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Mobile and GPS Cradle Review

Mobile and GPS Cradle Review

We review a budget-priced GPS and phone cradle

There are real safety and convenience benefits from having your satellite-navigation unit or mobile phone securely fastened in a cradle.

For an outlay of just $6.99 this unit imported into Australia by UBL really impressed.

The first impression I had when I unpacked the unit was that the cradle actually had a nice sturdy feel about it.

Mobile and GPS Cradle Review
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With the suction cup in the unlock position I pushed the unit onto the windscreen and placed it back in the locked position.

Probably the only complaint I had was that it’s just a little fiddly getting the phone or GPS into the unit, but with quite a strong spring action my phone felt quite secure.

Mobile and GPS Cradle Review
The cradle has a surprising quality feel about it.
Mobile and GPS Cradle Review
It easily attached to the windscreen and never felt like coming off.
Mobile and GPS Cradle Review
It’s a little fiddly getting the phone in, but once there it’s quite secure.

Verdict: The small purchase price had me worried, but I must say I was very impressed with this product.

The suction cup held firmly to the windscreen (it also comes with an adaptor with double-sided tape to stick the cradle to a smooth surface such as a dashboard) and the phone never looked like shaking itself free of the cradle.

The 360 degree adjustment from a ‘ball-joint’ type arm only adds to the functionality.

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Joel is the founder and CEO of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director. Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.

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