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#1 MarkyR

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 11:18 PM

Hey guy's,
I brought the Co-Pilot sat nav software for my iPhone yesterday, I got board of waiting for TomTom plus I'm not spending over 100 on it!!

So I now have a choice of car holders as I was going to get the Tom Tom one, I am pretty settled on the Brodit holder with built in charging here:

http://www.brodit.co...02-5C9000DC2754

But am not sure on weather to get the Brodit clip for the Fiesta or the arm that sticks to the windscreen. Choices are:

http://www.dsldevelo...mp;Model=Fiesta

OR

http://www.pdahut.co...r...2652&page=2


What one would you guy's choose?

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 11:46 PM

I'd probably go for the windscreen arm since the clip looks like it uses adhesive tape and I wouldn't want something permanently on display.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 11:56 PM

I'd go for the second one, quite fancy that myself, although the sticky stuff might leave a mess if you need to remove it. I have a universal arm holder on my windscreen but I'd be a bit dubious bout putting my iPhone on it.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:11 AM

I'd go for the second one, quite fancy that myself, although the sticky stuff might leave a mess if you need to remove it. I have a universal arm holder on my windscreen but I'd be a bit dubious bout putting my iPhone on it.


So are you saying you like the clip? Not sure myself, I don't want sticky stuff either left on the plastic and not sure about deforming the rubber on a brand new car? I have no worry's about using an arm and leaving it in the car.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:12 AM

does the nav s/w want the handset in landscape mode? It will chew up battery power

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:15 AM

does the nav s/w want the handset in landscape mode? It will chew up battery power


It works in both landscape and portrait mode, and yes that's why I will buy a holder with the battery charging connector and lead, although I may have to extend it as I've not got the smokers pack then I believe the 12 volt plug by the handbreak is the only one?

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 11:44 AM

So are you saying you like the clip? Not sure myself, I don't want sticky stuff either left on the plastic and not sure about deforming the rubber on a brand new car? I have no worry's about using an arm and leaving it in the car.


Yeah I like the clip - it's in a good position, just a shame about the sticky stuff. I leave the arm stuck on my window, and touch wood, not had any problems. I have it stuck to the right hand side of the steering wheel. If it needs charged the lead goes behind the steering wheel, then round the gear stick - not the best, but it works!

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:07 PM

I sometimes place my satnav on the door window, makes it easier to reach if i need to alter my route, but for longer journeys I leave it on the windscreen as it's easier to glance at.

My cable runs behind the gear stick, alongside the footwell, over the steering wheel, under the air vent and up to my satnav!

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 05:52 PM

My cable runs behind the gear stick, alongside the footwell, over the steering wheel, under the air vent and up to my satnav!


:lol: Is this a competition?

My tomtom had to always been on charge but I now have a new Garmin which has a longer battery life, so I won't have the cable running all over the car

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 08:52 PM

:lol: Is this a competition?

My tomtom had to always been on charge but I now have a new Garmin which has a longer battery life, so I won't have the cable running all over the car


Right! I now pronounce the "Best Organised Glovebox (BOG) Competition, officially open!!

My TomTom is fine for trips of around an hour-hour and a half but I usually play it safe with any Journey over that and just have the thing plugged in.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 09:43 PM

hmm. well I don't need the charging cable holder as I forgot I've got a Griffin Powerjolt I've never used haha. Tested it and it works fine, so I can get the Brodit holder which lets you connect a powerjolt, that brings the cost down by 20!! The clip is cheaper then the windscreen mount and I know Brodit are very good as I've used them for my last 3 phones.
I'll be getting an extended USB cable too so I can put the wire round under the dash and beat you all :P

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 11:21 PM

hmm. well I don't need the charging cable holder as I forgot I've got a Griffin Powerjolt I've never used haha. Tested it and it works fine, so I can get the Brodit holder which lets you connect a powerjolt, that brings the cost down by 20!! The clip is cheaper then the windscreen mount and I know Brodit are very good as I've used them for my last 3 phones.
I'll be getting an extended USB cable too so I can put the wire round under the dash and beat you all :P


So you are getting the clip after all?

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 12:07 AM

yeah, I just brought it. Should do the trick. Got all the bit's I need now so I'm happy. I brought a 1.8 metre USB ext lead that should hopefully be long enough to hide the cable.

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 12:14 AM

yeah, I just brought it. Should do the trick. Got all the bit's I need now so I'm happy. I brought a 1.8 metre USB ext lead that should hopefully be long enough to hide the cable.


How much did that cost in total then?

I was waiting on tomtom for the iPhone, but my bf dad sold me his 400 unused Garmin for 100. Goodness knows when the tomtom app will eventually be released. Rumours are that it will cost around 100 plus VAT.

Jeez co-pilot is only 25.99!!!! I'd be interested to hear how you get on with the clip and the app

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 12:28 AM

It cost me 45 with delivery, but I already have a car charger so I don't have to buy that. I didn't want to pay over 100 either for TomTom and I know from reviews that Co-Pilot is very good, it's won a lot of awards and for 26 it's a bargain. You also get free map upgrades every 12 to 18 months and in an update due later this year it'll give you a feature where it will remember where it was after you take or make a phone call.

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