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very good for the price,
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This review is from: Kit In-Car Sat Nav Pack with Multisurface Suction Holder and Car Charger for Sony Ericsson Xperia Play - Black (Accessory)
I have recently decided to use my phone as an all round tool in the car, providing music and sat nav capabilities and for this I needed a good holder to keep the phone accessible while driving.
Firstly, word of warning: this holder is not customised for the Xperia Play, the only thing customised for this is the charger i.e. it has the correct plug shape on it. The holder itself is made of plastic that has some give in it so it can stretch to fit different phone types. I was slighly disappointed with this mainly because even though Xperia Play is mentioned in the product title and a charger is provided specifically for this phone, the holder covers up the charging port so the charger provided is in fact useless. I got round this thanks to my trusty toolbox by carving out a little section allowing for the use of the charging port.
Apart from this little niggle, the holder is actually very good:
1. The phone is held securely and there is no danger of it falling out
2. The suction cup works brilliantly, it has a lever at the back that really anchors the holder to the dashboard/windscreen and it is showing no signs of falling off so far even over bumpy roads
3. The holder comes with a dashboard disc which you can stick to the dashboard to use as a suction point meaning you can choose the best place to put the holder
The only slight thing that may be an issue is that the ball joint between the mount and the actual holder seems to be a little too weak for certain heavier types of phone like the play. I have my doubts that this ball joint could hold the phone steady over bumpy roads. Luckily for me, where the phone is on my dashboard I need to have the holder pointing as far down as possible i.e. the limit of the ball's movement so this is not an issue in my case.
So overall, apart from the charging port being covered up and the possible issue of the ball joint over bumpy roads, this is an excellent little holder, especially for the price.
Kit In-Car Sat Nav Pack with Multisurface Suction Holder and Car Charger for Sony Ericsson Xperia Play - Black(3 customer reviews)