Cell Phone Seat review – a phone holder for your vehicle’s cup holder

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REVIEW:  With literally every kind of cell phone holder out there, I have been struggling to find one that fits my needs.  For me, the vent clips don’t work and I don’t like it attached to my windshield or dashboard.  So how does the Cell Phone Seat fair up?

What is it

The Cell Phone Seat is a cell phone holder that doesn’t block your windshield, vents, dashboard or even your cup holder.  Its unique style and flexibility allows the base to slide snugly into any size cup holder and leaves room for you to still put a drink in the holder.

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What’s in the box

  • Instruction sheet
  • Cell Phone Seat
  • Inventor (Scott McIntosh) Business Card

Design and features

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  • Flex bottom allows you to fit the Cell Phone Seat in smaller cup holders
  • Phone seat is designed to fit all phones including cases
    • Can hold your phone horizontally or vertically
    • Do not need any additional clips or holders, phone slides right in
  • Notch for your charger cord

Video from https://www.cellphoneseat.com/
There really isn’t much more to say about this product, which is one of the many reasons I love it.  There is no need to plug it in, no fancy way to mount it, it just is a simple and easy product that works.

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What I like

  • Simplicity
  • Easy to use
  • Can hold phone both vertically and horizontally
  • Fits phone with case and everything easily and effortlessly

What I’d change

  • Nothing, my only issue is with my actual cup holders being small in my car.

Final thoughts

The Cell Phone Seat is such a simple product that does exactly what I needed!  This phone holder allows you to have your cell phone handy and not lose your cup holder or worry about it being attached to your dash, vent, or windshield and in the way.  It fits in any cup holder, so would work awesome when we are out on the boat or in the golf cart too.  I must say I was pleasantly surprised with how much I like the Cell Phone Seat and just wish I had received the 2 pack.

Price: $24.95 (or 2 pack for $39.95)
Where to buy: Cell Phone Seat and Amazon
Source: The sample for this review was provided by Cell Phone Seat.

10 thoughts on “Cell Phone Seat review – a phone holder for your vehicle’s cup holder”

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  2. This is a great idea. It’s also strange that it took almost 30 years of cell phones for somebody to come up with it!

    The two-pack offer is not on Amazon, only directly from the manufacturer…but with free shipping.

    I opted to buy just the one from Amazon as it has free returns. Quite a number of Amazon reviews of this said that in older cars the cup holders are smaller than in newer cars and the part that goes into the cupholder has to overlap. The overlap means that nothing else can be put in the cup holder, which is a deal breaker for me. We have two older cars (one 19 years old and the other 18 years old) so I figured that if it doesn’t fit I can return it to Amazon easily and not have to pay return shipping.

  3. LEOB, even with the overlap it still works in my 2004 Golf Cart with really small cup holders – still holds bottle of water or soda can. Also works well (even with overlapping rings) in my 2017 Jaguar. All around a great product.

    1. Scott: The critical test will be my Contigo coffee mug. My drivers license is endorsed so that I cannot operate a motor vehicle without readily available coffee, otherwise all the idiots on the road drive me crazy.

  4. I don’t think I could get used to looking down and right to see GPS directions. I have a weighted bean-bag dash mount that I can move from car to car and my phone sits on that so I don’t have to shift my head to see the directions on Waze. Other than that though, this looks like a nice solution for those who want a phone out but not in the way.

    1. It is great for me, because I just plug it in and us the Apple CarPlay, so the GPS and everything is on the big screen and still allows quick out of the way access to grab it and go and use both cup holders.

  5. Update to my earlier post:

    Ordered it and got it. It is definitely well made and looks like it would be really difficult to wear out or break. However, it didn’t work out in either car (Outback and Camry).

    What I hadn’t considered is the placement of the shifter and handbrake. With this in place it was a real pain to use either. I had to look down and reach around this holder to release the handbrake and use the shifter in my Outback. With the phone in place, it was really easy to knock the phone out of the holder while doing that.

    In the Camry it was actually too loose and swiveled in the cupholder.

    Also note that in the Amazon description it gives specific cupholder sizes that it will fit (3″-4″).

    1. Such a bummer that it didn’t work for either of your vehicles. Nothing in the included literature or on the company’s website indicated that it couldn’t be adjusted to all size cup holders- big or small. My cup holders are tiny and even with the overlap, I still can fit my drinks. Thanks for the feedback!

  6. Purchased at the SEMA show on a whim. Biggest waste of $20.00 I’ve spent. Won’t stay in any cup holder of my Ford E250 Van or my Suburban. I have an iPhone 11 and it fits way to sloppy and slips out.

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