Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: Maxbosot DuraHold Series Car Phone Mount for iPhone Xs Max XR X 8 7 6s Plus SE, Galaxy S9 S8 S7 Edge, Note 9 8, LG G6, Pixel XS, HTC [Washable Strong Sticky Gel Pad/Extendable Holder Arm (Upgrade)]
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I ordered two of these, one for each car. We ended up using only one for a few months. One day, the button that allows it to open/close to hold the phone just stopped catching, so it stayed open constantly with no way to secure the phone. Bummer, but hey we had another! Got the other out of the packaging - never used - and it was broken in exactly the same way. Can't clamp it closed on the phone, making it useless. Thus this was not a fluke or problem from use, but a manufacturer defect. Look elsewhere for decent quality.
I purchased this car phone holder back in September. It broke after only one and a half months of use. I had used it the same way the instructions advised, meaning it was not tampered with and that it was being used correctly. I rarely write reviews but felt the need to do so for this item. While I was driving one of clamps of the holder became loose on its own out of nowhere, causing my phone to fly forward and go underneath my driving pedals. This was very alarming and dangerous! I'm assuming that I received a phone holder with a malfunction (as seen in my picture and video) but unfortunately cannot return/exchange it because it has passed the return date. I am very disappointed with this phone holder, to say the least. So please be aware that the clamps can go loose on their own for this holder and eject your phone while driving!
Update after few months of use: I have downgraded the review to one star because this product didnt hold up as expected. The adhesion came off and it didn't stick to the dashboard surface after a couple of months. We threw it aside and I wouldn't recommend it to friends or family ever after.
Great quality product, fits better on textured surface than the smooth surface on car's dashboard. Looked good and held the phone perfectly on long drive! Will buy again. Will update the review in a month or two with a comment on durability.
I am not the biggest fan of building things, though I AM normally good at putting items together.
This product's directions were confusing and not very detailed, and the product itself did not offer many clues about how it is supposed to be put together. Hence, it sits in my vehicle only partially put together and I won't likely be finishing the installation.
I would not buy this again based on how hard it is to put together, though perhaps it works fine once installed, I just didn't get that far. The only plus for me is the adhesive holds great to my dash, but I bet it won't come off easy when I take this item and all components and throw in the trash, so it may not be a "plus" after all.
Disappointed. Well, I got what I payed for and it was a bargain product.
They include a square piece of poly to adhere to your dash with permanent adhesive mounting strips, but they’re the farthest thing fro Permanent. While driving down the highway, the adhesive strips peeled away from my dash, flinging my phone at my steering wheel and onto the floor. My phone charger BROKE OFF inside my phone. I decided not to give up, and tried re-adhering to no avail. Put it directly on my dash. And now, not even a week later, the bolt that holds the piece to tighten the arm Vertically POPPED OUT AND SLAMMED MY PHONE ONTO MY DASH. it’s completely stripped. Do not bother wasting your time or your money; you’ll probably end up having to replace your phone itself, too.
I am so disappointed in this car mount. I purchased it due to all of the positive reviews. I searched for a long time. I have the iPhone XS Max. It will not hold my phone up. It just falls like the phone is too heavy for the mount - case on or case off. Maybe I got a defective one?! I have to try and prop something under it so I can see it. I have tried it on my dash board and suctioned to my window. On my window it just falls. I made sure it was clean and followed all the instructions. I am very disappointed because I was so excited about this.
I purchased 2 of these and gave one to my girlfriend. Mine broke on the phone holding part, we'll call it the clamping mechanism. I returned it during the return policy time and was given a new one which works better. However, my girlfriend's one has fallen off of her car 3 times now and after the third time we had to stop using it because it became hazardous and a hazard to driving and we could tell the suction cup wasn't going to stick anymore. We cleaned the suction cup before as directed. The suction cup basically kept failing off. I was going to submit a return, but now we are outside of return policy guidelines so unfortunately this is the only way I might be able to get some attention to receive a replacement suction cup. If that goes well I may be able to update this review. but for now buyer beware. Spend a little more money on a better quality mount or be subject to my misfortune
Lasted less than a year before the gears on the holder part decided to refuse to close anymore. I kinda rigged it to still hold the phone and that went well for a couple of months until the suction cup started melting onto my dash. Yes, the suction cup used to secure this phone holder to my dashboard, melted onto my dash. Left a noticeable impression and took a whole bottle of Goo-Gone to get the material cleaned.
I would have probably still given this thing 2 stars for breaking because it is less than $10, so I knew not to expect anything great, but the suction cup melting to my dash was just too much, avoid this trash and save yourself a headache.
I was sent a replacement after the first one never was able to stick to my dash, with or without the included plastic platform. I thought the first product may have just been defective because the product had so many good reviews. However, the second NEVER WORKED EITHER!!! I followed instructions perfectly, but all I ended up with is a CRACK on my phone screen when the holder fell from my dashboard! I usually don't write many reviews, and it had been a while since I received the replacement, but I felt it was neccesary to prevent any other hurt phones.
I really wanted to like this product. It's adjustment features are great...and would hold my phone well while being easy to adjust and remove my phone.
However, it won't adhere to my dash no matter what I do. I've tried for hours in multiple locations with multiple adhesive options. The moment I had weight to the product (ie putting my phone in the holster) it tips forward. The best I've gotten is 5 minutes before I went through a turn and flew across the dash. Pass on this product. It had two jobs: hold your phone and stick to the dash. It can only do one.