Picture of Custom car mount for your smartphone
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Feel free to modify the design to fit your particular phone or car.

So, I bought a Galaxy Note recently. I’m not sure if you’re familiar with the Note, but in short, it is a Really Big Phone. Soon after, I bought it a sweet sweet wallet case, and it became Even Bigger. (Bigger, yet awesome, and now capable of holding my credit cards!)

This caused a bit of a problem in situations where I was used to having a more “standard-size” phone. Particularly, this became an issue while driving, as the phone no longer fit into the convenient cubbie in my car. I considered buying a car mount, but they were all slightly less than ideal in a number of ways, and to top it all off, would require me to take my phone in and out of its awesome wallet case multiple times per day. Oh, what’s a hacker to do?


This device is intended to snugly fit a Galaxy Note phone in a Spigen wallet case. The back of the mount is custom-designed to fit in an empty compartment in my Hyundai Accent, and can be changed to fit whatever location you'd like. This design also features a hinge to enable the user to point the phone at either the driver or passenger, for radio or map usage.

This particular design is easiest to build with a laser cutter, but a jigsaw or other cutting apparatus would likely work just fine.

I recommend reading through the instructions before making any cuts to your material. Many parts of the design are variable and depend on your specific materials and setup.
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-dami-4 months ago
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FrozenIce1 year ago

Nice Note, as well!
I am actually considering buying one myself! Do you mind if i contact you about your opinion on it? That would be very helpful for me :) thx
Wow! I made one very similar to this for my Sebring's little cubby hole in the center dash. My friends make fun of it but it works great! Mine is even a little more primitive as it just wedges perfectly into the cubby hole but it's exactly what I was shooting for. Congrats on making it to the front page of the newsletter!
bytehead1 year ago
Good job!

I bought an iOttie for my Note (great phone!).

I don't have a case for it, and found that, while technically it is supposed to fit in the iOttie, it really doesn't. I trimmed the rubber grippers down almost to the plastic to get it to be able to slide in without taking the iOttie off the windshield. And I'm still hitting the power button every time I insert or remove it. With a case? Not going to happen!

I love this.
chaitanyak1 year ago
beautiful. good call on the wood stain
MonkiMan1 year ago
That Spigen wallet case is AWESOME, thanks for bringing it to mty attention (also great instructable : )
Really nice job! I've been thinking about making something like this, and you gave me some great ideas... 5 stars;-)
How'd this one slip by? It's awesome!