Universal Car Mount for netbooks and UMPCs.
This is another great-value accessory. The last time I bought a car mount for a ultra mobile PC it was over 50 Euros. This universal netbook and ultra mobile PC holder is half the price and, like the battery pack, universal. As you can see in the image below, there’s an adjustable clamp on a flexible suction mount arm. The arm also has a stabiliser that can be stuck to a dashboard. The bottom of the clamp also acts as a stabiliser when it’s resting on a dashboard. The arm is long so you’ll need to stabilise it.
I’ve tested it with 7 inch UMPCs and a couple of convertible UMPCs but it’s not small enough for 5 inch UMPCs. It’s also ok for some netbooks but beware, it won’t work with all devices as on some netbooks, there’s no way to clamp the device in place.
The suction cup is strong but again, you’ll need to make sure the arm is stabilised because with 1kg of netbook on the end of that long arm, there’s a lot of leverage that could pull the cup from the window if it’s not cleanly stuck down.
I’ve tested the mount with the Kohjinsha SC3 in my car and it’s almost perfect. There’s a little side-to-side wobble but that’s because I haven’t committed to sticking the stabiliser down on my dashboard. [Sidenote: The SC3 makes a really high-quality in-car navigation and entertainment device. The model I have has got built-in GPS (with external antenna) and runs Windows 7 well. It has a really bright 7 inch touchscreen too. I will be testing it with a new release of Mapfactor 9 soon.] As you can see in the images below, you can use it in various positions. I don’t recommend testing Windows 7 Media Center while on the move!
I feel I should highlight again that this may not be the best universal netbook solution but for UMPCs and convertible netbooks, it’s a bargain.
- Easy to mount
- Easy to use. Bend the bracket arm at the angle you desire
- Stable, provides you a stable mounting on your windscreen with 4 fix points
- Suitable height of device 125-205mm
- Suitable device 7″-10″ LCD
- Maximum weight 5kg
- Length of arm 260mm
- Price: 22.59 Euro (Not including the 10% discount. Use code ‘WEBUMPC’ when checking out.)
There’s a rigid, short-arm version available.
Dont forget the Ultimate Netbook shoulder bag too! I reviewed it here. Thanks to Ultimate-Netbook for sending these accessories over. If there’s anything that you’d like to see me test, Ultimate Netbook have offered to send samples so let me know in the comments and if there’s enough interest, i’ll arrange a sample for testing.
For the 10% offer at Ultimate-Netbook use the offer code – ‘WEBUMPC’ when checking out.
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