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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. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      As my CD player in the car is dead this is just whats needed to fix it.
    1. reaction26's Avatar
      reaction26 -
      Been looking for a unit like this - it appears this might be one of the best ones due to how it grabs to the center console.
    1. SwatPac's Avatar
      SwatPac -
      Would it be possible to make one for the ipad? I wonder if it would hold that much weight.
    1. Ajugal's Avatar
      Ajugal -
      Wow that is very nice. I don't care for the ones that stick on the window, but to use the CD is clever. It would go great for all these upcoming road trips I have to take instead of leaving it in my cup holder :-p
    1. alah9586's Avatar
      alah9586 -
      This thing is pretty cool. im impressed by how sturdy it is. I think i need one of them.
    1. konaaz's Avatar
      konaaz -
      I always wondered what that slot was for, who would have thought it was for holding my phone.
    1. epereira's Avatar
      epereira -
      Boy would I love one of these babies! I hate having to hold my iPhone in my hand for directions while driving!
    1. danielbonnells's Avatar
      danielbonnells -
      This is what i need!!! I get my first car today ))
    1. TolerableChaos's Avatar
      TolerableChaos -
      Cool idea from Mountek I hadn't seen yet!
    1. rondhi's Avatar
      rondhi -
      Pretty clever! Seeing as CDs are going the way of the Dodo, this method of mounting will turn out to be quite useful for the future!
    1. demonikangel69's Avatar
      demonikangel69 -
      This would look awesome in my car!
    1. fmbar00's Avatar
      fmbar00 -
      very nice, would fit very well in my subaru wrx 2002, it means less wires and a god spot to put the phone more conviently to use as gps, music player, and to answers calls trought the adaptors I already have, hey guys give this one to me plz
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      I bought a cheap version of this and never liked it because you get what you pay for . This would be a nice upgrade . Live and learn.
    1. Syroko's Avatar
      Syroko -
      That's exactly what I need!!!
      My iPhone cable is too short to reach the windshield where my actual iPhone holder is. That would be very convenient!!!
    1. england5864's Avatar
      england5864 -
      Great looking product, I hope I win.
    1. Whetto939's Avatar
      Whetto939 -
      even if you listen to CD's, if you have a changer like i do, most of the time they dont change, so this isnt a hassle at all. i want!
    1. TT KH's Avatar
      TT KH -
      I would use it.
    1. bambam724's Avatar
      bambam724 -
      Hope I win. I'm gonna need something like this for my new car
    1. TheBaddestiPod's Avatar
      TheBaddestiPod -
      I want one! Pick me, please and thanks!
    1. skelotic's Avatar
      skelotic -
      It would be cool to win. I have been needing one for a while now.