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Magnetic Dashboard Mount: Geeky or Geek Chic?

I like to keep my BlackBerry and iPhone near me when I'm driving, but they are constantly sliding off the passenger seat, my lap or the dashboard as I drive and subsequently creating a real driving nightmare. The Magnetic Dashboard Mount, $26, attaches to any vehicle dashboard (using tough 3M adhesive pads) and magnetically secures your mobile device - a small, subtle magnetic pad is attached to the back of your phone. The company assures that the magnet does not affect PDAs, Smartphones or other devices (including the iPod nano and iPod shuffle) which use flash memory, but you have to take caution with computer hard disks, hard disks used in 5G iPods and PDAs with large storage. I like the clean body and shape and the fact that it won't look like a child's toy on your dashboard. What do you think, would you use it?

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PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
Neat I like it.
cindeerella cindeerella 9 years
looks so chic but magnets and electronics?? not sure those should mix ya kno? (even if they DID say that it's safe....)
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
This is a great idea! My mom used to buy velcro and stick a piece on the back of her cell phone and the other on her dash...equally effective, but really tacky looking.
TheMakeupGirl TheMakeupGirl 9 years
steen steen 9 years
Meh, I prefer using the grippy fabric pads. I wouldn't want to risk the magnets.
charley charley 9 years
Geek Chic so useful!
Karla-Sugar Karla-Sugar 9 years
like everyone else is asking: magnets won't hurt my phone?
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 9 years
I dig it. But share the concerns about magnets... I like this "car pad" idea that phoenixred posted about.
ms_dior_cherie ms_dior_cherie 9 years
Hanahin Hanahin 9 years
I use one with the same idea .. but smaller .. It is so handy.
saffy1227 saffy1227 9 years
not geeky.
Hope5 Hope5 9 years
I think it would be a great gift!
phoenixred phoenixred 9 years
actually, i have this thing on my dashboard, which i got from eli lilly for free during a job fair a couple of years ago. it adheres really tightly to the dash without actually sticking to it, so it's very easy to take off. and i put my cell phone on it and it does an EXCELLENT job of keeping it on. it's just a regular car mat/pad thing, but only the size of a small notepad. i even tried seeing if i could make it fail. i turned corners really fast and drove in a circle, and my phone pretty much didn't move. i was really impressed. and i like it b/c it's visible when my phone rings, especially when i have the music volume up in my car. i know the car pad is pretty low-tech...but it's cheap, doesn't require adhesive and there isn't the whole fear that somehow the magnet will affect your electronics...
paii paii 9 years
RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 9 years
I like it but would be afraid of the magnet around my electronics. Plus, my stuff is in protective cases, so I'd have to remove it to be able to use it. In high crime areas it would make things easier to reach into your car and grab. But I liked the idea of using it to keep other things on, like maybe grocery lists, notes, etc with little magnets.
EatYourVeggies EatYourVeggies 9 years
It's cool but I would think people would be afraid to set their electronics on top of a magnet.
carolbob carolbob 9 years
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
okay, if you feel uncomfortable about sticking your cell phone to this thing - what about a small map page or directions which you can attach to the thing with a cute little bit of metal? i don't know if that would totally work, but i could see this being used in other ways.
nitronat nitronat 9 years
great idea, although I agree with others' discomfort with magnets near their electronics, i think it's a cool idea. And it's not obviously gadgety or anything.
jhuck jhuck 9 years
I'm in the process of buying a new car, and I'm not in any hurry to stick anything new to it. And I also don't like magnets near any of my electronics.
Neural Neural 9 years
It's alright. I probably wouldn't buy it but it's still alright.
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 9 years
Interesting concept. I thought magnets typically shouldn't be around electronic devices though.
mocelebgossisme mocelebgossisme 9 years
...what everyone needs and they don't even know it!! love it!
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
i don't like sticking things in my car's interior
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