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The main factor that has kept me from buying a windshield mount for my Android phone or tablet is the fact that, for the most part, each device requires its own mount, adding a significant amount of clutter to my window.

Looking to change that, JR Sanchez has begun a project at kickstarter.com surrounding the MobileMount, a suction cup mount that will support just about any mobile device.

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The mount consists of two twist-to-lock suction cups, meaning you can mount your phone, tablet, or MP3 player on just about any flat surface. Besides its insane versatility, the MobileMount is interesting because it is completely crowd-funded, thanks to Kickstarter, a website which funds independent projects solely by donation. Sanchez's project has already surpassed its $20,000 goal (by about $12,800), with an ample 33 days before the campaign ends. Additionally, it has claimed the title of #1 design project on Kickstarter, receiving over 40,000 hits in just two days.

Personally, I can't wait for the MobileMount to officially debut because, so far, it seems like the first mount I've come across that I would realistically buy and use on a daily basis. For more information about MobileMount, check out its Kickstarter page here.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Nocturnhabeo

    I kinda like the other one better but they both rock

  • David

    I suppose neither this or the capta mount will stick on the textured back of the Galaxy S2 (or Galaxy Nexus) phones ...

    • Mike

      It will work with those textured backs. If you go on the Kickstarter page you could see that he uses it on a HTC phone with a rubberized back. He also provides vinyl stickers just in case it doesn't stick.

  • Scr

    What about soft-touch plastic back covers of many android phones? Often they consists of several pieces (non-monolith), second microphone hole, etc. I doubt suction cup will work well with them.

  • dan

    I am already using a device like this, Clingo...and it sticks to any flat surface and even Galaxy S2

  • http://facebook.com/lamdroid LAmDroid

    the exogear mount is great sticking to most textured surfaces. perhaps they can employ that same suction technology. tho i have trouble suctioning to my textured curved dashboard (that it theoretically should be able to suction)

    this would definitely be one i would buy a few of. it's small form factor, collapsible, and absolutely functional in many environments. this solves tmy exomount issue of being able to suction both the device and the surface.

  • http://facebook.com/lamdroid LAmDroid

    the exogear mount is great sticking to most textured surfaces. perhaps they can employ that same suction technology. tho i have trouble suctioning to my textured curved dashboard (that it theoretically should be able to suction)

    this would definitely be one i would buy a few of. it's small form factor, collapsible, and absolutely functional in many environments. this solves tmy exomount issue of being able to suction both the device and the surface.

  • faceface

    dan, I've got a Clingo too, and think it works pretty well. I love the versatility. I wonder how well something like this would hold on to a textured case that doesn't have a smooth surface.

  • Robert

    It's a shame they are limiting themselves to Apple phones. They should mention Android and even Blackberry and Winmo phones since it works on all of them.

  • need Capta ASAP

    if you check their videos it works with almost any phone. Nexus have textured back but this material they are using will hold that I dont see why not, it doesnt work like suction cup that is why Capta is more versatile stand/mount.

    I love it!

  • http://twitter.com/benbaranovsky Ben Baranovsky

    In case anyone cares I have been in contact with the company making this and it is set to ship pre-orders today or Monday.  

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