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Netbook windshield mount for $14.95
Marvin Hlavac
This mini-laptop car windshield mount can be purchaded online from various retailers for under $15. If anyone buys it, please come back to tell us how you like it, etc.

Mounting position 1 (for UMPC, Tablet)



Mounting position 2 (for Netbook)

mr2
There is also a 10" version of this mount.

Looks like I will be doing some measuring this weekend on my Toyota Mr2 & Tacoma truck and see if my Dell mini 9 could use this mount and allow me to still see out the window.

If I do purchase I will take pictures.
Gene Scott
I have been using one for a couple days with an 8.9" Acer Aspire One in a Nissan Sentra. It is kind of flimsy but it will serve the purpose as long as I don't get to rough with it and break it. One of the clips on the front covers up the earphone jack which is a problem since I don't get enough volume out of my speakers to hear the GPS directions when I am on the freeway. I am going to experiment with a bluetooth earphone.
dtong22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gene Scott
I have been using one for a couple days with an 8.9" Acer Aspire One in a Nissan Sentra. It is kind of flimsy but it will serve the purpose as long as I don't get to rough with it and break it. One of the clips on the front covers up the earphone jack which is a problem since I don't get enough volume out of my speakers to hear the GPS directions when I am on the freeway. I am going to experiment with a bluetooth earphone.
My Aspire one (150A) has a width of 9.8" whereas this thing only goes to 9.4" wide. 8.9" only refers to the display width.
See if you can clarify. This one seems to be alright except for the width
Earlier netbooks are all ok I think

Daniel
Gene Scott
I measured my Acer and it is about 9.5" wide. It seems to fit OK.
Ken in Regina
My Aspire One (8.9" screen) is exactly 9 " wide.

...ken...
sledgehampster
Wonder how hard it would be to turn it into a pedestal mount in my 02 Ford Taurus? Could do some cast iron pipe and fix that to the top of it. Hmm...

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sledgehampster
Ok, I bit. Ordered off Amazon.com for $14.95 with $4.99 Shipping. For less than $20 if it isn't so great I won't be real disappointed. Have been lied to before by more expensive purchases...

Will post a review and maybe some pics after I receive it.
dtong22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gene Scott
I measured my Acer and it is about 9.5" wide. It seems to fit OK.
You must be right then as I got the info from TigerDirect.ca. I did not measure that. Thanks for clarifying that.

Daniel
dtong22
I am pondering that as well. Hey the cops may pull you over as the oversized netbook out front may look like a DVD player and most States/Provinces prohibit that. Ok it cannot be a DVD player after all. But still it is a real risk considering how conspicuous it is.

Price wise and usage wise , really a cool purchase and useful too



Daniel
mr2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gene Scott
I have been using one for a couple days with an 8.9" Acer Aspire One in a Nissan Sentra. It is kind of flimsy but it will serve the purpose as long as I don't get to rough with it and break it. One of the clips on the front covers up the earphone jack which is a problem since I don't get enough volume out of my speakers to hear the GPS directions when I am on the freeway. I am going to experiment with a bluetooth earphone.
Gene,

Is it possible to just drill a hole through the clip to allow access to your phone jack? If the hole is surrounded by enough plastic when finished, you aren't giving up any real structural integrity. Much like aircraft contruction techniques.
Gene Scott
Mr 2

I have considered drilling the hole for the earphone plug. I doubt that it would compromise the integrity of the clip. There is foam rubber on the insides of the clips (in fact the whole frame is lined with foam) so the foam in the drill bit would get a little messy when the drill hits it. That is just an excuse because I know I could cut the foam out of the way. I just hate to retrofit things right after I buy them. I got the mount with the long arm. It has been working pretty well for me.
sledgehampster
Received it yesterday in a padded envelope, have seen items packed better! After making sure all was ok with it I decided to try a test fit. Will fit the Acer Aspire one with the standard 3-cell battery fine but I have the 6-cell so the battery sits on top of the rear of the mount, not in it. Will post a pic when I get home from work, got in too late last night. Seems fine for what it is otherwise.
Ken in Regina
Hey sledgehampster,

Where did you get the 6-cell battery for your Aspire One? I don't get a lot of usage time on my 3-cell battery that came with it so I'm interested in one with more life.

...ken...
sledgehampster
Mine came with the 6-cell battery, sorry.
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