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Has anyone found a satisfactory solution to mounting a mobile phone in the car. To be honest this problem baffles me. We've had mobile phones in regular use for the last 20 years and smartphones for the last 6 or so, and still the car manufacturers can't seem to come up with a satisfactory arrangement to mount a phone in the car.

I am particularly fussy. I want to be able to mount the phone somewhere when I am driving but I don't want it stuck to the windscreen. If it is going to be mounted on an air vent (which wouldn't be my first choice) I want something that is decent quality. Actually I would rather the phone holder was mounted on a permanent or semi -permanent bracket that was fixed on the dash somewhere without obvious damage to the dash.


I bought one of these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/iKross-Universal-Cigarette-Motorola-Micro-USB/dp/B009SSN6TC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396387366&sr=8-1&keywords=iKross+Universal+Cigarette+Car+Mount+Holder


But it is less than satisfactory as it flexes too much and I am sure that there is too much leverage effort applied to the lighter socket.

Has anyone else found a decent solution? Does anyone have the Peugeot vent mount holder?
 

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Hi!

I have been using Brodit Proclip in 3 cars now and it always worked great for me. No rattles and it stays firmly in place for years. I live close to the factory so I am a bit biased, but they really are great.
It gives you a flat mounting surface for anything by exploiting gaps and the shape of the dash to keep it safely in place without leaving any damage. Then you mount a universal holder or a Brodit holder for your device. They recently developed a Proclip version for the 2008. Check it out.
http://www.brodit.se/productList.html?locale=en&brand=Peugeot&model=2008&year=2014&pn=prod

Uk dist. http://www2.nemesisgb.com/brodit.aspEdited by: epideme
 

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With the excellent Bluetooth connection I just leave my phone in my trouser pocket.
 

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Couldn't you snap it into a mount stuck to the windshield? I purchased a compact one off ebay and hope to use it when I go overland.

As Pilot said, when not using the GPS off the phone I don't bother.
 

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chribonn said:
Couldn't you snap it into a mount stuck to the windshield? I purchased a compact one off ebay and hope to use it when I go overland.

As Pilot said, when not using the GPS off the phone I don't bother.

I don't want something stuck to the windscreen.

I often listen to podcasts from my mobile so I like it on display, not in my pocket.
 

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epideme said:
Hi!

I have been using Brodit Proclip in 3 cars now and it always worked great for me. No rattles and it stays firmly in place for years. I live close to the factory so I am a bit biased, but they really are great.
It gives you a flat mounting surface for anything by exploiting gaps and the shape of the dash to keep it safely in place without leaving any damage. Then you mount a universal holder or a Brodit holder for your device. They recently developed a Proclip version for the 2008. Check it out.
http://www.brodit.se/productList.html?locale=en&brand=Peugeot&model=2008&year=2014&pn=prod

Uk dist. http://www2.nemesisgb.com/brodit.asp

I'll check out the Brodit options, thanks.
 

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Dashboard-mounted Montar is getting some pretty good reviews. Haven't tried it myself, but considering.
 

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chribonn said:
Wouldn't it be great if we could use the 7 inch screen in the car to replicate the phone's display <img src="http://www.2008ownersclub.co.uk/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif" alt="Thumbs Up" title="Thumbs Up" />
Perhaps I have dreamt it, but I'm fairly sure I've read somewhere about something like this? Although now that I think of it, somehow it also has an Android flair to it...
 

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A quick update, after returning from week-long holidays, and driving some 2200 km during that time - as I collected my new 2008 just 2 days before leaving, I only had enough time to quickly swing by my local Darty, so I got myself Tetrax Fix available there (it did cost something around 20 EUR as far as I can recall).

I used the smallest magnet and sticked it on my Topeak's RideCase, which I'm putting the phone in when cycling, and it all worked perfectly well.

In horizontal position it all sits nicely just below the multimedia display, not obstructing the view, but at the same time not too far away from it, which is great.

The only downside perhaps might be the fact that the phone covers the vents, and the cold air doesn't go directly in the driver/passenger direction, but then again, it's only important when it's hot outside and aircon is used, otherwise not so much of a problem.
 

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chribonn said:
Wouldn't it be great if we could use the 7 inch screen in the car to replicate the phone's display
Actually... you (or anyone who wants to have some electronic fun and has required skills) might be interested in this post (and the whole thread for that matter).
 

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The new 2008 has Apple Car Play built in which essentially does what you want - puts your iphone display and apps up onto the dash screen.
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