why not a cigarette adapter/car mount

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    I hate wires running everywhere, it would be nice if there was a device that plugged into the car power and also had a semiflexible arm that would also serve as a pretty steady car mount. This would be compatible with a lot of cars.

    I was always looking for something of this nature for my blackberry and couldn't find anything, I think I looked in all the right places. Is there a reason why such a thing isn't popular? Will there be anything like this for the droid?
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    If the droid will have app for xm/sirus satellite they will probably come out with one. Iphone has what you speak of, got a crutchfield magazine with a cig adapter arm/holder.
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    I think it would be to much for the power outlet.
    I but it would get all loose and sloppy really quick using something like this
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    With the nav and what not it's probably a liability to force your face that far away from the windshield. Iphone is marketed as being an Ipod in addition to a phone, so it's not too much to have the thing mounted out of your normal line of sight.

    Or, maybe no one has made one yet. ;)
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    I would think it would be more of a liability (and legal issue) to have your windshield blocked by that dock stuck on there. I would even prefer one of the vent style clips, I just don't want that thing on my windshield and wires hanging everywhere.
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    Awesome, pretty darn close to what I was looking for, not 100% (would like to see it integrated power and the cardock mode magnet included) but that's pretty close, I think I'll give this a try.

    edit...

    umm, if it was for sale anywhere...
    okay, found it...

    http://www.fommy.com/view-full-page...ola Droid A855&cat=Vehicle Mounts&skuno=85510
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    Yeah, best way is to just search on google shopping.
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    OK...I took the bait.

    I'll report back to you guys when it arrives.
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    Motorola Droid A855 Vehicle Mounts Store - Fommy.com


    They have lots of different mounts to choose from on that page^^. Thanks for the info guys. I bought a cheap dock off ebay for the windshield but I might just get this instead. I myself hate wires hanging everwhere.
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    Garmin Power Adapters not working with Mini to Micro adapter

    I have the following mount:

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    Amazon.com: ARKON GN097-USB Pedestal Lighter Socket Mount with integrated Mini USB Power for Garmin: Electronics

    Physically it holds the Droid very well. The problem is it will not power the Droid with a Mini to Micro USB adapter. I have also tried other Garmin (original Garmin brand) chargers with the Mini to Micro USB adapter without any success.

    I really like the above mount and wish I didn't have to use an additional power adapter.

    The Droid seems to be very particular about the charger. I even tried a different USB wall wart with the cable that came with the phone with no success.
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    I settled on the Amzer swivel vent mount from Fommy. I liked how it mounted at close to eye level. Except for the fact that part of the mount itself partially blocked the headphone jack (I had to modify it a bit), I am really happy with it.
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    Review and pictures would be rad :icon_ banana:.
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    Cigarette lighter mount for Droid

    I already posted this in a similar thread so here it is again for you:

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    Here's a pic of it. Not much to write about except that it's very secure, easy to unclip and swivels. I'll see how it holds up over time.
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    Liability, no. Besides, in my Ranger, the lighter outlet is on the dash and would put it no more out of sight than the speedometer or radio. Same case in many other Fords.

    I have had "universal" systems like this, I'd love an all in one with power adapter that just docked into power.
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    Best product idea.... cigarette mount with a mini adapter and fm transmitter... charge the droid and listen to music/calls over your radio! Your welcome. All I want for payment is a free one.
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    I bought something very similar, (sorry l looked for a link and came up empty) mine has a silver coated flexible wire 1/2 thick, has the socket plug attached to its side, and a light that swivels on the top, changes colors too, which is nice when driving long distances. I bought it at advanced auto.
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