1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Accessories Tetrax XWay Car Mount

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mitch2331, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. droblyer

    droblyer Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    229
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010

    Aug 19, 2010
    229
    19
    38
    So how stable is it without the xway? When you attach the charger does the cord try to spin the phone?
     

    Advertisement

  2. forevr5688

    forevr5688 Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    14
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2010

    Aug 14, 2010
    14
    0
    15
    What you see in the pics is the FIX version of the Tetrax mount. Your phone will definitely spin using this model if the charging cable is hanging and weighing it down. In my case, I am using a 8 inch cable that I got somewhere (can't remember where) and it actually is what prevents the phone from spinning. If you get the Xway version, it has rubber arms that will prevent it from spinning.
     
  3. twister6

    twister6 Android Expert
    Rank:
     #81
    Points:
    223
    Posts:
    2,241
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010

    Jul 30, 2010
    2,241
    919
    223
    Unfortunately, this is one of the issues with Tetrax. XWay is necessary for a stable horizontal positioning. But the issue will still remain since you can not adjust the angle of the device because FIX mounts parallel to the surface while XWay mounts parallel to air vent. M2/XWay referenced by Jaxx10 above is a perfect combo where you have magnet to hold the phone, XWay arms to keep the phone steady, and M2 Soundgate to adjust the angle. But it is pricey since XWay will cost you $40+ shipped.

    Per my post in http://androidforums.com/droid-x-accessories/159206-soundgate-m2-quest.html thread where I posted pics of just M2 Soundgate install, I found M2 to be adequate by itself. Its not as elegant as magnet, but it does a great job for under $10.
     
  4. gobluejd

    gobluejd GOBLUE!
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    1,786
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010

    Feb 15, 2010
    1,786
    610
    213
    Product Engineer
    NW Indiana
    FYI - They are coming out with a new version. XWAY FIX. Should be available any day now. Product info is up, but I called last week and the guy said it will be available soon...

    http://www.tetrax.it/us/products/linea-fixway
     
  5. binary visions

    binary visions Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    413
    Posts:
    3,334
    Joined:
    May 14, 2010

    May 14, 2010
    3,334
    1,443
    413
    So, just as additional data for people thinking of buying this setup, I have almost an identical setup to Jaxx10, posted above. The Soundgate M2, where I removed the little tilting disc-holder and replaced it with the Tetrax XWay by tightening the clamps (that usually clamp to the vents) on the bolt. All very easy - the bolt that holds on the disc holder simply unscrews and slides out, you remove the disc holder, and slide the bolt back in.

    I am using the smallest metal Tetrax disc that came in the package, it has a little crosshair on it. It is just barely smaller than the Motorola "M" logo on the battery cover, and in fact, I mounted it right in that logo because the logo is centered on the phone after I measured. Since the Motorola logo is etched in relief on the cover, I did not trust the sticky tape (not enough surface area) and chose to Gorilla Glue the disc to the battery cover. I figure the battery cover is replaceable.

    Random thoughts:

    - I have the extended battery, so the disc sits up JUST high enough that it ever so slightly lifts the bottom end of the phone off of flat surfaces. Not a problem for me (the camera hump weights the other side and stabilizes it), but it's there. If I had chosen to mount the disc off-center, I probably could have mounted it closer to the camera hump and eliminated this problem. If you are using the stock battery cover, it will not be an issue.

    - The rubber "X" arms are good when interacting with the phone to keep it from rocking backwards when pushing on buttons off-axis (e.g. menu/home/back/search). They do not, however, work very well in keeping the phone from rotating clockwise/counterclockwise on its axis. They resist it slightly but if you were to, say, dangle a long length of USB cable from the phone, I'm guessing you'd get some movement.

    Very happy with the setup overall. I can swing it back flat against my dashboard so it doesn't really look like a GPS mount (i.e. not inviting thieves to rummage through my car), and it's easy to put on and take off.

    Will take some pictures later hopefully.
     
  6. tread311

    tread311 Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    11
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010

    Sep 1, 2010
    11
    0
    15
    I've had the XWay in my Charger for a month or so and love it. My vents close behind the shutters so I just close it, although It does still get pretty cold when the AC is going. The camera hump in the X makes the metal piece you attach to it a non-factor, the phone still sits level on a desk.
     
  7. catmanzrt

    catmanzrt Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    26
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010

    Aug 9, 2010
    26
    2
    16
    This is my M2/X-Way dock setup in my truck. It's a very clean setup and I'm more than happy with it.

    I also have the $6.00 Motorola charger from Amazon. This charger has a clip that I patiently wound to the other end of the cord (which took a while..lol). I wrap the cord around the M2 mount and secure with the clip. This actually supports the phone and keeps it level in landscape.
     

    Attached Files:

  8. nyjets53

    nyjets53 Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010

    Jun 20, 2010
    4
    0
    5
    Where do you put the disk when using this on the increidble?

    Pics...
     
  9. Danda

    Danda Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011

    Apr 1, 2011
    1
    0
    5
    ok i have a soft rubber case in my htc 4g and my phone is a little heavy. is this going to be a problem? pls advice before i purchase one.
     
  10. binary visions

    binary visions Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    413
    Posts:
    3,334
    Joined:
    May 14, 2010

    May 14, 2010
    3,334
    1,443
    413
    The magnet on the X-Way is plenty strong. I doubt even a Dell Streak 5" would pull it off.
     
  11. gobluejd

    gobluejd GOBLUE!
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    1,786
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010

    Feb 15, 2010
    1,786
    610
    213
    Product Engineer
    NW Indiana
    I am not sure it will stay on the soft rubber case when you pull it off. It will stick on there no problem in a static state, however I think it is too elastic to endure the stress of taking off the actual mount.

    I used it on a hard gel case, and it worked.

    The disk does not leave any residue/markings. So if you love your case, you could mount the disk to the phone, and cut out where it would penetrate through the case. Make sense?
     
  12. awdwhip

    awdwhip Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2011

    Apr 22, 2011
    2
    0
    5


    Wow! It's April now and that coupon code STILL works! 9 bucks to my door! Amazing!:eek:
     
  13. Jaxx10

    Jaxx10 Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    81
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2009

    Nov 2, 2009
    81
    3
    36
    great to hear !!
     
  14. keyboardcook

    keyboardcook Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    May 24, 2011

    May 24, 2011
    2
    0
    5
    Am based in Ireland. Got mine here for
     

Share This Page

Loading...