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Just seen this http://www.seidio-europe.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=BD-SMGF1
Looks an excellent mount for the car, like the fact that you can use it for the phone hands free as well :D :D
Thanks for that Gozzy. I've just given SWMBO an iPAQ 2210 for Christmas....on Wiz's recommendation http://berg.heim.at/anden/420315/happy/xyxthumbs.gif...so that link might well come in useful when I've managed to persuade her that she needs to link it to a GPS receiver.
Any recommendations for a GPS receiver for the iPAQ? I take it that it would also need extra memory for the maps. I've already got Tom Tom 2 for her to run on it.
There's lots of combination for GPS CF or Mouse or Blutooth, depends which suits.
Do you intend using the 2210 on the bike ? if so I'd suggest CF or Blutooth
Bluetooth's more expensive but it keeps the 2 expansion slots free, which would mean you could use the CF slot for the maps, as CF memory cards are a lot cheaper.
As you can see the mounts very flexible so it looks like it'll take whatever you decide.
There is also this (http://www.totalpda.co.uk/productview.asp?id=4585§ion302) which is mentioned here (http://www.hondavfrclub.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19241&pagenumber=3) .
Doesn't have the speaker, but is commonly available, and the cable routing is good.
Still waiting for mine to be delivered, but had a good look at the 1940 version in PC World.
OK, the TomTom version arrived (finally) and I've been using it for a while now, in the cage.
It comes with a good collection of mounts; snake on a suction cup, an adhesive plate to allow suction not to be on glass, a short fixed mount, and a air-vent clip. (Snake is OK, but vibrates a bit, so I tend to fit it resting on the dash)
Power can be hard-wired or accessory socket, and goes into the side of the back of the mount (so hidden from normal view) and so has nothing sticking out of the base of the unit, beyond the small bump that houses the power LED. (less than an inch)
Biggest curse is the volume of the speaker, facing away from you, not quite (!) making it over the blasting music. (System works better on the bike, where music is same source as TTN2 guidance)
So, vote? Good, since it fits cables once (and can be fixed in), and removing the TTN is easy one-handed fit. Good if you have CF GPS, too, since no top-fitting, but poor unless you have TomTom GPS or Bluetooth GPS (repeater for base socket is an RJ-11 type connector, so a bit individual) However, a bit expensive, at 50 quid.
Will I continue to use it in the car? You bet!
Will I get/use it on the bike? Depends how I get on with the new tank-bag. (But then I'd have to get a RAM mount, and worry about cable storage, etc, whereas the tank-bag is a one-plug solution.)
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