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  • [GIVEAWAY] Mountek MT5000 - CD Slot Universal iPhone Mount

    The Mountek MT5000 iPhone Mount surprised me. It's a pretty typical universal mount as they go - a couple sliding arms with a quick-release button to release your device. However, it's got a couple features which set it apart, and the build quality was surprisingly great.

    The box threw me off. It comes in a plain thin white box with a Mountek sticker on it. Inside the mount is in a plastic bag with a little folded piece of paper telling me about the product, and referring me to a Gmail address for my customer service (they've responded quick though to questions I had while reviewing). I expected little.

    However - the Mountek mount was far better than I thought! The material is a grayish black firm plastic or composite (their site doesn't say). The mount differs from most in that it inserts into your CD changer, and the 4 inserted tabs expand away from each other as you turn a screw, holding the mount firmly in place. What? You still listen to CDs in your car? Well, this mount isn't for you then.

    Once in place, the MT5000 melded perfectly with the design of my dash (an added bonus!), and was easy to set my iPhone in and press the sides towards the phone to keep it in place. The padded bits left the phone snug and clean. A button on top of the mount was easy to press and sprang the sides out for me to grab the phone out when I was done. The mount itself is sturdy and the unique method of attaching to the car (in the CD slot) is surprisingly strong.

    Rotating the phone was easy, 360 degrees as well as being able to tilt it towards and away from me. This mount would just as easily work with your iPod Touch, older iPhone models, or most smart phones or GPS units. A removable bit at the bottom makes sure the device doesn't slip down.

    I like the placement of the mount quite a bit - I don't really listen to CDs much anymore, and have a changer in my car anyway so there's 6 in there (meaning I don't foresee having to move this much if at all). I actually decided to keep this mount in my car after using it a few days - spot on, Mountek. My only issue I have is my volume button is under the changer, and while this does leave enough room to get to it, it's a bit cramped. I use the volume on my steering wheel usually, so that wasn't too much of an issue for me. It did bug me a bit, though. Many cars have the volume buttons to the side though, so that may be a non-issue for you.

    You can grab one for the decent price of $19.99 on their site, but we've got one for giveaway of course as well! Leave a comment and we'll pick a winner to send this out to this week!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [GIVEAWAY] Mountek MT5000 - CD Slot Universal iPhone Mount started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 121 Comments
    1. app0's Avatar
      app0 -
      cool thing, want one =D
    1. FoneWeasel's Avatar
      FoneWeasel -
      Pretty sweet. I'd love one.
    1. imperialto's Avatar
      imperialto -
      awesome!!! this is much better than whats out there for my '03 civic with the charger at a weird angle !!!! would love to win it, but $20 aint bad either
    1. certifiablygeek's Avatar
      certifiablygeek -
      This looks really nice. I could/would definitely use it!
    1. Mareshalu's Avatar
      Mareshalu -
      I'm in need of something like this for my eye device.
    1. vampr's Avatar
      vampr -
      "Leave a comment and we'll pick a winner to send this out to this week!"

      Hehe...pick a winner....
    1. jhtapia's Avatar
      jhtapia -
      I would use this when listening to lectures from school and would make my iPhone more accessible.
    1. iGamers's Avatar
      iGamers -
      I wish i had one, ive been looking for a mount for a while, a nice one, never thought of one that uses the cd changer though
    1. brownan's Avatar
      brownan -
      This mount looks awesome
    1. mervvv190's Avatar
      mervvv190 -
      Nicee! I would live this..
    1. audiochild's Avatar
      audiochild -
      This mount looks great! SOOO tired of my phone sliding off of my leg into the floorboard. I could seriously use this.
    1. Wolftamer's Avatar
      Wolftamer -
      Lot cheaper than my ProClip! But I do like that my Pro-Clip puts the phone up on top of my dash, feels safer when glancing at the phone because I still see the road. But this would still be really nice.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Ao how do I fit this in my cassette player....
    1. miladjuckel's Avatar
      miladjuckel -
      i never win
    1. kadinh's Avatar
      kadinh -
      i didnt understand what it was at first, but after reading the article, it looks like a really good accessory.

      and now, for my favorite emoticon on this site just for fun:
    1. excel110's Avatar
      excel110 -
      That looks pretty sleek actually. Been looking for a holder that doesn't look like crap for a while now.
    1. SuddleD's Avatar
      SuddleD -
      Looks nice. I could use something like this for my car. I hate having my phone just sit in one spot with out slidin all over when I take turns.
    1. xLeejin's Avatar
      xLeejin -
      I would love something like this. I've bought countless mounts, only for them to fail. The suction cup ones on the windshield won't work in the heat (100 degrees +), and an air vent one I had broke while installing it. This looks very innovative.
    1. OneStop609's Avatar
      OneStop609 -
      Lol silly cd changer...
    1. chaingang54's Avatar
      chaingang54 -
      Pretty cool, and for $19.99 it's not bad.