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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:50 am    Post subject: CDSlotMount - A use for that legacy CD Drive Reply with quote

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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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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:51 am    Post subject: 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 !
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:00 pm    Post subject: 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
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:47 pm    Post subject: 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 !
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw them on sale at a show last weekend, pity my CD changer is in the glove box.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought one of the original Slot Mounts, which was basically an angled plate with a sticky pad projecting from the CD slot mounting and that one was no good for my vehicle. Having passed my comments back to Gary the designer, he tells me that he incorporated my comments along with other users feedback to come up with this latest version.
I have been trialling this version now for about 3 weeks and find it ideal. The jaws are very effective and if you have a really deep item to grip there is a longer claw version although I haven't tried that one as yet.
The real advantage of this particular ball joint is that it has a neoprene type ring in its edge, which means that when the holder collar is tightened there is less likelihood of it slipping compared to other ball joints. In fact I have my SGS4 in it normally and despite putting it in with one hand, the angle of the bracket has not moved at all. Additionally there is virtually no vibration movement that I have encountered with the phone screen so reading the screen as a SatNav has been good.
Darren has made mention of the Garmin fitting onto the mount, well the TomTom ball socket will also do the same thing, which Gary demonstrated to me with his own TT when I called to see him.
All in all I am impressed by it and would recommend anyone to give it some consideration, particularly as a good alternative to a vent mount at the very least.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:37 pm    Post subject: 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?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right on the first point M8TJT but as it is retained in the slot by the shaped "lip" that has a tapered profile so that it grips onto the CD slot as it is inserted it isn't a great problem, however like all actions when driving, has to be considered as to necessity/right time to handle.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:13 pm    Post subject: 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.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:43 pm    Post subject: 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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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:22 pm    Post subject: What happens if somebody pressed eject 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



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:29 pm    Post subject: 360 CD Slot Mount Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:36 pm    Post subject: The Daily Telegraph Review Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:44 am    Post subject: 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

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alan_sh wrote:
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


Hi Alan, the best person to PM is design, it's his product.
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