Friday, November 26, 2010

IQ Smart Solutions IQ-1175 Vent Clip Mount Review

Up for review is the IQ Smart Solutions IQ-1175 Vent Clip Mount. I initially labeled it as a GPS mount, but in reality it is a universal mount. It holds multiple GPS devices, as well as other portable devices such as iPods, iPhone, SM Radio and Sirius Radio receivers. The included adapters are a belt clip, as well as a vent mount.

The mount can work with just about any device. While the list is fairly extensive, it still does not cover all models for all manufacturers. It looks like you are pretty covered for XM Radio, Sirius, and most iPods. The good news is that it also comes with some universal mounting tabs. So if your device is not on the list, just use the universal mounting tabs.

The packaging was pretty good, with a lot of adapters. Each one was individually wrapped in clear plastic and labeled for this make it supports. So it was pretty simple to look through the pile for the adapters that were needed. Construction was also good, as they all seem fairly durable.

The included instructions were simple to follow. There are multiple sized vent clips to work with just about any dash. I was able to get mine installed to my vents, and the mount appeared very stable. I would have no reservations with using this mount. If you are looking for a device mount that will not take up your dash space, this could be for you. For more info and complete specs, check out their website at