Phones have been getting bigger, so don't be surprised when you stumble upon older universal accessories that don't fit recent phablets. Probably one of the most common accessories is the car mount. You use it to keep your smartphone in sight and ready for GPS directions, streaming music, or hands-free calls inside the car. If you're looking to get one for your phablet like the Lumia 1520, Lumia 1320, or the new Lumia 640 XL, you should consider the Kenu Airframe Plus. Check out our hands-on video to see it in action.
The Kenu Airframe Plus fits smartphones and phablets with displays ranging from 4 to 6 inches. It also supports devices with oversized cases. You place the mount into your car's vent. You don't have to worry about suction cups attached to the front windshield that might block part of your view while driving. The clips on the back are stiff but expandable enough to squeeze into the vent for a secure fit.
The Kenu Airframe Plus has a spring-loaded expandable grip for your device. Just pull the jaw and insert your phone. There's also another way to use it that might not be too obvious. You can use Airframe Plus as a portable desk stand. Insert a card into the clip on the back and then place it on a flat surface. Since the clips can be rotated, you'll be able to view your phone in portrait or landscape mode.
The original Kenu Airframe is very popular at Amazon with over 1,500 reviews, averaging 4.5 out of 5 stars. The newer Airframe Plus was created to fit the growing phones and phablets. We're very happy with the Airframe Plus, but it's not perfect. The grips will securely hold your phone and hug the car vent, but car vents are still moveable. This means there will be movement on bumpy roads. It's also not a good idea to use the heater for the front vents. During cold weather, you should probably use the heaters at the bottom.
You can buy the Kenu Airframe Plus on Amazon for about $20, or you may even find it at your local electronics stores for about $30.