Accessories Looking for advice on a car mount...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MuGGzyX, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. MuGGzyX

    MuGGzyX Active Member
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    I am looking online at various car mounts for my Droid X and found a few reviews but nothing that convinced me one was better than another so I thought I would come on here and get input from folks that might actually be using some of them.

    Suction cup varieties scare me, too likely to fall off on the floor.

    The bendy arm kind make me wonder if they would end up drooping down and needing constant readjustment while driving.

    For me the "friction" mounts (basically bean bags with phone holders) wouldn't work, with my driving it would fly out a window.

    I can't use the stock Moto one due to having a case on and I would rather not have to remove the case every time I got in the car.

    Preferably I think I need something that would be a perm/semi-perm mount to my dash or console and hold the Droid rock solid while driving.

    Any suggestions??
     

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  2. Stealthman

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    Too bad you are set on having a case because the stock mount is pretty sweet.
     
  3. MuGGzyX

    MuGGzyX Active Member
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    Ya but the stock one is also a suction cup mount.
     
  4. mxsjw

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    Arkon, available on amazon. Search for the review in this section...I think it's on page 2 or 3
     
  5. iron_city

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    I've had the stock mount since July and the suction cup hasn't come off once.

    Compare that to my old Tomtom which fell off at least once a month, and my Sirius Starmate goes down weekly :-[

    I had an Arkon mount for my old hp iPaq a while back. It mounted to the heater vent. The quality wasn't that good, but the vent mount was a nice feature.

    Edit: Now that I think of it, the Arkon mount was vertical, it couldn't go horizontal. That would affect the Nav features of the X.
     
  6. mxsjw

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    Arkon's quality sure seems more than acceptable to me, it's got like 3 or 4 mounting options, and it will rotate 360 degrees, you're thinking of an old model or something else.
    http://androidforums.com/droid-x-accessories/142370-review-arkon-mega-grip-car-mount-w-dx.html
     
  7. ArthurIhde

    ArthurIhde Well-Known Member
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    I'm using the stock mount.[​IMG]
     
  8. iron_city

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    It was definitely Arkon (can't forget a name like that). But you're right, I got the mount back in 2005, so it was an old model.

    The clips that attached to the dashboard vents were easy to break. Good thing it came with extras O0
     
  9. redifrogger

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    I too have the stock motorola mount and the suction cups works great in both my cars. Has never come off yet! (now I've jinxed myself)
     
  10. IFIXPCS

    IFIXPCS New Member
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    Hello all!

    New Droid owner here and first time visitor and poster!

    Having just bought my Droid X, I have been researching the car mount choices and it looks like I will order another Proclip from Proclipusa.com.

    I have several of these for all the phones I have had over the last 5 years and I think they are THE BEST! I am in the process of ordering the hard wired mount (Part# 513190) and I think I may even be able to add the micro hdmi connector myself so when I slide the phone into the mount, it will connect to both connectors and then feed the A/V to my Pioneer AVIC-D3 like my Tilt 2 did. The Tilt 2 only used one connector for charging and for A/V out. The setup was perfect as anything that showed on the screen of my Tilt 2 also showed on the Avic screen, and when you also have the Avic-D3 with the brake bypass and the Sling box app installed on the phone, you can see... well you know what I mean!

    I HIGHLY recommend the Proclip mount and even though it is a little on the expensive side, you won't be disappointed!

    If you need pictures of the Tilt 2 installed in the mount and showing the display, let me know and I will post some! As soon as I get the new Droid X mount and get it installed, i will post a picture of that also!

    Good Luck!

    IFIXPCS
     

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