iPhone 4 with case car mount recommendation

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  1. LMD75 macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I am having a difficult time in finding a good car mount which meets the following requirements:

    1. Works with a case (Incipio NGP)
    2. Can be rotated in landscape mode for GPS
    3. Strong window sucker or good quality vent mount
    4. Legs /feet /clamps must not block the power connector, speaker, mic, headphone, volume and sleep button.
    5. Simple, secure and quick clamping method

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. der-kaiser macrumors 6502

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    Looking for something similar. But I would like a dash or vent mount. Works with apple bumper/element vapor pro style case.
     
  3. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Brodit ProClip.

    http://www.brodit.com/

    http://www.dsldevelopments.com/

    Takes my i4 in it's case perfectly. I have a cable running directly to the rear of my Kenwood Bluetooth headunit and I just get in the car and drop it in the dock.

    The phone is in an InCase Slider (the free one from Apple due to Antennagate).

    You choose a clip for your model of car, choose LHD or RHD and then get an active or passive dock.

    Brilliant bit of kit IMO.
     
  4. LMD75 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Many thanks Azzin. Looks a quality product but it only tilts 22 degrees - Ideally wanted something that does full landscape mode for my TomTom app.
     
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  6. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    I'm fairly certain mine rotates 90 degrees (I have Navigon).
     
  7. LMD75, May 31, 2011
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    LMD75 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Their website states:

    "The holder is equipped with a tilt swivel so you can adjust the angle of your device in order to avoid light reflection on the screen. You can tilt the holder 22° in each direction."

    Is the above incorrect?
     
  8. LMD75 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Many thanks for posting. I checked out the reviews on Amazon and there are lots of complaints with it working great in the beginning then loosing its tackiness and not holding the phone. Also I have a TPU type case and apparently it does not stick well to this type of material.
     
  9. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

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    I'd bet that's referring to tilting top-bottom to avoid reflections from the vehicle's rear window. If another user is saying it rotates 90 degrees, that's a different thing.
     
  10. LMD75 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks but I checked out the reviews on Amazon and there are lots of complaints with it working great in the beginning then loosing its tackiness. Also I have a TPU case and apparently it does not stick well.
     
  11. LMD75 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My mistake. Thanks for bringing this up. You can see it rotate fully in the following video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqpazzaQkvY

    Many thanks Azzin - This looks like the mount for me :)
     
  12. tekbeattv macrumors member

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    I would suggest checking out the ExoGear ExoMount and see if that works for you (looks to suffice all the needs you mentioned above). I would also suggest the Luxa2 H5 Car Mount as that has been a great car mount for me although I do believe it is not for sale in the US yet. Hope this helps!
     
  13. himesh macrumors regular

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    +1 for the brodit, make sure you get part number 511165 (it fits iPhone 4 with case) I have this in my car too. Its adjustable so whatever case you get, it will fit.
     
  14. LMD75, Jun 1, 2011
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    LMD75 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    tekbeattv : Many thanks I liked the look of the Exogear mount and have ordered it from Amazon as it was only 15 GBP

    himesh : I am waiting for a response from the Brodit supplier on availability /vehicle query and will order this too.

    EDIT: Cancelled the Exogear as I decided not to go with a window mount. Ordered the Brodit instead.
     
  15. LMD75 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Very impressive.
     
  16. tekbeattv macrumors member

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    No problem, glad you were able to find a better solution for your situation. :)
     
  17. der-kaiser macrumors 6502

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    Exogear looks reasonable for it's price. I'll be going with that. Thanks for the recommendation.
     
  18. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    I've been using the exogear mount for a couple weeks now and I love it. Its works great.
     
  19. robertk328, Jul 23, 2011
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    Bought the Arkon last year to use with Waze and it is rock solid. They have one with a dash pad and without the dash pad. If you get with you can remove the dash pad and just use the suction.

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