04-08-2011 02:33 AM
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  1. NickF227's Avatar
    Is this worth the price? I really want one, since I'm horrible with directions, I get my license on Tuesday(Impossible to fail cuz I payed for lessons, and to fail their test you basically have to initiate a fatal crash or be a dumbass...). But I do have a good questions...

    Can I easily remove it(the mount) when I'm not using it? I don't want it just hanging there when I'm in a store or something, I don't live in a big urban city, but there is crime and I don't want someone busting up my windshield for a mount thinking they're gonna find a GPS.

    Can I put in on the dashboard, like above the air vents?

    The pictures show it in portrait, can I put it in landscape? I don't like the Navigation app in portrait, it looks cramped.

    Thanks <3
    03-19-2011 09:01 AM
  2. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    It should be pretty easy to remove. I haven't actually used it in my car yet but it looks like all of the others. I did put the phone in it though and once you snap it in it automatically puts it into navigation mode and in landscape. So I have no idea why Verizon shows it in portrait.

    Sent from my Thunderbolt
    03-19-2011 09:07 AM
  3. XStroX's Avatar
    I was wondering if anyone had tried any of the cheaper mounts out there. This one is quite a bit cheaper: For HTC Thunderbolt 4G Universal Car Auto Windshield Holder Dock Window Suction Cup Mount Dock Cradle Stand

    Seems ridiculous to pay $25 for a piece of plastic at the Verizon store.
    03-21-2011 11:03 AM
  4. bipolarbear187's Avatar
    I just bought one of these from Amazon: Amazon.com: Arkon Universal Windshield with Dashboard and Vent Mount for Smartphones and PDAs (Black): Cell Phones & Accessories

    A friend of mine has a similar model by the same brand and it is very nice. Heavy duty (big) suction cup and holds most devices nicely with easy access to usb ports for charging. And, of course, much cheaper than anything from VZW.
    03-21-2011 12:29 PM
  5. bipolarbear187's Avatar
    I was wondering if anyone had tried any of the cheaper mounts out there. This one is quite a bit cheaper: For HTC Thunderbolt 4G Universal Car Auto Windshield Holder Dock Window Suction Cup Mount Dock Cradle Stand

    Seems ridiculous to pay $25 for a piece of plastic at the Verizon store.
    I have used this type in the past and they tend to be not very sturdy and vibrate because of the long thin arm for the dock. The one I posted above from Amazon would be a better choice for a few bucks more (especially given the heft of the Thunderbolt).
    03-21-2011 12:32 PM
  6. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I heard the phone was a bit difficult to remove because it clamps in. But I've had one for my Droid 2 before this and it was great. Definitely good if it's your source of GPS.
    03-21-2011 09:24 PM
  7. Chrisy's Avatar
    I bought the iGrip mount from Verizon and love it. I used iGrip on my BlackBerry too. The round plastic thing will stay stuck to your windshield but you can easily remove the actual cradle.

    I only put the cradle up on long trips. I love how when you put the phone in the cradle it opens navigator.

    The phone sits nice and snug with no vibration.
    03-22-2011 06:46 AM
  8. I am Fake Jesus's Avatar
    i bought the one from verizon. not a big fan of the universal ones, they just look like crap to me. the one from verizon like any window mount has suction cup, you dont have to use that round plate if you dont want to. iv had mine mounted for at least 3 days never fell. but the smooth look of the verizon one was worth the $30. all it takes to remove from window is poppin that suction loose an your done

    and no doesnt connect to vents. an does landscape portrait or any angle if your a cool kid lol. its fully adjustable.
    03-22-2011 07:04 AM
  9. zero neck's Avatar
    I bought the iGrip mount from Verizon and love it. I used iGrip on my BlackBerry too. The round plastic thing will stay stuck to your windshield but you can easily remove the actual cradle.

    I only put the cradle up on long trips. I love how when you put the phone in the cradle it opens navigator.

    The phone sits nice and snug with no vibration.
    Hey does the locking piece of plastic look like it might scratch your screen?? i got one of those at verizon also, and since i dont have a screen protector, i'm a little nervous about where the locking arm touches the tbolt (might put a piece of adhesive felt on it or something..)

    thanks!
    03-22-2011 10:12 AM
  10. Chrisy's Avatar
    Hey does the locking piece of plastic look like it might scratch your screen?? i got one of those at verizon also, and since i dont have a screen protector, i'm a little nervous about where the locking arm touches the tbolt (might put a piece of adhesive felt on it or something..)

    thanks!
    Nothing touches the screen. It's a class act, great dock.
    zero neck likes this.
    03-22-2011 10:19 AM
  11. brett328's Avatar
    The Verizon car cradle works well. I'm not a fan of the goose-neck style windshield mounts, they invariably vibrate like crazy when driving. Very annoying. Also not much of a "universal" type fan either. Too clunky and cheap looking. So I decided to pony up the $29.95 for the Verizon store product. Very satisfied. Why skimp to save a handful of sheckles after you just purchased a top of the line communication device? The Verizon store product's arm is actually kind of long and thin, so there is a tiny bit of vibration, but not too much. Igrip made a similar style for my BB that was very sturdy, even better than this product, but dont believe they have custom TB holder yet.
    03-22-2011 10:51 AM
  12. Chrisy's Avatar
    The mount that Verizon sells is an iGrip. Look at the logo on the box.
    03-22-2011 11:00 AM
  13. zero neck's Avatar
    yeah the one at verizon stores is designed for tbolt
    03-22-2011 11:19 AM
  14. brett328's Avatar
    I'll take a look later today, could be. My BB igrip had much shorter and less flexible arm mechanism and therefore zero vibration, definitely sturdier than this cradle while driving.
    03-22-2011 11:20 AM
  15. Bwangster12's Avatar
    What are everyone using in terms of cases if you bought the VZW mount?
    03-22-2011 11:22 AM
  16. Chrisy's Avatar
    I don't use cases.
    03-22-2011 11:24 AM
  17. dwalker's Avatar
    Has anyone used the dash mount for this. I seem to be having trouble getting the suction cup to stick to the disc.
    03-22-2011 12:40 PM
  18. robdec17's Avatar
    I would assume with a Seidio case the universal would be the only option? The igrip is prop snug .. correct?
    03-22-2011 01:56 PM
  19. mykpfsu's Avatar
    This is probably a dumb question, but. Does the window mount come with a charging cable?
    03-23-2011 08:38 AM
  20. rjpear's Avatar
    No.. You have to use your Car Charger and Jack into the Mount... The Mount is just a Passthrough..
    03-23-2011 09:02 AM
  21. prakash99's Avatar
    I bought the iGrip mount from Verizon and love it. I used iGrip on my BlackBerry too. The round plastic thing will stay stuck to your windshield but you can easily remove the actual cradle.

    I only put the cradle up on long trips. I love how when you put the phone in the cradle it opens navigator.

    The phone sits nice and snug with no vibration.
    When you say it launches the navigator, do you mean the vz navigator or Google nav?



    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
    03-26-2011 11:57 AM
  22. stearic's Avatar
    The mount does not come with a charging cable, and it launches the car home app to answer the other question.
    03-26-2011 12:55 PM
  23. Chrisy's Avatar
    What is that car app? I hadn't seen it before. Only when I put my phone in the mount.
    03-26-2011 04:10 PM
  24. prakash99's Avatar
    What is that car app? I hadn't seen it before. Only when I put my phone in the mount.
    The car panel does not show up in the app drawer but it's there in settings -> applications



    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
    03-27-2011 05:49 PM
  25. Doyer's Avatar
    I just bought one of these from Amazon: Amazon.com: Arkon Universal Windshield with Dashboard and Vent Mount for Smartphones and PDAs (Black): Cell Phones & Accessories

    A friend of mine has a similar model by the same brand and it is very nice. Heavy duty (big) suction cup and holds most devices nicely with easy access to usb ports for charging. And, of course, much cheaper than anything from VZW.
    Arkon has another type of mount on their website for the Thunderbolt for $14.00:

    http://www.arkon.com/slimgrip/thunde...car_mount.html

    You can get the holder and mount separately, so you can get a dash mount, cupholder or whatever.
    03-31-2011 05:12 PM
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