Nite Ize Steelie Vent Mount Kit Review: Secure Your Phone for Hands-Free Use

Easily mount your phone to your car’s vent so that you can see it and use it hands-free.

Nite Ize Steelie Vent Mount Kit Review

Price and Where to Buy Nite Ize Steelie Vent Mount Kit: $24.39 on Amazon.


  • Works with pretty much any vehicle vent
  • Universal clip is easy to put on and take-off—use in your own car or a rental
  • Unlimited viewing angles make seeing the GPS easy


  • You will be putting your phone very close to heating/air conditioning

How Nite Ize Steelie Vent Mount Kit Rates:

  • Usefulness: 8/10. Adjust the angle so you can easily see your phone—no more fumbling with it trying to view maps while driving
  • Value: 6/10. This is fairly pricey for a car mount, but it can be reused in multiple vehicles
  • Portability: 10/10. Pops off easily and installs just as quickly
  • Cool Factor: 8/10. This is a pretty unique system, and much cooler than trying to hold your phone while driving

Final Verdict: If you struggle to use your phone hands-free while driving, the Nite Ize Steelie Vent Mount kit is a good solution.

(Photo: Nite Ize)

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By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

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