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By Incarniac, Senior Member on 8th May 2011, 10:39 PM
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So it's time to find a car mount for the SGS2.

For the HD2 I used an air vent mount (this). I don't like the windscreen suction mounts (just my preference, even though they tend to be more flexible in terms of positioning the device), and the positioning of the air vent mount is almost perfect in my car. The only thing that is a little annoying is that the fixed one obviously don't allow any turning at all, which can be annoying when it's sunny as I'd prefer to have the screen point more directly at me.

Therefore I'm looking for an air vent mount that has some sort of swivel included - basically something similar to this for, or perhaps something more generic like this or this.

Has anyone used any of these (or the windscreen suction mount equivalents) from either Ultimate Addons or Arkon? How well made and durable are they? How well do they hold their position?

Are there other ones I've missed that I should consider?

Thanks in advance for any input!
9th May 2011, 07:56 PM |#2  
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I'm looking for the same thing, preferably specific to the S2 (much better to slip it into a custom holder, rather than placing it in a generic one then tighten the grips etc).

Something like this (no link allowed.. see gripmount on mobilefun) on the air vent would be great.
9th May 2011, 09:20 PM |#3  
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I also like vent holders! I just buy a cheap generic one and modify it to fit my needs.
Obviously this involves taking apart my vent and drilling holes in the phone holder, put you get just the thing you need! Plus its also wayyyy more stable as you use cable ties to get it solidly in place.
The mounts that usually come with the vent holder are flimsy and usually end up falling off!
10th May 2011, 09:25 AM |#4  
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The gripmount on mobilefun looks great, but I can't see how it manages to fit the SGS2 both with and without a case! I'm using a silicone skin with mine and would rather have something that will work without me having to take it on and off. Is the mount slightly bendy so the phone just clips in? Anyone got any experience of these?
10th May 2011, 09:54 AM |#5  
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I've decided to just hold fire until the official Samsung mount comes out - it looks pretty good on their website and I can order the desktop dock at the same time. :)
12th May 2011, 03:16 PM |#6  
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Wink Breffo multi-fuctional Car-dock/Cradle
I saw this product last year and thought this might be interesting?! My apologies for not yet have those for review, didn't need it yet. But when i have a car this i would definitely buy.

The brand is Breffo and the product is Spiderpodium, there website is
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12th May 2011, 03:36 PM |#7  
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Interesting idea . . . on fleabay for £13 (item 200603319280)

Might pick one up and see how it works as a vent holder . . .

Edit: The reviews are great, so ordered a black one off ebay. There are white ones for just £8 on Amazon if you're not fussed about colour! Will return and let y'all know how well it works . . .
13th May 2011, 12:14 PM |#8  
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Spiderpodium looks superb, definitely getting one of those. One of the ebay sellers is only around the corner from me, so I've contacted to ask if I can collect. Will report back once I've got hold of one.
13th May 2011, 12:45 PM |#9  
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I've made my own:

13th May 2011, 01:27 PM |#10  
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robbiekhan that looks awesome, good work. How much would you charge to make more had to ask lol
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13th May 2011, 01:47 PM |#11  
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It's simple case (hah!!) of sticking and cutting a few bits together really so i couldn't charge to do such a thing as you'd be much better off doing it lol, plus it's fun, something you've made and it can be a conversation piece

My HTC Desire mount DIY article can be found on LifeHacker, method is exactly the same, just omit anything Desire for Galaxy S II
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