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Old 04-27-2010, 09:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anybody can recommend a car mount for 9700? Thanks.
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I"m sure you've noticed there are plenty to pick from so it all depends on your own needs. I wanted a mount that I could slip my Bold into one handed and would charge the bold without trying to plug in a USB cable while driving.

I ended up making my own by combining a cheap Ebay car mount and a blackberry desktop cradle. (with lots of cutting, trimming and generous slathering of epoxy). It ended up costing about $30 (instead of the $78 powered mounts I found) and the phone covers the uglier parts. An added benefit is the Blackberry desktop cradle is lighted so the cradle is easy to find in a car at night.

Why a manufacturer couldn't make something like this for under $50 is beyond me. They would sell plenty.
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i recommend The BURY Comfort Cradle for blackberry

i had one for my 9000 bold and now for my 9700 bold ...
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I was impatient but not bad for an hours worth of work (5 minute epoxy). A little cosmetic work would do wonders but function over form won the prize this time.

As for the method to my madness. After trimming the cradle to size, I but my Bold in a ziplock bag for protection and used it to act as a form for holding the the trimmed car cradle and desktop charge cradle together. I then used some super glue to tack the 2 parts together. I then used tape and Vaseline (Epoxy wont stick to it) to dam and mask the cradle for the 5 minute epoxy that holds everything together until it hardened.
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Won't win ant beauty contests, but damn that's an awesome idea. I'm surprised no one had made an aftermarket with that feature. Patent it now before more ppl read
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I have used Proclip for years. Although pricey they provide a custom mount to your vehicle, custom mount for the BB and power connection with no wires for the 9700. I also use this with my Goldwing.
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I have used Proclip for years. Although pricey they provide a custom mount to your vehicle, custom mount for the BB and power connection with no wires for the 9700. I also use this with my Goldwing.
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Completely agree! I purchased the combo charger/holder and love that thing! I have had 4 berries now, and three of them have used the same car mount (just had to buy the actual phone holder specific to each device at the time).
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I looked at both the Bury and the Proclip. I liked the Bury better just because it appeared to use the Cradle charging contacts rather then the Micro USB port which on 2 older phones I've had go bad with use over time. I built my ugly mount rather then buy the Bury Comfort mount just because mine was cheaper and I like to make things.
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I looked at both the Bury and the Proclip. I liked the Bury better just because it appeared to use the Cradle charging contacts rather then the Micro USB port which on 2 older phones I've had go bad with use over time. I built my ugly mount rather then buy the Bury Comfort mount just because mine was cheaper and I like to make things.
I agree with you on this. I hate the idea of a plugging in the usb port in a moving vehicle. I know they try to constrain the device to minimize issues, but since they have the option of using the contacts instead of the usb, I would rather they use those.

I also don't understand why they can't make a drop in like you did. I have a cheap drop in holder without a charger and my phone has never jumped out of it. I suppose if I roll my car over I'll be wishing I had a full enclosure, but otherwise I don't see the need.
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