Thursday, December 14, 2017

New Phone Mount

There is a really cool map app called Maprika that I like using when I am out wheeling at Rausch Creek. 

This app has many cool features, but the one I like the most, is tracking myself on the trails. I can see where I am going, and it tracks where I have been. 

However, being out on the trails without a co-pilot makes for difficult navigation. When my friend, CPO from Overclock3d Jeeps, collaborated with me on Episode 8 of Jeep Momma's Garage, I discovered a cool gadget to help me with my navigation.

A phone mount for the JK's by 67Designs.

This Jeep JK Mount with Universal Mount retails for $69. 

Money well spent! 

This mount is easy to install. 

Step 1:  You just remove the plastic change tray on your dash. 

Step 2: There is a OEM hex head screw in place that you use to attach the phone mount. Unscrew this screw.

Step 3: Attach the 20 mm ball mount in the dash with the OEM hex head screw.  

Step 4: Attach the carbon fiber arm to the 20mm ball mount.

Step 5: Attach the Universal Aluminum Squeeze mount with 20 mm ball to the carbon fiber arm. 

Easy Peasy! 

I love that I can rotate my phone 360 degrees on the 20 mm ball for a portrait or landscape orientation.

It's a simple one handed operation - no buttons to open or release the device. Just push one side away and slide in the phone.

I am looking forward to the next time on the trails to be able to track myself on the map with Maprika!