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By MedicalFlyer, Member on 15th March 2012, 12:26 AM
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Not seen too many toys to go with the S yet but thought I'd have a look on the Brodit site and look what I found :)

Passive and active holders:
http://www.brodit.com/productList.ht...eria+S&pn=prod
Now if only I could afford a car to go with my Xperia when I get one

That with one of their proclips and I'd be very happy I think.

Also spotted PDair cases that look okay. Fingers crossed for an Otterbox Commuter - surely with a big enough flap in the silicon it would allow the flaps on the phone to open as well. The Otterbox on my Desire Z is probably the only reason it's still alive and scratch free - it's been bashed into just about everything without a mark on it.
 
 
15th March 2012, 12:48 AM |#2  
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I've ended up modifying my Griffin Smartphone Holder I had originally bought it for my Xperia Arc which was a snug fit. Sadly the S was just too big for it. I ended up unscrewing the back and then taking apart, using some superglue to hold hte two pieces together to allow enough height for the S to fit in. Works perfectly and has a nice minimal design, unlike a lot of holders out there.
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Thank you this has reminded me, I kept checking the Brodit website and waiting for the Xperia S to show up, I almost starting looking for generic crappy ones

I can finally order one
15th March 2012, 02:48 PM |#4  
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Holy ****! They actually took my suggestion to make it slide in sideways so the plug would go on. That said, they might have thought of that already, but I'll pretend it was my idea
16th March 2012, 01:02 AM |#5  
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€75 for a carholder :S Damn...
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75 for a carholder :S Damn...

Wait for them to spread around a bit and you can usually get them at a more reasonable price, often on ebay. They normally end up making one that doesn't need to be hard wired and uses a 12v adapter - these used to be a bit cheaper if I remember.
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They are a bit pricey because each one is made to fit the precise phone. There is no comparison though. No universal holder comes even close to the quality of Brodit stuff
20th March 2012, 09:29 PM |#8  
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Im not quite familiar with side slide in holders
(allthough the abscence of a active holder almost made me skip this phone, so i'm glad there is one available)

But how does this work with the little lid on top of the micro USB? do you have to open it and slide it in the holder? where does the lid go? does it hinge out or is it a slide of some sort?

Or do you have to get rid of the lid? and is this possible without making it a permanent solution?

Just curious before I order mine, especially with draining batteries an active holder in my car takes care of charging 2x a day for 45 mins. And takes care of the main drawback of smartphones.
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I am after that. I know it is nothing special, but I had the same for X10 and it is very sturdy. Great for recording videos whilst driving.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1306580565...84.m1423.l2649
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Or do you have to get rid of the lid? and is this possible without making it a permanent solution?

From the videos I've seen of the phone it looks like the cover poops open and then can be moved round a little (check youtube). Brodit usually design their powered mounts quite well so there should be enough room for the flap to be out of the way whit the phone in place. It may not look too tidy but it will be functional. If you wait a bit they usually make one that doesn't need to be hard wired into your cars electrics. Or if you know how you could probably fit a 12v adapter on the cable without any issues.

I last had one of these for my HTC Universal and it never moved while in use.
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But how does this work with the little lid on top of the micro USB? do you have to open it and slide it in the holder? where does the lid go? does it hinge out or is it a slide of some sort?

If you look at the first and third pictures here you'll get it. The USB socket has space above it so you just turn the flap round so it is above the plug:

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