(Alabama) | January 4th, 2021
...a diagram of the backside of the console panel would have helped greatly., I certainly appreciate the installation video, but the panel was much harder to pull off then shown in the video and, like another reviewer, though I watched the video many times and planned exactly how and where I would pull to remove the panel, I still broke two tabs. I think that had the instructions included a diagram of the backside of the panel, I might have avoided breaking the tabs.
Once the panel is removed, installation is simple and the mount very solid. I was able to avoid blocking any part of both the PCM and the drink holder on my 991.1 by sticking the metal tab off-center on my phone. The magnet holds the phone securely and nothing blocked. Awesome! Also happy to say that the panel didn't really need the two tabs that broke. If I don't wiggle it, I can't tell that they're missing.
(CA) | November 19th, 2020
Reviews are pretty spot on. It is, indeed, a solid piece of hardware. If installed correctly (and that includes the magnetic strip - which does work on the back inside of a slim iPhone case), your phone will NOT go anywhere. I hear what "FLAWED" is saying, but I drive pretty hard according to the G Force meter in my car and I cannot imagine the phone coming off the mount.
I will reiterate Ryan's sage advice re: installation. If you aren't VERY careful, you'll break a tab. I watched the videos, read the instructions and proceeded with great caution. Still broke a tab when removing the first piece. No big deal as there are more tabs than necessary to keep the trim pieces secure. Just wiggle and pull up very gently and you'll be okay.
The mount works perfectly. I like it on the upper right side so I can use my cup holder and the phone is best in my line of sight. The only real downside is that the mount (with phone on it) obscures the far left of the PCM. So, you can't see your "SOURCE" button and a bit of the screen. No biggie and I'm not even deducting a star for it b/c this mount is so vastly superior to all other options.
TOP TIP: Route a long iPhone cable from the glove box through the right/passenger trim (make sure to leave enough slack to the glove box closes properly) and through/under the center console to the driver's side. If you use the farthest-forward hole, you'll end up with the cord exiting the driver's side in a place that is not visible to car occupants. With a little work, you can leave just enough slack under the console so that all you see is about 3" of cord coming from the driver's side trim directly to the bottom of your mounted phone. Super clean and easy to do! Can't believe it's not part of the instructions since it is soooo much better than having an iPhone cable coming from the glove box and flapping around on on top of the console. You're better than that! Escape mediocrity! Go for the pro routing!
(San Francisco, CA) | March 14th, 2020
This is a professional-looking, clean and solid piece of hardware with an absolutely excellent design. Installation was easy with the help of the video, and my side panel was tough to remove at first, but once I got it off, everything else was smooth. I would recommend placing the metal adhesive piece on the inside of your phone case as the magnet is super strong and can tear it off the outside if you remove quickly. I recommend mounting on the upper right position.
(Fairfield County, CT) | December 30th, 2018
Room for improvement...
(California) | September 8th, 2018
I had to use the included steel plate (glues to back of phone) to prevent my Galaxy S9 from flying off the mount in a hard turn. With the plate on the phone, inductive charging doesn't work. The threads inside the ball are extremely tight - I thought my allen wrench was going to break. Once installed, the unit looks very clean. I mounted it near the glove box so that I can run a very short length of charging cable out - again it looks clean.
(California) | April 3rd, 2018
Installation was easy and it works great (but be careful taking the console trim off your car - it's easy to break a tab if you don't know the right direction to pull.)
(Alabama) | July 10th, 2017
This items works as advertised. I could not decide which would be best...the center console version or the dash mount. I flipped a coin and purchased the dash mount. Wrong move. The dash mount blocks the radio volume nob and source selector. If you have steering wheel PCM controls, the dash mount could possibly be acceptable. If you don't, take my advice and purchase the console mount. I'll probably try and just get the mount and install it on the console. That way, I'll have two mounting points.