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[DIY] Nexus One car holder

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By Rinegpeace, Junior Member on 4th August 2010, 11:36 AM
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Hi,

Here is my new DIY Nexus One car holder I just put together:

The base is from Garmin nüvi 200 series and the holder for phone is just plain hard shell I bought very cheap from eBay.

What do you think?
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4th August 2010, 12:06 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by Rinegpeace

Hi,

Here is my new DIY Nexus One car holder I just put together:

The base is from Garmin nüvi 200 series and the holder for phone is just plain hard shell I bought very cheap from eBay.

What do you think?

Curious how it holds up in the car, but looks pretty good and low profile.
4th August 2010, 12:27 PM |#3  
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Curious how it holds up in the car, but looks pretty good and low profile.

It looks great and slim also holds phone quite well.

Here are few photos in 'action' (sorry for the mess in my garage):
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4th August 2010, 12:57 PM |#4  
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That looks really good. Much better than my "universal" POS that wobbles and rattles and occaisonally drops my phone:

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...Id_165452#dtab

Can you link to the case you bought (or a similar one) please?

And where did you get the base? Was it a spare you had?
4th August 2010, 01:20 PM |#5  
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That looks really good. Much better than my "universal" POS that wobbles and rattles and occaisonally drops my phone:

Can you link to the case you bought (or a similar one) please?

And where did you get the base? Was it a spare you had?

I'm new user and I am not permitted to post outside links.

For case just search for 'BLACK HYBRID HARD BACK CASE FOR HTC GOOGLE NEXUS ONE' on UK eBay.

For base search 'GARMIN NUVI WIDESCREEN MOUNT FOR 200, 200T, 200W & MORE' - you will get several results from Hong Kong - they are very cheap.
I've attached photo of this mount.

You just have to cut off two horns on Garmin cradle and stick it on case with some thin mirror bond sticky pads.

Hope this is not too confusing.
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4th August 2010, 01:22 PM |#6  
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Not confusing at all. You've made the whole thing very clear, in fact!

Thank you for the info. I'll be making mine very soon!
4th August 2010, 05:53 PM |#7  
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WOW BRILLIANT IDEA. JUST ORDERED THE PARTS. Do you think it's better to use superglue instead of mirror adhesive?
4th August 2010, 06:04 PM |#8  
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WOW BRILLIANT IDEA. JUST ORDERED THE PARTS. Do you think it's better to use superglue instead of mirror adhesive?

Thanks. I'm glad you like it.

I think superglue will also works but I put mirror tape for future considerations - it will be easier to remove tape and change shell case when I change phone.
4th August 2010, 06:05 PM |#9  
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Thanks. I'm glad you like it.

I think superglue will also works but I put mirror tape for future considerations - it will be easier to remove tape and change shell case when I change phone.

lol you're always one step ahead of me. Thanks for the idea
5th August 2010, 05:39 PM |#10  
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Haha I have the exact same holder and a very similar case and I was trying to come up with a way to make them work together. I hadn't considered getting another case and then modifying the garmin holder. I'll be doing this as well!
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