03-18-2011 01:39 PM
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  1. SHWELL's Avatar
    Well, it is time for a family Roadtrip. This will be a great test for my Xoom and Droid X tether usability. I have the VZ Data plan for my Xoom, but I am using the ther function of my rooted Droid X.. Traveling from Fl to NY..

    I also found a mount on ebay for the Xoom (Actually universal) and it was delivered very quikly and to my surprise it seems very sturdy and usabel for its price point. I did not want to breakthe bank on the mount because I am sure after this roadtrip it will not get a lot of use. I will post up pics of it mounted in the car once I am all packed up. Stay tuned..











    This was the listing..
    Car Mount Dock Swivel Holder for Motorola Xoom Tablet - eBay (item 330537123079 end time Mar-02-11 17:50:13 PST)

    HERE IS A QUIK VID
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    03-10-2011 09:18 AM
  2. qnet's Avatar
    Cool, that looks like it will work well.
    03-10-2011 09:32 AM
  3. p08757's Avatar
    Im not so sure I want that thing taking up that much room on my windshield, but it looks like it will work good. Thanks for the photos and video.
    03-10-2011 10:01 AM
  4. thegunslinger1's Avatar
    That is the same mount I got, I was going to try it out on a short road trip I am taking this weekend, going to try use some GPS navigation on it, see how it works.

    Cant wait to see how it works for you as well.

    I drive an F250, so I have lots of dash space/windshield space, I think the size will be fine but we will see.
    03-10-2011 10:07 AM
  5. Carlos Thomas's Avatar
    Where are you going to mount that thing and not block your view?
    03-10-2011 11:33 AM
  6. xxraffyxx's Avatar
    Kind of scary trusting a suction cup to hold up your xoom.....
    03-10-2011 11:46 AM
  7. CypherMax's Avatar
    That's the mount I want! except I am going to try and mount it to the dashboard wood trim on the passenger side for my wife to watch movies and surf the web on our road trip to NC next month. Is the suction cup good would it hold tight and be sturdy if mounted horizontal?
    03-10-2011 11:58 AM
  8. doctorlove316's Avatar
    Kind of scary trusting a suction cup to hold up your xoom.....
    First thing I thought too. The Zoom seems kinda heavy for that. Also hope that its not going on the windshield.
    03-10-2011 12:11 PM
  9. dhendriksen's Avatar
    First thing I thought too. The Zoom seems kinda heavy for that. Also hope that its not going on the windshield.
    I have the Motorola Dock/Dash Mount for my Droid X. Between the WEAK double stick tape that holds the suction point to the dash and the suction cup, that thing falls off all the time on a relatively hot day. It seems like once a week if not more I am putting it back on after it came crashing down.

    I can only imagine the problems with the weight of the XOOM.
    03-10-2011 12:25 PM
  10. Live2ride883's Avatar
    I have the windshield mount for my DX and on a hot day it will fall off even if my phone isn't in it.

    Not sure about trusting my Xoom to a suction cup.
    03-10-2011 01:22 PM
  11. kjdocs's Avatar
    Hmmmm. Wonder how bad the glare is gonna be


    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    03-10-2011 01:31 PM
  12. SHWELL's Avatar
    It will be mounted on passenger window or lower right corner of windshield if she is watching a movie. There is also the option of the tray between both front seats. The suction cup offers great grip. I will remove it clean the mounting area at every gas stop. Has to come down during trips out of vehicle anyway. For extended daily use, I prob wouldn't trust it. Bit that is why we test. We shall see how it holds up and if it is used for entire trip. Stay tuned.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    03-10-2011 02:53 PM
  13. dhendriksen's Avatar
    I look forward to hearing your results. My Droid X makes a great navigation device when in the car dock, but the XOOM would be...EVEN BETTER!

    I'm curious to hear how this works out for you. Drive safe =)
    03-10-2011 03:53 PM
  14. anon(42011)'s Avatar
    It looks nice Shwell! Ill be interested to see how it holds up as well. I wouldn't mind finding a way to mount this in the A6 but I would probably try to put it off the wood trim on passenger side. I would probably leave my skin cover on just in case as well.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    03-10-2011 04:48 PM
  15. Droid-Steve's Avatar
    The link is dead. Anyone have a link to active listing for this unit? Thanks!
    03-10-2011 05:35 PM
  16. CypherMax's Avatar
    Motorola Xoom Tablet PC Car Mount

    They have alot of different mounts compatible with the xoom.
    03-10-2011 06:01 PM
  17. CypherMax's Avatar
    I just ordered one from mount guys shipped $32.93. I'm sure it will work good for what I want to do. Can't wait I love the concept of having the xoom mounted in the car for a long road trip tethered to my Droid X WIN!
    03-10-2011 08:31 PM
  18. Live2ride883's Avatar
    It will be mounted on passenger window or lower right corner of windshield if she is watching a movie. There is also the option of the tray between both front seats. The suction cup offers great grip. I will remove it clean the mounting area at every gas stop. Has to come down during trips out of vehicle anyway. For extended daily use, I prob wouldn't trust it. Bit that is why we test. We shall see how it holds up and if it is used for entire trip. Stay tuned.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    This mount is exactly like the one I ordered for the headrest except for the suction cup end on yours. If you want the headrest brackets let me know and I'll ship them to you. I couldn't use them in my Rodeo, maybe you can in your truck.

    Just PM me your shipping information.
    03-10-2011 10:45 PM
  19. thegunslinger1's Avatar
    Just FYI, as I said earlier, I got the same mount off ebay for 15.00, tested it out tonight. Had an impromptu road trip to deliver stuff to my wife who was camping with the girl scouts.

    You do NOT have to worry about this thing falling off, even after releasing the latch to take it off the window I still had to pull hard to get it off, worked great in the middle of my dash/windshield, was out of the way, but within reach to touch the screen if i was stopped. When going home I used the voice recognition to put in the address, worked flawlessly.
    03-11-2011 10:58 PM
  20. wg#AC's Avatar
    Good luck. Fill us in when you can on how well it works...
    03-11-2011 11:14 PM
  21. SHWELL's Avatar
    Gunslinger is correct.. This unit is not falling off unless YOU install it wrong, or on really dirty surface.

    The suction cup is a 3" unit, and once you push it on, there is a lever to push that adds even more suction. It is not going anywhere. It made the trip up the east coast without a problem... Orlando to NY, not one problem with it staying put.

    Mounting positions.. I tried multiple positions for it. When being used by my wife to watch movies and such, I had it mounted on the top Right corner of the windshield. This position is well outside my usable view, so unles I looked over there, I did not notice it at all.

    GPS use.. I did use this as a GPS unit for a portion of the trip, and I mounted it in the middle of the windshield as low as I could. FoV (Field of View) was not bothered as much as I thought it would be. After 5 minutes you get used to it being there and it is not an issue.

    Input: while mounted on the windshield, it is awkward to type anything, I found that the one finger technique worked best, but if you have a bluetooth KB, use it.

    Misc: I tried recording video while driving, but the mount bracket got in the way, so that was not an option. I will look at it more to see if there is a work around, but this option is not really important to me.

    Glare! This was only an issue when the unit had direct sunlight on it. It was not too bad, but if you don't have tinted windows in your vehicle, it may be worse for you. Adjusting angles seemed to help improve visibility.

    Adjusting... Do not try to adjust the unit too much while driving. It is too involved to try, and because the unit is so short, you really have to reach quite a bit to reach all adjustment points. Adjustability is decent, but not great. THe size of the Xoom limits the amount of movement the unit has. a longer arm from suction cup to mount would have been a bit better. But the shortness of the unit seems to add to its stability.



    I will post pics and Vid of it being used for the return trip..




    All of this posted via Android Tether through my Droid X rooted.I love this thing...
    03-17-2011 09:06 AM
  22. SHWELL's Avatar
    Voice Recognition? I must learn more about this.. ?????
    03-17-2011 09:07 AM
  23. thegunslinger1's Avatar
    Voice Recognition? I must learn more about this.. ?????
    Yes, while using the Xoom, you can either speak your search term for a google search or you can speak your address for the navigation with the GPS. Works great imo.
    03-17-2011 09:22 AM
  24. dhendriksen's Avatar
    Voice Recognition? I must learn more about this.. ?????
    I use it for Navigation on my Droid X everyday.

    I put the Droid X in the dock, hit the voice search button and say:

    "Navigate to 1214 (twelve fourteen) South 3620 (thirty-six twenty) east Salt Lake City Utah" and it works every time.

    Those numbers are just an example, but it is neat how it understands that when you speak twelve fourteen that's 1214.

    It is mind boggling to me how well it works.
    03-17-2011 10:34 AM
  25. SHWELL's Avatar
    Must try this.
    03-17-2011 12:10 PM
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