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26th April 2012, 01:31 AM   |  #1  
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Now that I`m getting my dongle I`m wondering if anyone out there has tried a car mount for their Prime. With the large screen and now functional GPS this would make a phenomenal in car GPS unit. My only concern would be damaging the Prime due to a bracket not supporting it properly causing it to fall. Anyone`s experience would be appreciated.

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26th April 2012, 02:28 AM   |  #2  
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26th April 2012, 02:37 AM   |  #3  
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I have this one from Arkon, and love it. The extension arm rests on my dash, and the suction cup is relatively low on the window. I have never experienced any problems with the Prime falling out, or the whole mount falling down, because since the arm rests on the dash, there is minimal weight applied to the suction cup.

http://www.arkon.com/tablet-accessor...eld-mount.html

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26th April 2012, 09:19 PM   |  #4  
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I have this one from Arkon, and love it. The extension arm rests on my dash, and the suction cup is relatively low on the window. I have never experienced any problems with the Prime falling out, or the whole mount falling down, because since the arm rests on the dash, there is minimal weight applied to the suction cup.

http://www.arkon.com/tablet-accessor...eld-mount.html

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Got that same one but from Amazon. Only $30 w/ my Prime.

Also picked this one up for my little boy and my backseat passengers lol

http://www.amazon.com/Arkon-Tablet-H...5471406&sr=8-2
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I bought this http://www.ebay.com/itm/Arkon-TAB178...#ht_816wt_1163 one from Arkon. Love the sticky pad it has. Same sticky pad that is on the mount for my HTC phone. Same sticky material that the whacky wall walkers had in the 80s. sticks to ANYTHING. Still waiting for it to come in .... was very hard to find on ebay, its the only one of its kind that i found after days of searching for a non piece of crap.
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I have this one from Arkon, and love it. The extension arm rests on my dash, and the suction cup is relatively low on the window. I have never experienced any problems with the Prime falling out, or the whole mount falling down, because since the arm rests on the dash, there is minimal weight applied to the suction cup.

http://www.arkon.com/tablet-accessor...eld-mount.html

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How about adding the GPS dongle ?
29th April 2012, 12:58 PM   |  #7  
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How about adding the GPS dongle ?

I haven't got my dongle yet, but the tabs that hold the Prime are adjustable, so I'm guessing that they can spread far enough apart for the dongle to fit.

If someone can measure the length of the dongle, I can measure it.

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29th April 2012, 03:04 PM   |  #8  
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I just measured my dongle.....man that just doesn`t sound right. Anyways it`s 7 1/8 inch wide. Can you let me know if this would fit with your mount. I`ve looked at tons of mounts and yours seems to be one of the better solutions right now.

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29th April 2012, 07:51 PM   |  #9  
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I just measured my dongle.....man that just doesn`t sound right. Anyways it`s 7 1/8 inch wide. Can you let me know if this would fit with your mount. I`ve looked at tons of mounts and yours seems to be one of the better solutions right now.

Thanks

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Well, the spread on the mount tabs only gives about 4" of clearance. BUT, in reality, you only need one tab on the top holding it. Attached is a pic of the keyboard (since I'm using the TP for the pic and it shows the edge of the dongle area) and the keyboard still holds solidly in there. Also notice my mounting. The extension arm (adjustable) rests on the dash, so, with the tablet supplying a downward weight, the suction cup would be "pushed" into the window so it's not like phone/gps attachments where everything tends to pull it off the window, the TP is actually doing the opposite.

The tabs are spring-loaded, so in order to insert the TP between the tabs, you would insert the top of the TP, push upward, then slide the bottom in.
I can't really tell you the force required, but it's definitely not minimal.

I think that the TP, in the mount, would stay in position even in a front or rear end collision.
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1st May 2012, 02:47 AM   |  #10  
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I made one search my user name & you will find photos here

Here you go http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1444199
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