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Easy One Touch phone mount made for single-handed use (hands-on)

The iOttie Easy One Touch holds a phone firmly in place, either vertically or horizontally.

(Credit: Josh Miller/CNET)

One key ergonomic feature of a phone mount for your car is the ability to put the phone in and take it out one-handed, as you will often have keys, a purse, or sunglasses in the other hand. iOttie showed particular attention to this detail with its appropriately, and accurately, named Easy One Touch mount.

The mount’s clamp uses springs and a cleverly placed button that made locking the phone in place very easy.

The Easy One Touch is typical of many car mounts in that it offers no cable guides or pass-throughs, or any sort of built-in electronics. Its job is merely to hold a smartphone up in view of the driver for navigation, hands-free phone calls, and music selection.

As with the Aduro mount, the Easy One Touch’s suction-cup base includes a sticky rubber plate, so that it will not only adhere to windshields, but many dashboards as well. A lever creates suction on the base end of the mount. The sticky material loses its adhesion when it become dirty, but is easily washed. If left in place on a dashboard, or other surface, it holds it grip for very extended periods of time.

After sticking it into place on a smooth surface and pushing its suction lever d… [Read more]


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