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View Count: 35 |  Publish Date: February 17, 2014
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Go hands-free with these smartphone mounts
Bracketron Mi-T Grip Dash Mount
Cnet rating: 4 stars out of 5
The good: The Mi-T Grip Dash Mounts tacky suction cup mount holds securely to dashboard materials. Gripping claw holds phone tightly. Almost no shake when device is locked in place.
The bad: The price should probably be about $10 lower. Inserting or removing a phone single-handedly is tricky.
The cost: $30
The bottom line: The Bracketron Mi-T Grip is (both metaphorically and literally) a solid smartphone mount for those who prefer dashboard placement.TackForm C-Fit Multi-Surface
Cnet rating: 4 stars out of 5
The good: The C-Fits spring-loaded claw stretches to hold most smartphones. The tacky suction cup locks on to most dashboards as well as it does to windshields.
The bad: The wide, glossy mounting arm blocks the suction cup, making it difficult to remove or reposition it.
The cost: $23 to $35
The bottom line: The TackForm C-Fit is a stylish and secure suction cup mount that can hold almost any phone on almost any smooth, solid surface.Griffin AirCurve Window Mount
Cnet rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
The good: The AirCurve Windshield Mount securely holds an iPhone 4 or 4S in place while youre driving. The passive amplifier boosts audio output without obstructing the dock connector.
The bad: The semipermanent mounting options can be difficult to adjust once placed and limit the ability to move it to different places in the car.
The cost: $26 to $40
The bottom line: The Griffin AirCurve Windshield Mount is low tech, but high quality, noticeably boosting the volume of a cradled iPhones speaker.Satechi SCH-121 Cup Holder Mount for Smartphones & Tablets
Cnet rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
The good: The SCH-121 Cup Holder Mount has cradles for smartphones and 7- to 10-inch tablets. When locked into place, it is quite stable.
The bad: The positioning arm could benefit from one more point of articulation at its base.
The cost: $30 to $50
The bottom line: Depending on the position and nature of your cars cup holders, the Satechi SCH-121 Cup Holder Mount is a reasonable alternative to windshield-mounting a tablet.
The following Cnet staff contributed to this story: senior editors Wayne Cunningham and Laura K. Cucullu, and associate editor Antuan Goodwin. For more reviews of personal technology products, visit www.cnet.com.

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