Note from Day Undefined:
This is a product that Joni highly recommends, but unfortunately, after 6+ months of using it, the mount broke. Please scroll down to read the update from Joni about why she loves this product and how disappointed she is that it broke. Weighing the price (under $10) with the questionable quality and usefulness makes it a tough choice about whether this product is worth it, but we hope that these insights will help you make the choice that's right for you.
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(This product is marketed for bikes, but our reviewer has recommended that it can be useful for wheelchairs or other mobility devices.)
Product Review by Joni: (meet our team)
This cell phone mount is intended for use on bicycle handlebars, but it can just as easily be attached to a wheelchair, rollator, or walker. It is great for anyone who misplaces, fumbles with, or drops their cell phone as much as I do (which is a daily occurrence for me).
The base attaches to a circular tube with some effort by pulling the rubberized notched strap taut. Once it is mounted, the base is small and likely unobtrusive, but if it does get in the way, it can be spun completely around the tubing. Because the base is backed with an anti-skid rubber grip, you can be confident that it is holding securely. Besides some temporary pressure marks (because of the placement on my wheelchair’s armrest bar), it shouldn’t permanently scratch or mar the surface.
To attach the silicone holder onto your phone, you will need to stretch the bands over the four corners of your phone. It fits devices that measure between 4 and 6.7 inches and will likely accommodate a protective case. The holder has a circular knob on the back that slides securely into the base and can be rotated freely.
This phone mount is helpful to me for many reasons, namely because:
- If my phone is attached to my wheelchair, I know where it is and that it will not fall off my lap.
- With it mounted on the armrest by my dominant side, my phone is at my fingertips and ready for me to send a text, take a call, make a request of my voice assistant, watch a video, etc.
- The stretchy silicone bands of the holder fit over my phone case, so there is no additional finessing necessary.
- The holder mounts onto the base and can rotate 360 degrees, providing optimal use of the phone screen, especially while watching horizontally oriented videos.
- Even with the band attached, I have unobstructed use of Face ID, Touch ID, both front and rear cameras, the flashlight, and the charging port.
(This review isn’t specifically of this item, but I think it may give some additional perspective to know that I also use an Otterbox Defender protective case on my iPhone. The case does make my phone a bit chunkier and heavier, but I find that having a more substantial case helps me to better hold onto it, and the bands of this phone mount fits over my case just fine. When attaching my phone to the base, all I have to do is detach the Otterbox belt-clip holster from the back of my phone case. I can even flip the holster around and reattach it on the screen side of my phone; this ensures that I don’t misplace the holster, but it also guarantees that, when it is time to detach my phone from my wheelchair mount, I can easily use the holster to secure my phone to my person with the belt clip. End of tangent.)
* UPDATE *
(Joni demonstrates setting up the Deerfun cell phone holder, which involves putting the silicone straps around the phone and sliding it into the base piece, where it can rotate as needed.)