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September 17, 2010

Using a Garmin Nuvi Mount with an iPhone, Droid or Any Cell Phone

Our readers and customers always give us great ideas for new products.  We were recently asked how to use a car mount used for a GPS in the car.  Why would you want to do this?  A few good reasons.  As we all know, smartphones including the Droid and iPhone have excellent GPS capabilities and can replace traditional GPS units.  You might have an old Garmin mount stuck to your dash and would prefer not to take it off or add another.  In some cases, Garmin made some nice mounts, and you may want to leverage it.

In any case, we figured it out and offer a few excellent options for using your Garmin mount for your new device.  Both solutions include a custom fitting to connect the cradle with the 17mm Nuvi ball mount.

May 31, 2010

Motorola and HTC Droid Car & Motorcycle Mount Options

Filed under: Other Mounts & Accessories — Tags: , , , , — mountguys @ 10:13 am

The Droid is here to stay.  And it’s giving the iPhone some serious competition.  Excellent feature, lots of apps, and you don’t need to be tied to AT&T.  It will be interesting to see what happens when / if Verizon and others start carrying the iPhone.

Well, we aren’t cell phone experts, but we are mount and accessory experts.  So today, we present Droid mounting options.  The HTC Droid Incredible and the Motorola Droid have similar dimensions so most mounts will fit both models.

Most mounts will feature a mini cradle with gripmatic jaws that expand from 1.5 to 2.5 inches.  Many rotate and pivot to bring your phone into landscape mode if desired.  We’re especially excited with a newest addition which integrates the charger with the mount.  It will use your lighter socket as the mounting point for your phone.

What about a Droid on a motorcycle or bike?  We have you covered there too.  The Droid is not waterproof, so remember to take it off your bike if it is raining.  Can’t take it off?  No problem!  Take a look at a water resistant motorcycle mount.

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