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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. esaad86's Avatar
      esaad86 -
      This thing looks awesome!!! Especially since my volume controls are on the sides of the cd changer. So excited to start using this! Excellent job!
    1. takenlife's Avatar
      takenlife -
      I would love one of these! I would promote it if I could get my hands on one

      Would love to get my hands on one of these! I would so promote this if I had one.
    1. GigaHard's Avatar
      GigaHard -
      not gonna lie, this looks pretty fresh!!!
    1. N4cer's Avatar
      N4cer -
      Finally a mount that looks like it's better than laying my phone in the passenger seat.
    1. TTGator's Avatar
      TTGator -
      That does indeed look cool. I want one!
    1. dmorales's Avatar
      dmorales -
      Great price at only $20
    1. socal5vee's Avatar
      socal5vee -
      Great Design........Perfect placement for a mount. Would love to have this mount!!!
    1. 40_ounce's Avatar
      40_ounce -
      WOW pretty cool. I'm going to buy one.
    1. yimmortal's Avatar
      yimmortal -
      a comment.. how bout this!! i would use it in my TRACTOR now who can have a cooler use than that??
      i know i win!! ha ha ha
    1. xvol's Avatar
      xvol -
      For $20 thats a good price, hope I win though
    1. hapishyguy's Avatar
      hapishyguy -
      This is nice. All this time we had tape converters to listen to sings from the iphone but this one is awesome as there are no more tapes in cars anymore. So how does one listen to songs on the iphone is there is only CD slot. Answer is here! Nice. I hope I get one as giveaway!
    1. kasek's Avatar
      kasek -
      wow I could use this i just mount a mount that sticks to the dash and the sticky wore off within 6 days... wtf lol so now i need a new one and what better one then this
    1. acastro's Avatar
      acastro -
      Please Please Please
      That looks great.

      Please Please Please
      Looks Great
    1. senorian's Avatar
      senorian -
      that looks pretty nice. Hope to win one but $20 isn't too much to spend on one
    1. Brr's Avatar
      Brr -

      After a month of usage I've noticed that the product no longer stays put and slides off and falls. There is a defect causing the warping of one of the supports and it happens slowly over time, it is made of plastic and it seems to me that is the reason for the warping.

      This issue can even be noticed in the 2nd picture of this review by Kyle Mathews. In that 2nd picture, it is just starting to warp - analyzing it you will notice that the platform/support where the screwing is located is just starting to warp. Over time it gets to be much more warped causing the device to malfunction.

      I'm hoping the company can fix this issue since I do want to continue to use it. I'll update all here if Mountek can and do.

      Update: seems I have an older version and Mountek will be replacing my unit with the newer version. Great job Mountek! Thanks.

      Update 2: received new version. I expect the new design to work well.

      Thank you Mountek for your outstanding support.
    1. Fadi Shkoukani's Avatar
      Fadi Shkoukani -
      Wow I had something similar to this which you put in your fan but it broke. I gotta hold my iPhone regularly now, I wish I had one of these lol
    1. wlvrne's Avatar
      wlvrne -
      Great product!!
    1. XCFloresX's Avatar
      XCFloresX -
      I've made a detailed review on the MounTek MT5000 Unboxing/ Review MounTek MT5000 CFlores Photo & Video
    1. rejeev_9977's Avatar
      rejeev_9977 -
      This is great ....one
    1. 1shuttle1's Avatar
      1shuttle1 -
      Pretty awesome and I don't use the cd player anymore, so this makes so much sense.