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Question Phone holder , where do you place yours?

So I use apple CarPlay in my 2019 outback, and primarily use the USB power port tucked away in the console connected with a relatively small cord and leave my phone in the console. My OCD kicks in and am looking for a more Ďcleaní approach ... where do you place yours and what holder works best?

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I put a pop socket on the back of my iPhone X and then put a pop socket holder on the left side of the console near my where right knee is. It works great and never gets in the way. Also it keep my phone out of my line of sight.

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Phone holder , where do you place yours?

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I put a pop socket on the back of my iPhone X and then put a pop socket holder on the left side of the console near my where right knee is. It works great and never gets in the way. Also it keep my phone out of my line of sight.


If your phone is out of your line of site, then donít you have to look away from the road to see it?

Ok, ok.... you only do it when stopped at a light.

I have a holder just off to the right so I can take a quick glance. Mostly for Google Traffic as I keep the big picture of where Iím driving so I can see if any traffic pops up I may want to avoid way ahead of time.





I have to look up the holder. It was from Best Buy.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/iottie-...?skuId=6220244

If you like your phone in Landscape itís even lower.

When navigating with Google Maps or Apple it makes it easy to see whatís next with a quick glance to the right while driving.

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Here’s mine. I prefer my phone mounted low and out of the way. The USB cord is also out of the way.
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I have mine plugged in the USB, using Android Auto (so I'm not looking at it when driving), and I just prop it up in the small slot just to the right of the gear shift (it's just the right width) or lay it down in the console bin that contains the USB plug.
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I still resell for ProClip and think they have some of the cleanest solutions without drilling or sticking things into vent slots. And the actual cradle I've had for a decade or so. I've only bought a different dash mount depending on the car.

Also, I never recommend anything that sits lower. People are distracted enough. The more you divert your eyes, the worse off you are. So the higher up on the dash, the better.

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I can mount low without a distraction because I am trained for it. Also, I do not want outsiders (like other drivers and cops) seeing what is on my phone. A phone mounted high is an excuse for cops to mess with you in California. The law says you can touch your phone once while driving, but who knows how an overzealous cop will interpret that law in practice? Mounted low, cops don’t even know you have a phone there. Further, with phone mounted low, I would be more comfortable with running into a store real quick while I leave my phone mounted low behind tinted windows.
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I have pics of cops on their phones actually while driving. Makes me laugh. Bunch of hypocrites. I have to find them. I kept them. Handy in case I got pulled over. But I'm sure it wouldn't go well if I used them as a defense.

And if a cop can see what's on my phone from his car, I'm calling Vinny Gambini to cross him in court because the prosecutions case doesn't hold water.

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I use Proclip and I have the console mount. IMHO best Mount I have ever owned
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Back and forth to work my phone stays in my lunch bag. When I am traveling I keep my phone out and plugged in just to keep it charged but I've never had a need to use it while I am driving so it mostly sits on the passenger seat out of the way. I'm just not a big phone user I guess.

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