Car smartphone mounts are definitely a must for drivers today. While traffic laws prohibit calling or texting while driving, most map and navigation apps are on smartphones. We don’t even need separate GPS devices now. Texting and calling isn’t much of a problem these days, too, if you have a voice assistant like Siri or Google Assistant in your phone.
But it is a pain if you just hold on to your phone while driving. Worse, if you set it down, you may be distracted from driving if you look down just to see the directions you need to follow.
This is why you should have a smartphone mount in your car. I’m actually surprised that most cars don’t have a nook or a niche for a smartphone in the dashboard yet. It should be included in their dashboard design now.
I have had my share of smartphone mounts over the years, most of them are the suction type. But they tend to last for only a short time. You have probably experienced the same problem, too. Which is why I am on the lookout for the best car smartphone mounts.
This unit is oh-so-heavy at 24 pounds. It’s not as portable as the other jump starters we’ve reviewed on this blog. Its dimensions are 12.6 x 12.4 x 12.2 inches so that means it can easily fit in your trunk. But what’s good about this is that it has an On/Off switch. It got a built-in charger for the charging of its internal battery. A LED indicator will show you if the battery needs to be charged. As with other jump starters, you cannot return this because it is considered hazmat.
From the product description, this is what this product does: Read more
If you’re looking for a powerful, heavy duty jump starter, you should consider Clore JNC660 ‘Jump-N-Carry’ 1,700 Peak Amp 12-Volt Jump Starter.
Bigger and heavier than its lighter sister Clore JNC300XL Jump-N-Carry 900 Peak Amp unit, the JNC660 can jumpstart bigger vehicles–even those for marine and industrial use. It packs 1,700 peak amperes. It also comes with 425 cranking amps. It comes with battery status indicator gauge so you don’t need to be guessing. You don’t need to buy extra cables since it comes with 46-inch #2 cables and accessories for 12-volt DC outlet. It’s a bit heavy though at 18 pounds.
If you battery is discharged or dead, then the Jump-N-Carry JNC660 can power it up with a lot of power! You can use it in your own garage, but it is also a favorite in auto dealers and repair shops.
The Stanley J5C09 1000 Peak Amp Jump Starter is an Amazon bestseller. It’s a compact jump starter that does the job for most sedan, small trucks, motorcycle, boat, your tractor, or RV. It’s highly portable and easy to bring with you wherever you go. So if you’re traveling to visit friends or family with a car with battery and starting problems, then you should definitely consider this.
A cool added feature of this jump starter is the alarm that will sound if you placed the clamps incorrectly. Here are the specs of this unit so you’d know exactly what you’re signing up for if you choose this product: Read more
In addition to the Clore JNC300XL Jump-N-Carry 900 Jump Starter, the Schumacher PSJ-2212 is one of the most popular jump starters around.
This small powerhouse comes with 2,200 peak amps but with 330 cranking amp! It’s more powerful than the smaller JNC300XL. It also features 275 cold cranking amps to help your car in those cold months. The clamps are heavy duty, and on top of that, you can replace those copper jaws.
At 25 pounds, it’s not a super lightweight, but it’s not that heavy either. With its 14 X 4.7 X 15.2 inch dimension, you can easily stow it inside your car for when you need it on those emergency moments. Whether you own a rusty tractor with stone dead batteries, or a v8 engine, the Schumacher PSJ-2212 jump starter can power them up so you won’t have to be stranded.
At its price of more than $150, it’s really a good deal. You never know when you will need it.
One of the more popular jump starters in the market is Clore JNC300XL or better known as the Jump N Carry 900.
It’s a pretty powerful beast with 900 peak amps and 225 cranking amp. The product also includes full-sized clamps, which will grip your battery terminals even if they’re afflicted with battery corrosion. That’s definitely handy for cars with really old batteries. Just in case you’re stuck in a dark place and don’t have access to light (your battery is dead after all), Clore JNC300XL Jump-n-Carry 900 comes with a high-intensity work light.