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The Arkon brand universal vehicle mounts fit the Incredible (pics of mine)

Discussion in 'Droid Incredible Accessories' started by jasonb, May 5, 2010.

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    just an FYI, the Arkon universal mounts fit the Incredible PERFECTLY. the side don't block the USB charging port and they also don't touch the volume buttons. perfect fit.

    i just got my "SM425-S - Universal Mega Grip Smartphone Mount for Seat Bolt or Floor Mounting". installation was a breeze and it works very nicely.

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    if you don't like the seat mounting bolt style, Arkon also offers a standard windshield mount, cup holder mount, and vent mount. all of which use the same phone cradle.

    these pics were taken with my Moto Droid by the way.
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    Looks nice. Thanks for the heads up with the product.

    I need to go OT now. Are those Recaros I see? What kind of car do you drive?
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    they are stock seats. the car is a 2007 Scion TC.
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    Can the mount be flipped sideways for a better GPS view? And how much did this set up cost you?
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    yea, you can rotate it. i don't see GPS working better in landscape though. honestly i much prefer portrait for everything on the phone except web browsing and reading RSS feeds.

    it cost me $26.95 including shipping. it shipped from Cali on monday and it made it to me today, i am in NY.
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    Hmm I wonder if the older version of this mount would work. It looks pretty similar, and its only like 16 bucks on amazon
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    Purchased the friction mount. Will let you all know if it sucks or not when it arrives!
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    i have never used a friction mount. it wouldn't work in my car, my dash is nowhere near flat enough. the actual phone cradle i know you should be happy with. it fits the Incredible very nicely.
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    Hopefully! It's the older phone cradle but the only difference I can see is that the clips onthe sides have like holes in them instead of being full? If that makes sense?

    Amazon.com: Arkon Sm312 Universal Friction Dash Mount: Cell Phones & Service
    This thing. It looks good enough to me... And it's only like 17 bucks.

    Yeah.. hopefully it works on my civic's dash. I'm not anticipating problems, though. Friction mounts are supposed to work on inclined dash anyways, and I can always just put adhesive on it :D
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    the side clamps definitely look like they will be pushing on the volume up and down buttons, or at least on the down button. i guess you could cut a small section of the foam out for the button so it doesn't push on the button.
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    The side clamps on yours don't push on them? They seem to be situated at the same location, what the difference? But that's a good point, if the foams easy enough to cut through, it shouldn't be a big deal. Or I could just refund it if it doesn't work out. I read that it works great with iphones and the incredible has a pretty similar format

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    Oh, I looked closer at your pictures and can see theyre right under the volume buttons. Hopefully it'll be fine! And if the friction mount doesnt work for me... it comes with a suction up so I can just use it on the windshield :D (Even though my gps falling off my windshield is what caused me to total my last car... but it was a terrible suction cup)
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    i'm sure cutting out a chunk of foam will still allow it to clamp just fine. mine just barely, maybe by a couple mm's misses the volume down button. i got lucky.
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    problem with the Akron Mount

    I have the Akron "universal mount" pictured. I used it yesterday and the problem is not in the clamps pressing on the volume button--the problem is that the clamps come down so far that you can't have a car charger plugged in. The phone sits off balance and fell out. Just put it in the cup holder for the rest of the trip.
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    the one in my pictures or the older style mount that the other guy bought?
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    If it's the one I bought... then ****. If it's the one that you bought, then that's weird..
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    lol jason not only do you got the same phone as me you also have the same car. Do you live in socal too? lmao.
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    yes I have this head on a suction cup mount and it swivels and rotates 360 degrees
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    I have this same device grip (head mount) as you JasonB and have it on a suction cup mount! Its a very solid holder for our Cells and the left side jaw will not interfere with the power connector! Depending on your cover you may want to cut out just a little of the foam on the left jaw so you do not hit accidentally the lower volume switch.

    If you mount the mount to the windshield and you leave the cell in the cradle for any length of time the Battery will get hot and it will stop charging (green or orange led lamp blinks) i recommend you put a lite colored hat hat over the phone If you have to leave the cell in the car for any length of time!

    Enjoy guys
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    yeah i had one of these mounts for my blackjack 2. tried it with the incredible and it blocks the charging port. it is also a smaller (shallower) style holder and it feels like the phone is going to fall out. my friend has the style like the OP and it is bigger (definitely feels more secure) and doesn't cover any ports.
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    Op, will that mount hold your Droid with the charger pluged in?
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