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Old 11-29-2008, 03:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently installed a Parrot bluetooth hands free kit and I thought that this would mean that I wouldn't need a special holder for the Blackberry 8300.

However, I forgot about the fact that I still need power to the phone as bluetooth eats power, and have had to use a cigar socket charger, which means that the phone perches precariously in the ash tray - just as bad if not worse that the holder I used to have.

Does anyone know of a charger kit that I can fit inside my console storage box or in the glove box?
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I got an adjustable mount from BoxWave - used to use it on my Pearl, but now use it on my Bold - that mounts on some of the slats of the car's ventilation port. I have a cigar lighter to USB power thing that I plug into the phone when it needs a charge, or sometimes stick into the car kit (which I then shove into the cup holder) when it needs a charge.

A couple of vendors are promising a car adapter with multiple USB-A charging connections on them that won't have a tail the size of a doorknob, but I think we're talking next spring for those.

Until that whole segment gets a brain, improvise.
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I have improvised.

The reference to doorknob size is true. When the charger is in place it only just misses the gearstick, and restricts where I place the Pearl - hence the ashtray.
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I haven't seen any really good solutions. I'm using a combination of a custom vehicle bracket, ProClip device holder & OEM car charger cord.
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