Accessory of the Week: Belkin’s Car Vent Mount
With the known dangers of texting and driving, “hands free” devices are becoming a necessity for the car. As of 2012, 46 of the 50 states have banned texting while driving and 14 of the 50 have banned hand held cellphone use all together. From routing directions to playing music, keeping your phone closely mounted to the steering wheel has become a safety measure.
Belkin’s Car Vent Mount conveniently attaches to an air vent on your car’s dashboard, making it eye level and easily removal. What’s even better is that no suction cup or adhesive is required. This versatile mount easily clips to most vents so it is interchangeable between vehicles. And the brackets expand to 3.3 inches wide, fitting with most iPhones, Samsung, and Nokia phones with protective cases.
To adjust to the screen of your phone, the Vent Mount rotates 360 degrees so you can position your smartphone in either portrait or landscape mode. Portrait mode allows for accessible charging. With a cable holder on the back of the mount, your connectors will remain tangle free. And since the mount attaches to the air vent, it keeps your phone close to your car’s charging outlet.
Retailing for $24.99 the Belkin Car Vent Mount is well worth every penny. Sure beats a fine.