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By geenyous, Recognized Themer on 17th April 2012, 10:56 AM
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As the official dock is way too expensive imo, I thought I'd start a thread where people can post their unofficial car docks they bought and the experiences they made.

So far I came across two docks, the [CAR] Passive holder from Brodit (2nd pic)
and one I found on ebay, sent from Hong Kong (pic below): Windscreen Car mount small (1st pic with text "one X")
This one also can be bought with various different mounting options. I am not sure how easy it will be to dock and undock the phone in the mount though, looks rather tight.

I think I will wait some more days / weeks before I'll buy something.

Any other car kits you guys found?
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2nd looks pretty decent for a cheap mount
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Here another one, brodit active, but really ugly...
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Originally Posted by chrishull85

2nd looks pretty decent for a cheap mount

the problem is it's being sent from HKG, if customs here decide to have a look at it I end up paying CHF 35.- (double the amount that thing costs) customs service fee, I almost might as well buy an official one

I would get this one, but I need a seller here in Europe.
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Hey this one is low cost and will do the job:
ebay swivel one x holder


I used ot use it with my old DHD which now feels so ridiculously heavy!
You can mount it witht he provided suction that holds well enough.
Or if you buy some 3m automotive grade double sided tape
You can mount it on other places that don't have a smooth glass finish.
I had it stuck on plastic trim near the driver door/window.
The surface was mildly bumpy but that 3m held on well until the day I removed it.
Popping the phone in and out, and rotating it with force didn't budge it!

Out of curiosity I also purchased this one:

Those protruding clips can probably come off easily.
Some 3m on that flat surface and it will probably stick anywhere.
I like this one because it sticks out and gives a greater range of movement / angle.
Secured near the door you can have your arm rested on the seal and access the phone easily.
Unlike the official (or any other suction windscreen mounted one) which forces you to lean towards it awkwardly.
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Originally Posted by maxseemo

Out of curiosity I also purchased this one:

Those protruding clips can probably come off easily.
Some 3m on that flat surface and it will probably stick anywhere.
I like this one because it sticks out and gives a greater range of movement / angle.
Secured near the door you can have your arm rested on the seal and access the phone easily.
Unlike the official (or any other suction windscreen mounted one) which forces you to lean towards it awkwardly.

How easily can you mount and demount the phone in this one?
I am also looking into getting this one, I also already have the cradle, would you mind taking a pic without the phone in it for me to see if it would fit for my cradle (with my old mount I could simply take away the "case" which held the phone, was secured with 4 rectangular holes in roughly 2.5 cm distance to each other)?
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Originally Posted by geenyous

How easily can you mount and demount the phone in this one?
I am also looking into getting this one, I also already have the cradle, would you mind taking a pic without the phone in it for me to see if it would fit for my cradle (with my old mount I could simply take away the "case" which held the phone, was secured with 4 rectangular holes in roughly 2.5 cm distance to each other)?

Hey sorry I should have stated that I only purchased. Still waiting for it to arrive.
It does function how you describe though...
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Originally Posted by maxseemo

Hey sorry I should have stated that I only purchased. Still waiting for it to arrive.
It does function how you describe though...

Great find, thanks!

I will have to wait for it to pop up in Europe, if I buy from HKG I risk having to show it to customs which will cost me too much to justify...
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and another one, shipping again from China though :

Windscreen Sunction Mount Car Holder For HTC One X S720e / HTC Endeavor
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using this1 ( swivel one) with my NS at the moment and will use it with my new One X in two days once it arrive
Cheap and do the job, no need to change all the time you change phone so good. Before I use to buy a car holder for each phone I had and than sold it with but after I bought this no need as it hold all the phones very well


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Originally Posted by maxseemo

Hey this one is low cost and will do the job:
ebay swivel one x holder


I used ot use it with my old DHD which now feels so ridiculously heavy!
You can mount it witht he provided suction that holds well enough.
Or if you buy some 3m automotive grade double sided tape
You can mount it on other places that don't have a smooth glass finish.
I had it stuck on plastic trim near the driver door/window.
The surface was mildly bumpy but that 3m held on well until the day I removed it.
Popping the phone in and out, and rotating it with force didn't budge it!

Out of curiosity I also purchased this one:

Those protruding clips can probably come off easily.
Some 3m on that flat surface and it will probably stick anywhere.
I like this one because it sticks out and gives a greater range of movement / angle.
Secured near the door you can have your arm rested on the seal and access the phone easily.
Unlike the official (or any other suction windscreen mounted one) which forces you to lean towards it awkwardly.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by geenyous

and another one, shipping again from China though :

Windscreen Sunction Mount Car Holder For HTC One X S720e / HTC Endeavor

This one has a hole for the camera and possibly can be used a support for shooting a video from the dashboard.
Just a thought.

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