Article by Peter Mills
My car setup currently
consists of an Compaq iPAQ 3970 and a Socket Bluetooth GPS. I have installed
this the iPAQ using a
Proclip and powered cradle in my Audi
TT, I modified the fit by first not using the double
sided tape on the Proclip and secondly by using
heavy duty Velcro to mount the cradle to the Proclip.
You will see this shown in the fig 1 below.
This enables me
to remove it from sight when not in use. The Socket
Bluetooth GPS sits neatly on the dash on its own rubber feet and stays
put without any additional fitting.
In fig 2
you will see the installation of a multi cigarette lighter point which
provides extra power sockets where needed and fits very neatly and out of sight
under the ashtray housing. I wired it into the existing cigarette lighter
circuit using an additional fuse.
When I initially tried to put the 3970 into the
Brodit cradle the plug would not fit. It looks visually different to the
plug on the iPAQ cradle. However I loosened the screws on the cradle, carefully
fitted the 3970 and then did the screws up again. Since then, it has not
been a problem. I add the warning because another person on the Audi TT
forum had similar problems but when he tried pushing his iPAQ in it broke the