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Pro Clip Mount and Holder (Hyundai Sonata 2011)
I understand this post is of limited usefulness to Nexus S owners per se, but thought I would just post about it in case anyone has run into the same problem I did, specifically....vent mounts for the Hyundai are impossible to use due to their severely angled shape.
I have been looking around for a suitable car holder as I don't get much usability propping the phone up in a dash well on the center console. I looked at Pro Clip's offerings and went ahead and ordered, and I have to say I am not disappointed.
Pros: A custom look that is unobtrusive, professional and very usable.
Cons: Price, and perhaps placement?
There are two set-ups for my particular car, up to the left of the driver mounted on the "A" pillar at the windshield and the one I ultimately chose, on the center console, midway up. I chose this placement for its proximity to the power supply receptacle.
Here's the contents....you need to purchase a mount (pictured to the right), which is affixed to the dashboard\center console and a holder (pictured to the left) which is attached to the mount, The mount is a toolless affair, installing onto the existing plastic center console, held in place by wedging it between where the console attaches to the car:
Here's the mount attached to the console, and the holder attached to the mount:
Here's the finished holder attached to the mount:
Here's a side view of the finished mount\holder with the Nexus S, perfect fit:
And a final shot of what it looks like on the dash/console. I like it.....
Again, the entire setup cost almost $60 which sounds like a lot and it is, but my possibilities were very limited by the configuration of the vents in the car. I did NOT want a windshield or friction mount.
It looks very nice and if I switch to a different phone down the road I can still use the mount and get a different holder (though I did buy the ADJUSTABLE holder because my wife has a Pixi and I wanted her to be able to use the holder as well. The bottom of the phone is completely accessible so I can always plug in the charger if needed.
I'd say my first experience with the Pro Clip has been a good one.