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Old July 30th, 2010, 12:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was shopping around for a bit looking for a really good car mount for my Captivate. After a bit of research I came up with the iGrip 1263 Extender Kit. I've taken a picture of the barcode for you all.



This is by far the most stable and nicely made universal mount I have found for a reasonable price. On the box it says its designed for trucks and the like, but it isn't too big that it looks ridiculous in my Hyundai. It holds the phone pretty damn securely, whether in portrait or landscape, and it has a telescoping arm that can make it come closer to you. (while this makes texting and driving with Swype very easy, I don't recommend it. ). I got this thing on Amazon for $29, and I think it's worth it. Also to be noted, the way this holds the Captivate doesn't block ANY of the side buttons. I'd recommend checking this thing out if any of you were looking into a car mount.

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1363 or 1263?


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From the pix on Amazon it looks pretty sturdy.

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Car mount for that working GPS
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I've been using the GPS on mine every day... no problems while driving around. I've seen you complaining all over the place... if you are unhappy with Samsung or the phone in general so soon after release... return it. No one is holding a gun to your head forcing you to use it. I enjoy mine and was trying to be constructive for others that enjoy theirs as well.
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The universal one that ATT sells in the store is really good too. You can take off the bottom clips so you can slide your phone down farther.

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The universal one that ATT sells in the store is really good too. You can take off the bottom clips so you can slide your phone down farther.

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The "grabbers" on the side look kinda high on that one. Do they hit the side buttons on the phone? It is cheaper than the one I bought, so thats a good thing.
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I've been using the GPS on mine every day... no problems while driving around. I've seen you complaining all over the place... if you are unhappy with Samsung or the phone in general so soon after release... return it. No one is holding a gun to your head forcing you to use it. I enjoy mine and was trying to be constructive for others that enjoy theirs as well.

Just a joke, just a joke. I'm trying to be constructive too, letting people have a more realistic side of the Captivate optimism. You probably won't believe it, but I LOVE my Captivate. Just want some more response from Samsung.
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Just a joke, just a joke. I'm trying to be constructive too, letting people have a more realistic side of the Captivate optimism. You probably won't believe it, but I LOVE my Captivate. Just want some more response from Samsung.
K, just didn't wanna de-rail my thread.
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I myself, am not too keen on Google Maps+Navi. Gotta constantly download maps...

No thanks - I have a GPS already, maps on it's SD card, good for me.
I'd like this to hold my PHONE, thanks, for easy HUD for dialing over the car's bluetooth, mebbe answering texts at stop signs/lights with the Speech-To-Text, etc..

If I need navi, well, I'll use my NAVI unit...
If I need to call, well, I'll use my PHONE


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I myself, am not too keen on Google Maps+Navi. Gotta constantly download maps...

No thanks - I have a GPS already, maps on it's SD card, good for me.
I'd like this to hold my PHONE, thanks, for easy HUD for dialing over the car's bluetooth, mebbe answering texts at stop signs/lights with the Speech-To-Text, etc..

If I need navi, well, I'll use my NAVI unit...
If I need to call, well, I'll use my PHONE
I don't really get your point... its a car mount... You can use it to hold your phone while you do bluetooth calls... or for navigation... or hell, go nuts and do both at the same time! Thats the beauty of having a smartphone... you can use it for as much (or maybe as little, in your case) as you'd like to!
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I have the universal mount for Samsung and white it works fine, it is very bulky. I am used to a very form fitted mount (like what I had on my iPhone) and finding one for my Captivate is seemingly impossible.
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I just purchased this mount today. I'll write a review once I get it. Thanks for the info.
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New member here. I have the car mount mentioned by the OP (Christmas gift from my wife). Despite it being a great and sturdy mount, it will not fit the Captivate if your phone is in an Otterbox case which mine is. Had it been 1/4-1/2" wider, it would have fit perfectly.
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I just purchased this mount today. I'll write a review once I get it. Thanks for the info.
Well, better late than never.

I absolutely love this mount. It holds my Cappy in place no matter what the road conditions. It's very sturdy and can take some abuse. Everything you can imagine is adjustable. I highly recommend it.
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Time to resurrect a thread. I just picked up one of these car mounts a couple of weeks ago. Its been working great so far.
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Figured I'd revisit my old thread. I'm glad so far everyone that has used it likes it. I've actually since moved on from my old Captivate and used this mount with an HTC Aria and now the Motorola Atrix. With the Aria it worked fine, but it did tend to hit the volume down button a bit. My solution was to have the screen locked when putting it in, then once it was situated it didn't seem to hit the button. With the Atrix it fits in fine, but the placement of the power cord is problematic. It was great for the Captivate, though! Very sturdy to this day and I've left it on my windshield for months without the suction cup losing its grip.
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Hi! New user of the Captivate and Android in general !

What do you guys think of the GTMax? It's only $6.35 on Amazon
GTMax Rapid Car Charger w/ IC Chip + Universal Windshield Car Mount Holder with Large Suction Cup for AT&T Samsung Captivate SGH-i897 GSM Cellphone: Amazon.ca: Electronics

The first picture on the posting isn't the right one, it actually looks like this:

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