Pros: dash cam, swivels
Cons: not enough power to charge phone
Ive been using this mount since I got my Z10. The car mount works great. I like the open back so I can use it as a dash cam (havent caught a meteorite or anything good yet though). Suction cup mounts firmly so far, although winter seems to test suction cups due to the cold. Well see how it holds up in a couple months.
My only gripe is the power it provides. When I plug it into my phone (since upgrading the OS to 10.1) I get a message that the phone isnt getting enough power and I should use the power cable that came with the phone. Had a chance to investigate today. The car charger appears to be 1.0 amp vs the recommended 1.8 amps.
But the real issue was the USB adapter on the mount. It is a short cable that connects the power cable to the phone. When I removed that and plugged my BlackBerry cable (not the long cable that came with this kit) the phone no longer gives me the message.
Seems that some USB cables are more for data transfer and only supply .5 amps. The cabling (long cable and adapter on the mount) that came with this kit appear to be data cables.
Ill see if removing these cables from the equation allow my phone to actually charge now. If not, Ill likely buy the OEM BlackBerry car adapter and use that with this mount.
User: J. Dingle, Apr 24, 2013
Loving this dock for my car. Sturdy!
Great Mount, But Incomplete power adapter.
User: Wes Drake, Nov 25, 2013
Pros: Mount is great but big
Cons: Power source does not include cigarette adapter.
No car to my knowledge has a USB port to power up a cell phone. This unit came with a USB connector with no cigarette lighter adapter, so Ill have to buy another piece to make this work properly. Plus I been reading that even if I do, the power may not be enough for my Blackberry to charge. This product is incomplete.