Wireless Charger Phone Mount with Cupholder Base | 3.5" Arm
- Regular price
- $84.99 USD
- Regular price
- Sale price
- $84.99 USD
- Unit price
➕ Fast IQ Wireless Charger
➕ Fast Charging Cable
➕ USB charging plug
➕ 3.5" Dual Articulating Arm
➕ Universal Cup Holder Base
|Holder Compatibility||All QI compatible smart phones
|Charging Cable||4ft Quick Charge Cable
|USB Plug||Cigarette Lighter, 1X Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Port|
|Base Compatibility||Cup holders with 2.875" and 3.625" diameter
Fast Qi Wireless Charger
There's a lot of options out there for wireless chargers but here are a few features that set's us apart,
- THE SMART SENSOR - This product is equipped with a smart sensor and here is how it works. The arms start in the open position. Once a phone is inserted the smart sensor will detect it and the arms will automatically close, and your phone will begin to charge. When you want to remove your device you simply press the side button on the cradle and the arms open back up, and remain in that position until you re-insert your phone.
- FOREIGN OBJECT DETECTION - This safety feature detects metal objects in or on the phone case that can lead to overheating. One classic example is when people try to use a wireless charger but still have a metal plate in the back of the phone that may have been used in the past for magnetic mounting.
- PHONE COMPATIBILITY - This cradle will accommodate all phones between 2-5/8" to 3-7/8 wide and up to .75" Thick
Fast Charging Cable
4ft quick charge compatible cable provides fast charging and data transfer.
USB Charging Plug
one Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 USB port
3.5" Dual Articulating Arm
Dual articulating ball and socket arm allows you to quickly loosen/tighten the ball and socket joints for infinite positioning options.
Universal Cup Holder Base
This base allows you to mount your smartphone or tablet to your car's cup holder. The twist-to-fit mechanism makes it suitable for cup holders with a diameter between 2.875" and 3.625"
Context: For about 5 years I've been using a windscreen suction mount inverted in my cupholder to hold my phone just in front of my lower dashboard near the climate controls. I don't like having a phone on the windscreen. After purchasing a newer, larger, heavier phone I needed something more rigid. Fortunately, a number of bespoke cup-holder mounts now exist. I went with tackform for its QuickCharge 3 support and auto-closing arms, plus I was already purchasing a motorcycle mount.
Positives: Easy to use, sturdy cup-holder base. The phone is very secure. Auto-grab functionality works well. Easy to find the button to release the arms.
Negatives. Very expensive. The metal extension probably doesn't need to be so thick or long (for a small vehicle), meaning I cannot place the phone mount exactly where I want it (just above the cup holder, instead it has to sit 2 inches closer to me). Both the unit and the power adapter emit a bright blue light which is especially irritating at night. A dull red color would be much softer on the eyes. A sticker on the power adapter can be relocated to cover the blue LED somewhat. The unit LEDs are only an issue when you leave your phone in your pocket. I wish the tackform logo was much more discreet in its size and location. The noise of the arms opening/closing could be quieter.
Multiple emails requesting product reviews and spreading the word might be seen as nagging. Offering 15% off a second order within 60 days of this review doesn't help when it costs so much to ship internationally (it would be more economic to combine orders rather than place a second discounted order). Maybe I should record a video review and get a referral code to share instead, haha.
The longer list of negatives is not intended to discourage purchase as the core product works very well. A premium product attracts more critique. If the product is updated then this feedback might be helpful in making improvements.
I'm still in lockdown so cannot review the motorcycle mount.
I purchased the phone holder and bought the cupholder mount by mistake. The company exchanged the mount for me (call them to get the right setup). This mount is one of the best I've ever owned and worth every penny. I've owned plenty of mounts over the years. I would highly recommend this company and their customer service is tops!