Accessories Looking for a decent car mount for a good price???

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  1. Nitraine21

    Nitraine21 Well-Known Member
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    I just bought this item:

    Amazon.com: Bracketron Mobile Grip-iT Windshield Mount - cellular…

    It looks like it would be a great mount for the car, or in my case a Jeep. What sold me is that the mount can swivel 360 degrees so that if you wanted to put navigation in landscape mode, it seems that it would be pretty simple to do so (although the huge screen would suffice in regular mode :) )

    P.S. I haven't received or used this item yet, but once it comes, I can give everyone a little review on how it works
     

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  2. gezzuzz

    gezzuzz Well-Known Member
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    post pictures when you get it
     
  3. J03

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    Yea make sure to bump this and let us know how well it holds the phone.
     
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    thanks I bought one too. the reviews were very positive and I like the price
     
  6. twospirits

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    Who ever gets it first take pics.

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  7. hopalee

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    Ok, I got mine today so I can post pics for you guys. Unfortunately, I bought this to stick to the dash and the ONLY place I can get it to stick is to the windshield. So if any of you have any suggestions on how to get it to stick to plastic, please let me know. I already purchased the vent mount (one for my phone, one for my Zune) and I've had some issues with the screen working when it is in the holder. YMMV

    I'll go take some pics right now and post them in a few.
     
  8. twospirits

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    Suggestion... duct tape or superglue. :p

    j/k I know how you feel. I have hardly any place to put one on my dash being its so curvy.

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  9. hopalee

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    Ok, here's my video review. Please excuse the dorkiness. It's like leaving a voicemail, I always feel so awkward doing it! (video taken with my brother's EVO)

    To add to what I say in the video, the mount sticks to the windshield very well and they have a release lever which makes it really easy to take off. It holds the EVO really well, it's never fallen out and I don't have any worries that it will. It's also padded with foam, so no worries about scratches. The arms on the sides come in right below the volume rocker, so it's not going to squeeze it. I had said earlier that I was having problems with the touch screen working when it was in the mount, but as you can hear in the video, it's working just fine now. Both of the mounts I have rotate, so you can use landscape mode without any problems. You can see in the video, that you can also charge your EVO without any problems while it's in the mount.

    If you have any questions that weren't addressed, just let me know.

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  10. Nitraine21

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    When I receive mine I will let you guys a second opinion....And to think Hopalee beat me to it :p
     
  11. Danduhman.ds

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    hopalee Can u turn it sideways for gps?
     
  12. hopalee

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    Yep, you sure can. They both rotate.
     
  13. erikivy

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    I don't have any fancy videos, but I do have a few pics of mine. :) I actually bought two different Bracketron units, one that slips into a cup holder and one like Hopes that clips onto your AC vents. I think I'll end up using the vent model because it just works better for my car. The unit that actually holds the phone is the same, the only difference manner in which it is secured to the car. In no particular order, here are some pics of the cup-holder version. I don't have any yet of the vent model.

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    The base that goes into the cupholder is round and has two ratcheted, spring-loaded
     
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  14. Nitraine21

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  15. skpd

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    got one of these at Marshalls today for $12.99. haven't had time to use it yetmore then about 5 minutes. I like it. seams solid and quality built. maybe a bit to flexible because of the arm. it moves when you touch the screen (might also be the base I put it on). got to test it more.
     
  16. hopalee

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    Which one? Because the windshield mount, although bendable, is not that easily moved. You have to really force it.
     
  17. skpd

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    that is the one I got, the windshield one. if the arm were more flexible then it would be useless IMHO. I think it has the perfect balance between being flexible and steady at the same time.
     
  18. twospirits

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    That actually looks sturdy and nice. Link no longer works being that it ended, so who was the seller.

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  19. R1_Rydah

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    yup it's very sturdy...

    eBay seller: eBay My World - bargaincell
     
  20. hopalee

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    I have a coupon for $5 off a $25 order at bargaincell if someone needs it.

    My brother just fixed my lame set up in my car!!!!! The mount is no longer on my windshield, it's exactly where I want it, and he put some of the wires inside the console so they're not all over the place as much as they were before.

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  21. Nitraine21

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    Just got it today, will post pics tomorrow. All I can say is that it fits the EVO perfectly, and being able to move it 360 degrees is awesome!!! And for the price I paid for it from Amazon ($15 w/ shipping) I think it is a great deal and a must have for those who want a good car mount!
     
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  22. Nitraine21

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    Here are the Pics, sorry it took so long to post
     

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  23. ams30gts

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    Ordered the same mount the OP has from buy.com for $16.84 shipped. That included CA sales tax.

    Curious to try it out. I like the fact it has a longer arm than most which my Scion TC needs if connected to a windshield.
     
  24. Doyer

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    I reccomend the Arkon Mega Grip mounts over the Bracketron ones for these reasons: the Bracketron holders' arm grips look really clunky, the feet aren't adjustable and the ratchet mechanism to adjust the arm is inferior compared to the Arkon Mega Grip, which you squeeze closed and pop them open with a button.

    Arkon Mega Grip Smartphone Mount for HTC EVO 4G | Sprint HTC EVO 4G Car Mount

    Arkon's windshield mount comes with an adhesive disk that you can stick anywhere on your console or dash and mount the suction arm:

    YouTube - Travelmount Deluxe Mini Windshield or Dashboard Mount | Arkon SM415
     
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