The iOttie Easy One Touch 4 dash mount is my favorite car mount out there, but it (as well as any dash mount) has a downside. It blocks some of your view because it sits up above the dash. A vent mount can solve this issue, and iOttie offers one with the same great mounting mechanism.
On the front you’ll find the same two side arms and the same big button as the dash mount. Push your phone into the button and the side arms lock onto the device. Press the side buttons and they come apart. It’s a simple yet very strong retention mechanism that’s super easy to use. It’ll also fit any smartphone between 2.3 and 3.5-inches wide, including large phones like the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
On the back is a big nut that can be loosened so you can adjust the angle and rotation of the mount. Tighten it to lock this position down. There is also the spring loaded claw that grabs onto the vent, with a button you push to separate the rubber lined jaws.
This attaches firmly onto a blade on your vent, while the large flat base keeps the mount flat against the car. It’ll depend on your car’s design, but with most cars, this mount will stay straight and in place. It works even better if you rest the base plate against the side of the vent where it can’t move. This will also put less stress on your vent, as modern phones are heavy.
The end product is a vent mount that holds your device firmly and itself holds firmly onto the vent. You can position it to be out of your line of sight but right by your gauges, and you can hold your phone either vertically or horizontally in any position you want.
If want a vent mount and your car’s design allows for it, the iOttie Easy One Touch 4 air vent mount is a great choice. But if you want the best car mount period, check out the dash mount of the same name. It has feet at the bottom to better hold your phone and an extending arm for an amazing amount of adjustment. Pick one up on Amazon!