Naturally, the cradle designs accommodate full access to the iPhone and iPod Touch screen, docking ports and the headphone jack. Generally, all ProFit iPhone and iPod Touch cradles are designed with an angled and offset two-piece mount/cradle combination that can swivel in a moderate arc in any direction. ProFit sells several dozen mount configurations to fit a wide variety of US/Domestic and non-US (mainly Japanese) cars.
Mount position choices generally include either a fit underneath and integrated with the center console edge trim, or a screw mount position on the right side of the center console. We chose the integrated fit for both vehicles and found the printed, illustrated installation instructions to be adequate. When doing these sorts of installations which entail removing plastic trim and, depending on the vehicle, minor modifications to one or two plastic trim pieces using a Dremel tool, it's usually best to read the instructions at least twice before actually starting. Whatever your skill with tools happens to be, we think you'll find these installations quite simple. Just read the installation instructions a couple of times before getting started.
We're delighted with the solid mount and close tolerances of the simple miTouch and miCradle models. The position of the cradles does not interfere with control access or passenger knees or anything else. While the reach to the miTouch and miCradle is a bit long, that's mainly a function of the ergonomics and design of the center console on both vehicles. However, in neither case do we have to take our eyes off the road to reach the iPhone or iPod Touch in its mount. Anyway you look at it too, fiddling with any sort of media device while driving is not the smartest move. Safety first with any media or communication device in the car — save the calls, adjustments, song or podcast selections for stop lights, stop signs and parking spots.
Cons: Nothing serious because the miTouch and miCradle install and work as advertised. Photo illustrations in the printed instructions could be larger and cleaner, something which would be of help to novice installers.
Pros: Suctions cups suck, until such time as they stop sucking, fall noisily in the car, usually startling you while you're driving. Suction cups should be banned from all motor vehicles. Suction cup GPS, iPod and mobile phone car mounts all fail when you least expect it. Integrated, screw down, padded and nicely finished fabrications like the miTouch and miCradle take more work to install obviously, but the end result is something out of the way, something that will never fall off unexpectedly and something which does not constitute a hazard in the front seat in the event of a collision. The textured black finish on the miTouch and miCradle is non-reflective, looks good and remains relatively unobtrusive in most vehicle interiors. If you want a rock solid, adjustable mount in the car for your iPhone or iPod Touch, the miTouch and miCradle are the best way to go. Highly recommended.