ExoMount Ultra by Exogear based in Alpharetta, GA. Made in Korea
Cost: $29.95 ($24.99 on Amazon) at time of review.
Unconditional money back guarantee.
1 year warranty (but I think it should be lifetime).
Overview & Conclusion
For dashboard phone mounting, even those dashboards that are textured.
Others may find this a 4 star mount, but for me, the glare, temperature, visibility, & arthritis issues are show stoppers; ergo, a 2 star mount!
Parenthetically: I much prefer the KENU mount (between $20.00 & $30.00); superior in nearly every regard (but lacks the universal swivel) and with none of the shortcomings.
Easy to install, even on textured & curved surfaces.
Fits nearly all 3.5” to 6” phones, even those with bulky cases.
Rock solid mounting.
Has a nice 360-degree swivel and an adjustable “arm”.
Mounts at eye-level (dashboard or windscreen). Easier to read than the below dashboard mounts, but see Cons-Major re glare, temperature, visibility, & arthritis.
An extra suction/adhesive pad is included.
When removed, the suction/adhesive pad leaves no marks or residue.
Cons - Minor
I don’t know how robust the mount will be over time & in the sun. Perhaps that relates to the 1 year warranty?
Must wash the suction cup periodically.
Not one-hand operation as claimed.
It’s a chore to mount and unmount every time entering & exiting the car, so not likely to be done.
Too bulky for traveling.
A replacement suction/adhesive pad is $7.95!
Cons - Major
Suction lever may be too strong for arthritic hands.
Obstructs the driver’s vision, perhaps dangerously so.
As one’s phone is mounted above the dashboard, it is in direct sunlight and gets unacceptably hot, perhaps even dangerously so, even in cool weather.
Though mounted as suggested, my case’s screen protector caused an unacceptable (dangerous?) glare resulting in the screen being unreadable (FYI: I have an iPhone 5 with a LifeProof FRĒ case). I suspect even a nude phone would have this glare; perhaps even worse. Of course, those with different phones, cases/screen protectors, and dashboards could have different results.