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Old 08-17-2017, 06:40 PM   #18
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That one isn't bad... not sure I want my phone over the passenger seat but if just me in the car wouldn't be bad. Would the magnet that goes on the back of the iPhone fit under the Apple leather case though?
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:01 PM   #19
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I think some people with non-plus iPhones have been able to close the door. Depending on case etc.

I am not quite able to close it with my iPhone 6, with or without a thin case. Not a big deal to me.

I would imagine that any plus model iPhone will not allow the door to close.
Thanks for the info! I think that would rule it out for me since I usually keep a spare phone connected in the car for music and CarPlay.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:30 AM   #20
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Thanks for the info! I think that would rule it out for me since I usually keep a spare phone connected in the car for music and CarPlay.
I use an iPhone 5S and in the morning I just drop it in the D-Dock without looking or fiddling with cables, close the lid for a nice and clean look -and then just forget the phone. CarPlay pops up on the screen and my Discover Pro have all the features I need on the 8" screen. Phonecalls, messages, Navigation, DAB Radio and podcasts are easily used while the phone is in it's secrect cradle charging away. The look and quality of the dock is like OEM.

I literally don't need to look at my phone while driving so I love that it's stored and charging out of sight.

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Old 08-18-2017, 11:23 AM   #21
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I use an iPhone 5S and in the morning I just drop it in the D-Dock without looking or fiddling with cables, close the lid for a nice and clean look -and then just forget the phone. CarPlay pops up on the screen and my Discover Pro have all the features I need on the 8" screen. Phonecalls, messages, Navigation, DAB Radio and podcasts are easily used while the phone is in it's secrect cradle charging away. The look and quality of the dock is like OEM.

I literally don't need to look at my phone while driving so I love that it's stored and charging out of sight.
Ya, I guess I could setup my old 5S and do that and just keep it in there all the time... but then I guess not much need for that dock at all. I wonder if there is a way to have 2 docks connected to the USB port in the pocket at the same time (some mini-hub) - as long as only one device was connected at a time?
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:59 PM   #22
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That one isn't bad... not sure I want my phone over the passenger seat but if just me in the car wouldn't be bad. Would the magnet that goes on the back of the iPhone fit under the Apple leather case though?
Hi NCR-R, I've got that mount and it works through the Apple leather case on my iPhone 7 with no problems at all.

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Old 08-18-2017, 01:56 PM   #23
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Hi NCR-R, I've got that mount and it works through the Apple leather case on my iPhone 7 with no problems at all.

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Thanks for the info! Will have to consider that one now for sure.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:06 PM   #24
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Hi GolfMK7, Kenu just launched a new line of phone car mounts that work great in any VW (we even used Passat/GTI interiors for the packaging). Use code "golfmk7-20" at checkout for 20% off all new products: www.kenu.com/collections/new-products , valid through October 31st. Cheers.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:40 PM   #25
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I purchased the Kenu Airframe magnetic and I really like it, I haven't test it on my GTI yet but I have it on my daily now and I really like it, blends well with the car, uses soft rubber on the vent clips and it is ver adjustable , I had a Scosche before and while I like it because it sits flush on the vents I kind like the Kenu better although sticks out more, but that will give more flexibility, another plus is that I can move my vents from side to side without issue, I'll try it on my GTI next and I decide if I'll get one for the GTI. I'll update once I use it on the VW


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Old 11-07-2017, 10:59 PM   #26
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Are these any different than other vent magnet mounts? They look like they use exactly the same mounting hardware as the other brands on Amazon except for the branding and costing twice as much.
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:47 PM   #27
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Are these any different than other vent magnet mounts? They look like they use exactly the same mounting hardware as the other brands on Amazon except for the branding and costing twice as much.

Besides Kenu and Scosche I have no experience with any other brand.
They are both different the Kenu is adjustable the Scosche is not.
I can not compare it to any offering from Amazon , I'll I can say is that the materials and feel of the mount are high quality.

I'll see how it goes with everyday use.


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Old 11-14-2017, 02:21 AM   #28
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I used the Kenu for a long time now I have this on my cars


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Does the magnet actually work through a case?


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Old 11-14-2017, 06:59 AM   #29
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Does the magnet actually work through a case?


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Yes it does,unless it's a super thick case , use the bigger plate out of the two


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Old 11-14-2017, 10:33 PM   #30
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Yes it does,unless it's a super thick case , use the bigger plate out of the two


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Old 11-17-2017, 12:36 AM   #31
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I obv. need some educating here, but for the people with MIB2 and therefore Carplay and AA, why need a mount in the first place? Certainly not for GPS, or music, or even texting....

Car monitoring perhaps for JB4 but I thought that could also be done via MirrorLink
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Old 11-17-2017, 12:43 AM   #32
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Bought the armless kenu airframe and itís just excellent. Holds a 7+ with a Case horizontally without a problem. I hated idea of it being mounted, how lame is that. But damn is it nice and the mount looks great when you arenít using it. Why use it? Because waze is better than maps x1000, and its nice to have the phone away from hands that may want to text. Love it.

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Old 11-17-2017, 12:46 AM   #33
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I'm very happy with mine as well. Very well made


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Old 11-29-2017, 11:59 PM   #34
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Personally, I like the Proclip mounts. They clip in between the dash openings. I found the vent mounts forced the vents to push down rendering them useless.

http://www.proclipusa.com/vehicle/da...f-gti-vii/2017

I bought the Proclip center mount and bought a cheap Amazon magnetic dash phone mount.
Been trying to find this forever. Thanks buddy
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