So I use Wizgear magnetic mounts. I had one of the vent type that slides on a vent. But did not like it up high and it moved a lot. So I wanted something more solid and driver friendly. It now sits right at my right hand if in 5th gear cruising.
A small mod not worth its own thread or even a post in my "build thread" so I figured I'd just add it to this 23 year old "Cell Phone Mount" thread in case someone might find it usefull.
A few years ago I hard wired my iPhone plug through the map light to my Kenwood DDX371 Head Unit. This way I can plug my phone in and hold it with the RAM mount up near the rear-view mirror where I like it.
I've been using "RAM Mounts, X-Grip" in my truck, on my motorcycle and bicycle for a few years now. They have always served me well.
My work commute is only 3.5 miles. On most days, not raining, snowing or below freezing, I ride my bicycle as it takes only 15-20 minutes versus the 45 driving the Xterra and up to a half hour finding parking. Plus most of the ride is through a public park that is closed to thru traffic. It's a great way to start and finish a work day.
On a motorcycle and bicycle the X-Grip has an "optional device tether for peace of mind during rugged use" that can become a bit annoying to use.
I know, this should be the worst of everyone's problems.
Yeah, the drive can be brutal. Light rain or flurries are the worst.
The only times it's a bit better is if a holiday or if it's storming. If there's any type of storm watch I can be the only one driving.