The suction cups marks from GPS holders on the inside of your windscreen are a dead give away that you’re packing some easily nicked hardware. This Satellite Navigation Mat might be the solution. It’s a weighted bag of beans with a panel in the middle that can be used to secure the GPS suction cup mounting.
It comes in two versions, one for the iPhone (with the phone holder) and one for GPS units (holder is extra). The bag contours to the dashboard and it’s got a non-slip surface underneath to keep it in place. When you leave, just toss the mat and GPS under the seat and no one will know it’s there. £19.99 for the iPhone version, £24.99 for the GPS version.
If you think balancing a map on one knee is tricky, try balancing a satnav or iPhone on your dashboard. Yes, you can suction-cup ’em to the windscreen but that leaves tell-tale marks of the “in here Mr Thieving Yobbo” variety. Besides, suckers have a habit of plopping off just when you need to glance at some pixellated gyratory system. That’s why it pays to steady your route-spewing gizmos with a supremely portable bean-filled mat.