Aug 10, 2015
When it comes to mobile accessories, few names resonate like Bracketron; its Mi-T Grip Smartphone Mount is just the type of tool one would love to add to one’s accessory arsenal.
The review unit that Bracketron sent highlights the product in retail form; getting it out of the packet unveils the two pieces that make up the mount: a ball joint fused with suction-sticky attachment surface, and then an adjustable clip that fits intuitively onto the ball joint with the help of a tightening screw. When the latter is snapped onto the former, one gets a homogeneous solution, made of hard plastic and coming in all black. It is almost diminutive and feels solidly built.
Usage is easy to glean; all one needs to do is position the unit on glass or dash by taking off the protective sheet and wetting the attaching side. Then, with the use of the press-down clip, the unit is able to achieve a firm hold on the surface.
The jaws of the clip can be extended to fit over devices width-wise up to 3.5 inches; the ball joint allows the user to manipulate the clip along an axis, such that the attached device can be moved to a perfect angle. Altogether, it is easy to get it going, and it does work well on the aforementioned dash or windshield.
With regards to usability, it just works. It’s small profile makes it easy to tote around, and when in use, it isn’t too bothersome. Removing it is equally as easy, and the ability to using it on several types of surfaces (in the home office, for example) is definitely a plus.
One gripe I have is the difficulty in placing the device in the jaws one-handed. The firm grip comes at a price, and it’s easier to use two hands to manipulate it.
Overall, it does its stated job equitably, and it’s pricing ($20.74 on Amazon) is attractive too.
Not bad for just another day at the accessory office for Bracketron.