The car phone holder is an integral part of any car. They help you keep your mobile phones out of the way and also give you a place to keep them when they are not in use. You can find many different styles of car phone holders, from very basic designs to ones that have built in fans.
Your carrier will supply you with its particular model, but you can also buy these separately. If you want to try one on for size, here are some ideas of what you might like to see. As they say, it’s all about personal taste.
The basic design of a standard car phone holder is a clear panel that hangs from the dashboard. It attaches to the dashboard with brackets and some cables and is typically made from plastic, or metal.
You can add-on pockets or structures to make the holder larger, but they won’t make it more useful or even possible to use. There are some available that have a flexible metal base and a smaller frame that are flexible and has pockets for a cell phone. These are great for teens with large hands or those who want a larger holder.
When buying a holder, you should look for strong materials. Plastic, like one used in many of the larger holders, is the least likely to hold up. Metal is less flexible and may buckle and fold if not properly installed.
A holder made of wood is almost guaranteed to hold up to the wear and tear of use. The material itself will not bend or buckle, and will not rot or deteriorate. They are also very sturdy, able to withstand multiple use and multiple years.
A wood paneled holder is the ideal holder, but doesn’t’ everyone know that? Some are still using plastic. Wood has been made into different colors, but the usual color is brown. Wood can be very durable and strong, but you still need to know how to properly install it.
Plastic is a very flexible and cheap material, so many people will choose this instead. It can hold and store phones, but it isn’t much thicker than wood, so won’t make it much stronger. One can get a laminated or vinyl plastic, which are more expensive.
Holders are intended to be used in the middle of the dash, so if you are looking at this type, try to get one that has a foot rest or tilt base that will support the top. These will extend the life of the holder considerably.
Some models of the car phone holder feature a fan that blows air across the phones. This creates a cool atmosphere around the phones and the earpiece. This works well on hot days, or on those drive through jobs where you have to use your phone.
Not everyone is comfortable with a cooler environment. You can still get holders that create the same effect, but without the fan blowing air. These are designed to be used in the vehicle, but do offer the option to be kept in the trunk of the car.
Car holder is another way of keeping your phone protected and handy. There are lots of different styles and designs that you can choose from. You should check them out to make sure that you find one that suits your needs.