01-05-2014 08:58 PM
- I really want a Griffin Nav Dock for my Moto X, but given the continued lack of availability (due to quality issues I've heard?), I'm looking for another option. I was considering this dock from Amazon, but was wondering what the rest of you use, if you like them, and if there is a way to get them to automatically launch driving mode.12-11-2013 07:27 AM
- 12-11-2013 08:41 AM
- 12-11-2013 08:42 AM
- I really want a Griffin Nav Dock for my Moto X, but given the continued lack of availability (due to quality issues I've heard?), I'm looking for another option. I was considering this dock from Amazon, but was wondering what the rest of you use, if you like them, and if there is a way to get them to automatically launch driving mode.
Posted via Android Central App12-11-2013 01:48 PM
- I had a proclip mount in my WRX. It was nice and all, but would move around sometimes when I tried to take the phone out.
When I sold that car and got another vehicle, I used just the proclip phone holder and made my own vehicle mount. Made a metal bracket that bolts into the radio hold down screws and comes out from behind the radio bezel. Bolted the phone holder to it and it sits exactly where I want it.
My advice for a MotoX with a very thin case: I previously had an HTC Rezound that I used without a case. The Rezound was much thicker than the X, but the exact same height and width, so the X fit in the holder width wise, but was a little loose front to back. I took the holder and held it over a candle at the corners and slightly bent each side outward when the plastic got soft. Now with a thin case on the X, it fits perfect in the mount and holds it very securely. When I want to take the case off, it still fits and sits vertical in the mount, but rattles around slightly.12-11-2013 04:10 PM
- After much searching, I now own and love my Kenu Airframe. It is a vent mount so I know it won't please everyone, but I love that it is well-designed, inconspicuous, and very small/portable (works as a stand if you slip a credit card into the vent clips).
I settled on this after purchasing an iOttie HLCRIO102 One Touch mount and realizing that it wasn't for me. While it is obviously much more versatile than the Kenu Airframe and allows for tons of adjustments to get the viewing angle just right, it's too big and conspicuous for what I wanted. Also, the suction cup is SUPER sticky/strong (which can be a good thing), which made it nearly impossible to remove from my dashboard when I wasn't using it and wanted to put it away. I don't use GPS very often so I wanted something that didn't stick out and could be easily removed if necessary. I had to sacrifice adjustability, but fortunately the Kenu Airframe is so well designed I can still easily operate it with one hand without worrying about its ability to securely hold my phone.
In my old car, I had the Mountek nGroove universal CD slot mount which was also a great mount. However it did stop functioning properly after some time, as the release button jammed and would no longer allow the clamp to open. The other downside is it may obstruct the view of your nav/LCD if you have one in your car.12-12-2013 09:29 PM
- I really want a Griffin Nav Dock for my Moto X, but given the continued lack of availability (due to quality issues I've heard?), I'm looking for another option. I was considering this dock from Amazon, but was wondering what the rest of you use, if you like them, and if there is a way to get them to automatically launch driving mode.12-13-2013 02:31 PM
- 12-19-2013 05:11 PM
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- 12-19-2013 07:27 PM
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- 01-03-2014 05:16 PM
- It's triggered by a magnet. I accidently discovered this when my Moto X was sitting on the smart cover for my Nexus 7. There are two locations: 1) For home/desk dock, 2) One for the vehicle dock. Find that location and line it up with your dock that you end going with and put a magnet there. I too have been patiently waiting for the Griffin dock, but growing tired of waiting and started searching for options. How I got to this thread.01-03-2014 06:19 PM
- I ended up with the Kenu Airframe. I had to fiddle with it a bit to get it set up so it was firmly attached, didn't block anything I cared about, and had the "stretchy" side on the side that made it more convenient to get the phone in and out. But having done that, I like it a lot. It is small and inconspicuous, it holds the phone firmly, it leaves everything clear that needs to be clear (buttons, usb port) and it's convenient, and holds the phone in a handy place. I like it so much I bought a second one for travel, and for the other car. (It lives in the other car, but I will grab it when I travel.) AND, I expect i can use it with my next phone, too.01-04-2014 01:09 PM
- Is it easy to get the Moto X in and out of the AirFrame one-handed? I picked up a Bracketron model at Costco last week; it works similar to the AirFrame, except that both sides slide out from the center, making it impossible to use one-handed because you have to push the one side out twice as far, and the spring is too stiff. I ended up returning it.
Also, is it possible to angle the phone toward the driver with the AirFrame, or are you pretty much forced to have the back of the phone parallel to the dash/vent?
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