Clingo Universal In Car Holder – Review

Clingo Universal In Car Holder   Review

Car holders for mobile phones aren’t always the best looking or functional accessories. The universal ones are normally big and ugly as they have to accommodate as many phones as possible and they have varying mechanisms for securing the phone. Device specific mounts can be better but they are designed with just one device in mind. Both this problems are solved by the Clingo Universal In Car Holder.


Let me state that I was a little sceptical of this device at first and heres why: The only method for securing your phone is by placing it against the green pad on the holder. Thats it. Let me assure you though that after my first time using this product, all of that worry melted away. The Clingo material grips on to the device incredibly well! I stuck my iPhone to it and gave it a really good shake, more so than would ever happen in any normal car journey and the phone didn’t budge at all.

My next concern though was how hard my phone was going to be stuck to the mount. When I went to remove it it only required the tiniest bit of force and the phone was back in my hand. The clingo material left no residue at all on the phone either. The pad isn’t adhesive when you touch it with your fingers but it sure as hell grips on to a phone. It even grips on to my iPad!

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Clingo Universal In Car Holder   ReviewThe arm is fully adjustable and is mounted on a ball and socket joint meaning you can rotate your phone into portrait or landscape and get the perfect viewing angle at all times. The suction cup is also very strong. It has a clasp that ensures the mount is always connected to the windscreen. If you prefer fixing these type of products to the dashboard there is a dashboard disc included in the box as well which is basically a sticky pad you stick to the dashboard and then suction the Car Holder to that.

Clingo Universal In Car Holder   Review

Overall I am very impressed. I have been using the Clingo Universal In Car Holder for about a week now and the Clingo material is just as strong as it was on day one. My phone has never fallen off and, in a rare occurrence for this reviewer, I am struggling to find fault with the product. Every so often a product comes a long that lives up to expectations and this is one of them.

The Clingo Universal In Car Holder is available from Mobile Fun and costs £19.99. If you are looking for a car holder for your phone that will work regardless of what device you have then this comes highly recommended.

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  • DanDare

    I’m on my second Clingo car mount and probably won’t buy another. They start off fine but when the car gets warm (We’re talking Scottish summer warm) the clingy pad really sticks to your phone and then breaks apart when you eventually manage to get your phone off it leaving goo on the back of your phone.

    • Guest

      Thanks, I’ll certainly keep an eye on it and report back if I have any issues.

  • Anonymous

    i tried one with my brand new htc titan a while back. dropped it instantly and dinged the case. i was not happy. wouldn’t recommend it as a holder. now have a cheapo £7.99 plastic thing from a t-mobile shop which does the trick just fine :-)

  • Treffer

    Doesn’t work well with HTC as they tend to have a curved back. It dropped my HTC Sensation after 10min of driving. Luckely I saw it slipping and could catch it. Oh well, so much for the cool gadget – didn’t think it would work any way. I don’t think I would try it with another phone, not after what happened with my sensation. I just don’t trust it. (Although; an iPhone may work as it has a FLAT back).