GripGo Hands Free Phone Mount Review

by Virtual Exhibit on November 13, 2012

You’re driving down a road in your neighborhood.  Suddenly, your phone rings and you realize you’re not sure where you put it.  Using one hand to steer and one to navigate your purse and the area on the passenger seat, you frantically grab for it.  You look over to see where the darned thing is and when you look back at the road, you panic and swerve out of the way of the oncoming car.  Whew!

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Close call, but you’re safe.  You figured you’d be fine since you were only doing 25, but it takes just a mere second before you can be in a life threatening situation.  Crisis averted, you pull over and calmly look around for the phone, not sure whose call you missed.

Sound familiar?  It did to me!  That’s why I was so excited when I saw the latest infomercial.  I don’t usually get into the As Seen on TV products, but when I saw this one, I knew would get one.  And maybe even one for each family member (hey, Christmas is coming, right?).  So what is it?

Drumroll, please….  It’s the GripGo!

I have to say, I don’t like being suckered by TV commercials.  That said, you’d have to try pretty hard not to be suckered by this.  It just makes sense!

What is GripGo?

It is, simply, an arm that connects from your windshield or dashboard with a pad on the end to hold your phone.  Just place your phone on it and voila!  It stays put.  The commercial even claims that it can hold a tablet, a convenient feature for the person in the passenger seat.

How it Works

I was skeptical at first.  How exactly does this thing keep your phone stuck to it so well?  I figured either 1) it doesn’t really stick that well, or 2) it does stick well but uses some kind of super gel stuff that leaves everything sticky.  Fortunately, I was wrong!

The secret is apparently the material that the phone is placed on.  It’s made of tiny suction cups (didn’t you see the green stuff on the infomercial?).  It makes me feel like the Green Goblin in Spiderman.  Well, maybe without the evil part.  But it is very green, and very high-tech.

Another thing I like about it is that the pad where you place your phone can spin 360⁰.  This is great if you need to move from a vertical screen to a wide screen mode, such as when you’re using GPS.  Which brings me to my next point…


It’s great for GPS!  I was recently in a large, unfamiliar city and found myself referring to my phone’s GPS a good bit.  I don’t have a Garmin Nuvi or anything like that, since I travel somewhat infrequently.  However, I started to envy my friend’s Garmin that sits so perfectly on its little arm.  He didn’t get lost at all.  I, on the other hand, had to keep picking up my phone and checking it, which turned out not-so-well for me.

No longer!  This should work every bit as well as his.

For music

How about if you use your phone for music?  My phone is Bluetooth connected to my car’s stereo system, which is great.  However, navigating my Amazon mp3 player can be a struggle when I, once again, have to keep picking up the phone.  Now I can change songs as often as I want!

Sounds great.  What’s the price tag?

A good question.  I figured it would probably be one of those overpriced things that I spend $40 on, only to have it break in a month.  Actually, it’s not as bad as I thought.

The GripGo costs $14.95, plus shipping and handling.  Actually, the website says you get one more mount for free, just the cost of the shipping and handling.  So get one, then give the other ones to friends and relatives for Christmas!  That’s my plan.  They don’t need to know their gift was free, do they?

This isn’t available in stores yet, so if you’re interested you’ll have to get it from the official website.

To clarify

I did notice in looking at the website that they throw in “two free dashboard mounts”.  At first I was confused.  I thought you got one, plus one free.  Just to clarify: the “dashboard mount” is the part that sticks to your dashboard or windshield, the “hands free mount” is the arm that your phone sticks to.  So, for $14.95 plus two shipping and handling fees, you get:

2 Hands free mounts

2 dashboard mounts

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Oh yeah, and…

Did I mention that I think this is great?!  Can’t wait to put it in my car and give it a try.  My only beef is that they don’t come in any other colors.  That’s okay, though.  I can embrace my inner Green Goblin.

So what do you think?  Let us know how the GripGo works out for you!

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