May 07 AT 12:04 PM Russell Holly 12 Comments

How strong is the new Cobra universal mini mount?

It’s not often that I REVIEW an accessory. It really has to be something special. Earlier this week, I got an unreleased, new vehicle mount from Cobra. The design is such that practically any phone will work in the mount, but possesses a minimalist design you don’t usually see in most universal mounts. When the mount showed up on my doorstep, I decided to test the limits of it to see just how useful it really was.

As you can see, this mount can hold pretty much any phone through most car accidents. This didn’t just work on the ultra light, ultra thin Optimus Black either. This test was also performed on an HTC Thunderbolt with the extended battery from HTC, which is a significant weight difference. In my desire to break this mount, however, I decided to go even further, so I stuck my Motorola Xoom to it.

Xoom on Cobra universal mount

Now, the mount holds the Xoom in place, and I was able to drive around with it with no issues, but this girthy tablet would most assuredly go flying in the event of an accident. Just as well, since Cobra also makes a few tablet-specific mounts. This little mount impressed me pretty significantly, and at $24.95 anybody can afford one. These are available some time this month at retailers all over the US.

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