Article by David Eales
has sent us some photos of his customised in-car mount. David says...
The criteria for my mount setup was as follows:
searches through many forums I went for the Brodit mount supplied by
The unit comes in
two sections, the proclip that attaches to the car and is purpose made for each
make and model.
The second part is the holder itself that comes in several forms
suitable for many types of Pocket PCs, and with many options including fixed or
swivel and powered or un-powered.
The unit was a
treat to fit, the photographs show a centre mounting which is not ideal if your
GPS is part of the Pocket PC but I have a Garmin unit on the dashboard.
Having it outside
your immediate field of view means you avoid driving via the unit and driving by
listening to the voice navigation.
The unit is a
simple push fit and is very secure, though if you find it's not as sturdy then
you could glue it to the car if need be.
The clip takes
the iPAQ very securely and being a powered unit the charger provides even more
On the down side,
the screen protector cover on the iPAQ can not be opened if the unit is inserted
with it closed, and if the cover is left open it tends to moved around whilst
It is also not
very cheap, the set-up shown cost around £50, but does include car a charger.