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November 8, 2018

Best Car Mounts for Google Pixel and Pixel 2

by John_A

The Google Pixel and Pixel 2 series are beautiful, dependable phones that get updates years longer than the majority of Android devices. If you want to keep your Pixel safe, secure, and easy to use with Google Assistant or Android Auto’s standalone mode, you need a car mount you can trust to keep it from coming crashing down when you hit a pothole. Car mounts come in a wide variety of styles and types, and we have some favorites to share with you!

Our pick

Spigen Kuel A201 Premium Magnetic Air Vent Mount


Car mounts don’t get much easier than this: hide the included magnetic plate in your phone case — or stick it to the back of your phone — then hold your phone against the mount. Magnets will hold it in place while you drive, then you can just grab and go; no hassling with clamps or cradles! It even comes in three colors.

$12 at Amazon

Compact for car-swappers

WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic Phone Car Mount


This compact mount keeps your phone highly visible without obstructing the road and has over 14,000 5-star reviews. The WizGear is ideal for people who swap vehicles in a multi-car household or frequent fliers who need a rental car mount. It also doubles as a kickstand!

$7 at Amazon

Magnets with a curve

Nite Ize Original Steelie Dash Mount Kit


Making sharp turns and hitting potholes? Nite Ize’s magnet is super strong and the concave magnetic dot moves around the mount’s ball mount to prevent it from falling off. This magnetic mount boasts a bold look, and it gets the job done.

$14 at Amazon

Upgrade your CD player

Koomus Pro CD Slot Car Mount


Koomus’s low-profile mount is easy to slip into the long-forgotten CD slot, allowing you to mount your phone in an easily visible location without damaging the old disc player. The slide-out clamp holds your phone easily and can rotate 360 degrees for any angle you need.

$17 at Amazon

Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4

iOttie Easy One Touch 4

iOttie has been a leading brand for car mounts for years, and its latest dashboard/windshield mount, the Easy One Touch 4, is the best mount it’s ever made. It’s easy to use, can be positioned at just about any angle you’d ever want and can accommodate the Pixel XL or Pixel 2 XL with or without a case.

$25 at Amazon

Go pro



For a completely customized car mount, direct your attention to ProClip. Eliminate the guessing by customizing every aspect of your car mount and know that it’s going to fit your Pixel — and your car’s dashboard — just the way you want it to.

$35 at ProClip

I’ve always been partial to Spigen’s Kuel magnetic mounts, as they’re easy to use with multiple phones or multiple cars. Since the Pixel and Pixel 2 lack wireless charging, you don’t have to worry about the magnetic plates interfering with anything, either, but if you don’t want a magnetic mount, the iOttie Easy One Touch 4 is adaptable, dependable, and will grip your Pixel tight as you head down that backroad “shortcut” with all the potholes.

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