Comcastro was just sent the ROMSA Car Smartphone Air Venter Holder for a sponsored product review. The gadget is a simple device that you shove into a grate on your car’s air vent to hold your phone. It grips either an Apple or Samsung phone firmly. The product works as advertised. It holds your phone on an air vent while driving. It allows for easy plug in to your car’s charger. This is particularly useful if you’re using the navigation feature on your phone. If you’ve got a sophisticated music player on your phone then you’ll have an easier time changing artists while at a red light.
This gadget is great for Southerners. One of the biggest challenges with smart phones is keeping them cool in the summer months. When your car is 100 degrees and you’ve got your phone plugged in while you’re using GPS to get to the beach, then you’re phone’s likely to overheat. This problem is cured because your phone is resting on top of the A/C vent. Of course, this feature block the passenger from feeling any A/C out of the blocked vent. So, it’s not without its tradeoffs.
Overall, the product works as advertised. It feels sturdy and I’d be very surprised if it falls apart any time soon. The packaging was friendly and the product easily came out of the box. If you’re on the market for an affordable car smartphone holder, then you could do worse.