GripGo, Does it Work?

Product Review 3 February 2013 | 0 Comments

car-cell-phone-mountFor those of you who aren’t familiar with the GripGo, here’s a brief look at the idea behind it. Essentially, it’s advertised as a universal cell phone, GPS, MP3 player, and even tablet PC mount. The idea behind it is that it can hold pretty much any device with a flat back in a way that you can see it without it intruding on your view of the road. The question remains, though, does it work? The best way to ask that is to see if the different parts work.

First is the suction cup that mounts it to the dashboard or windshield. It’s not your standard “push it to make it stick” suction cup. This is one of the cups that has a small lever that you push down to apply suction. It does its job pretty well, surprisingly. Even under the weight of some heavier tablet PCs, the main suction cup keeps the mount in place. This is an extremely pleasant surprise, actually. Given how much the stalk can twist and bend to let you customize where the mount points, it’s easy to think that the suction cup could be overpowered by an awkward positioning. Luckily, this is not the case.

universal-cell-phone-mountHowever, the suction cup is useless if the mount doesn’t work, in the end. Luckily, this isn’t the case. The mount itself is a green pad on the end of the stalk and it does a surprisingly good job of holding anything you put on it. The device is a bit too new to see how long any given one lasts, of course, but so far there doesn’t seem to be any loss of attachment from placing items on the mount and removing them.

The only complaint, if you can call it that, is that you need to lean the device off of the mount. There’s no other way to really put it, sadly. You can’t pull the device straight away from the mount, due to how it works, and it holds too tight to slide it off. Thanks to that, you need to pry it off by pulling one side up while you put the other side down. It’s easy to do, but difficult to describe.

Overall, the GripGo does its job surprisingly well. It’s easy to look at it and think there’s no way it’s going to hold at all. Then you try it out and you’re amazed at how well it actually does its job. It’s a good little mount for almost all your device needs.

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