Build A Custom Phone Car Mount For Under $US10

Inexpensive phone mounts are almost always disappointing with low-quality parts and a poor grip on your phone. This cheap DIY mount is slim, solid and and will fit your phone perfectly.

Lifehacker reader Robbie Khan was sick of his cheap and crappy phone mount. It was bulky, it didn't hold his phone well and the suction cup wasn't very effective. His clever and cost-effective solution was to craft his own from cheaper and superior parts. He bought a universal Garmin GPS mount with a matching mount plate and an inexpensive hard case for his phone. If you've never owned a Garmin GPS the mounts they include with their units are rock solid and — thanks to a lever-lock design in the suction cup base — they've got great staying power. He used automotive mirror glue to affix the mount plate to the hard case of the phone and ended up with a super slim and stable case that fits like a glove.

Check out the link below to see additional photos of the mount, the case and the backplate glued on. Have a cheap but effective DIY hack — phone-related or otherwise — to share? Let's hear about it in the comments.

DIY Garmin Phone Mount [OcUK Forums]


    This is a fantastic idea! I think I might try to replicate it.

    i dont normally bother doing these projects but this one i did and i am really happy with it.
    I actually just used superglue and it is really strong and sturdy. cost about 9 bucks and is the best car mount i have ever used! add 3 bucks for a car charger because gps on android sucks that battery dry!

    this is great! unfortunately I already have a case on my phone, so this ain't going to work.

    still, very useful for others anyway!

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