After I upgraded to the iPhone 5, I needed a car mount as my Magellan car mount is no longer compatible due to the lightning port and the phone being taller. This car mount is easy to use, extremely portable, and works with different devices and not just the iPhone 5, which is great so you don't have to buy a new mount whenever you buy a new phone. You can securely mount it on your windshield or dashboard. The sticky pad is really sticky. I mount it on the windshield, and I had to pull it really hard to get it off. But I mount mine on the dashboard since it's closer to eye level, and it's easier to reach than mounting it on a windshield. I have a textured dashboard, and it mounts without any problem.