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  1. rapidsandroid

    rapidsandroid Well-Known Member

    Has anyone used the Clingo Car Mount for their Incredible yet? Does it stay sticky? Any issues with it falling off going over like a speedbump or something? Trying to find an inexpensive car mount but solid quality.

  2. kristanc

    kristanc Well-Known Member

  3. 5150Marley

    5150Marley Well-Known Member

    It might take the battery cover off every time you remove your incredible... unless you have a case/skin for it.
  4. FramCire

    FramCire Well-Known Member

    my car mount cost $4.99 with free shipping.

    The suction to my windshield seems very good, it could attach to vent, and it rotates so i can use phone in landscape or portrait. It also has enough room for all buttons and needed cable ports.

    It bounces quite a bit and the button to open it is kinda weird.

    HOWEVER, it works well for what i want it for and allows me to avoid my grounding issue when i am driving.

    New Car Mount Holder For HTC Droid Incredible Verizon - eBay (item 120584826751 end time Jul-17-10 08:04:04 PDT)
  5. chenzales

    chenzales Member

    if you get one, post a review, please! i'm kinda interested too. universal bracket mounts look awful and i don't want to stick anything to the back of my phone since i keep it in my pocket.
  6. rapidsandroid

    rapidsandroid Well-Known Member

    The box said that it uses a non-adhesive material that leaves no residue. Supposedly, I just have to put the phone on to it and it sticks....something to do with static.
    You can't use a rubber or silicone case with it...must be the phone only. But it is the only mount that I have discovered that does not have an obstruction for me to connect to my car charger.
    Hoping someone has used to before to inform me if it a good product. I hate being the first to try something. lol

    Clingo Universal Vent Mount - securely holds mobile devices
  7. rapidsandroid

    rapidsandroid Well-Known Member

    Can you charge the phone while in the bracket mount? Looks like it covers the USB/charging opening.
  8. chenzales

    chenzales Member

    I did a little looking around and found these products also made by clingo. I know they're not the car mount but they use the same "sticky" pad to hold the phone in place.

    game wheel, tested on droid incredible, reports no issue despite rubberized back:
    Hands-On with the Clingo Universal Game Wheel – Amp Up Your Accelerometer Games

    video of game wheel with iphone:
    Video: Clingo iPhone Steering Wheel | Mac|Life

    They also make a sort of necklace/lanyard that uses the pad to hold an ipod nano, so I'm assuming it's fairly secure. Only thing is it needs to be cleaned every now and then.

    Neklit for ipod nano:
    iPod Nano As Your Techno Necklace With Clingo Neklit | Mini Gadgets at Hardware Sphere
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  9. Wooby

    Wooby Well-Known Member

    I almost went ahead and bought the Clingo, but I'm worried about the camera lens and if it will affect the photos after it has been stuck to it. So I went ahead and chickened out and got the 5 dollar mount with my 2 dollar off ebay certificate that I never seem to use.

    Unfortunately I can't find a single review anywhere on the Clingo Mount.
  10. rapidsandroid

    rapidsandroid Well-Known Member

    Agree...difficult to find any reviews. I pride myself on being a good researcher, but I couldn't find one comment on the Clingo car mount. I just always hate being the first one to buy...prefer recommendations. But thanks for your input
  11. dan641121

    dan641121 New Member

    Hi all, I am a proud owner of a Clingo mount. Its amazing stuff doesnt make your phone sticky at all and I have had to clean it once since I got it, quick wash under water and it was a sticky as anything. No problem with bumps on the road my N97 Nokia stays stuck.

    Here the review I bought it from.

    CARgo: Sticky in a good way

    Have fun
  12. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

  13. rapidsandroid

    rapidsandroid Well-Known Member

    I am looking at the vent one. Does anyone think that using the heater in the winter would overheat the phone if attached to the vent, even with the vent shutters closed?
  14. FramCire

    FramCire Well-Known Member

    Yes, I have to charge it while in the mount as my phone has the grounding issue.

    The phone will bounce quite a bit while driving, but the suction and phone are secure. You can rotate while phone is in and plugged in as well.

    I like this one for what I need. I might try to figure out how to limit the bouncing, but it does serve my purpose.
  15. Rossguy

    Rossguy New Member

    I ordered one today for use on my incredible with hard case. I will let everyone know how it goes as soon as I receive it. I always was a sucker to try things early... Hope this one goes well.
  16. rapidsandroid

    rapidsandroid Well-Known Member

    Fantastic, we got our first Guinea pig! :D Hope it goes well for you because there are two left in stock at the Meijer down the street, so please review here when you can. I am real curious about how the heat from the vent will affect the phone. thanks
  17. Rossguy

    Rossguy New Member

    The Clingo Mount came in and I can gladly say that I highly recommend it. I tested it out on my Incredible with the hard case. I barely press it on and the phone sticks and STAYS. I shook it a decent bit to simulate driving over bumps and it held strong. To remove the phone it peels off somewhat easily and leaves ZERO residue. They claim that it sticks to any phone and I believe it.

    I bought the arm mount so I can not speak to the air vent clip. However, I would guess that the heat from the vents would not be enough to harm your phone.

    Please let me know if anyone has any questions. I can confidently say this is a great mount and solution to mounting the Incredible with or without a case (or any other phone for that matter).
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  18. rapidsandroid

    rapidsandroid Well-Known Member

    Thanks for remembering to return to the thread and update us with a review. Do you think it will hold a silicone case? Going to go out tomorrow and pick one up now!
  19. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    Yes thanks for the update. I've been considering this as I still have no car mount :(

    How does it stick to the stock back of the Inc or have you tried it?

    Thanks :)
  20. Rossguy

    Rossguy New Member

    rapidsandroid- I would guess that it would stick to a silicon case but I am not sure.

    jbdan- I haven't tried it but I assume that it will stick just fine. The back of my case feels identical to the back of my Incredible. If you're on the edge I can try this when I get home. I just don't like to take my phone out of the case. Haha. Guess I'm overprotective.
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  21. rapidsandroid

    rapidsandroid Well-Known Member

    OK. I read on their site that Clingo won't work on textured cases. I thought silicone was smooth, not textured.
  22. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    No problem I don't want you to take your precious out of it's case! :p

    Thanks for the info :)
  23. mttfrog13

    mttfrog13 Well-Known Member

    I just ordered a vent mount clingo for my samsung captivate. The captivate is supposed to be arriving tueday ($90 from amazon) and the clingo is arriving wednesday ($18 from amazon). Gotta love amazon. I'll let you guys know of my experience with it. If anything, I am a little worried about it being able to hold up with the weight of both the audio and charging wire coming out of the phone.
  24. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    Look forward to what you find!
  25. mched

    mched Well-Known Member

    I started using the Clingo vent mount last week and I must say that it works as described. My Incredible has the verizon silicone case and it has no problem sticking to the Clingo. The phone does not bounce around while driving or going over speed bumps or pot holes.
    My only problem is that of the 4 vents in my car the Clingo will only work on 2 of them. It needs to be attached to standard type vents. Once mounted to the vent, don't plan on trying to adjust the vent in any way.
    It pretty much locks the vent in the position that it's in. (at least in my car)
    It does block the air from blowing out of the vent that I am using.
    My one concern however is that after using the air conditioner and removing the phone from the Clingo, the phone was quite cold and there was moisture on the exposed part of the phone near the camera lense. Needless to say when using the heater, it would really make the phone quite warm.
    Overall, it does what it's supposed to do.

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