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.
- 03-19-2011, 10:07 AM #2
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.
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- 03-21-2011, 12:03 PM #3
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, 01:29 PM #4
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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.
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- 03-22-2011, 07:46 AM #7
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, 08:04 AM #8
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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.
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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.
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You can get the holder and mount separately, so you can get a dash mount, cupholder or whatever.