Best Car Mount

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by NotOwning, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. NotOwning macrumors member

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    I've been trying to find a good car mount for my iPhone. Like basically everyone else I'm using it so that I will be able to see my Navigon route as I drive. I can't decide between a window mounted dock or a dashboard mounted dock. All opinions are appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. daze macrumors 6502

    daze

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    I have the exact same question! Having one high-end GPS stolen from the car with an expensive passenger side window breakage, I vow never to buy or place anything of value in the car ever again. Even for the folks that want to get a mount, please, do yourself a favour and don't leave it mounted or someone may think there is a GPS inside the car. Just save yourself the costly repairs and the wastage of time.

    So does anyone have any recommendations?
     
  3. kelpi macrumors regular

    kelpi

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    I use a Griffin WindowSeat, picked up from Marshall's for $10.00. It works and it's easily removable. If and when I park on the street I remove it.
     
  4. daze macrumors 6502

    daze

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    That looks awesome. Now to find it somewhere locally in Toronto.
     
  5. bobgorila macrumors member

    bobgorila

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    Has anyone seen anything close to the tomtom cradle?

    Their cradle is pretty much perfect, though I have no interest in paying £100 for their special sauce GPS chip when my 3GS has a perfectly good one.

    Seriously though, it hits three key notes that no car cradle I've yet seen can manage more than one of:

    - you can clip the phone in with one smooth action and it's held firm from the top and bottom, so it's not going to jump out from a pothole or speed bump

    - pass-through connector for charging and audio, because when your phone's in the car you want to play music and maybe be a GPS, so you'll need to goddamn charge it

    - no goddam foot-long flexible arm to bounce around and lever itself off the windscreen with

    Goddamn it people, how hard is it for the rest of the world to make a cradle that doesn't suck? All these stupid cradles that don't have a passthrough or worse, expect you to fumble around and connect cables to the phone's exposed dock once it's clipped in. Maddening.
     
  6. PecanEater macrumors 6502

    PecanEater

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    I just posted a thread with a description and pictures of my Custom install of PED3-Auto Mount from ThoughtOut.biz in Nissan Versa (w/ photos). Even without doing the custom installation, I think its a mount worth considering. Check it out if you're interested.
     

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