Smoothtalker iPhone 8 Cradle - Dash Mount, Thru Connect & Antenna Connection FME/M - Dash Mounted - Thru Connect - FME Antenna Connector Due to the active antenna in the iPhone 8 it is highly recommended that the user turns on flight mode then off again while still in the cradle to enable the iPhone 8 to establish a connection to the external antenna.

iPhone 8 Cradle

When the best in mobile coverage is required choose a Smoothtalker iPhone 8 cradle. Craftsmanship and attention to detail have made these superior cradles amazing in coverage performance. Each cradle's internal engineering has ensured maximum signal return for each handset. These iPhone 8 cradles are specifically engineered so that the receiver in the cradle matches the antenna position on each handset. Smoothtalker iPhone 8 Antenna Connection FMESmoothtalker iPhone 8 Antenna Connection FME This superbly engineered iPhone 8 cradle from SmoothTalker® features a robust full size phone holder with a swivel dash mount, integrated iPhone charging facility via any cigarette lighter power source and a high performance induction antenna coupler. The swivel mounting bracket is adjustable in three planes. This holder has an external antenna connector with a FME male end.

Why use an external antenna cradle?

Next time you're out-and-about look around you - every day thousands of Australians use external antennas to enjoy uninterrupted voice calls, fast 3G internet, and eliminate blackspots. If you're in a rural, hilly, low signal area, or you can't get a good signal indoors or in the car there's no need to tear your hair out over important phone calls dropping out half way - an external antenna is often all you need. This high performance cradle is designed specifically for the phone, and it's quick installation makes for a fast way to improve mobile service.

What does a phone cradle do?

The iPhone 8 cradle's job is to connect to an external antenna via the antenna's cable, and retransmit this signal the best it can to your mobile phone. As a cradle doesn't amplify or boost signal artificially, so how well it performs depends on the level of signal that it can receive from the antenna - so it's important to ensure you're using a good quality antenna. Best results are achieved when the phone is charging.