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    Default Need a car Mount

    Hey guys, I need a car mount for my HTC one M8. I previously had a Droid Razr M car mount made by Motorola and it was very good, it came with different plates made the phone fit snug with almost any type of case or no case. I see that the HTC model doesn't work with a case


    Anyone have any recommendations? must be suction cup mount and fit very snug. Some on the store look very ugly, and not intuitive. Here's the one I had.
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    You know, I previously used an inexpensive one I found on Amazon with my M7, but I've decided to stop mounting my M8 because it just gets too hot up there!

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    I have the iBolt ProDock Alumina from the Shopandroid store. It's a universal one but is pretty adjustable and works really well for me.

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    I got a universal mount from best buy. Its the clamp type with suction cup so it fits snuggly on any phone. Works pretty well. I would suggest stopping by.

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    The official car dock is out there, but is hard to find. Part number is HTC 60-3135-05-BB according to HTC's store, which is always out of stock. You used to be able to order it from Bestbuy online, but it is not there anymore. There are a few for sale on Amazon using that part number to search.
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    the official dock won't support cases though, I might go with this.. http://www.amazon.com/Aduro-Universa...0-20&m1k=vb_ac

    if you notice from this photo the official Motorola one has a great design, use the spacer if you run naked, take it out if big case and theres a medium sized spacer too.

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    kronos, does that one auto open the htc car app when docked?
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    The Aduro is very nice and the suction cup is maybe the best I have seen. Make sure you clean whatever your going to stick it too the first time with a little alcohol and it will never fall, even in textured surfaces. The one handed operation on this one is probably a little overstated though. You may get it in that way but not out. There is and all black version also.

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    Have you considered the TomTom Hands-free Car Kit for Smartphone? I got it for 44 Euros (I guess that should be around 35 US$).

    Hands-free calls via Bluetooth®
    Extendable microphone
    Quality audio with a 2 watt speaker
    Universal holder
    Fast charges your phone while you're on the go

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    Quote Originally Posted by loraque View Post
    The official car dock is out there, but is hard to find. Part number is HTC 60-3135-05-BB according to HTC's store, which is always out of stock. You used to be able to order it from Bestbuy online, but it is not there anymore. There are a few for sale on Amazon using that part number to search.
    A little easier search term is the D190 official part from HTC. I had a similar mount for previous HTC phone and it is really a nice one, especially the way they have integrated the power cable into the base. Just slide it in and you are connected with the car dock chosen within the M8.
    But the price is just too high....I am waiting till it is offered at a max of $50, no mount is worth $70. Need a car Mount-41wvo0hjxol.jpg

    Video of the same mount when I used it on the M7..just moved the charger cable for the M8. http://is.gd/NuC5gV
    In the meantime, I am using my modified belt clip mount. Clear siliconed a L shaped power cable into the bottom of a belt clip, and attached a magnet to the back of the belt clip to connect to a magnetic window mount. One of the nice things about this mount is that you can just pull the whole mounted phone off the magnetic window mount and answer a call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jam3s121 View Post
    the official dock won't support cases though, I might go with this.. http://www.amazon.com/Aduro-Universa...0-20&m1k=vb_ac

    if you notice from this photo the official Motorola one has a great design, use the spacer if you run naked, take it out if big case and theres a medium sized spacer too.

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    kronos, does that one auto open the htc car app when docked?
    There's no auto dock, I just keep a car mode icon on my home screen.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
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    If you are not needing one just to use the built in Car Dock Software, I have been using ProClips for years. They are a bit on the spendy side, but well worth it in my opinion. With ProClip it is a two part system.

    1) Select you car mount option. (Suction cup, dashboard, console, pedestal, etc.) With the exception of the suction cup option, these are car specific.

    2)Then select your device mount. If you want a device specific mount they have those. But after I upgraded my phone two or three times, I went with the universal with a dashboard mount.

    Below is the suction cup mount option and the Universal Phone mount that I have used with my EVO 4G, EVO 4G LTE and now my M8. All three had cases and the phone holder adjusted nice and firmly around it.

    ProClip M8 Phone Holders (Univeral Included on Page)
    Suction Cup Mount

    Hope this helps.
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    This proclip looks nice. I've never heard of this company before. Going to give it a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdfry15 View Post
    This proclip looks nice. I've never heard of this company before. Going to give it a try.
    I have yet to find anything for less that can really compare. Like I said, a little on the spendy side but with their system, I yet to be dissatisfied.
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    I use the official HTC dock and it's awesome. available at amazon. I had the M7 official dock as well, and it's about the same. M8 dock maybe a little more snug, although might just be because it's not a year old. Launches car mode automatically, looks nice, super stable, and very adjustable. comes with 2A quickcharge 2 compatible charger. I agree it's a bit pricey, but when you think about what you get for 15 or 20 bucks, the built quality and usability is really in a whole different league.

    I use it in conjunction with a proclips vent mount base, which puts my phone in a very convenient location, and added benefit of vent mount: when it's hot, the A/C blows on the phone, keeping it cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryDevil View Post
    I have yet to find anything for less that can really compare. Like I said, a little on the spendy side but with their system, I yet to be dissatisfied.
    Perhaps I'm missing something. Frankly I find them very expensive. For the same money I get a carkit which can hold my phone in landscape / portrait, has bluetooth, speaker, etc. How would these proclips be better? I'm just asking here. As I said, perhaps I'm missing something.

    Tnx.
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    ProClip works for me. Used it on my iPhone for years. Yesterday the M8 adapter showed up, adjustable for cases, seems to hold the phone securely.

    Car Phone Holders and Dashboard Phone Mounts - ProClip USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by enuffsaid View Post
    Perhaps I'm missing something. Frankly I find them very expensive. For the same money I get a carkit which can hold my phone in landscape / portrait, has bluetooth, speaker, etc. How would these proclips be better? I'm just asking here. As I said, perhaps I'm missing something.

    Tnx.
    Yes, As I mentioned in my original post, they are on the spendy side. That being said, ProClip Mounts swivel both landscape AND portrait. As for Bluetooth I have it in my car and don really need that option on a mount. The speaker, I have found that the M8's built in front speakers work quite well for a speakerphone while driving. And as for a carkit/carmode, I really don't have a use for it personally.

    How are the ProClips better, well that is really up to anyone's perception to justify and when it really boils down to it, what works best for you. BUT the Proclips are a modular design. There a car specific mount options as well as universal when it comes to the mounting point. Same with the device/phone. There are one specifically for a device and generic universal. The also have charging options for those device specific options. With some of the other cheaper options, I have used in the past that have a tendency to not hold up very well to the wear and tear and end up breaking. I have never had a ProClip solution breaking on me ever. The build quality and the plastics used can take a beating.

    So yes, they are on the expensive side. But if you but a mount point solution for your car, they only needs to be done once unless you buy a different car. Never if you get the universal solution like a suction cup. Same goes for the device mount. You can buy the specific device mount and change it out every two years or ever year pending on the frequency of your upgrade pattern. Less if you go with a univalve adjustable device cradle/mount. In my case I have have the exact same vehicle and universal device mount for the last three devices I have owned. And I upgrade every two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kronosqq View Post
    There's no auto dock, I just keep a car mode icon on my home screen.
    For car mounts without the cable that detects and launches automode try AutomateIt app. You can set AutomateIT to launch car mode from various triggers... Movement, connection to a specific Bluetooth device, or NFC tag that I mount to the car mount. I have the NFC tag trigger
    Turn off Wifi
    Turn ON bluetooth
    Start CarHome Ultra (better than native car mode imo)
    Volume to Max
    Start TuneIn Radio Pro to stream BT to my car radio
    And start another script that sends an auto reply to incoming texts that tells them I am driving and will respond later.
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    I've been using the ProClip vent mount with the medium size adjustable phone module for a month now, and it works great for my M8 in a Seidio Surface case with kickstand. Having a quality system that seems like it will work with this phone, and my next as well, is worth it to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryDevil View Post
    Yes, As I mentioned in my original post...
    Thanks
    Thank you for your clear and passionate reply. I hear the points you make but I don't see myself becoming a fan of ProClip. I realize there are other options for mounting the phone, but I would never connect my phone to any of the vents of my car; I don't see blowing hot air over the phone in the winter, or airconditioned air in the summer, is going to do my phone any good, but it probably won't hurt either.

    I don't have bluetooth in my car so I found the TomTom Car Kit to be the best option for me.

    Best regards.
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    I ended up getting the Aduro U Grip. $15 and the suction cup is unreal for the price. Vent clips are a no go, my 1999 Audi A4's vents are not strong enough last time I tried using vent clips with my Sirius radio way back when I got the car it fell off all the time at high speed cornering.

    I understand why HTC went with a caseless design for there mount, a phone like this was obviously designed to be used with no case. I had two smartphones the Galaxy Fascinate (Aka S1), and Droid Razr M. Both of them made out of plastic bodies didn't far that well against minor bumps and at this point while I hate using cases am going to stick with one.

    If you look at the first picture you'll notice a bracket that is labeled A with a sticker, on the official MOTO Droid Razr M mount the mount came with 3 brackets or spacers that allow for a snug fit with a case, with a large case, and without a case.. in a elegant solution that doesn't seem unintuitively designed. I understand there are plenty of universals out there but most of them look rather silly and bulk, the droid razr m one you slide the phone in and clicked the support arm locked the phone in perfectly.

    At this time I'll stick with the aduro, I drove around with it today and because it has a short stand from the suction cup to the actual mount it looks good mounted via dash where my old one didn't and because my old one was rather long it didn't stay that well suctioned to the dash. For $15 I am impressed when typically I have yet to see many smartphone accessories worth a **** for under $25. The only issue I noticed with the aduro is the phone shakes more than my old mount, on window or dash mount but this is most likely due to the fact that it doesn't have a physical arm that locks the phone in place like my other, the suction cup is slightly smaller in diameter and I'm riding on uneven rear tires causing a lot of shaking.
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    another good kind "dash crab", i have an older model but it has best suction i have ever used. now that i looked for a link and see these new models i may get another one
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    I like iOttie

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    I am an iOttie fan as well. So simple, secure and very well designed.
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