In case you haven’t seen the ad on television 200 times, I bring you another installment in my search for products that look like they work versus products that don’t work.
In this case, it’s the lowly suction-cup-attached phone holder devices that—like that sponge holder in my kitchen sink and shower mirror—do not suction to anything for long.
WeatherTech—the maker of the best floor mats that have ever gathered mud from my boots—has hacked the suction-cup matrix with a phone holder that goes in an empty cup holder, and called it CupFone.
Like any consumer product advertised on TV, it’s also “great for use in boats, RV’s, and golf carts.” I think we’re all concerned with its use in trucks. However, the maker says it can also be used on a desk, which is something I’d consider as an actual serviceable use.
WeatherTech says it fits virtually all known mobile phones and most “normal” sized cases and any cupholder via interchangeable base cups that customize a snug fit. It enables hands-free operation of your phone and lets you keep it plugged in while driving.
The neck fully rotates 360 -degrees to allow optimizing screen angle, microphone, and speaker. Engineered and made in the U.S.A. CupFone—not to be confused with PlugFone—costs $35.