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Old 02-13-2006, 10:46 PM
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Aftermarket Cradle Solution for PDAs

I am posting this for other Bluetooth PDA Phone owners who are seeking a way to free up the cup holder and ash tray and use an aftermarket PDA Phone cradle to hold and stow.

I own a Blackberry 7290 with Bluetooth however, a solution from ProClip is available for many PDAs and phones.

Pictured below is the solution I installed in my 2005 X5.

You will notice that I use the Blackberry car charger in the power port found under the glove box. I had no idea it was there until I started fooling around with the BMW in-glove-box power cable extender.

I found a clear cable clip at a local hardware store to hold the power cable in position to keep it near the ProClip base.

A side benefit as you can see in the picture is the ProClip product doubles as a way to hang a garbage bag in the passenger side foot well without being intrusive.

You will need two ProClip products to replicate this solution.

1) DEVICE HOLDER: The http://www.proclipusa.com website has a wizard to take you to the correct holder for your phone unit.

2) VEHICAL MOUNT: The phone holder attaches to a base stand. This base stand or vehical mount snaps right in without any drilling or trim modification. For an X5, you need Item No. 832843.

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Old 02-13-2006, 11:00 PM
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Nice solution, it even doubles as a bag holder.
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Old 03-05-2006, 11:40 AM
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Good solution

I went to the site and found that is would cost about $70. to use the system.

Holder and mount.

Seems like a lot of money?
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I went to the site and found that is would cost about $70. to use the system.

Holder and mount.

Seems like a lot of money?
Maybe.

I really wanted to have a garbage holder in the car. Hanging gargabe on the stick was sloppy.

The base can be re-used for other phone mounts should you change phones.

Thus the final $35 to keep the phone out of the ash tray or cup holders is worth it.
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A lot of Money

I use a cup holder stand from Verizon, it cost about $19.00

I think that $70 is a huge difference.
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Old 03-06-2006, 08:07 PM
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I use a cup holder stand from Verizon, it cost about $19.00

I think that $70 is a huge difference.
But then you loose use of the cup holder.

$70 over the ownership period of the car is not a big deal, unless you lease.
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But then you loose use of the cup holder.

$70 over the ownership period of the car is not a big deal, unless you lease.
Agreed, this is one of those items you appreciate over time. Also its one of the reasons we offer them with the ice>Link Plus.
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