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General Where do you keep you Gnex while driving?

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  1. Fakethriller

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    I use my phone as my go to media device while driving. Radio, Podcasts, Audio books, music etc. Its great for it all!;)

    My problem is that the GNex has a really slippery backing. I used to keep my Droid X on the passenger's seat and it wouldn't move. The GNex slides around like crazy. I don't like phone mounts, any other solutions you guys use.
     

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    Cup holder. Center console. Or pocket.

    If we ever get a proper 3-pin car dock, then I'll use that.
     
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    While it's not the GNex, I've gotten in the habit of the cupholder or on lap (tucked between seatbelt(.
     
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    Proclip universal mount to the left of the steering wheel. I use it for music, podcasts and nav, so I need it in a sturdy place.
     
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    I stuff it down my pants and hope for a call while I'm on vibrate.

    Seriously, I have a lower console that all of my phones fit into, so it's there, never on a seat. I can see in a lot of cars, there's not an option that's realistic.

    I really hate the car mounts, my dash is like 2 feet long in the truck, and these shorty mounts are annoying.
     
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    I work in a Tech related field. Have been in a tec
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    i'm Pro Cupholder
     
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    Passenger seat usually.
     
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    My pocket....
     
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    I have a grip-style cradle that's vent-mounted in the upper center of the dash (It's from my Wilson Amplifier setup). Thankfully, the sides and bottom are adjustable so the side controls aren't touched, and there's room for the charger to plug in the bottom. I do have a suction cup mount grip style as well in case I wanna use my phone for GPS in landscape, instead of my regular Garmin. Only downfall with that, is losing my booster when I do it.
     
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    I like to keep mine in my hands while I text and play video games

    just kidding actually I dock my Nexus in a universal vent dock and connected to my car stereo . I almost always have it playing music and I use vlingo to do hands free messaging . Very nice setup
     
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    I'm lucky...my truck has an open compartment right under my climate controls...Phone fits nicely in there and doesn't move at all!

    My previous Truck no place to put the phone, so it was always on my lap. Looks like Benz did something right for the 2012 models...Installed a Galaxy Nexus Compartment....lmaooo
     
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    I bought this wonderful "spiderpodium" from Amazon for around $11. You can easily adjust the "feet" and put it into your vent. Very stable, great for music control and navigation.
     
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    Center console cup holder in the wrangler
     
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    Pocket until the proper mount is available.
     
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    Cup holder, charging.
     
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    I tried keeping it in my lap or between my legs but it is so slippery it has fallen off

    I may end up keeping it in a cupholder while charging it

    Trying to hold off on picking up a car dock but in the end, will likely do it for safety reasons
     
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    Under leg on vibrate
     
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    In the wife's car (which already has a navigation system and bluetooth speakerphone hookup) it goes in the center console, connected to the Aux and USB ports for podcasting. In my car it sits on the passenger seat, until I get a proper 3-pin dock.
     
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    Ditto'd :)
     
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    Is this the Wilson Electronics Sleek model? I was looking at getting this from Amazon but really wanted to know how the Nexus fit in it. If it is, how secure can you adjust the sides so the phone is held tight? Are any of the ports/buttons blocked or can you access all of them easily? And finally, does it work as good as the reviews claim at boosting the signal?

    If it wasn't the sleek model, can you let me know which one it is and perhaps answer the above questions for the model you own, if you have time. I would greatly appreciate it.
     
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    Center console cupholder - unless I'm charging or plugged into the audio jack then it sits on the passenger seat. Though sometimes I just put it in the console upside down....
     
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    Generally it's either been on the passenger seat or tucked below my legs on my own seat. However I bought the Tetrax X-Way vent-mounting system. It's awesome except I don't really want to affix the adhesive metal disc to the back of the phone so I'm waiting for my jelly case to come in, then it will like right up on the dash next to my steering wheel.

    imgur: the simple image sharer
     
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    This may sound like an advertisement, but this product rocks.

    Two years ago when I bought my N1, I researched and found this product:

    PED3-Auto Universal Mounting Steel Rotating Stand - Car Mount

    It is the best one I've found yet...even better than the OEM solutions, IMO.

    The "FORM" holder is designed to work with an encased iphone 3g, and it slightly malleable, so I'm pretty sure it will hold my new GSM Galaxy Nexus when it arrives.

    I went ahead and used the included screws to affix it to the console of my Civic, and the holes shouldn't be too noticeable if I ever have to remove it. The kit ships with a suction cup attachment, if you'd like to use that instead.

    I also bought one of the 4" extension pieces.

    The combination provides a great resting place for my phone, and is flexible.
     
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    It's not the Sleek, although the Sleek does come with a few different size arms for the sides, different lengths and such, to fit pretty much anything.

    As for the Sleek though, all your ports would be accessible, and you would be able to position the phone in it to not block buttons as well. The model I have is a bit more powerful, but the Sleek does also have a noticeable improvement in signal, I have a coworker who has one for drives into backcountry in PA. The one I have is a permanent mount version, which is basically the Wilson 801212, but I have the older Cradle Plus cradle for it, which has the grip-style mount, with cushioned arms. They've replaced that one, btw, with the same style as the Sleek mount. I like the grip one myself but will have to switch, as I kinda busted my cradle :( lol
     
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    I own the Ped3 stand for use at work and home. Both are amazing, plus I own one of the large tablet holder ones for my XOOM as well, all are amazing quality products.

    For me I can't drill into my nice dash ;) I'm also kinda done with those "arm" type of mounts they shake too much for my liking in the car hehe.
     
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