Article by Dave Burrows
Many Pocket GPS users find that
they have problems with the suction cup or sucker on their windscreen.
Even though most of the suction mounts come with a lever arm to create
suction between the cup and the windscreen, it is better to follow these
simple steps before applying to windscreen
1) Purchase some Monitor wipes
(the ones where you have a wet and a dry wipe)
2) Clean the area of the
windscreen you will be applying the suction mount to
3) Once clean, moisten the
suction cup. Don't just lick it, slobber all over it! Get as
much moisture you can onto this cup. If you'd prefer, wet it with a
cloth and some water.
4) Now attach the suction
mount/arm to your Pocket PC and gauge roughly where about you would like
to place it on the windscreen where you've used the wet wipes. What
you want to achieve is to try and create a ledge for your ipaq to rest on,
on the dashboard. Even if you have no dashboard under the Pocket PC,
try and wedge it up against something like the arch over the steering
wheel as this will stop the Pocket PC vibrating at high speed and allow
for better grip to the windscreen.