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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:05 pm    Post subject: Exogear Exomount - Limpet Like Universal Mount Reply with quote

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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!

   
 

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:18 pm    Post subject: 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'.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:58 am    Post subject: 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.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:49 pm    Post subject: 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.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:07 pm    Post subject: 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?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject: 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 :-)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:13 pm    Post subject: 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!!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:57 pm    Post subject: 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.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:01 pm    Post subject: 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.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buybits now do something similar specifically for satnavs. This is the one for the Tomtom 530.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:32 pm    Post subject: Exogear Limpet Mount 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
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: 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'.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same website address, they've just changed the internal page.

The updated the link page is here.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, late night browsing - never at my brightest [as you can tell from my posts].
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guivre46 wrote:
Yup, late night browsing - never at my brightest [as you can tell from my posts].

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