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Exogear Exomount Limpet Like Universal Mount


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 6 Aug 2011

pocketgpsworld.com
We've just taken delivery of a new universal gadget mount. And before you start yawning at the thought of yet another windscreen suction mounting solution, bear with me for five minutes as this is a rather special mount.

At first glance, Exogear's solution doesn't look that novel. The large wide jaws, lined with polyurethane, are designed to grip a wide range of smartphones and satnavs and the design, using a bulldog clip type arrangement, allows for easy device insertion and removal. It also has a locking swivel so the mount can be used in whichever orientation you choose. All good so far.

But the hidden beauty of this mount is it's base. Instead of relying on a basic suction mount as we have seen in a million other mounts, Exogear's Exomount uses an entirely a new design.

The base has a soft rubber cushion that uses a special tacky coating to ensure optimal suction. This allows it to work on surfaces that normal mounts would not be able to adhere to. And it works. In fact it works so well that it will hold firmly even before the suction lever is pressed.

We will publish a full review in the next few days but this mount is so good that we thought you needed to hear about it ASAP. Available in the UK for 21.99 here. Be sure to take a look at the demo video where it lifts a microwave!



   
 
Comments
Posted by Guivre46 on Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:18 pm Reply with quote

That hits me right in my mount addiction. I'm going to have to have one. Thanks for posting the info.

Edit: just realised that the clamp makes it difficult to plug in the power lead. So will await a fuller review, which I hope may look at mounting a sat nav 'off-centre'.


Mike R [aka Wyvern46]
Go 530T - unsupported
Go550 Live [not renewed]
Kia In-dash Tomtom

 
Posted by BrianT on Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:58 am Reply with quote

I don't see why the power lead should present a problem. That goes in on the short end - at least it does in the iPhone I have and the one in the photo. :-)

What they don't emphasize and what I really like is that it works with or without a bumper case and, most interestingly, it's 'reversible' giving so many more mounting possibilities.


 
Posted by revmrf on Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:49 pm Reply with quote

I don't believe he's referring to an I-Phone. My TT GPS' power connection is on the bottom, middle. That's the interference being commented on.


 
Posted by tsans on Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:07 pm Reply with quote

This looks really good and I'm very tempted. My only concern is how much the phone wobbles when the car is moving - one of my pet hates about several other mounts I've tried.

The Amazon review here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B004Z8ZLOS/ref=cm_cr_dp_hist_3?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&filterBy=addThreeStar
complains of exactly that problem, to the extent where it looks like it would be very annoying.

Anyone actually got one of these mounts and would like to comment?


 
Posted by BrianT on Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:40 pm Reply with quote

revmrf Wrote:
I don't believe he's referring to an I-Phone. My TT GPS' power connection is on the bottom, middle. That's the interference being commented on.


Whoops! I'm sure you're right. I got a bit excited about the possibilities from my POV and forgot that there are other things out there :-)


 
Posted by dougproctor on Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:13 pm Reply with quote

I got one of these and have only one complaint! The thing may lift a microwave but for goodness sake, don't mount it on the windscreen as the thing drops if you put anything other than a standard phone on it. It will definitely spill your soup!
The tightening ring is not that tight!!
Doug


Returned to a proper Garmin although still have Co-Pilot on a Galaxy S3!

 
Posted by dougproctor on Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:57 pm Reply with quote

Contacted the company who thought it might be duff. Replaced it with another by RMSD and old one being returned. New one much tighter and one of the best sat nav holders I have bought.
Exceptional service from this company. Highly recommended.


Returned to a proper Garmin although still have Co-Pilot on a Galaxy S3!

 
Posted by BrianT on Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:01 pm Reply with quote

dougproctor Wrote:
.. New one much tighter and one of the best sat nav holders I have bought.
Exceptional service from this company. Highly recommended.


That's really great to hear. Many thanks for letting us know.


 
Posted by Guivre46 on Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:42 pm Reply with quote

Buybits now do something similar specifically for satnavs. This is the one for the Tomtom 530.


Mike R [aka Wyvern46]
Go 530T - unsupported
Go550 Live [not renewed]
Kia In-dash Tomtom

 
Posted by g0jnh on Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:32 am Reply with quote

Well I have tried the rest but now have the best , of all the mounts I have tried both dash mounted and vent mounted the Exogear is bar the best I have bought, I first tried it on the computer desk and had a hell of a job to remove it, my next source was the dashboard of my Ford Focus Estate where nothing will stick but this mount does and it holds the Samsung Europa perfectly without any shake or wobble, as the mini usb power port is on the bottom left side of the phone there is no problem with the connection


Kevin J Lloyd

 
Posted by Guivre46 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:47 am Reply with quote

Old subject I know. but thought I'd report as a result of review/comments I have ordered one. The website address has changed but it is top Google for 'Exolife'.


Mike R [aka Wyvern46]
Go 530T - unsupported
Go550 Live [not renewed]
Kia In-dash Tomtom

 
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