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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye680 View Post
    I use a Mountek. Looking at upgrading to the newer version with the magnet soon.
    +1

    We have it in all our cars. Some of my boys got it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye680 View Post
    I use a Mountek. Looking at upgrading to the newer version with the magnet soon.
    I wonder if it is possible to use the magnetic Mountek with a wireless charger back. I imagine you'd have to mount the metal plate off center to avoid the charging coil. But then being off center might make the magnet lose it's grip and slip off.
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    I found this to work well. I had to modify the side arms to fit the Note 3, easy to do with a heat gun. The signal boost is very welcome with the lower signal areas I travel from time to time.

    Amazon.com: Wilson Electronics - Sleek 4G-V - Verizon 4G Cell Phone Signal Booster for Single User: Cell Phones & Accessories

    Brian
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    Also using the iottie XL for the past 4 phones. Easy to use, quick, great suction cup. Best of all it fits the note 2, note 3, G2, and Nexus 4. Out of 6 or 7 docks, this has been my favorite and longest lasting.
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    Dakeb, did you notice on the xProDock that you can reverse the position of the ChargingArm from the "default" right side to the left simply by unplugging them in the back and reinserting? Takes you 30 seconds... This way the volume button will be on the top right side and the rubber can stay in place. See attached image. The Music and GPS sound will also go to the car-speakers if you have an aux-in on your head unit, just make sure you go to "Settings-Accessory" to set it up. Hope this helps... Thanks! MP
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    I use the iottie dock from my Note 2. Works awesome!
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    I'm using the iBolt mount. I also have the S-View case on the phone.
    I was a bit worried about damaging the case but so far it seems to be fine. I simply fold the case all the way back and put it in the dock.
    I've not experienced any damage to the case but I can't say that I've had the phone in the dock for more then a couple of hours at a time.
    Plugging the USB 2.0 cord into the USB 3.0 slot can be a bit tricky at times. But on occasion it will just go right in.

    My largest concern is damaging the slot on the phone as I try to line everything up with the cable. So if they do release a 3.0 cable I will jump on that pronto.
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    i have this and it works great. just need to clean it once every 1-2 weeks. plus it is universal size. one size fits all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikaelPe View Post
    Dakeb, did you notice on the xProDock that you can reverse the position of the ChargingArm from the "default" right side to the left simply by unplugging them in the back and reinserting? Takes you 30 seconds... This way the volume button will be on the top right side and the rubber can stay in place. See attached image. The Music and GPS sound will also go to the car-speakers if you have an aux-in on your head unit, just make sure you go to "Settings-Accessory" to set it up. Hope this helps... Thanks! MP

    Thanks Mikael, I wanted the usb socket on the right so I can see it from my driving position (uk) with the unit central. I have done as you suggested, but without a usb 3 plug it can be tricky to line up the plug especially in the dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fletchand View Post
    Just started "test driving" this case that I got on Amazon. Exogear Exomount2. Only been 2 days so jury is still out. It's a universal mount so that's a plus and because the grip is centered it doesn't hit the power/volume buttons (which was one of my concerns with the iBolt). Concern now is stability when pressing on it etc. I'll report back after a few more days.

    Amazon.com: ExoGear ExoMount 2 Universal Windshield Dashboard Car Mount Cradle Holder for iPhone 5 4S 4 3GS Samsung Galaxy S3 S2 Epic Touch 4G HTC OneX EVO 4G Rhyme DROID RAZR BIONIC INCREDIBLE 2 CHARGE Google Nexus BlackBerry Torch LG Revolution GPS
    UPDATE: Returning the ExoMount. I liked the small profile and the fact that it was universal. I didn't like how hard it was to load the phone. A true two - handed struggle. Note 3 being so large didn't help. Also found it was unstable holding it. Some vibration etc. Next up..trying the iottie xl and samsung docks.

    -Fletch
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    Quote Originally Posted by icnmayhem View Post
    i wonder about that one, and the imagnet too. is the magnet strong enough to hold a big phone like the N3 in a case? all the photos show iphones with slim cases on them.
    I've been using Tetrax for years. Strong enough to hold any phone...previously using it with my Note 2. Cleanest and easiest setup. I've tried them all before settling one Tetrax. You definitely should give it a try.
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    I bought the Mountek with CD slot adapter and so far think its a good fit. I wish it did better in landscape mode, but it'll do for now. Didn't snap any pics with it mounted as I was using the phone's camera in less than perfect lighting to boot!!








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    Any car mount updates? I'm looking to buy one as soon as possible. So far the one that seems to make the most sense is the iOttie XL (Amazon.com: iOttie One Touch XL Windshield Dashboard Car Mount Holder for Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3/2 - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories), but I'd like to find out what the early adopters have to say after a couple weeks of use (on all mounts).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwallyy View Post
    Any car mount updates? I'm looking to buy one as soon as possible. So far the one that seems to make the most sense is the iOttie XL (Amazon.com: iOttie One Touch XL Windshield Dashboard Car Mount Holder for Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3/2 - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories), but I'd like to find out what the early adopters have to say after a couple weeks of use (on all mounts).
    I'm not a big fan of the suction cups nor the ones that stick to the dashboard via adhesion. I saw one that sticks to the car's A/C vent. The one I have mounts to the CD slot and I find it a little better than the alternatives.
    Last edited by TXGTOU; 11-06-2013 at 11:57 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwallyy View Post
    Any car mount updates? I'm looking to buy one as soon as possible. So far the one that seems to make the most sense is the iOttie XL (Amazon.com: iOttie One Touch XL Windshield Dashboard Car Mount Holder for Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3/2 - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories), but I'd like to find out what the early adopters have to say after a couple weeks of use (on all mounts).
    The xProDock looks really nice, I'm sure it's worth the money. That was my 1st choice, but I've decided to try this one first instead:

    Amazon.com: ARKON SGN114 Windshield and Dash Mount Samsung Galaxy Note - Non-Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories

    I don't always have the phone in the cradle, so I like to have the USB cable available to charge where every. I often will put the phone in the cup holder for short trips. If the xProDock had an easier way to quickly remove the main charging cable, I'd go with it, but I don't want to have two cables constantly wired up. I hate clutter. Otherwise, it looks like a really nice system and very well thought out. I really appreciate the cable management it does have and the docking functions. I'll go with it if this other one doesn't work out.
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    Hi folks - great discussion here and lots of good insights.

    Just got my GN3 and needed a new car mount. I replaced an iPhone 4S and was using an iOttie mount: Amazon.com: iOttie HLCRIO102 One Touch Windshield Dashboard Universal Car Mount Holder for iPhone 4S/5/5S/5C, Galaxy S4/S3/S2, HTC One DROID RAZR HD - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories

    The iOttie was very nice, good one handed operation, excellent suction cup attachment but as a result of my dash layout (2011 Sienna) my options for a suction mount point was a bit limited given I REALLY don't like my devices to be in my line of sight above the dash between me and the windshield. The real problem is was that the version I have was too small for the GN3 so something new was required (I first looked at the XXL version of the iOttie - that would be a simple option).

    This time around I am going to try a CD slot mount and after a little research decided to also try the magnetic route at the same time. It came down to a decision between the Mountek and InfinitApps options and I just ordered: Amazon.com: InfiniApps Slyde CD Slot Mount for Smartphones, Cradle-less Universal cell phone holder with Quick-snap technology, magnetic cell phone mount: Cell Phones & Accessories

    I will report back once it arrives and I have a chance to set it up!
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    Proclip all the way.

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    The IBolt Car Dock Is the best Car Dock I have ever owned. I agree with what Dakeb said about this product. It works Great with the Gnote 3 and Charges it as you drive.

    I give it a 10 out of 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrSavant View Post
    Proclip all the way.

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    I looked at the Proclip options but it always looks like I have to either have my GN3 naked (which I never do) or try and guess whether some of their more generic docks will work with the particular case I happen to be using at the time - am I missing something?
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    I got my magnetic dock and it is AMAZING! Amazon.com: InfiniApps Slyde CD Slot Mount for Smartphones, Cradle-less Universal cell phone holder with Quick-snap technology, magnetic cell phone mount: Cell Phones & Accessories

    I was a bit skeptical and frankly thought it was a good possibility that this would end up getting returned but I was very pleasantly surprised. The dock is very well designed and easy to setup. I was concerned about the effect of the magnet an the metal plate might have on the phone. After some research it appears that unless the magnet is massively powerful it has NO effect on a phone or memory card like the 64GB microsd card I have. There are valid concerns involving wrapping the back of your phone in a metal case and interfering with the antenna/reception but the metal plate for this dock is fairly small has ZERO impact on my reception - I have in centered so it appears that it is not interfering with any of the antennas.

    I don't have my GN3 in a full case but rather prefer to use a good bumper so the one I use is: Amazon.com: Bear Motion for Galaxy Note 3 - Premium Bumper Ring Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Note III (Black) (Black): Cell Phones & Accessories and as a result the stock back panel is exposed. I installed the metal plate inside the stock back panel right in the center (I used a bit of tape to hold it to the inside of the back cover so it doesn't move around) and once installed you don't even know it it there. I really like the fact that if I change back panels or put on a new case this dock should still work fine.

    The dock installed into the CD slot very securely and once tightened down it does not move at all. I tested the hold of the magnet before installing in the car and it holds very well - the GN3 will not move or slide around at all and there is no wobble like I have seen with other docks . I was more than a bit nervous the first few times I drove with it because it just "looks" like the phone is floating there but even in relatively bumpy roads it was locked on - very impressed!
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    I agree the Ibolt is very good. Just one Problem. When I receive an incoming call I can't see who is calling me. Do you have the same problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dagold99 View Post
    I agree the Ibolt is very good. Just one Problem. When I receive an incoming call I can't see who is calling me. Do you have the same problem?
    When I am Driving I have it in Hands free Mode so it tells me who is calling.
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    I will try that. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadgetdude View Post
    I got my magnetic dock and it is AMAZING! Amazon.com: InfiniApps Slyde CD Slot Mount for Smartphones, Cradle-less Universal cell phone holder with Quick-snap technology, magnetic cell phone mount: Cell Phones & Accessories

    would the magnet have any impact on the wireless charging? i dont have the official samsung back, i have one of those chips that goes under the battery cover, if that matters

    I was a bit skeptical and frankly thought it was a good possibility that this would end up getting returned but I was very pleasantly surprised. The dock is very well designed and easy to setup. I was concerned about the effect of the magnet an the metal plate might have on the phone. After some research it appears that unless the magnet is massively powerful it has NO effect on a phone or memory card like the 64GB microsd card I have. There are valid concerns involving wrapping the back of your phone in a metal case and interfering with the antenna/reception but the metal plate for this dock is fairly small has ZERO impact on my reception - I have in centered so it appears that it is not interfering with any of the antennas.

    I don't have my GN3 in a full case but rather prefer to use a good bumper so the one I use is: Amazon.com: Bear Motion for Galaxy Note 3 - Premium Bumper Ring Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Note III (Black) (Black): Cell Phones & Accessories and as a result the stock back panel is exposed. I installed the metal plate inside the stock back panel right in the center (I used a bit of tape to hold it to the inside of the back cover so it doesn't move around) and once installed you don't even know it it there. I really like the fact that if I change back panels or put on a new case this dock should still work fine.

    The dock installed into the CD slot very securely and once tightened down it does not move at all. I tested the hold of the magnet before installing in the car and it holds very well - the GN3 will not move or slide around at all and there is no wobble like I have seen with other docks . I was more than a bit nervous the first few times I drove with it because it just "looks" like the phone is floating there but even in relatively bumpy roads it was locked on - very impressed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadgetdude View Post
    I got my magnetic dock and it is AMAZING! Amazon.com: InfiniApps Slyde CD Slot Mount for Smartphones, Cradle-less Universal cell phone holder with Quick-snap technology, magnetic cell phone mount: Cell Phones & Accessories

    I was a bit skeptical and frankly thought it was a good possibility that this would end up getting returned but I was very pleasantly surprised. The dock is very well designed and easy to setup. I was concerned about the effect of the magnet an the metal plate might have on the phone. After some research it appears that unless the magnet is massively powerful it has NO effect on a phone or memory card like the 64GB microsd card I have. There are valid concerns involving wrapping the back of your phone in a metal case and interfering with the antenna/reception but the metal plate for this dock is fairly small has ZERO impact on my reception - I have in centered so it appears that it is not interfering with any of the antennas.

    I don't have my GN3 in a full case but rather prefer to use a good bumper so the one I use is: Amazon.com: Bear Motion for Galaxy Note 3 - Premium Bumper Ring Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Note III (Black) (Black): Cell Phones & Accessories and as a result the stock back panel is exposed. I installed the metal plate inside the stock back panel right in the center (I used a bit of tape to hold it to the inside of the back cover so it doesn't move around) and once installed you don't even know it it there. I really like the fact that if I change back panels or put on a new case this dock should still work fine.

    The dock installed into the CD slot very securely and once tightened down it does not move at all. I tested the hold of the magnet before installing in the car and it holds very well - the GN3 will not move or slide around at all and there is no wobble like I have seen with other docks . I was more than a bit nervous the first few times I drove with it because it just "looks" like the phone is floating there but even in relatively bumpy roads it was locked on - very impressed!
    How's it work in landscape mode? Just as well as portrait?

    From iPhone 5 to Galaxy S4 to Galaxy Note 3... all within 1 year. Truly converted
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