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I’ve been after an affordable and reliable way to stick an HTC Desire HD to a windscreen or desk for some time. Yes, there are plenty of options out there, but they have all been too expensive - HTC’s own car mount will set you back £50 - too fragile, too wobbly or just too cheap and nasty. Exogear Exomount The Exomount clasps …

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I've been looking for a half-decent generic mount like this.

But the user reviews are a bit thin on the ground with the only 1/2 decent one commenting there's quite a bit of shake when used as a car mount. Can you comment?

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Smart looking mount, but...

Sadly, its one more mount without the ability to attach to a tripod.

As far as mounts go, there are some really smart ones on eBay for $5.

They are flatter (less voluminous than this one too, so your device can be mounted closer to whatever object you're clipping it to)

I still like the design of this one a lot,

But its neither the cheapest working choice, nor is it the best for all applications. Having a sucktion cup as the only option of attachment has turned out impractical for me on a previous holder...

Comments on the build quality would make it easier to decide wether to add it to my collection of holders...

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perfect. I was looking for something similar for my desire Z which is quite heavy and thick.

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Hmm, looks quite nifty...

...I was after a car mount for my GSII and went for an air vent clip one as I didn't really want to have it so on display to the world on the windscreen, unfortunately unclipping it from the air vents at the end of a journey is not always quick and/or easy as the clips are essentially barbed but if this will stick to the dash or somewhere similar it might be worth a punt. I do quite like this minimalist giant bull dog styling and might get one for my white desk at work.

Right, well, that's enough inane babbling from me. It's midday on a Friday and mine's a cider, where's my....oh there it is!

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Vent mounts are better, yes

I bought a vent mount with a specific attachment for my phone, which results in it being a lot more stable and a lot less bulky than any generic one.

Sure, I leave the vent attachment on when I leave the car, but only the small part that the phone clips onto, not the actual phone holder itself.

Ultimate Addons is the brand, and they go for about 12-15 quid on ebay. I'd recommend them.

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Price...

Doesn't take into account the $49 shipping charge!!

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In that case, try...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Exogear-Exomount-Surface-Universal-Mount/dp/B004Z8ZLOS

for under £20 delivered

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It could work.....

"... to stick it to your desk, wall, dog or ..."

If you clipped it (with a bit of padding) to the scruff of a dogs neck, the dog wouldn't feel any discomfort and different people in a family home could then call the dog to them so they could use the phone (or maybe a tablet) for a short time.

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Oh the hilarity that this springs to mind.

Cruel tricks such as playing a cat meowing etc. and watching the dog spin itself up it's own arsehole :D

Not that I would do such a thing of course, the thought police haven't found me...yet.

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Wobbly.... 90%???

Apparently its a bit shaky which makes it hard to read the screen when vibrating at speed. Amazon review:

"There is one flaw I see so far, although the phone is held in the same position, it does vibrate around more than it should (I am comparing this to another phone mount I have).

The 'ball and socket' joint is not as tight as it should be and I cannot see how to tighten it more than it is (not very). Hence I may try putting a washer in to see how that helps.

The wobbly issue is a big one, as you cannot see details on the screen if the phone is shaking around... If it was tight, it would be a 4->4.5 star. As is, 3 stars. Maybe with the washer I can make it what I want. "

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Cat mounting...

I immediately thought of this video and how to amalgamate the 2 into some sort of useful something or other:

http://boingboing.net/2011/07/13/how-to-deactivate-a.html

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Alternative Spider

As an alternative, might one recommend the Breffo Spiderpodium as an alternative generic mount

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Looks good!

That Spiderpodium thingy looks like just what I need for a universal mount for my Desire. Have a thumb! ;-)

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But will it stay mounted on my motorcycle?

My speedo is shot and I"m looking for a way to use on old iPhone 3G with speedo app to replace it. Much cheaper plus maps, etc. Bonus us I could play Angry Birds on my way to Sturgis.

Haven't yet found a mount or charger suitable for the purpose though.

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I hope this is a tongue-in-cheek post!

Or do you also wear boots with really really thick soles instead of relying on replacing your worn-out brakes!

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Brakes, shmakes

Rubber on the soles but diamond plate on the heels for the sparks and that great face crunching action.

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No Suction

All these suction type mounts wear out and start dropping off after a while. I actually have a Garmin Universal Friction Mount for my SatNav which works surprisingly well. Its not just friction, but a heavy bag of lead shot which keeps it in place.

Tempted to try something like a Dash Mat or similar for the phone:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/DASH-MAT-Association-Initiative-Specification-BlackBerry/dp/B001GA25LU/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_i

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@ FanMan

I've been using the review unit as a screen mount for three weeks now in several cars - including a trip down the M6 in a Ford Transit - and there has been no sign wobble, shake, rattle or indeed roll - it's every bit as solid as any satnav unit I've had on test. Also there is a cuff around the ball/socket joint to tighten it up if needs be.

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