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Topic # 99689 25-Mar-2012 11:22 Send private message

I've been using my Lumia 800 to navigate while driving, so would like a thing to attach it to my car window

I've been out and tried a few in various shops and they all seem to grip the phone on the sides which holds the power button and switches it off

Does anyone have a recommendation for a car phone mount which grips the phone from the ends rather than from the sides?

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  Reply # 599748 25-Mar-2012 14:29 Send private message

I use one from Dick Smith that does hold the phone on the sides, but it doesn't cause my Lumia 800 to turn off at all...





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  Reply # 599895 25-Mar-2012 21:43 Send private message

I think the Nokia CR122 holder would work very well.  It grips on the sides but at each end allowing access to the side buttons.  It's designed for the N8 and E7 but I'm pretty sure it would fit the Lumia 800. The E7 would be very close in size to the 800 perhaps even slightly larger than the 800.

I got mine directly from Nokia in Auckland for about $25 from memory.

Here's a link to show what it looks like, the "claws" are spring loaded and once you get used to inserting the phone its only take a couple of seconds to put in/take out.  The E7 is a relatively heavy phone and it holds mine no problem.
http://europe.nokia.com/find-products/accessories/all-accessories/car-solutions/mobile-holders/nokia-mobile-holder-cr-122




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  Reply # 599897 25-Mar-2012 21:46 Send private message

Oh yea, that looks perfect thanks :)

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  Reply # 599903 25-Mar-2012 21:51 Send private message

No prob, hope it does the job.  It's about the best I've seen, certainly the best I've used.




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  Reply # 599907 25-Mar-2012 21:54 Send private message

I have one like this one at Trademe: http://www.trademe.co.nz/mobile-phones/accessories/car-kits/auction-459686062.htm

The arms are adjustable so easily fits many phones (I change phones about 6 times a year, so that's important). I actually use it with a Dick Smith adhesive mounting base though, since the connections for the docking part are the same and the adhesive dash mount is more stable than the sucky-pad [Edit: Heh, only just saw the unintentional pun there with the sucky-pad].




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  Reply # 599918 25-Mar-2012 22:04 Send private message

I had one similar to that one.  There were two issues, the flexible arm isn't very stable and the phone needs to be supported at the bottom otherwise it flaps about too much.  The holder itself didn't grip the phone firmly enough to stop the phone sliding out the bottom of the holder if the phone was in a portrait position, it was fine in the landscape position.




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  Reply # 599934 25-Mar-2012 22:36 Send private message

Technofreak: I think the Nokia CR122 holder would work very well. ?It grips on the sides but at each end allowing access to the side buttons. ?It's designed for the N8 and E7 but I'm pretty sure it would fit the Lumia 800. The E7 would be very close in size to the 800 perhaps even slightly larger than the 800.

I got mine directly from Nokia in Auckland for about $25 from memory.

Here's a link to show what it looks like, the "claws" are spring loaded and once you get used to inserting the phone its only take a couple of seconds to put in/take out. ?The E7 is a relatively heavy phone and it holds mine no problem.
http://europe.nokia.com/find-products/accessories/all-accessories/car-solutions/mobile-holders/nokia-mobile-holder-cr-122



I use this :) Works perfectly

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  Reply # 599936 25-Mar-2012 22:39 Send private message

The question is... where do you find this in New Zealand?




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  Reply # 599938 25-Mar-2012 22:45 Send private message

freitasm: The question is... where do you find this in New Zealand?


True I couldn't find any local retailers with them. The Nokia shop in Auckland had them when I bought mine.  I rang them up gave then my credit card details, it was delivered the next day.

It's a real pity that these types of accessories are so hard to find locally. 




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  Reply # 600356 26-Mar-2012 16:27 Send private message

While we can hope that local retailers will carry our full range it is always at their discretion :)

Flick the Nokia Care Centre an email on [email protected] and they should be able to help you.

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  Reply # 600556 27-Mar-2012 08:56 Send private message

Contacted Nokia Care AKL, got a reply in a couple of minutes. They have it for $39.95, and will take credit card orders over the phone (plus shipping). I am in AKL for the Geekzone Pizza this weekend so I will just stop by and buy one then.

They are not open on Saturday, so will have to do it some time on Friday afternoon.





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  Reply # 600999 27-Mar-2012 21:31 Send private message

I'm sure you will be very happy with it. The suction cup is easy to use and grips well. I have my holder set up to hold the phone in landscape mode.  I like it this way for using Nokia Drive and the E7 seems to sit better in the cradle this way. With the phone in the portrait position it seemed to vibrate quite a lot, it's much more stable in landscape. This probably more to do with the weight of the E7 a lighter phone may act like this.

I found it a little fiddly getting phone into the holder to start with but now I have mastered the technique it is easy and quick.  I have the clamp setup so that the moving part of the clamp is upper most. I hold the back of the holder with one hand to stop it moving on the swivel then insert the upper side of the phone into the top jaws pushing them up to open the clamp, then drop the bottom side of the phone into the lower jaws, then release the upwards pressure and allow the clamp to close.  The reverse technique is used for removal.  The main thing is to hold the holder to stop it moving when you are inserting and removing the phone.




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  Reply # 601021 27-Mar-2012 22:06 Send private message

Here are few pics of the Lumia 800 inside a CR-122 car cradle. Fit is perfect. 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/16461813@N03/sets/72157628143440337/with/6398904205/




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  Reply # 601024 27-Mar-2012 22:11 Send private message

Pity the Lumia 800 home screen doesn't rotate in the landscape position.




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  Reply # 602103 29-Mar-2012 18:56 Send private message

I just picked up a CR-122 from TradeMe and it's great, really solid and a perfect fit

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