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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. ealvinito's Avatar
      ealvinito -
      I would love this in my car considering I'm a Sales Manager and hate having my work phone on my belt and my personal phone my iPhone in my pocket or some where else. This mount would be the perfect fit!!!! Good stuff!
    1. p1mpdog1's Avatar
      p1mpdog1 -
      This looks absolutely awesome!!!! I want one. I have a vent mount clip one now but its always in the way because its up to high and it falls off the clip This one looks awesome!!!
    1. ozpkchris's Avatar
      ozpkchris -
      looks pretty cool, i would mind having one in my car
    1. barno909's Avatar
      barno909 -
      What's a CD?
      Can I haz it?
    1. mathieuvp's Avatar
      mathieuvp -
      I built one a while ago and it didn't worked so this would be very helpful

    1. Hondamaker's Avatar
      Hondamaker -
      That would be perfect in my MDX, which has a 6-disk changer as well.
    1. gcastro723's Avatar
      gcastro723 -
      nice. i'd like one. just a question, would this work with a 6-CD changer?
    1. baskln's Avatar
      baskln -
      Very cool I'd love one
    1. coqui258's Avatar
      coqui258 -
      I've been through a few mounts from eBay, and they all sucked! The latest one I bought broke within the first day. Took it apart and looked like monkeys could have put it together.

      This one looks promising though! Never seen a mount attached to the CD slot... which is pretty neat. Kudos!
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Finally, a decent mount for the iphone....
    1. zyrl's Avatar
      zyrl -
      Finally a use for my now defect CD Player...

      Finally a use for my now defect CD Player
    1. SkyGuy5's Avatar
      SkyGuy5 -
      Pretty slick! I like the centered idea...not much for offset space for a dash-mount design in my car.
    1. justin7942163's Avatar
      justin7942163 -
      Chuck it over to me and I'll post photos of it in my Ford XB Falcon. (I know you Americans love Mad Max)
    1. RobberBoy's Avatar
      RobberBoy -
      Creativity fascinates me... ;P
    1. JedixJarf's Avatar
      JedixJarf -
      Quote Originally Posted by friscosooner View Post
      That would be sweet. I think the placement on my Trailblazer would also allow the vents to chill the iPhone a bit, which would be nice in the summer!
      I agree this will fit my trailblazer nicely!
    1. carlwithaK's Avatar
      carlwithaK -
      Perfect, This is a must have!
    1. ensigma's Avatar
      ensigma -
      CDs? Those still exist? If you're still using CDs then you need to get this mount and stick your iDevice where your CD charger is.
    1. madspaniel's Avatar
      madspaniel -
      great product, I wish I could get my hands on it....
    1. Santoku's Avatar
      Santoku -
      Nice ! May be a good replacement for my Arkon windshield mount.
    1. crackertime's Avatar
      crackertime -
      This does look great, hopefully it will be my first ever win!