What's the difference between these 2 mounts?

Discussion in 'Hardware and Peripherals' started by sageuvagony, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. sageuvagony


    Sep 20, 2008
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    Tampa, FL USA
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO 720
    I just ordered this mount.


    What is the difference between that mount and this one?


    The bigger mount doesn't look like it has a ball swivel but I could be wrong. I want the exact mount I have/came with my Magellan Maestro.

    The mini one looks more like my Magellan mount but I'm not too sure. Is the one I ordered (first link) a good mount? Does it look like Magellan mount? Sorry for the noobish questions.


    ^^The Magellan Maestro mount^^


    ^^The "mini" mount I just ordered from that site^^


    ^^ The not "mini" mount from that site.^^
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2008
    sageuvagony, Oct 26, 2008
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  2. sageuvagony


    May 19, 2008
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    Delmarva, USA
    TomTom Model(s):
    ONE 3rd, GO 720
    Sorry to get back so late on this one, but I do have an answers.

    A couple of months ago, I purchased one of each from Semsons, since I regularly move my 720 between two vehicles (one of which has tricky space requirements).

    Mini Windshield Pedestal Mount with Swivel-head Tightening Nut
    The 'mini' is considerably smaller and its universal ball joint allows you to position the device at nearly any angle. This is the one I take with me on vacation for rental cars, due to its versatility.

    Windshield Pedestal Mount with Pan Swivel
    The 'non-mini' is larger (duh), but its articulation is limited to up & down, controlled by the base, & side to side, controlled by the head. However, these motions are governed by gear teeth, so it has considerably fewer actual positions. Mine, in fact, doesn't quite line up, dead-center, when placed in its "centered" position. That being said, this model is much sturdier.

    I prefer the mini, but they're both good quality, well-constructed mounts. Lots of concavity in their suction cups. They don't fall off. From 123 deg F (inside the car, in the sun) to 7 deg F (today!). In fact, the only time I've found the mini on the floor, was the day after I returned from a vacation--I hadn't properly stuck it back in the car. Just a dab of water around the edge to re-stick it & it's been holding steadily for over a month.

    Hope this helps, someone else decide.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2009
    Ricochet, Jan 16, 2009
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