Article by Dave Burrows
A Pocket GPS Reader
Mark Sowter has put together some in-car
photos to show off how he's mounted his Navman sleeve and Compaq iPAQ in-car.
The mount he's devised really is spectacular.
We haven't seen anything like it!
As Mark has both a car and a van, he wanted
something that wasn't fixed and could be used in both his car and van without
massive hassles in de-installing it from each.
A lot of Pocket GPS Readers have complained about
the Navman suction mount. Although it does the job it's designed to do, it
does tend to lose suction over a period of time, and also when your windscreen
is left in bright sunlight compared to other suction mounts. This is one
of the main reasons why a lot of readers tend to go for air vent mounts, because
if a suction mount loses suction, so does your nice expensive iPAQ and Navman
sleeve, and they both go crashing to the floor. Several readers have had
their iPAQ screens crack due to this.
Mark decided he would get something that would do
the job, and well, he's certainly found the item.
Mark purchased a car body panel dent remover from
Screwfix Direct. These have a massive suction, and are very similar to
floor tile removers you see, or even what glass removers use to hold onto plates
Mark says it's a bit on the heavy duty side but it
never falls off!