Most of us carry a few gadgets with us all the time: cell phone, iPod, GPS. Different companies have developed products to let us carry them more "effectively." One of our favorite is the clothing line from ScotteVest. Their multi-pocket jackets, shirts, and vests are perfect for carry gadgets without them banging into one another. That's great for walking around, but what happens when you get into a car? What to do with the cell phone, the iPod, or the GPS?
When we are driving, our Number One job is to drive... eyes on the road, hands on the wheel. It is not the time for fumbling around feeling for a cellphone or an iPod. We do agree that there are many situations where using a gadget is perfectly safe. We have done plenty of articles (iPod, video, GPS) showing how to hook them up to the car stereo system. One thing we did notice with our past solutions is that the gadget is often just tucked into a bin in the car. There has to be a more "elegant" solution to this problem. We searched around and found an excellent option: The ProClip System.
The ProClip folks have designed a system of combinable components to enable the mounting of practically any gadget in any car. We decided to get all the ProClip pieces needed to mount the Navigon 7200T. It might look like a lot of parts, but the system is actually very simple. There is a piece needed to attach the mount to the dash of the car, a piece to attach the connector to the mount, and a piece to make things removable.
If you want to mount something on the dash of the car without all the dangling cables and suction cups and still have it be removable, the ProClip is the way to go. It is as close as one can get to having a custom-install without having pay a custom-install price. We should have this project completed by the end of June. Look for the write-up in July. [Permalink] - ProClip Mount