Sounds like you are using another brand of friction mount that isnt a Garmin. Lostinthewoods has sent a picture of the bean bag friction mount (which I use in my personal car) and here is the link for the mount with the silicone rubber backing (which I use for travel; ). I am not familiar with the one that you describe although I have seen them in stores. Lostinthewoods is absolutely correct that the Garmin friction mounts do not use the suction cup. I have no experience with the friction mounts that use a suction cup to attach the GPS and don't know how long the suction cup will hold before needing to be reseated.
and also read review customer opinions just before buy ChargerCity? Hippo Series Universal Smartphone NonSlip Beanbag Friction Mount for Garmin Nuvi TomTom Via GO Start Live XXL XL Magellan Roadmate GPS *Fit all 3.5" 4.3" 5" 7" GPS* (Includes ChargerCity Direct Replacement Warranty) .
Suction Cups ?? We have no stinking suction cups !!! June 29, 2013Reviewer: JW (see more about me)Best Damn Dash Mount !!! The description said: "Charger City Hippo Series Universal Smartphone NonSlip Beanbag Friction Mount for Garmin Nuvi TomTom Via GO Start XXL XL Magellan Roadmate GPS *Fit all 3.5" 4.3" 5" GPS*". They should have added: Any cell phone, GPS unit and up to 7" tablets. I use
- Camera: iPhone 3GS, jailbroken, running iOS 5.0.1
- App: Car Camera DVR 1.2.2 (640x480, 15 FPS*, medium compression) --
- Mount: ChargerCity weighted beanbag friction mount, universal device clip --
- Car: Fiat 500 Pop 2013, Verde Azzuro
- Location: Fairfax, VA