What do you all do for keeping your phone visible? I know there's the "put your phone away and enjoy the drive" approach, but I use the phone for maps/GPS and speedometer app (because my speedo gauge reads incorrectly). And when used as the music source or receiving an incoming call, I don't want to be fumbling with it while driving, for obvious safety reasons. So as much as I'd like to just put the phone away, it's a necessary evil.
I can't find the post, but someone smart/resourceful on here had mentioned buying these rare earth magnets, affixing one magnet on the back side of the fiberglass and another magnet on the phone case, therefore having an invisible mount. I bought those magnets (which are strong as hell btw) and planned to do this in the 1/blue region in the photo attached. However, I'm concerned about looking up and down between that low point and the road. Plus it's hard to see to begin with because it's set far back and through the steering wheel.
Another thought is setting it on its side somehow at the 2/yellow and 3/teal positions. I especially like 3/teal because it's in the line of sight with the road, middle of the road, and added bonus that it's a bit more private from your passenger's view (not sure that I care but doesn't hurt). The problem is that a lot of apps don't re-orient to landscape mode, and even maps that usually do are harder to read. Maybe there's a way to stand the phone portrait in these positions (like 4/purple scooted to the left).
Lastly there's perhaps hanging it from the mirror rod at 4/purple such that it doesn't sway & rotating, or 5/green so leaning against the dash keeps it from rotating and minimizes swaying (if you're taking a hard turn that'll sway it you're probably not looking at it anyway). (EDIT: Writing this post gave me the idea to try those rare earth magnets at 5/green, they're so strong that it works through the fiberglass plus leather+filler upholstery! So that's my current top pick, plus a magnet at 1/blue for times when it's hard to read the screen from bright daylight, direct sun is heating up the phone, or at night time you don't want to broadcast your screen to all other observers! Still would love to hear people's ideas/discussions...)
I'm sure the smart folks on here have come up with creative solutions my brain can't. Like a James Bond retractable arm that comes out from under the dash and doesn't bounce around much. Mine would come out like Austin Powers' attempt 😂