Mobile phone mounts reviewed - EX Spider iHolder

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  • Got a smartphone…
  • …get yourself an in-car phone mount
  • We test them here
EX Spider iHolder
Price: £9.99 (Halfords.com)

Fitting
You can either slot this into one of the air vent ducts or stick it to the top of your car's dashboard.

You'll either need nimble fingers or both hands to pull apart the rotating arms that spring back to clasp phones of different sizes.

Functions
Although this cradle rotates through 360 degrees, it's a very simple unit with no other bells or whistles.

Materials
The spring for the arms that clasp the phone feel strong, so does the dashboard base that you can slot the cradle into. The arms used for locating it in the base or air-vent feel fragile, though.

What Car? says
The clasp system is versatile, but we don't like the idea of sticking the cradle base to the car's dashboard – which could cause damage and alert thieves.

The air-vent 'fingers' are also far too weak to hold the cradle in place when it's weighed down by a phone.

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