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3.0 out of 5 stars Great design concept, let down by one flaw, 17 July 2013
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This review is from: GreatShield Windshield Dashboard Universal Smart Holster Car Mount for Samsung Galaxy S4/S3/S3 Mini, Note 3, Blackberry Z10/Q10, iPhone 5/5S/5C/4S, Google Nexus 4, HTC One, LG G2, Sony Xperia Z and Nokia Lumia 1080/920/925/928/720/700/520/500, GPS/Satnav and other Devices (Accessory)
Purchased for my Galaxy S4 for use as a windscreen mount (optional dash mount is provided and is a great addition to the value of the product)

Pros:
Company were prompt and courteous to respond to my email which goes along way these days.
The aesthetic design of the product is fantastic, it can be folded up when not in use and thus is unobtrusive.
Variable grip support means that if any phone can be used and a replacement holder will not be required.
Another positive to the variable grip is the phone does not need to be removed from its case, as would generally be required with a custom holder.
The ball join socket allows great flexibility to position your phone as you wish

Cons:
However, the ball joint also provide a challenge to the design, for what I would say is the main design flaw, namely
The ball socket does not seem strong enough to support the weight of my phone and thus the phone is wobbling on its vertical plane (safe and will not fall out, but distracting as its moving). On bumpy roads the phone will end up angling downwards as the issue of wobbling is amplified. Thus, to alleviate both symptoms, I have to have the phone resting on the dashboard to keep it level, thus prevents charging if using it as a sat nav.

Overall:
You need to decide if the pros outweigh the cons. For my general everyday use, the looks and design do outweigh the issue of the ball joint. If you are someone who needs a sat nav then you will need to use the phone in landscape. The phone as well does not extend a large amount beyond the dashboard, this is not a con, it's the design, but again if you intend to charge your phone you would need to use the included desk mount adaptor instead of windscreen mount.
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Initial post: 5 Aug 2014 13:03:08 BDT
M Harris says:
I had exactly the same problem, ended up being a bit dangerous to be honest, cruising down US highways at 65mph and having to adjust the phone every 10 mins as the phone drooped down again was not very safe in my case, it broke my concentration and in fast moving heavy traffic whilst looking for exit lanes was scary on occasion.
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