At THP we are always excited to review unique accessories available to golfers. We get sent different things that come from the minds of very creative people and just love to spread the word to our readers. Sometimes these unique devices leave us sitting there thinking “why didn’t I think of that?” The latest product that has me thinking that very thing is called the H-Mount from a company called Handheld Innovations based out of Austin, TX.
When the product first arrived I was a bit surprised at the simplicity of the design. It almost seemed too simple to deliver on the promises it made. The concept is similar to the vehicle mounts you see for peoples’ cell phone or GPS device, and without actually talking to the brains behind the invention, I can only guess that is where the idea came from. Instead of having a disk to adhere to the vehicle’s dashboard for the connection, the H-Mount has a ball shaped end that allows you to use the golf ball holder found on all golf carts to secure the device. This enables you to use anything with a button fastener attached in conjunction with the H-Mount for easy access during your round of golf.
From the company:
Stick it….Clip it…and Golf!
- Simple to use
- Simple to store
When it came time to put the H-Mount to the test I decided that I was going to attache the included button to the back of my Samsung SIII phone. I figured that having my screen easily available one Sunday afternoon while I played would enable me to easily keep track of the PGA Tour leaderboard and some football scores. Normally I’m not one to sit on my phone during a round of golf – far from it in fact. During the testing of the H-Mount I liked the fact that I could keep my phone easily accessible and also free from bouncing around the storage compartment in the golf cart.
The H-Mount is definitely simple to use – very simple. Depending on the type of golf ball holder the cart has, it’s just a matter of spinning the device holder (H plate) to your desired position and tightening the ball joint nut. I was very impressed with the ease of getting the H-Mount installed where I wanted it and any necessary adjustments were quick and easy as well. This is a big plus in my opinion, because regardless of how innovative a product is, if it’s not easy to use then it will likely not get used much.
The thing I was most concerned about going into this review was whether or not the H-Mount would be secure. After all, it’s made of a very light weight plastic and it just feels like it may not be the most secure thing to attach an expensive device like a GPS, Rangefinder or Smartphone from. Never mind the plastic, if the base doesn’t fit securely into the ball tray that would make the unit just as dangerous. My concerns were quickly put aside with my first use.
Not only did the base fit securely into the ball holder, the ball joint nut can be secured very tightly to eliminate moving around as well. Another thing I didn’t expect at first was the little slot on the H plate that locks the belt clip in place. That really helps keep things secure, even when the use of a cart path isn’t available and the course gets a little bumpy.
Sometimes ideas like these seem so simple, yet if it was so simple then why didn’t I think of it? I was admittedly skeptical going in, just because I wasn’t certain if the H-Mount would be durable and secure enough for me to trust it holding something of value, especially when the terrain of the course got a little rough. I had no issues to report with anything concerning the durability or the security of the device. Couple that with the ease of use and I think the folks at Handheld Innovations definitely have a great product on their hands. I really think this product will find its way into a lot of people’s hands when word gets out and people see the quality.
The H-Mount is available directly from the company www.handheldinnovation.com for $25.55 shipped to your door.