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Accessories What is the best car mount for the Droid X?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mattstud36, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. mattstud36

    mattstud36 Well-Known Member
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    I'm looking to get a car mount for the X, so I can use it as a GPS. I see Verizon has one on their website, but it looks like it is blocking where the charger would need to be plugged in.

    What kinds of mounts are you guys using, and what do you recommend?
     

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  2. JubbaTheHutt

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    The only car mounts that I'm aware of that will actually work with the X, is the Motorola branded one specifically designed for the device, or a standard universal mount that fits just about any and every smartphone.

    Personally, I'm loving the Motorola car mount.

    Edit: This also should be moved to the accessories section of the forums.
     
  3. monteis2000

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    The charger plugs into the mount itself. And then you just put the phone in the car mount. Sorta like the dock.
     
  4. dB Zac

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    what he said, it is a good dock. It also has a removable liner witch I am assuming is to make it compatible with a phone cover
     
  5. spiritedcharm

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    The Motorola car mount for the DX is awesome (much better than the one they had for the Droid). Very well made and sturdy. It has a plug in for the car charger (sold seperately). Highly recommend!
     
  6. mikeyfl

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    i have the moto car dock from verizon. and yes, the car charger plugs into the doc itself and the phone mounts to the dock.
     
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    liking my xentris universal that i got from BB. vent or windshield mount. easy in/out. works with all cases.
     
  9. Theibault

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    Just got the Moto one and I like it. Never had one for my Droid.
     
  10. dB Zac

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    I hate that ugly window mount arm to!

    I used a fitted bracket witch is sheet metal. I used a step bit to drill a large hole that the threads on the back of the droid dock could fit threw and then tightened it down with the ball socket wing nut. I did this for my Droid and the Droid X dock fit right in its place. The dock and original window mount are un-modified
     
  11. mikeyfl

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    i was going to mod my moto dock, but after seeing another jeep owner taking videos from his window mount, i think im going to try the suction cup first.
     
  12. lexluthor

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    Are the ebay ones going to be really bad?

    Just search Droid X Car Mount and you'll see lots.
     
  13. ashykat

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    I'm sure the proclipusa one will be amazing as every product I've used of theirs is, but I don't see one out for the X yet. It doesn't usually take them too long though.
     
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  16. JubbaTheHutt

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    Looks to be a small "vent clip" that can be used for several devices. Check out this page: # TETRAX - Applications #

    Honestly though, at the prices their are charging, it would be cheaper in the long run to purchase the Motorola card dock...
     
  17. Nolesfan

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    Hook the Motorola car dock to a Garmin friction mount and it's perfect. Stays on the dash and works.
     
  18. ylexot

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    Actually, "in the long run", the Tetrax is much cheaper since it will work for any phone you get in the future as well. ;)
     
  19. JubbaTheHutt

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    Hahah true. Than again, there are a lot of vent clip based mounts for cheaper.
     
  20. dB Zac

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  21. ylexot

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    The fact that it is a vent clip is somewhat of a negative for me. I'd rather have a suction cup mount.

    What I really like about the Tetrax is that the mount is extremely portable (partly because it is a vent mount). That's good if you travel a lot. The disk that goes on the phone is really small (it comes with four different ones...I'm using the one that is smaller than a dime, but the biggest is about the size of a quarter). Also, you just put your phone close to the mount and it grabs the phone (magnetically, of course), so easy on/off.

    At some point, I want to make a suction cup base that the vent clip can grab onto. That way it gets the phone off of the vent (I don't really like it there), but still allows me to disconnect the vent mount and take it on travel with me.
     
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    Would you be willing to provide a picture of this mod. Sounds like something I am wanting to do.
    Thanks
     
  23. Nolesfan

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    What transmitter is that and does it work well.
     

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