We review a popular GPS/mobile phone holder…
The packaging makes no specific reference to mobile phones but I can see no reason why this GPS mount wouldn’t accommodate one.
Available from Dick Smith outlets nationwide and on the retailer’s on-line store, the GPS Gooseneck Windscreen Mount costs $29.98.
I recently tested out a bargain priced GPS/mobile phone windscreen mount (albeit without the gooseneck) and my colleague Simon Lai road tested a much more expensive unit for the iPhone 5 and 5S from Logitech.
This Dick Smith unit provides us with a look at a mount that costs a little more than the base price, but not anywhere near as much as the Logitech unit.
So, what’s it like? Well, I thought it was quite impressive.
The Dick Smith unit displays quite a robust feel in your hands and the strong gooseneck section (measuring 30cms) feel secure and holds its shape.
The actual cradle features rubber pads that offer a quality feel and there is plenty of adjustment in the cradle arms.
Along with a ball-joint type plate there is no shortage of adjustment available to you.
Sticking the suction cup on the windscreen can be a little fiddly, though when attached there seems to be an extremely strong suction that provides plenty of peace-of-mind that your phone or GPS won’t end up on the floor.
Removing it from the windscreen is a little fiddly as well. If you want to mount the unit to your dashboard or console the packaging says GPS mounting discs are available for separate purchase.
Summing it up – Yes I was quite impressed with this unit, sure, about $30 is a fair bit more than the bargain-basement GPS/phone cradles you can get, but with a strong feel, strong suction and plenty of possible adjustment from the gooseneck arm especially, makes this a handy and well-priced option.
The Dick Smith GPS Gooseneck Windscreen Mount is made in China and costs $29.98.