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Date Registered: 08-2012
Location: Canberra, ACT
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Hey guys... wondering which one you all think i should get... then will do a super review on it.

I have a Nexus 7 tablet, loaded with Memory Maps and Androizic - for all my topi stuff; Google Maps is good enough around town.

I tried a cheap $18 ebay tablet holder on the windscreen - nearly ended up with a shattered tablet when i left my driveway... was rubbish, and my money was refunded. So I've come up with two options for using my tablet in a 4WD environment:

Triple suction mount from RAM
(image taken from 4WD action in this thread: http://www.4wdaction.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=126803)
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ClicOn mount system. I've only got images from the dealer in Sydney, HoldMyPhone http://www.holdmyphone.com.au
(note that I've chosen the T31 Xtrail with no navigation screen)
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The tablet orientation has to be vertical, because my polarising glasses block out the screen when in landscape.

Any other ideas? The cost for both is about the same (around $150-ish)

I'm currently leaning towards ClicOn, as i can have it lower, away from sun (heat and glare) and close to the 12v plug. Also easier for the navigator to control the maps, by twisting the tablet towards them.

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Date Registered: 07-2009
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I wouldn't go with the windscreen mount version as it greatly reduces your viewing out the front.


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Date Registered: 06-2008
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I agree, you will loose the view from the L?H side of your windscreen.
I'm sure the boys in blue would love to catch up to you as well.

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The location of the windscreen mount puts the tablet within the deployment zone of the SRS airbag...


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Date Registered: 08-2012
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Forgot about the air bags. Also the position of the click mount means I can keep it cool with the air con vent. I just looked at the costs and the ram is about $90. The click on is $160


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Date Registered: 12-2011
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I got a gooseneck seat mounted tablet holder from Camzilla for my Google Nexus 7. It's mounted on the passenger seat. It's a bit short and will bother the passenger a bit though otherwise I don't have any major issues with it. I don't usually have passengers when the tablet is in use. The holder head can be removed if not in use. I haven't mounted it on the driver's seat yet so can't tell you want it's like.

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Date Registered: 12-2012
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Kind of agree about the windscreen, but if you do go with it, RAM mount is awesome. Only mount I'd trust my device to.

FYI I used a RAM mount for my Dirt bike GPS, it took a major pounding at times (stacks) and survived. I now use RAM on my road bike to hold my iPhone. and I also have a RAM for my car for the iphone.

Always check the suction caps are still tight before mounting device - heat can cause them to come loose after some time (30 mins on cheap ones, ~2 days on my RAM mount)

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Date Registered: 05-2012
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As shown, the positioning is probably a breach of the Traffic Act in all States as it obscures the drivers vision of the road.

Police set their large screens down low.

A lower position using the centre slot as a mount point (if possible) might obscure the drivers access to the stereo buttons but there are alternate steering wheel controls for the stereo so that could be a better option.

I site my Garmin touch screen/voice GPS there using a sticky pad and find it ideal, but to each their own.



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Date Registered: 08-2012
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I've seen the seat mounts, and not a fan - as I usually have someone in the passenger seat... especially going to Uluru later this year - might be a bit uncomfortable for my passenger over 8000kms.

Will probably go for the ClicOn for the tablet, and a RAM suction cap mount for my iPhone... and put it right next to the A-Column

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Date Registered: 08-2012
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Ended up getting some RAM mounts cheap at Eastern Creek a few weeks back. Mainly for the phone, but also got a universal tablet cradle.

Here is the tablet setup... need to fine tune it, so it sits a bit closer, but no material reduction in visibility out the windscreen if correctly set up with the long arm (medium arm is a bit close). The grips were strong enough holding the tablet over corrugations, but will add a neoprene sleeve over the tablet to give better grip for long trips. Sorry about poor photos, as was in a rush to get home.

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