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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JQwerty91, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. JQwerty91

    JQwerty91 Well-Known Member
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  2. AJ_EVO

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    Lame. I prefer my solution which cost me 47 cents. DIY below.

    Materials:
    3M Blue Painter's Tape
    Duct tape
    Ziploc
     
  3. Xclusive

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    that velcro seems like a good idea until having to stick piece on the back of the X...

    AJ your idea is just to funny LOL
     
  4. MacII

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    It's not a bad idea, I've considered it but haven't had the time to go to the store for some velcro pieces. I don't plan on putting it directly on my DX but rather set aside one of my silicon cases for car use.

    If this doesn't work out I'll consider AJ's idea for sure.
     
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  6. Martimus

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    If you're going to use velcro, use the better quality velcro. The cheap stuff doesn't hold all that well and likely won't take the bumps and vibration of a moving car all that well.

    And consider your environment... here in the painfully hot Arid-zona desert the adhesive on the back of most velcro will likely last about 5 minutes.. :eek:
     
  7. Anemone

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    @AJ lmao. Thats so funny!

    Also from arizona, the velcro sticky might just melt away!
     
  8. azgunz

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    AJ, that looks like complete crap!

    Your droid rig looks okay though
     
  9. ByTheNumbers

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    And AJ for the win on that post.

    roffles.
     
  10. sic0048

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    Well worth the money for the car mount IMHO. Doesn't add anything to the phone and it is secure and charges while mounted.
     
  11. LaZeR

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  13. alnova1

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    The problem that I always have with the car mounts are that I use the adhesive part they give you so I can mount the dock on the front part of my dash instead of the windshield. Well every one i have done this with the piece of plastic that the adhesive part is on comes off...the piece of sticky foam adhesive stays on the dash put the plastic comes off the adhesive. I don't like to mount the dock on the windshield because of heat and its harder to reach. I might buy a hard shell case for my X and try this velcro approach.
     
  14. kdkinc

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    Patent Pending ???
     
  15. georgepink

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    from experience: when it gets 100 degrees plus, the glue melts and your dash looks like crap. you can get adhesive remover, but i've been too lazy and have been looking at glue on my dash for a few months now. <still on my list of todo's> when it worked though, I had a great looking 'cockpit', had my tp2, my dedicated mp3 player, and my gps all next to each other in my F-250.
     
  16. sic0048

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    Fair enough. My windshield has a steep enough slope that I can mount it on the windshield, yet have the dock basically sitting on the dash and it is still in easy each. But not every windshield has the same shape/slope.
     
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  17. WalmartSecurity

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    If you guys live in states with Ipasses, EZpasses, etc then you can get free velcro-like strips. Works well with my old GPS which is about twice times the weight of the DX. I may buy an extra ebay case ($5) and keep the velcro on it.
     
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  18. Doit2it

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    And when you don't need navigation, you can put Cheetos or a sandwich in there to maintain freshness!
     

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