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Old 6th August 2015, 01:20   #241
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How about this ? It holds and charges both. Material is of good quality. You can use the cable for iphone or normal charging cables of other phones. Rotates very nicely so that the passenger can also have a view. Problem is that the largest size supported is iphone 6 only.

http://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B007...ilpage_o01_s00
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How about this ? It holds and charges both. Material is of good quality. You can use the cable for iphone or normal charging cables of other phones. Rotates very nicely so that the passenger can also have a view. Problem is that the largest size supported is iphone 6 only.

http://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B007...ilpage_o01_s00
Hi, I had used a similar one this previously. However what I noticed is the the charger grip become loose consitently and there is a tendency for the holder to change position or suddenly rotate if you are on rough roads. Also, personally I prefer a fast charger in the car (something that churns out 2.1A or more). Size is definitely a consideration that you will have to have in mind. The grip of the phone matters and I was always fearful that the phone might fall off the moment I hit potholes or rough roads. Again this is my personal experience and preferences differ from people to people. Hope this is useful
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I had done some research on replacing the oem head unit with a Nexus 7 although I never got the time to follow it up so the project kinda died but now after reading your thread I'm thinking of giving it a shot
The summary of my research was as follows :
1. Nexus 7 with a custom ROM and kernel paired with Tasker so when you start the car the tablet switches on by itself and switches off (not just the screen) so no issue of standby drain when the car is parked for long. Also setup for accepting calls when paired to the phone via software level mods. (ROM on xda forums)
2. The back panel of the tablet was removed and and the charging connecter was modified to be of L shape so it fits properly. Also there was a separate circuit wiring to charge the tablet directly and not through the cigarette lighter port.
3. Through a USB dock to micro-usb port connect a mini amp and a separate line for usb connectivity which could be connected a pendrive, hard disk etc.
4. Also the aux wire was connected t with the amp so that was also taken care of.
5. The housing to fit the dash is available on Ali express and eBay USA for the SX4 or could be fabricated with fibreglass.
6. Advance level : some module to link the steering controls to work with the tablet. Didn't read much about it.
7. All the necessary connectors.

I had estimated a cost to do this setup for around 10-15k considering a used 2012 Nexus 7 and a basic mini amp.
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I've been using a magnetic mobile holder for the last 3 months and can confirm that they are very good and don't disturb the signals.
I bought these from Ali express for $6, whilst hunting for a good mobile holder (several websites in parallel) and it turned up a month later.
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I unpacked my holder and tried i on my Swift and I am having a different story all-together. The mobile is too heavy I guess for the holder or the 3M sticker is not of good quality. The steel ball isn't holding it at the place I stuck it and falls down.
Guys I got a magnetic holder to hold my One plus. It looks exactly the same with a small difference. The magnet does not stick to the cell phone.

What is stuck on the phone is a thin metal plate. Magnet stays on the ball. Don't know how effective it will be, but the 3M tape to stick the ball on to the dash has already given away. Now need to scout for one.
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Guys I got a magnetic holder to hold my One plus. It looks exactly the same with a small difference. The magnet does not stick to the cell phone.

What is stuck on the phone is a thin metal plate. Magnet stays on the ball. Don't know how effective it will be, but the 3M tape to stick the ball on to the dash has already given away. Now need to scout for one.
I got this Kenu airframe+ replica from Aliexpress.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Kenu-...427780320.html I am extremely satisfied with the product. If you are comfortable with air vent mobile holders, this will be a good buy. By all chance this is a replica since the original product cost around $20-25.

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Don't know how effective it will be, but the 3M tape to stick the ball on to the dash has already given away. Now need to scout for one.
Same problem with me too. Have bought 3M double sided tape separately. Have to try it once. Not getting time to do anything.

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I got this Kenu airframe+ replica from Aliexpress
Thanks for the link, what mobile do you use? Can you post some pictures post installation from different angles?!

Worried if the air vent blade snaps thanks to the heavy OnePlus One mobile that I use.
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Same problem with me too. Have bought 3M double sided tape separately. Have to try it once. Not getting time to do anything.



Thanks for the link, what mobile do you use? Can you post some pictures post installation from different angles?!

Worried if the air vent blade snaps thanks to the heavy OnePlus One mobile that I use.
I use a mi4 and it is fitting perfectly. The holder snaps on to the air-vents of the Polo nicely. I don't think it will snap the air-vent blades if you use mild force for insertion and extraction. The only problem i faced is that it will block the air flow and the mobile gets too cold with dew formation on the screen. This affects the touch sensitivity.
The holder design claims it can hold most of the 6" mobiles comfortably.

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After hunting for a long time and seeing tons of videos online reviews of mobile holders, I think I have finally found a good one - Mountek Groove nGrip. I ordered it from GEB (Global Ebay) for INR 2200. It is shipped from the US by Mountek themselves.

http://www.mountek.com/shop/cell-pho...d-gps-devices/

Coming to the utility of the product, it is extremely easy to install. However, please check for the placement (or presence) of the CD drive to see if any other buttons are blocked. I usually 'ínstall' it only when i need to use the GPS on my mobile, the rest of the times I keep it in the glovebox (yes, its that compact and easy to remove).

In terms of stability it is absolutely rock solid and grips the phone very firmly. Let me know in case of any specific queries about the product
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I got this Kenu airframe+ replica from Aliexpress.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Kenu-...427780320.html I am extremely satisfied with the product. If you are comfortable with air vent mobile holders, this will be a good buy. By all chance this is a replica since the original product cost around $20-25.
My experience with Air vent holder has not been good.
I had ordered http://www.flipkart.com/bracketron-p...CDVYCWEGZXQ4ZR but the clip broke off on the very first day while trying to remove it from the vent. Additionally, I am also bothered about the fact that it will end up blocking most of the air output from AC vents which can be an issue on long drives.

However, this particular mount also had an option of sticking it on the dash hence had a 3 M double sided tape. Good that your post reminded me of that, I will now use that tape to stick the magnet of my Magnetic phone holder.
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Ok guys a small update on the magnetic cell phone holder.

I managed to get the magnet stick to the dash using the 3M double sided tape I had got with my air vent holder.
Cell Phone Holder-img20150812wa0007.jpg

My one plus one being a heavy phone, is not held as rigidly as I would want. It does swivel around a bit and once I rest the bottom part of the phone on the dash, it is reasonably fine. However, my concern regarding the magnet not sticking well was misplaced since it has held on well.

Cell Phone Holder-img20150812wa0006.jpg


What has not held on well is the metal plate which goes on the back of the phone. It had started slipping, (see attached photo) and today i finally removed it. Need to find a means of sticking it again to the phone hopefully better this time.

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Sorry if this was discussed earlier, but has anyone got one of these?

http://celbot.com/CelGo-Car-Mount
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I am using iOttie (link below) mobile car mount since last six months and it is holding the phone really well.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._al_bw_g107_i2
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Has anyone the know of "Montar" supposedly the best cell phone holder. Price in Amazon seems atrocious!!
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Since late last year, I am using a phone/tablet mount from ExoGear. The specific model is called ExoGear ExoMount Tablet S. It perfectly takes my 5.2" phone as well as my 7" tablet.

Here is a picture of how it looks:

Cell Phone Holder-01exogearmount.jpg

I have given more details (including the product link) in my other thread: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ml#post3763252 (Review: My "Instrumentation" (Torque Pro/OBDII setup, TPMS etc.) and related accessories)

After having tried so many mounts, I am really happy with this one. This is extremely sturdy and very well designed in general, and I would recommend it to anybody without any hesitation.

They also have a couple of other ExoMount products, for different phone/tablet sizes. In their product link, they mention the minimum and maximum size of the phone grip, so one can carefully study the dimensions and find the right product for their phone/tablet.
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After hunting for a long time and seeing tons of videos online reviews of mobile holders, I think I have finally found a good one - Mountek Groove nGrip. I ordered it from GEB (Global Ebay) for INR 2200. It is shipped from the US by Mountek themselves.

http://www.mountek.com/shop/cell-pho...d-gps-devices/
Thanks for sharing. Can you please share few pics after installation?
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