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Car bracket?

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:23 pm
by fokinel
Hi guys,

I'm waiting for my 101 16 to arrive, but til then keep trolling through forums to find interesting and/or useful accessories and apps. I might be using my 101 in the car, and happened upon this:
http://www.amazon.ca/Car-Holder-Archos- ... B004AQM896
coffee cup holder. It says 'Archos holder', but is apparent from the pictures that it would hold a lot of things. Has anyone used it? Or seen alternatives?

Cheers

Re: Car bracket?

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:40 pm
by wes_s
Got this from radio shack for my droid x but it fits the 101 too. It was about $ 20
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Re: Car bracket?

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:57 pm
by Hexidecimal
Do you know the brand or model of that mount? I'd be interested in one.

Re: Car bracket?

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:09 pm
by wes_s
Sorry, I don't remember the brand, just where I got it.

Re: Car bracket?

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:10 pm
by Hexidecimal
Darn, oh well, can't seem to find that one on the radioshack website. It's exactly what I'm looking for though. The search continues.

Re: Car bracket?

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:37 pm
by aamon17

Re: Car bracket?

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:02 pm
by supergman25
^^^^i ordered one pretty much identical the other day. when my 101 comes and the bracket comes i will test!

im prayin it works out exactly how i want it...cuz it will be perfect for my car.

Re: Car bracket?

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:10 pm
by aamon17
The Sears bracket is perfect & adjusts even wider if needed for another device, such as my Viewsonic G-tablet.

Re: Car bracket?

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:34 pm
by fokinel
Thanks for the feedback guys. Wes_s - do you have any problems with visibility and blind spots with that on the dash? Thats one of the reasons I was looking at a coffee cup mount over a windshield mount.

PS - nice pictures - looks like Hwy2 south of Calgary :)

Cheers
/f

Re: Car bracket?

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:05 pm
by wes_s
I don't use the 101 up there much, at least not until I can get Copilot running right. It doesn't block too much but it is pretty huge so I wouldn't want it anwhere else on the dash.

It's actually 58 in Southern California on my way into work in Bakersfield.

Re: Car bracket?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:59 am
by termn8er
What about a car adapter for the lighter?

Re: Car bracket?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:10 am
by AndroidGuru
wes_s wrote:Got this from radio shack for my droid x but it fits the 101 too. It was about $ 20
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Wowza! Is that legal? lol. Looks as if you wouldn't be able to see anything!

Re: Car bracket?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:20 am
by termn8er
Does anyone have an A/C adapter for the car? I take long trips an would love to use it for them, but need the A/C to make it. To bad it doesn't charge from the mini usb as I have this for my BB phone.

Re: Car bracket?

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:11 am
by 675 Trip
wes_s wrote:I don't use the 101 up there much, at least not until I can get Copilot running right. It doesn't block too much but it is pretty huge so I wouldn't want it anwhere else on the dash.

It's actually 58 in Southern California on my way into work in Bakersfield.
I got CoPilot working in portrait with bt Gps puck. Cuts off a little of the bottom edge times.

Latest 8.2. 0.368 I think.

I still like google maps better when I have battery on phone for hotspot

Re: Car bracket?

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:00 am
by dcrow
termn8er,

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00305 ... ss_product
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http://www.madvapes.com/2-amp-Car-to-US ... _2358.html
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Should be a 10$ (+S&H) proper 2 amp dc car charger for the 101. I haven't recieved these yet to test, but it should work.

[UPDATE]
Link to cable fixed...

Re: Car bracket?

Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:04 am
by soulhunt79
dcrow wrote:termn8er,

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003GS ... 0YQUZ2NYD5

Should be a 10$ (+S&H) proper 2 amp dc car charger for the 101. I haven't recieved these yet to test, but it should work.
That link is showing some kensington ipod charger for me.

Re: Car bracket?

Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:41 pm
by tomt92
soulhunt79 wrote:
dcrow wrote:termn8er,

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003GS ... 0YQUZ2NYD5

Should be a 10$ (+S&H) proper 2 amp dc car charger for the 101. I haven't recieved these yet to test, but it should work.
That link is showing some kensington ipod charger for me.
Its the old adapters for some cell phones, external drives and oddly enough blue cigs... LOL.. I suspect that the 2amp rating on the power adapter is just to fully charge the device... I plugged it into a Johnston battery and te device started to charge even though the Max output was 1.5amp ad not 2..

Legeal wise I know in my as long as you are not using it to watch videos you should be fine.. I would just keep it low so the drivers view is not obsturcted... strange fact fuzzy dice are illeagle because they obstruction the drivers view...

Re: Car bracket?

Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:53 pm
by wes_s
Got copilot running :)
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Re: Car bracket?

Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:41 pm
by frankws
I also ordered a couple of those 2 amp usb adapters.
The 101 requires a 2 amp to properly charge the battery.
http://www.madvapes.com/2-amp-Car-to-US ... _2358.html
I also ordered a couple cables like those pictured from
http://www.newmp3technology.com/a101+accessories.html

Re: Car bracket?

Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:47 pm
by dcrow
OOps... I had meant this link http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00305 ... ss_product for amazons version of the cable

And BTW.. It works great!!!