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OSO Mounts New UC GRIP


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 29 Jun 2012

pocketgpsworld.com
We've reviewed an OSO Mount before and we liked it a lot. Combining a clamp type mount with their unique soft suction base, the mounts can adhere to surfaces where others would fail.

Now OSO have brought out a new design, the U GRIP, designed for the current crop of smartphones.

The soft lined jaws are spring loaded and grip your phone securely and, with a maximum width of 5 inches, should be able to accommodate even then largest handsets, Galaxy S3 and HTC One X owners will rejoice.

As with all OSO mounts, the U GRIP comes with the unique suction mount and an adhesive disk as well. They are available now for 24.99 from OSO's web site here.

Source: OSO Mounts



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Posted by BillCarver on Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:56 am Reply with quote

I bought an OSO Space Mount on the strength of your glowing review which easily opens sufficiently wide to hold my Samsung Galaxy SII smart phone.

What's not so good is the wobbling. The whole mount arm is made of quite flimsy plastic, so there's no obvious way of steadying it.

From the photo it looks as if the U Grip will suffer from the same problem.


 
Posted by Darren on Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:05 am Reply with quote

Odd. I have a Space Mount in the car, holding my SII as it happens, and I've not noticed that issue? Where is it wobbling, at the ball joint or in the plastic arm itself?


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
Posted by Guivre46 on Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:28 am Reply with quote

I found that I could not tighten up the nut on the ball joint enough to avoid movement when holding a satnav. I have some of that non-slip matting that stops things slipping around on the dash. I put a small piece into the ball seating and that has more or less eliminated the movement, but there is still quite a bit of vibration. But satnavs are heavier than mobiles.


Mike R [aka Wyvern46]
Go 530T - unsupported
Go550 Live [not renewed]
Kia In-dash Tomtom

 
Posted by lenfish on Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:29 pm Reply with quote

Same problem here with the Space Mount. Fantastic grip but excessive wobbling when holding my Samsung S2 which can't be eliminated by tightening. Sent it back for a refund. Would try a a U Grip Mount, but fear it may suffer from the same problem!

Regards,

Len


 
Posted by Kritou on Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:00 pm Reply with quote

Agreed, the tightening ring needs a better lever arm moment .... listen up there OSO (their website has a live chat facility that is actually monitored)


 
Posted by shires999 on Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:54 pm Reply with quote

I agree about the wobbling. I've got a TT XL Live which is a little weighty. The mount is attached to my dashboard as I wanted to bring the satnav closer to me as I have quite a sloping windscreen. The wobble isn't on the ball joint (although taht could be improved) but it seems to be on the actual arm which is plastic. The dashboard has a bit of give on it as it's teh soft plastic type but this accentuates it.
It's a good piece of kit but not perfect


 
Posted by Guivre46 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:52 am Reply with quote

I see OSO seem to have redesigned their mounts. They now have one aimed at Satnavs. It looks more substantial and probably more rigid. Anyone tried this newer version?

http://osomount.com/shop/dash-grip/


Mike R [aka Wyvern46]
Go 530T - unsupported
Go550 Live [not renewed]
Kia In-dash Tomtom

 
Posted by Kritou on Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:55 pm Reply with quote

The grip of these mounts is excellent but the very flexibility of the cup is an issue itself imo. Put it on a smooth hard surface then agitate the plastic hemisphere and you can see there is about 2-3mm of lateral play. I suspect this gives some of the shake when using heavier items such as a GPS

I have now ridden several thousand miles with the OSO mount holding an iPod Touch on my m/c's tank and am quite confident that it is secure enough for on-road touring (the holder itself is a bicycle version)


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Hmm .. must RTFM on inserting an image Embarassed


 
Posted by JockTamsonsBairn on Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:15 pm Reply with quote

Kritou Wrote:

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HTH


Edited to show correctly formatted image link.


Jock

TomTom Go 940 LIVE (9.510, Europe v915.5074 on SD & 8.371, WCE v875.3613 on board)

 
Posted by Kritou on Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:33 pm Reply with quote

JockTamsonsBairn Wrote:
Kritou Wrote:



HTH


Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed


 
Posted by M8TJT on Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:47 pm Reply with quote

So now we have two images Rolling Eyes


 
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