New Beetle, ProClip and TomTom One

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    Hey, all,

    Thought I'd post some pictures with the new ProClip I installed on my wife's beetle.

    So far, I highly recommend the ProClip line. It's solidly placed and in a location that's near-perfect. I decided to go with the mount with "Tilt Swivel and Cigarette Lighter Charging Cable" ($70) and the TT1 slides in firmly and connects right into the power. The mount to the car (another $30) took two minutes to install and clipped right in. I finished the job by getting some plastic hooks to keep the cable against the dashboard.

    Here are the pictures.... enjoy!
     

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    Sweet! That looks awesome, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Looks great! I like the setup.
     
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    that does look like a nice setup. maybe i'll reconsider waiting for my German buddies...
     
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    Looks nice and clean. Very nice setup.
     
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    You'll be waiting for a long time
     
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    very nice. any chance you could post some pictures from the passenger side seat? How visible is this to your co-pilot. ;-)

    I have a new Jetta and will definitely leaning toward the proclip setup if I'm not happy with the window mount. My biggest gripe is having a power cable hanging down over my dash, so the proclip seems to allow keeping that wire run as short as possible.

    it'll look like this, just without the iPod.. lol:
    [​IMG]

    How long is the standard ONE lighter cable?
     
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    Actually... the last picture gives a good indication of what it looks like from the passenger seat. It's not too problematic at all...
     
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    meaning that the viewing angle is visible from the passenger seat too?
     
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    Oh... I think I understand...

    The mount is on a swivel, so you can move it so it is viewable to both driver and passenger.
     
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    Does the swivel have a lock? Or can it swivel on its own with a big bump on the road?
     
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    or exit the highway on a gloverleaf exit at a high rate of speed... although that one would casue it to swivel towards the driver....
     
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    No lock... but the swivel is pretty firm... Mmmm... firm...
     
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    bump proof?
     
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    As bump proof as any other swivel mount I've seen. You can tighten it with a screw, so you can have it any way you'd like...
     
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    well, the screw is key, then.
     
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    The Proclip solution is a bit pricey but I may invest in this because it looks like it is very sturdy, don't have to worry that it will fall.
     
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    I'm not sure how I feel having the TomTom that low and out of sight. Anything longer than a half second glance would take my eyes off the road for too long. I understand that in CA, you're not allowed to mount to the windshield, but I think that's a silly law anyhow... yes, we don't want drivers to take their eyes off the road, so let's force them to mount a PND away from the windshield and eliminate all possibility of using it in a HUD-type arrangement.
     
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    I have a proclip mount for my ipod and it is extremely sturdy. No bumping at all. But I agree, I wouldn't want my TT that low and out of site.
     
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