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hamusta
23rd August 2010, 11:18 AM
Hey Guys,

I did a quick search on the forums but didn't find anything useful. I'm after a car mount (can be windscreen or dash) for the iPhone 4. Ideally will charge the phone at the same time. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks
Ham.

decryption
23rd August 2010, 11:30 AM
I'm also after a good iPhone 4 car mount. I purchased a Kensington Windshield mount and the thing wobbled like crazy when you touched the iPhone and vibrated in sync to the engine - was very annoying. The TomTom stand-alone GPS I have has a wonderful mount that is sturdy.

hamusta
23rd August 2010, 11:50 AM
I'm also after a good iPhone 4 car mount. I purchased a Kensington Windshield mount and the thing wobbled like crazy when you touched the iPhone and vibrated in sync to the engine - was very annoying. The TomTom stand-alone GPS I have has a wonderful mount that is sturdy.

It's good to hear that other people are having the same problem. I want something strong and sturdy too!

rushN
23rd August 2010, 12:23 PM
Have a look here (http://www.holdmyphone.com.au/)

I've used ClicOn mounts and holders for years, and whilst a little expensive, are the best I've used. Mounts are customised for each vehicle (no drilling or gluing), and the holder attaches to the mount (so if vehicle or handset changes, you don't need to replace entire kit).

Cheers

The_Hawk
23rd August 2010, 12:49 PM
Have a look here (http://www.holdmyphone.com.au/)

I've used ClicOn mounts and holders for years, and whilst a little expensive, are the best I've used. Mounts are customised for each vehicle (no drilling or gluing), and the holder attaches to the mount (so if vehicle or handset changes, you don't need to replace entire kit).

Cheers


I'm trying to track it down now, but there was another company that made something basically the same available through Organiser World (in Melbourne I think). Same idea with custom kits for each car to make the mount so much better.

The car kit they had for the iPhone 3G/S was fantastic, had an integrated plug for hard wiring including full audio/video output as well as the normal USB/iPhone adaptor thing if you needed that. When I dig it up I'll post the details here.

MissionMan
23rd August 2010, 01:21 PM
My TomTom Iphone Kit is one of the sturdier iPhone mounts I've found. Unfortunately, it requires a velcro fix to fit the iPhone 4, but it may be worth waiting till they release some sort of update that fixes it. Adds handsfree and better GPS signal.

Fitshaced
23rd August 2010, 01:22 PM
I'm holding off getting one for now. TomToms has somethings that are just not required for the iPhone 4 such as improved GPS. The speakerphone is loud enough in the 4 which makes it usable.

If Tomtom release their next one with a GPS boost, I'll continue looking.

The others listed above are a bit too expensive.

What I want is:

A windscreen mount as stable as the Tom Tom one (I can record video of my route then if I should desire it)

Line out for audio (dont want to plug a lead into the headphone jack as its messy)

Inbuilt charging (so I can just plug into the cradle and away without connecting anything else)

Swivel (not you, the cradle)

Can hold iPhone 4 naked or with cover

Indicator light showing that device is charging


Not too much to ask, is it?

tcn33
23rd August 2010, 02:09 PM
Another vote for Clic-On. Pricey but totally worth it.

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Cybix
23rd August 2010, 03:20 PM
DLO tunedock

jcw
23rd August 2010, 03:51 PM
I love the look of the Navigon iPhone Design Car Kit (http://www.navigon.com/portal/int/shop/zubehoer/produkt.html?produktFamilieId=14970&produktId=6964612&print=true). I saw one at Harvey Norman early this year. Have been looking around to see if anyone has used it with the iPhone 4, but it's been tough to track down info.

mechcon
23rd August 2010, 05:12 PM
I'm also after a good iPhone 4 car mount. I purchased a Kensington Windshield mount and the thing wobbled like crazy when you touched the iPhone and vibrated in sync to the engine - was very annoying. The TomTom stand-alone GPS I have has a wonderful mount that is sturdy.

I'm looking on the TomTom site, is that the one for $199 or $159? I'm in the market for a decent sturdy car kit for an iPhone 4.

cjm19
23rd August 2010, 06:38 PM
The macally cup holder mount for 3GS works nicely but you need a cup holder.

Mullarkey
24th August 2010, 09:37 AM
The macally cup holder mount for 3GS works nicely but you need a cup holder.

Looks good, thanks for the tip

cjm19
24th August 2010, 11:20 AM
Saw a macally on specials table at streetwise last week for $29

Thrymr
24th August 2010, 01:17 PM
Griffin's new WindowSeat AUX (http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/windowseat-aux) and WindowSeat HandsFree (http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/windowseat-handsfree) are compatible with the iPhone 4. You will need to supply your own charging cable, though.

Otherwise, there's the current TomTom Car Kit with the velcro fix. However, their support team has indicated that they're working on updating their Car Kit for iPhone 4 compatibility, though no ETA was given.

binglee
25th August 2010, 03:12 PM
seen any others that will hold an iPhone 4 without needing to remove the case/bumper?

LithgowLights
25th August 2010, 04:25 PM
What I need now is a single cable that charges the iPhone 4 (From a cigarette lighter to USB plug), and also supports audio out on the same cable so I can plug it into the car stereo.

bonners
26th August 2010, 07:41 AM
Guys

I'm brand new to the site and would like to know/see if anybody has bought one of the click on mounts (would be even better if it was in a VE commodore) for the iphone 4 using a case.

I have Switch Easy Nude case on my phone and was going to get the adjustable holder and mount it on the middle of the dash

https://www.holdmyphone.com.au/1510-iPhone-Shop/2943-Adjustable-Passive-Holder.html

Angle mount - Commodore VE SS SV6 06-10 - Holden - Car Dashmounts | Hold My Phone (http://www.holdmyphone.com.au/Commodore-VE-SS-SV6-06-09/Angle-mount.html)

bigmouth
28th August 2010, 10:56 PM
Just to let you know, Organiser World disappeared in a cloud of liquidity I believe, so it's online or nothing now as they were the only bricks and mortar distributor in Melbourne until someone takes the mantle.

nGage7962
29th August 2010, 08:49 AM
I have been a user and fan of the Clic-On for years.
Interestingly my iPhone 4 is quite happy in the 3G/3GS "plush" Clic-On holder I already had, which I was very happy about.

I also have a suction cup 3GS holder I bought in JB-HiFi and the 4 is a totally happy and secure fit in that too.

Phunky
29th August 2010, 06:23 PM
I got this one off ebay
Windshield car mount holder for Apple iPhone 4 3G 3GS 4 - eBay Other Car Kits, Car Kits, Mobile Accessories, Phones. (end time 05-Sep-10 00:03:56 AEST) (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Windshield-car-mount-holder-Apple-iPhone-4-3G-3GS-4-/170532102509?pt=AU_MobilePhoneAccessories)
Its actually branded Nokia, works well for me with a Speck Pixelskin HD installed

iShibby
30th August 2010, 09:26 AM
I just have a suction cup mount in my car. But I have an integrated car kit which allows me to connect the iPhone through the stock stereo in the car and control it via the steering wheel controls.

Very handy indeed :)

ciprol
30th August 2010, 10:49 AM
I did a quick search on the forums but didn't find anything useful. I'm after a car mount (can be windscreen or dash) for the iPhone 4. Ideally will charge the phone at the same time. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Try the following thread and the product link.
http://forums.mactalk.com.au/39/75698-gps-application-roundup-9.html#post1027168

DealExtreme: $5.10 Universal Car Windshield Swivel Mount Cell Phone Holder for iPhone 4 (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.42783)