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jdmpwr07
02-19-2011, 01:15 PM
Hey guys,

Recently I purchased an Otterbox Defender and I'm loving it so far. The only problem is when I want to use it in my car. I have the Motorola car dock and it's obvious that the phone is not going to fit in with the case on it. My question is has anyone modified the belt clip case that comes with it. If there was someway to mount the belt clip on my dash I wouldn't even need the car dock. I have a Lexus IS300 and tried finding a mounting point but nothing seems to work. What would you all suggest in terms of being able to mount it? The belt clip should be able to latch onto something but I haven't thought of any solutions yet.

mopar-x
02-19-2011, 01:43 PM
I know a lot of people use universal mounts.

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noXcuse
02-19-2011, 05:20 PM
Yea, I bought a nice universal car dock off Amazon for $13. Strong suction cup and has a vent holder that came with the kit. And it rotates 360 to have it in landscape or portrait. Holds the X beautifully.

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Gorgarath
02-19-2011, 05:32 PM
You can always mod a universal dock with a well placed magnet to have it act just like the moto dock as well.

rdtournay
02-20-2011, 09:15 PM
http://184.72.239.143/mu/4b9124ed-d8ab-a0c5.jpg
Small bolt through it into the dash.

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may0799
02-20-2011, 11:21 PM
My homemade cardock. Its a Bracketron universal mount. It came with a suction cup mount, but I modified it a little to fit my old Startac base. I drilled a hole and added a magnet for the cardock mode and hardwired a car charger.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_0Th5T8KEm9A/TWHiTufniNI/AAAAAAAAAFM/0r527SQZpHA/s640/2011-02-15_15-25-39_469.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_0Th5T8KEm9A/TWHiQIAjyQI/AAAAAAAAAFI/bMn7Te-mtds/s640/2011-02-15_15-24-55_832.jpg

TheFandroid
02-22-2011, 09:40 PM
I believe No Slip Grip makes a custom Defender car holster with either suction cup or vent mount. Not sure about the quality though.

jondecker76
02-23-2011, 09:15 PM
My Slip Grip car mount just came in. Its custom made for a Droid X with an Otterbox Defender case (they make them for other popular cases too). I'm very impressed with the quality of the mount and the suction cup and adjustable arm are top notch. It doesn't come with the magnet though, so I super glued a magnet to the back side of the dock to have it automatically trigger car dock mode. Works great!

I ordered mine on Amazon.com

TheFandroid
02-24-2011, 04:38 PM
My Slip Grip car mount just came in. Its custom made for a Droid X with an Otterbox Defender case (they make them for other popular cases too). I'm very impressed with the quality of the mount and the suction cup and adjustable arm are top notch. It doesn't come with the magnet though, so I super glued a magnet to the back side of the dock to have it automatically trigger car dock mode. Works great!

I ordered mine on Amazon.com

That answered my question. I knew they made one but I wondered about the quality. Good to hear you're liking it. I'm ordering mine right now.

jdmpwr07
02-25-2011, 08:47 PM
Thanks for the help. Im going to order one as soon as I can find someone who wants my car dock.

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Vegasmadebro
02-26-2011, 08:37 AM
Pics and info please. I may be interested in buying it off you.
Thanks for the help. Im going to order one as soon as I can find someone who wants my car dock.

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Diesel Phreak
02-27-2011, 09:21 AM
SlipGrip Car Holder 4 Droid X W/ OtterBox Defender C/On - eBay (item 140480223933 end time Feb-16-11 12:05:22 PST) (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rt=nc&nma=true&item=140480223933&si=%252FSL8y4msIddBk8QXJDnoCFNe0G8%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT) This is what i got and it works great.