Sometimes I receive technology through my door that shakes the very foundations of what I thought was possible. Not this week though.
This week I have been given a Mobio Go from our friends at Clove.co.uk to try out and I have to say I am impressed. Using the witchcraft that is magnets, Mobio has a range of different accessories to help hold your phones and tablets. One of the big plusses to their range is that the magnet that is secured to your phone is a standard size and can be used on any of the stands in the range.
Now I know the first thing everyone will be worried about is how the magnets affect your phone. Well the TL:DR is simple, they don’t. Mobio warns that the magnet may affect a hard drive in a PC but they are no danger to the devices themselves. I have been using it for at least a week with no ill effect to any of my phones.
The Mobio Go that I have is designed for use in your car although I think it would work well attached to a wall or even a computer monitor. It is small and fairly light weight although it needs some heft to balance the device. The Go is basically 2 parts, the first is a solid ball bearing attached to a plastic bottom with 3m adhesive on the bottom and the other is a concave disk (the magnet) that attaches to your phone using the same 3M adhesive.
ProTip: 3M is amazingly strong so be aware of that when you attach. I would recommend attaching it to a case or, as I have done attach it to a rear glass protector if you have an N4, Xperia Z or Iphone 4s.
Take your time in deciding the best place for the mount to go because once that bad boy is on it takes some serious fiddling to get it off. One big bonus however is that 3M doesn’t leave any residue when removed and the replacement stickers are cheap as chips.
As you can see from the picture of my Xperia and the press shots this thing really is a simple little accessory, just stick it and go!
I do have one small complaint. Because of the free spinning nature of the dock plugging a device in can lead to complications. If you have a phone where the charging port is on the bottom (the right place) then it will sit in portrait mode happily. If however you have a phone like the Xperia z which has the port in the top left (the most wrong place there ever was) then the phone constantly spins down in to landscape mode.
There really isn’t a lot more to say. I could make this a 1000 word article on the pros and cons of certain car phone mounts but that isn’t needed here. At £24.99 this is a great, unobtrusive car mount that is flexible and stylish.