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Car Phone Holder and the New California Driving Law

Listen up California drivers! The new California driving law (AB 1785, Quirk) is now in effect and has big implications on cell phone use while driving.

Texting, swiping and talking on the phone (with the phone to your ear) while driving was already prohibited, but now drivers are barred from holding and operating their phones for any purpose, including clicking or swiping on the touchscreen. Any violation of this law will land you a $20 fine for first offense and a $50 fine for each subsequent violation.

Note, however, that you can still use your phone while driving if it’s mounted to the windshield, dashboard or air vent via a mount or clip. However, even when mounted the device must be activated with only one finger tap or swipe.

What else does AB 1785 mean for you?

Probably that now is as good a time as any to invest in a new phone car holder that will discourage you from holding your phone while driving.

Here are some tips on how to pick the right phone car holder for your vehicle.

Choosing the Right Phone Car Holder 

When selecting a phone car holder, you need to take into consideration:

  • Mount type (suction cup mount, adhesive gel, clip mount)
  • Holder type (spring-load grip, magnetic, clamp or sticky pad)
  • Available viewing angles
  • Ease of installation and device fit

A phone car holder with 360-degree rotation can easily set your device in various viewing angles, giving you more flexibility to toggle between landscape and portrait mode when using your GPS.

Depending on where you can put your car phone holder, you will probably have options as far as the mount type. Here are some things to consider:

  • An adhesive gel mount can easily mount to any flat, nonporous surface, while the vent clip mount can only be used on air vents.
  • Some universal phone car holders with adjustable spring-load grips can fit any device as big as aniPhone 7 Plus or a Galaxy Note.
  • If your phone car holder is adjustable, this will allow you to upgrade your device at any time without having to buy a new phone car holder.

If you’re ready to buy a new phone car holder, you’ll want to get an idea for what’s out there and the key features. In no particular order, here’s a list of our top phone car holders:


Top MYBAT Phone Car Holders


1. Pressure Absorbing Holder #1

Top Feature: Best seller that offers a secure and steady hold
Mount Type: Suction cup
Phone Holder Type: Spring-loaded grip expansion + foam padded side brackets
Viewing Angles: 360-degree versatile ball-joint for multiple viewing angles
Installation: Mounts via adjustable side brackets, base easily mounts to any smooth or flat surface
Fit: Fits devices 1.75” - 4.5” wide




2. Pressure Absorbing Holder #8

Top Feature: Multiple adjustable viewing angles with rotatable arm extension
Mount Type: Suction cup + adjustable arm
Phone Holder Type: Spring-loaded grip expansion
Viewing Angles: 360-degree versatile ball joint for multiple viewing angles
Installation: Mounts via adjustable side brackets - base easily mounts to any smooth or flat surfaces
Fit: Fits devices 2.75” -4.5” wide




3. Pressure Absorbing Holder #10

Top Feature: Easy to install with adjustable clamp holder
Mount Type: Suction cup
Phone Holder Type: Clamp with soft rubber lining pads
Viewing Angles: 360-degree versatile ball-joint for multiple viewing angles
Installation: Secures phone via an adjustable clamp – base easily mounts to any smooth or flat surface
Fit: Fits devices up to 3.5” wide




4. Pressure Absorbing Holder #11

Top Feature: Suitable for large sized smartphones
Mount Type: Suction cup
Phone Holder Type: Spring-loaded grip expansion + soft rubber lining pads
Viewing Angles: 360-degree swivel with one-touch quick-release latch
Installation: Mounts by adjustable side brackets - base easily mounts to any smooth or flat surface
Fit: Fits devices 2.0” - 4.7” wide




5. Mobile Phone Air Vent Car Holder

Top Feature: Perfect for any vehicle with air vents
Mount Type: Air vent clip mount
Phone Holder Type: Spring-loaded grip expansion + foam padded back and side brackets
Viewing Angles: 360-degree versatile ball joint for multiple viewing angles
Installation: Mounts by adjustable side brackets - easily fits into any vehicle with horizontal air vents
Fit: Fits devices 1.8” - 3.9” wide




6. Universal Magnetic Holder

Top Feature: Minimalist universal design - compact and easy to install and remove
Mount Type: Double-sided adhesive gel mounts magnetic base to surfaces
Phone Holder Type: Magnetic metal plate installed to the back of device mounts to the base
Viewing Angles: 360-degree versatile ball joint for multiple viewing angles
Installation: Quick magnetic lock and release mechanism
Fit: Universal, compatible with all smartphones


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