Most cell-phone mounting brackets are designed to attach to your vehicle’s dashboard, where they can be annoyingly intrusive and present a temptation for thieves. A less obvious, yet still effective placement approach is to use the Mountek’s Grip+ Slot Mount. As its name implies, the unit attaches to the compact disk opening of your car’s audio system without screws, tape or suction cups. And best of all, it won’t interfere with the CDs already inside your player. The adjustable Grip+ also accepts most, if not all, current-generation smart phones and tablets. It can also be quickly removed and reinstalled in other vehicles. Order for $30 from

Smartphone attachment