iPhone cup holder dock

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colonie
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iPhone cup holder dock

Post by colonie » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:52 pm

Now that I got my Phase 4 Update on the ICTP i'm wondering how I can make it easier to use Car Play. Because I'm not in the mood plugging in the cable manually every time I get into my car. Also I don't want to have some sort of mount on the dashboard.
Today I stumbled across a mount, that fits inside the cup holder.
https://www.joli.design
I want to ask you if anyone already bought this? Can anyone tell me more about build quality and fitting etc?
Thank you.

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Re: iPhone cup holder dock

Post by PaulC » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:09 pm

My opinion is that looks horrible, looks like it'll put a lot of stress on the lightning connector too.

I also wonder where does it plug in? You're going to have a visible cable from the arm rest to the cup holder.

Personally I'd rig up my own under the arm rest... would be quite easy to mount a couple of plastic 'rails' (maybe custom 3d printed if you want to get fancy) in there you can slide your phone in to, then at the bottom have a magnetic lightning connector that engages when the phone is dropped in to the rails. Might end up doing something similar myself.
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Re: iPhone cup holder dock

Post by Mikeyjd » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:29 am

Definitely looks like a bad idea to me. When you move, the phone will be shaking all over the place and put an awful lot of strain on the delicate connections. I would say it is a sure way to knacker up a phone.
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Re: iPhone cup holder dock

Post by XES Owner » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:00 am

And surely good value at just over £32 :roll: :oops: :lol:


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Re: iPhone cup holder dock

Post by colonie » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:34 pm

I will be able to tell you more about it soon. Let's just hope you're wrong :D


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Re: iPhone cup holder dock

Post by MJJamieson » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:44 pm

I saw a genuine Jaguar one in an Ipace and found the phone won't fit with a case on!!!


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Re: iPhone cup holder dock

Post by colonie » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:28 am

That's why you don't use a case on pretty smartphones. :D


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