Bluejay Car Smart Mount
While car mounts for your smartphones are readily available, most are made from cheap materials and they rarely cater for all shapes and sizes. Not only that, switching between apps can be a fiddly and often dangerous. Which is why we love the sound of the Bluejay.
The Bluejay is the world’s first smart mount. Made from carbon fibre and magnesium enriched high-grade aluminium, it seamlessly connects your phone to your car via Bluetooth, offering a user-friendly integrated platform to make controls quick and easy.
The Bluejay caters for any phone thanks to its multi-axis system. With every Bluejay, you’ll get three different mounting accessories; a suction cup for your windscreen, an air vent clip for… well, the air vent, and an adhesive pad for anywhere around the dashboard. So you really can mount anywhere.
Via a Bluetooth low-energy beacon that’s placed inside the mount, it communicates with your smartphone via an app (iPhones 4S or later and on Android 4.3+), so it knows exactly where you are whether it’s in the car, on the road, or looking for a parking space.
As soon as you place your phone on Bluejay, a dedicated driving app will immediately launch. Whether you’re making a call, changing your song, or finding the nearest carpark, the makers say Bluejay will get you there in three taps or less.
The Bluejay integrated platform has every interactive driving need possible sorted. Finding the nearest supermarket is sorted by tapping the icon. Once you do, a turn-by-turn navigation will immediately launch.
It also makes streaming music simpler with controls to services like Spotify, Apple Music and SoundCloud easily accessed. Your phone contacts are also arranged so you can make calls and read messages without having to squint or really even take your eyes off the road. Bluejay even uses a mixture of Bluetooth and GPS to locate your car or phone, if you lose either!
Available in Carbon, Gold or Black, you can get hold of a Bluejay smart mount for your car from Bluejay’s Kickstarter Page where it’s already smashed its crowd-funding target with a couple of weeks of pledging to go. It will cost you around £55 ($79) if you get there quick enough with deliveries expected in July.