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  1. Well, I did end up making it work, I took the bigger (standard richter) mount on the ebay swivel and cut the tabs off. Then, I took that vent clip adapter (in the above picture)from the car mount, and cut the vent holder bracket off of the back of that. I then epoxied that smaller richter bracket to the shaved down bigger swivel mount bracket and put it all together. Not the prettiest thing, but it works, so far. I'll get some pics of it tomorrow with my Verizon N2 in it finally!!!!!

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  2. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Alrighty...here it is. Received the Note II specific docks from ebay today. After opening them up, I realized that there was a way to customize them along with the richter mount I purchased.

    Just so you all can follow exactly what I either had before or purchased recently, here's what's needed in order to get the same/similar type of setup:

    1) ProClip vehicle specific mount
    Car & Vehicle Mounts*-*ProClip Car Mounts for Mobile Phones, Tablet, and Handheld Devices
    - Depending on your vehicle, the purpose of the vehicle specific mount is just the "base" of the mount/dock that you'll be connecting it to. It's basically a piece that attaches to different areas of your car (varies based on whichever vehicle you own). These vehicle specific mounts do not require any drilling/screwing holes into your dash

    2) Richter Pattern iGrip Swivel
    iGrip / Herbert Richter (HR) Standard AMPS Pattern In-Dash Vehicle Swivel Mount | eBay

    3) Note II specific car air vent mount
    Car Air Vent Mount Holder Stand Kits For Samsung GALAXY NOTE 2 II N7100 | eBay

    So, now that you know the parts, I can refer to the numbers to describe what I did. This was the process:

    Right Side Mount
    A) Mount #1 Purchased the mount that covers the vent because the vents actually keep the phone cool, when driving around, and also because it's the shortest distance for me to reach without having to stretch.
    B) Mount #2 on Right side vent with #1. There are 4 screws that get screwed into #1
    C) Mount #3 (Note II holder only) onto #2 mount once #2 mount is locked in w/ screw locking mechanism.

    Driver's Side Mount
    A) Mount #1 Had already been mounted previously for my Motorola Photon dock
    B) Take #2 and unscrew the base that will connect to #1 from #2 richter mount portion.
    C) Take #2 (base only), put it to the side, as you'll need it later. Take #2 (richter mount portion only) and put away, as it won't be needed.
    D)Take #3 (Note II Holder) and put to the side for mounting later.
    E) Take #3 (Entire vent mount) and remove/unscrew the swivel adjustment and locking mechnism extension w/ Richter mount.
    F) Take #3 (Vent Connector only) and put it to the side, as you will no longer need it.
    F) Take #3 (Swivel Adjustment, locking mechanism, & Richter Mount) and attach it to #2 (base only) using the screw that connected #3 (vent connector) to the #3 (swivel/lock/richter).
    G) Take newly formed "extended" mount and screw into #1 using the 4 screws.
    H) Lock in position/angle for mount and mount Note II holder.


    Seems really complicated, but it really isn't at all. Pretty straight forward (took me a few minutes to figure out how to connect the extension with the base). In the end, I have a mount on the driver side that is pushed closer to where my hands would be on the steering wheel and the other mount a little further away. Here are some pics:

    Passenger side mount
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    "Modified" Drivers side Mount and Base, prior to screwing into ProClip mount:
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    "Modified" Drivers side Mount connected to ProClip mount:
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    Final setup with "Modified" mount (Drivers side) and Regular iGrip mount (passenger side)
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    Once iBolt shows what they've come up with, I may be parting with one of these mounts, so I'll let you all know if I'll have either or both available.
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  3. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

    Is there any word from Michael Pe? Thought he will have some news for us after thanks giving. :/
  4. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Checked the XDA thread yesterday, but hadn't seen him post. Haven't checked since early evening yesterday though.
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  5. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

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  6. PetiePal

    PetiePal Well-Known Member

    I say if you don't mind the metal disc on the back of a case, get the Tetra. I am BEYOND happy, and it's nice that every new phone or case I simply order a $5 disc replacement kit (which comes with 3 or 4 for different strengths) It's been the best thing so far and easy to take from car to car too.
  7. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    I've been looking for a flexible arm car mount since I fell in love with the Kensington Quick release car mount that I used with the Motorola Photon.

    In searching around for something similar I find a Samsung universal car mount. Although Samsung states that the item shown below will not accommodate a Galaxy Note 2, I think they thought I was referencing to the ECS-K200 version which is only made for the Galaxy S3 and does not have movable wings.

    On the other hand, the ECS-K200BEGSTA has expandable wing grips and can accommodate devices from 4.0 to 5.8 inch screens. (the description states only up to 5.3 inch screens but as the video below shows it does indeed fit the Galaxy Note II with enough space to even add a Note II with a case).

    This is what it looks like..
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    here is a video showing the Note II and the ECS-K200BEGSTA mount.


    Personally the only issues I can see is
    1-Once you take it out the phone, you are left with one big slab on the windshield. Unlike the Kensington Quick release car mount I mention previousl. Sure wish they made that for the Note II size.

    2-There is no flexible arm and it looks short in length.

    The only other quick release car mount are the Samsung Pleomax ones sold from Korea. Similar to the Kensington in attaching the phone, except no flexible arm but rather a adjustable body. I originally bought the All Fit 2 last year but they shipped the wrong size one. :mad:

    So lets try this again, I'll order one again (All Fit 2) as well as a All Fit 3 to see Which one I like best. The All Fit 3 looks like it is spring loaded. All Fit 2 looks like quick release. Once I get them in mid Dec, I'll report back.

    TS
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  8. tonyrl50

    tonyrl50 Member

    ive got the samsung universal car dock that you show and my note 2 from sprint with the seidio active case on it fits fine.
  9. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Do you have a link?
  10. Captain53

    Captain53 Well-Known Member


    New user so can't post link but it is Tetrax.

    This problem would sure be simpler and cheaper if iBOLT would just update to the Note 2 Charging Dock as previously posted! :( Thanksgiving has long passed by so when can we really expect it to be available?
  11. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

    Received the car dock I ordered in eBay from China the other day, quite pleased of how it holds the phone as well as the ease of putting the phone on or taking it off.

    The only thing I'm wishing for is the auto launch of Car Home Ultra and connection to power and audio.

    I've found a solution to my audio connections by ordering the Bluetooth dongle posted by drexappeal.

    Also solved the problem of Car app launching by installing a NFC sticker on the cradle itself. And programmed the sticker to launch Car Home Ultra as well as setting the volume to maximum.

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    In a few weeks I'll see if I have enough courage to purchase the qi charging battery cover and figure out a way to install the qi mount on the cradle.

    :)

    Sent using the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk 2
  12. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

    I've seen a drawback in using the NFC chip. I tried opening an app but the NFC just relaunches the actions programmed in the chip.

    Sent using the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk 2
  13. virodeath

    virodeath Well-Known Member

    Wireless charging in a Car Dock is WELL WORTH paying extra for. Count me in for one!

    Viro
  14. PetiePal

    PetiePal Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the delay!

    www.tetrax.com

    There's two models the the X-Way and the FixWay

    X-Way has a clip (padded and doesn't damage anything) that you "screw" into the fins of your air conditioning vents. Then you affix the little metal disc then send you (different sizes and magnetic strengths) to the back of your phone case, and in the center of the X-Way are a Neodymium magnets, that hold that sucker securely. I've used it for 3 phones now, it's universal, PLUS if you get a new case or phone you just use one of the other 3 included metal discs or order more for about $5.

    Things like suction cup mounts don't work for me because in my Nissan Murano the windshield isn't THAT near...and I've had my GPS ones fall down way too often. No way I'd let my note 2 drop!

    Pretty sure I've got pics of the X-Way somewhere.
  15. PetiePal

    PetiePal Well-Known Member

    Found em:

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  16. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

  17. PetiePal

    PetiePal Well-Known Member

    Gah Imgur is sucking today.

    Just go to the website ;)
  18. virodeath

    virodeath Well-Known Member

    So the Tetrax magnet won't screw anything up in the phone? Seems like they would have to be pretty powerful to hold something as large as the Note 2 to the dash.

    Viro
  19. PetiePal

    PetiePal Well-Known Member

    I've used it on 3 cell phones, nothing gets screwed up. NFC even works just fine.
  20. virodeath

    virodeath Well-Known Member

    So the option where the magnet mounts directly to the dash most likely isn't going to provide as much stability (eliminate shaking from vibrations) because the Note 2 is so big I am going to assume the "X" mount would be the best solution.

    I really like like this concept, thanks for sharing it!

    Viro
  21. suprmallet

    suprmallet Well-Known Member

    The Tetrax is an interesting idea, although I'm not sure how much I love the thought of attaching something to the back of my phone and/or all my cases that has to sit on it all the time. Does someone have a photo of the piece you attach to the phone?

    I guess, in theory, I could have an out of car case and an in-car case, but that seems like a hassle.
  22. PetiePal

    PetiePal Well-Known Member

    The one that mounts to the dash works fine as well, they're both "X-Lines" but I prefer the vent one, because nothing adhesive is put on my cars finish, and if I needed to swap cars it's as easy as unscrewing!

    I've used it for 2 years now with my Android devices, and while I'm on a business trip and haven't gotten the chance to use it with my Note 2, it holds TomTom GPS etc which are much heavier than my Note 2.

    Only thing is make sure you use a CASE, because when I tried it on my naked Galaxy Nexus it was strong enough to pull the battery door off lol. You usually just "slide" the device off rather than rip it off in that case, but using a case is best anyways.
  23. PetiePal

    PetiePal Well-Known Member

  24. virodeath

    virodeath Well-Known Member

    I think I might order one, just need to verify my vent location will work, seems like if I recall correctly the vent I would want to use might be behind the steering wheel enough it could cause a viewing issue.

    I guess I could always get a Proclip mount and the magnet if that is an issue. I wish the people from ibolt would post an update or give us a heads up on something, I was really looking forward to that system as an option after reading about it.

    Viro

    They are on eBay (NIB) for $25.99 free S/H for anyone interested.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/290816959836?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
  25. suprmallet

    suprmallet Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm almost sold on the Tetrax. It seems like a good way to get a universal dock and it looks cool.

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