I like being able to use my smartphone for things like GPS navigation when I'm driving, but I never have a good place to put the phone that doesn't take my eyes off the road. When I was asked if I wanted to review the FRiEQ Premium Stylish Universal Dashboard Windshield Car Mount Holder for Smartphones, I said yes, hoping it would be the answer for those types of situations. I quickly found out that it *is* the answer, and will be permanently left in the car now... I love it.
The things I normally don't care for on mounts like these is that they are built for a single size or type of phone, and you pretty much have to take off any phone cover in order to use it. Not with the FriEQ, however... The two side braces for the phone have one side that is fixed and one side that is spring-loaded and expands out to nearly four inches wide. Therefore, it's pretty irrelevant as to how wide your device is with the cover on it. Just push the side of the phone against the brace that expands out, push it until you can get the phone anchored against the other brace, and the tension between the arms will hold it tight.
The base has a latch on the back that works the suction cup base on the bottom. I'd guess that if your dashboard is pebbly or not very smooth, it might not hold as tightly as it should. But for our dash, which is smooth, it held like a rock. The armature between the phone holder and the base also fully swivels and moves through a 90 degree of up-and-down motion, so I can't think of any configuration where you wouldn't be able to attach the mount and not be able to swivel the phone into an optimal viewing angle.
Bottom line, I can't find anything to dislike about the FRiEQ. It looks nice in black, it blends into the coloring in our car, it's easy to work, and it does exactly what it's supposed to do (and it does it well). I'm guessing that if I find that the FriEQ is missing from my car, it will probably have "mysteriously" traveled to my son's car... in which case he can go buy his own. This reviewer is not sharing this item...