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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:20 am    Post subject: Tomtom Beanbag. Reply with quote

Hi Folks
About two weeks ago someone (I think it was Darren) mentioned the latest way of positioning oneís Tomtom on the cars dashboard. He was referring to the Tomtom beanbag and he found the method preferable to mounting the Tomtom on the window screen. Since then I have purchased a beanbag and thought I would give my opinion on the purchase.

In one word its brilliant. I have used it in five different vehicles with no bother at all. I have been able to position it wherever I have chosen and the sucker ring on the windscreen is now a thing of the past. It stays exactly where I have placed it on the dashboard and corners and bumpy roads have never affected it at all.
Yes, I recommend it.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you go for the Arkon one?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:23 pm    Post subject: bean bag Reply with quote

I agree the bean bags are brilliant. I have a Sendai one and it stays in place whatever the road conditions. I also purchased the tom tom dashboard mount that sticks on the bean bag like glue

Also it has the convenience of being able to be moved anywhere on the dashboard. With the satnav removed it is easily stored with the mount attached in the boot.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Darren
I had the beanbag brought for me as a present (a nice surprise) and it was the Tomtom product. I would have gone for the Arkon myself but one must not look a gift-horse in the mouth.

Some of the cars that I drive, especially those with a large sloping screen have often caused me agro when trying to position the mount on the glass. Taking the thing off the screen used to be even worse. But now with the beanbag its all so simple.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trevor1234 wrote:
I had the beanbag brought for me as a present (a nice surprise) and it was the Tomtom product. I would have gone for the Arkon myself but one must not look a gift-horse in the mouth.

TomTom don't make one hence my question Confused It may be sold as 'for TomTom' but it ain't TomTom's or approved by them.

Is it circular or does it have an open side?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Darren
Itís the one with the open side and where it came from I have no idea.
By the way, I hadnít even heard of the beanbag until you mentioned it. Thanks.
The strange thing is that the idea is so simple and one must wonder why the product had not come out before.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like this:



If so that's Arkon's.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Darren, you are quite correct. So, it is an Arkon and I was wrong about it being a Tomtom product. Sorry about that. However, it brillient.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:

TomTom don't make one hence my question Confused It may be sold as 'for TomTom' but it ain't TomTom's or approved by them.


TomTom themselves may not make one, but they certainly sell one, so I'd guess that *is* approved by them!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So they do, sorry, blame it on my medication Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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TomTom themselves may not make one, but they certainly sell one, so I'd guess that *is* approved by them!
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Hi Darren if you click on Andy's words 'sell one' you will see a picture of the beanbag. and (I have good eyesight) you will see a small label on the right hand side of the product with the words Tomtom on it. Er! I think.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks identical to the one I bought from Blue Unplugged but at about 3 times the price. I'm pleased with it especially as my new car has a very steep windscreen and it would be nearly impossible to use it. I've never used the safety hook, in fact I don't even know where it is, and it never moves.

I copied the picture from Andy_P's link and enlarged it. It gets very blurred but the label seems to have the TT Hands logo and a word in red that certainly could be TomTom
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trevor1234 wrote:
Hi Darren if you click on Andy's words 'sell one' you will see a picture of the beanbag.

My apologies for doubting you, I'm blaming my recuperation and the morphine for the error but actually its just plain my fault!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can someone please give me some clues as to the best place in the UK to get one of these. I searched a couple of places, but haven't bought GPS off interweb for ages, so not sure on best deals.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See here for links to Arkon's UK retailers.
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