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    Cradles and Car-Mounts

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    Has anyone bought the desk cradle for the 8700 series? I'd like to know how they fit the device and a general opinion of build quality.

    I generally like to cradle my devices when I'm at the desk, rather than laying them on top of the desk. I prefer to have easy view of the screen while I'm working on other things. I use the main screen to keep track of what's coming up next and what needs to be done before quitting-time.

    Also, on my travels to and from Austin last week, I thought it might be nice to have a dash-mount for my device. I suspect my signal might be slightly better with the device mounted up high. Plus, it would be more visible (in my line-of-sight), trivial to keep plugged-in while in the car, and I wouldn't have to handle it when new email arrived.

    A dash-mount would be useful, too, if I decide to buy a mapping software and tether the device to my GPS receiver. I would like to have a GPS unit in my car (on the bike too! ) when traveling. The eTrex I have is too small to really see the display in the car.

    Opinions welcome! Experience valued!!

    Final note: I really like the Bluetooth headset I bought. Although I'm not convinced the Plantronics 640 is the "best" headset, it did the job reasonably well, is very small and light, and doesn't have a wire for me to snag when I'm reaching for something in the car (or just moving about a bit).

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    Re: Cradles and Car-Mounts

    I have both a desk cradle and a car mount for my 8700. I like the desk cradle but if you have an extended battery it does slip out if don't position just right. Same for the car mount. The extended battery makes it a little hard for the side grips to hold onto the BB but it's pretty cool. I recommend both.

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    Re: Cradles and Car-Mounts

    Which car mount are you using?

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    Re: Cradles and Car-Mounts

    I got the blackberry car kit from http://www.blackberrysource.com. I have two of them these are the two that I have and I do recommend both.

    This one is 29.99 and works well.

    http://www.blackberrysource.com/stor...g.asp?item=217

    and this one but this is pricey at $199 but it works too (if you need all the bells and whistles

    http://www.blackberrysource.com/stor...g.asp?item=311

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    Re: Cradles and Car-Mounts

    Also, here is the desktop cradle that I have:
    http://www.blackberrysource.com/stor...g.asp?item=310

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    Re: Cradles and Car-Mounts

    I'd love to have the super-car system. That would work well in my car and the extra antenna would boost reception.

    The desktop cradle looks good. That was the unit I was looking at. I'm glad to hear that someone is using one and it's working OK.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Cradles and Car-Mounts

    Here are some not to good photos of the desktop cradle. You can also see the Egrips on the front of the BB.


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    Re: Cradles and Car-Mounts

    Very cool! I need a couple of these cradles, one for home and the other for the office! Thanks for making the images!

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    Re: Cradles and Car-Mounts

    The best car mounts are proclip - they are precsion machined plastic and have a soft finish to protect the cosmetics of the 'Berry.

    http://smartphonedepot.com/shop/home.php?cat=370

    There are also car kits that provide extenal antenna support

    http://smartphonedepot.com/shop/home.php?cat=520

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