Like most nonmagnetic phone mounts, this one too relies on the slider grip to keep the phone steady. What’s different here, though, is that the head of the holder comes with a 360-degree rotating ball joint to align the phone left/right or up and down. The other good thing is that this mount comes with rubberised padding which helps in absorbing the jittery shocks as you drive along – we decided to put this feature to test by driving over some rutted and bumpy roads and found the padding to be effective to a certain degree. It did a decent job of eluding vibrations and kept the phone steady.
One of the biggest drawbacks of a magnetic phone mount is that it often blocks airflow because of its positioning. In this case, the phone is set almost a finger’s length away from the vent, which allows for the air to pass through comfortably. This mount also addresses the other drawback which often leads to the phone (mounted on the windscreen) heating up under sunlight. Because it’s held near the air vents, the phone inevitably remains cool even after continuous usage.
The ball joint design also lets you change the orientation of your phone in case you need to use it as a media/GPS device – turn the slider bracket 90 degrees in either direction and you are set.