and caused a raised bubble in the shape of the sucker!! It is not huge but you can see it. If you are not anal about your car and its appearance then this will not bother you but you should bear this in mind. I will not be moving mine until I sell the car, so I will wait until then to worry about it.
Been looking for a holder for my Samsung S3 for ages and had given up hope of actually getting something that worked on my dash.
Discovered this on Amazon and read the reviews... All, except a few, praised it. It comes in a proper quality package, not some plain brown envelope wrapped in bubble wrap. These guys obviously take care in everything they do. It is a good size and not too big. Good quality plastics, all though I think they could turn down the brightness of the red silicone which grips the phone... Very bright. The holder springs from both ends and is very, very tight for my liking but at least you know the phone isn't going to fall out.
The suction cup comes covered with a paper disc to protect the surface. When you peel it off you might think that it is some kind of sticky adhesive but it's not. It is this very cool rubber that is really sticky. I got this because I did not want to use the holder on my window and wanted to place the phone on the dashboard. In my Volvo XC90 I have the common 'Elephant Skin' finish. I was not entirely convinced it would hold but just placing the sucker onto the dashboard you could see it 'Grab' the surface and not let go. Once I had pushed down the leaver to pull everything tight it was rock solid. I think you could actually hang off this! I tried to take it off to re-position and I really had to work at it. The Ball and Socket could have a little more adjustment available but I am being picky. The Red is too bright but overall this is a very good holder.