I've been looking for a half-decent generic mount like this.
But the user reviews are a bit thin on the ground with the only 1/2 decent one commenting there's quite a bit of shake when used as a car mount. Can you comment?
I’ve been after an affordable and reliable way to stick an HTC Desire HD to a windscreen or desk for some time. Yes, there are plenty of options out there, but they have all been too expensive - HTC’s own car mount will set you back £50 - too fragile, too wobbly or just too cheap and nasty. Exogear Exomount The Exomount …
Sadly, its one more mount without the ability to attach to a tripod.
As far as mounts go, there are some really smart ones on eBay for $5.
They are flatter (less voluminous than this one too, so your device can be mounted closer to whatever object you're clipping it to)
I still like the design of this one a lot,
But its neither the cheapest working choice, nor is it the best for all applications. Having a sucktion cup as the only option of attachment has turned out impractical for me on a previous holder...
Comments on the build quality would make it easier to decide wether to add it to my collection of holders...
...I was after a car mount for my GSII and went for an air vent clip one as I didn't really want to have it so on display to the world on the windscreen, unfortunately unclipping it from the air vents at the end of a journey is not always quick and/or easy as the clips are essentially barbed but if this will stick to the dash or somewhere similar it might be worth a punt. I do quite like this minimalist giant bull dog styling and might get one for my white desk at work.
Right, well, that's enough inane babbling from me. It's midday on a Friday and mine's a cider, where's my....oh there it is!
I bought a vent mount with a specific attachment for my phone, which results in it being a lot more stable and a lot less bulky than any generic one.
Sure, I leave the vent attachment on when I leave the car, but only the small part that the phone clips onto, not the actual phone holder itself.
Ultimate Addons is the brand, and they go for about 12-15 quid on ebay. I'd recommend them.
"... to stick it to your desk, wall, dog or ..."
If you clipped it (with a bit of padding) to the scruff of a dogs neck, the dog wouldn't feel any discomfort and different people in a family home could then call the dog to them so they could use the phone (or maybe a tablet) for a short time.
Apparently its a bit shaky which makes it hard to read the screen when vibrating at speed. Amazon review:
"There is one flaw I see so far, although the phone is held in the same position, it does vibrate around more than it should (I am comparing this to another phone mount I have).
The 'ball and socket' joint is not as tight as it should be and I cannot see how to tighten it more than it is (not very). Hence I may try putting a washer in to see how that helps.
The wobbly issue is a big one, as you cannot see details on the screen if the phone is shaking around... If it was tight, it would be a 4->4.5 star. As is, 3 stars. Maybe with the washer I can make it what I want. "
My speedo is shot and I"m looking for a way to use on old iPhone 3G with speedo app to replace it. Much cheaper plus maps, etc. Bonus us I could play Angry Birds on my way to Sturgis.
Haven't yet found a mount or charger suitable for the purpose though.
All these suction type mounts wear out and start dropping off after a while. I actually have a Garmin Universal Friction Mount for my SatNav which works surprisingly well. Its not just friction, but a heavy bag of lead shot which keeps it in place.
Tempted to try something like a Dash Mat or similar for the phone:
I've been using the review unit as a screen mount for three weeks now in several cars - including a trip down the M6 in a Ford Transit - and there has been no sign wobble, shake, rattle or indeed roll - it's every bit as solid as any satnav unit I've had on test. Also there is a cuff around the ball/socket joint to tighten it up if needs be.
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