When driving around in my car I don't always have one dedicated place that I place my BlackBerry and often times I find myself forgetting it in the car because it isn't where I thought it should be. The amount of trips I have had to make back to my car just to grab my phone started to bother me, so I began to look for a better solution to meet my needs. Personally I didn't need anything that charged the device, or did anything fancy, just something that held the device, something that would allow for use of speakerphone, and something that required no skills to install. The iGrip Custom Fit Cigarette Lighter Mount was the first that caught my eye, and the price was right so I decided to give it a go.
Upon arrival I was presented with two pieces, one was the back plate that the device snapped into, and the other was the piece that clipped into that and went into the cigarette lighter. Installation looked pretty simple to me, snap the two pieces together, stick it in the cigarette lighter, and snap the device in. Luckily, it was just that easy, so I put it in the car, and tweaked the angle of the bendable arm to allow me to see the screen while driving, and allow the microphone to be able to be used while driving. Immediately I noticed that trying to place the unit into the cigarette lighter was a rather snug fit, and required a bit of force to get it to sit securely, and it was twice as hard to remove which had me a bit scared.
The clip portion of the unit fit the device very snugly, holding all the sides very well and ensuring it was secure. I had no fears after snapping it in of the device flying out or falling due to hitting some bumps while driving which was very comforting. On the top right corner of the holster there is a little tab that allows for a quick easy release of the device, which was very easy to access and worked well, allowing the device to be removed easily when and only when you wanted.
Personally I would have wished for a longer arm for the device to allow for more play in angles, and positioning of the device to better meet the needs of everyone. The overall construction of the mount was very solid, but as stated above, the piece that goes in the cigarette lighter was a bit to snug for my own liking, but that could vary by car as well. If you are looking for a cheap, yet effective single location to store your device while on the go in your car, hit up the ShopCrackBerry store today and order one of these for yourself.