The list of daily tasks we intuitively use our cell phones to handle is growing rapidly. Now, it’s hard to imagine the days when we used to simply use a phone like a phone. Cell phone cradles or holders can streamline and simplify your daily routine from helping you enjoy a clear view of your phone’s GPS while driving to ensuring that your phone is charging properly on the go so that you aren’t left with the headache of a dead cell battery. In addition, with the increase in police cracking down on drivers using a hand-held phone while on the road, cell phone cradles are increasingly popular solutions. Some drivers have even gone to the extreme to make an ironic point about using hands-free cell devices while still following the letter of the law. To make the most of your cell phone cradle in your day to day hustle and bustle, check out the following tips.
1. Install your cell phone holder in a visibly accessible place. This is especially important if you are going to rely on your cell phone for GPS while driving. Choosing a mount that allows you to view the phone either on the dashboard or windshield will help you keep your eyes on the road without getting lost.
2. Choose a phone mount that allows easy access to a charger. Some cradles allow for active charging, which means that the phone will charge as soon as it is inserted into the cradle. Other cradles enable passive charging, which means that you will need to connect your phone to the car’s electrical system on the go.
3. Take advantage of the swivel function with your cell phone cradle. This feature will allow you to switch from portrait to landscape view. If your traveling companions are watching a movie on longer trips, the landscape option can be a helpful feature. This could prove particularly useful in entertaining children on those longer trips.
4. Choose a phone cradle that allows you to keep your protective case on your phone. This is important for two reasons. First, you will not want to deal with the hassle of removing your protective case every time you want to use your phone cradle. Also, you don’t want to have to sacrifice protecting your phone just to mount or cradle it. In the event of an accident, or if you happen to fumble your phone when adjusting the mount, you will be thankful you kept your protective call on your phone to do it’s job.
As cell phones become even more integrated in our daily lives, finding and using a cell phone cradle that works for you can save time and eliminate frustration in your daily routine. If your cradle helps keep your hands off of your cell phone will driving, it may also save you expensive fines and unnecessary traffic tickets. With a little bit of planning, finding and using the device that works for you will be a breeze.