I have a 2012 Overland... What are you all using for a cell phone mount?
It isn't enough of an obstruction to change the HVAC effectiveness..... ....I suppose it could be detrimental to the phone, getting it hot or cold (attracts moisture to migrate into the phone and then condense inside the phone) with much hotter/cooler than ambient air coming from the vent....I don't want to cover my vent. I get heat and ac out of it...lol
I also do not like nor use "vent mounts". Yes, the air still comes out, but the flow isn't the same. That's why I setup things the way I do with a more formal/permanent mounting system. The device is secure and accessible should that need arise.I don't want to cover my vent. I get heat and ac out of it...lol
Looking at your current mount, the lightning connector is in the base, so mounting and connecting the cable is a single step?I have CarPlay and still wouldn't give up the mount... 'tis a subjective thing.
Live in Arizona? Total interferes with the airflow.As long as we're arguing personal preference, I will say don't dismiss the vent mount until you've actually tried it. In addition to the advantages I mentioned above (ease and convenience of use, unobtrusiveness when not in use, versatility in multiple vehicles including rentals), there's the fact that it puts the phone in the perfect place for access and vision. Moreover, it doesn't interfere with the vent as much as you might think. On top of that, I've found the HVAC system to work perfectly well with that vent closed. I leave it closed when the heat is on as I figure the phone won't profit from heat, but I (very) occasionally open it for the AC. The phone thinks that's cool.