Mounting a cell phone. Has anyone done it?

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It’s quickly becoming apparent that without CarPlay being able to safely see my cell phone for nav/traffic apps, stored music, streaming, etc. is going to be very important. Vent clips are a nonstarter due to vent design and automatic movement. I don’t want to do anything that would permanently damage the dashboard.

 

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How about using a MagBak case on your iPhone with the magnet mounted using CommandStrip. It uses a tiny magnet and I like the CommandStrip because you can make it fit different contours using multiple strips.

https://magbak.com/

That is what I use in my car now, and I was planning on mounting it on the left side of the dash on my R1S
 
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Thanks! I have a magsafe case and I’ll take a look At Magbak. The left side of the dash is a good spot. I wish they‘d put some 12v or USB power outlets here and there .
 

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Just know that the MagSafe case isn’t the same as MagBak since MagBak has different magnets inside. Although, it is compatible with MagSafe charging. So, I had to buy the MagBak case for mounting but it is solid and doesn’t fall off my dash. The case is $55
 
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Just know that the MagSafe case isn’t the same as MagBak since MagBak has different magnets inside. Although, it is compatible with MagSafe charging. So, I had to buy the MagBak case for mounting but it is solid and doesn’t fall off my dash. The case is $55
Yep. I did take a look at the website. Thanks again!
 


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Based on my Model Y experience prefer the phone belongs above/left of the main screen. I can't help you with how to mount it in that location in a R1T. But I've tried many location and this for me is by far the most useful. What I hope to replicate:

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Based on my Model Y experience prefer the phone belongs above/left of the main screen. I can't help you with how to mount it in that location in a R1T. But I've tried many location and this for me is by far the most useful. What I hope to replicate:

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What mounting rig is this and where did you get it?
 
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Based on my Model Y experience prefer the phone belongs above/left of the main screen. I can't help you with how to mount it in that location in a R1T. But I've tried many location and this for me is by far the most useful. What I hope to replicate:

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That’s a great spot and would also allow use of the 12v outlet below.
 

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Here is my customized phone mount. Found a flat rubberized plate of which I bent into an "L" shape and wedged it between the top dash panel. Superglued the mag charger onto it and ran the wire down to the 12v adapter socket
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It's on amazon:

Topfit Car Cellphone Mount for Tesla Model 3 Model Y

I will want to place the phone someplace similiar on the R1T. To be clear there is no chance this mount will fit Rivian
 


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Here is my customized phone mount. Found a flat rubberized plate of which I bent into an "L" shape and wedged it between the top dash panel. Superglued the mag charger onto it and ran the wire down to the 12v adapter socket
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Looks great! Can you post information about the components? TIA!
 

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Looks great! Can you post information about the components? TIA!
The charger I ordered on Amazon. Superglue is superglue. The mount was just a piece I found in the garage. I wish I knew where or what it was for originally. My other option would have been to get a aluminum or steel plate from Home Depot and bend it in the same orientation.
 

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How about using a MagBak case on your iPhone with the magnet mounted using CommandStrip. It uses a tiny magnet and I like the CommandStrip because you can make it fit different contours using multiple strips.
I can't get command strips to hold lightweight items in stationary locations. I can't imagine trusting a $1k+ electronic device in a moving/bouncing vehicle.
 

 
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