The TYLT VU Wireless Charging Car Mount is a windshield-mounted holder that allows you to use your phone in navigation mode while charging wirelessly at up to 1amp via Qi.
I’d become quite fond of having a mount in the car back in the EVO days when going on trips, but when I did an aftermarket conversion to wireless on my HTC One M8, well, once you go wireless you pretty much want to stay there, and removing the Qi charger tag and plugging in just wasn’t something I wanted to do. (I also had no M8 compatible car mounts that I wanted to play with, but that’s another story.)
The TYLT VU Wireless Charging Car Mount adjusts easily to most sizes of phone, and can be easily adjusted right or left to find the perfect sweet spot for your phone’s wireless charging area.
The product also comes with a pass-through 1.2 amp car USB power adapter that has a cord attached on the side to power the car mount, and a USB to charge any other devices you might want to. This adapter is the only thing I have much of an issue with as it’s 1.2 amp total, meaning that would be shared between the phone in the mount and whatever you’ve got behind it.
It would be nice if they provided a standard USB to car mount cable and let you slap in a dual 4amp total charger so you didn’t have to worry about splitting the power, and if the power converter went out you didn’t have to order a proprietary one from TYLT.
Also the square TYLT power adapter – meh. Not something I fancy.
The TYLT VU Wireless Charging Car Mount claims to allow you to mount the largest phone on the market at time of writing. The product info page claims up to 4.2 inches width, so unless you’re attempting to mount something huge, chances are it’s going to work properly.
The suction cup on the back is the type you press into the window, and then press a little lever to make it even tighter. Once it’s up there it doesn’t seem like it’s going anywhere.
Adjustable tension in the ball joint allows you to angle your phone and lock it there, or leave it a little looser so you can move the phone around as the mood suits you.
The gripper arms are quick release, you just press a button and they retract letting go of your phone. When you put your phone in you just squeeze and they tighten. I haven’t had any drop issues as the phone’s at eye level and perfectly level, but it might be something to look out for if you’ve got it at an angle.
The TYLT VU Wireless Charging Car Mount effectively solves the problem of wanting wireless charging and heads-up navigation, and for that, along with the solid feel of the product, I think it’s a pretty useful tool for any driver who’s gone to the Qi wireless side and is not coming back.
The TYLT VU Wireless Charging Car Mount is available from Amazon for $79.99.