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CDSlotMount A use for that legacy CD Drive


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 18 Sep 2014

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I was introduced to this novel mounting solution recently. Many of you will have a CD slot in your dash mounted stereo and this mount aims to make use of it as a device holder.

The cleverly designed mount doesn't interfere with use of the CD drive so you can still play your CD's whilst having sturdy and stable mounting platform.

Handily, the CD Slot Mount uses a ball mount connection so you can attach the provided grip type holder to any of the three attachment points or you can buy extra holders to attach multiple devices if you want.

The mount is the same size as those on Garmin cradles so can accommodate them with ease and an optional suction mount adapter is available to accommodate an existing windscreen type mount that you may have.

It's a simple and clever solution and, at 14.95 including one grip, is excellent value.

Source: CDSlotmount.com



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Posted by pdfbt40 on Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:51 am Reply with quote

Possibly, but don't many aftermarket HU have a flip down cover ??

Anyway my version of legacy would be a music cassette slot. At least I moved on from 8 track !


 
Posted by M8TJT on Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:00 am Reply with quote

pdfbt40 Wrote:
Possibly, but don't many aftermarket HU have a flip down cover ??
If that were the case then you wouldn't buy one. Simples Wink


 
Posted by pdfbt40 on Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:47 am Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
pdfbt40 Wrote:
Possibly, but don't many aftermarket HU have a flip down cover ??
If that were the case then you wouldn't buy one. Simples Wink


Gosh, how silly of me !


 
Posted by spook51 on Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:38 pm Reply with quote

I saw them on sale at a show last weekend, pity my CD changer is in the glove box.


 
Posted by M8TJT on Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:37 pm Reply with quote

Silly question, but presumably you have to take it out of the slot to load the changer? What secures it in the slot?


 
Posted by pdfbt40 on Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:13 pm Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
Silly question, but presumably you have to take it out of the slot to load the changer? What secures it in the slot?


Oh. I'd assumed if it was a single player, it couldn't be loaded with a CD if the holder was inserted.
I'd not worked out what would happen with a Six Stack Basket.


 
Posted by aj2052 on Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:43 pm Reply with quote

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Oh. I'd assumed if it was a single player, it couldn't be loaded with a CD if the holder was inserted.
I'd not worked out what would happen with a Six Stack Basket

My Sony 6cd slot is the same size as a single slot,
The critical phrase is "you can play your CDs whilst fitted" but it appears you cannot load or eject them, what happens if somebody pressed eject ?


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Posted by design on Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:22 pm Reply with quote

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My children used to think it was a great idea to stop the CD coming out of the slot by holding their hand over and blocking the disc it simply senses the jam and returns disc into the player.

CD Player manufacturers generally design their products to withstand errors, such as disc ejecting and hitting against a temporary blockage which triggers the sensor and will not eject your CD



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arXi29DpJWc

British Invention of the Year


 
Posted by design on Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:29 pm Reply with quote



BBC TV News CD Slot Mount British Invention of the Year Winner


 
Posted by design on Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:36 pm Reply with quote

The Daily Telegraph‎ Review CD Slot Mount British Invention of the Year Winner


 
Posted by alan_sh on Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:44 am Reply with quote

This looks nice - but I have a question:

I have a Garmin Nuvi 2599. How would that mount on the device? It has a curved back, so I don't think it would "stick" directly to anything. So, what holds it in place?

I can't tell from the pictures. Any advice (or pictures) would help

Alan


 
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