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I think any car install that doesn't use the ipod dock is pretty useless. Considering how often you get in and out of a car, you don't want to have to sit there and fiddle with chords all the time. Using the dock, you get line out sound quality with the ease of just plopping it in and taking it out to use.

But maybe that's just me.

Posted by dave on April 1, 2004 at 5:36 AM (PDT)

2

I wish they made the ipod holder in white and could include a docking connector version.

Posted by nasTTcar on April 9, 2004 at 5:29 PM (PDT)

3

Can this thing be used with a "skin" on your ipod?

Posted by BW on April 28, 2004 at 8:24 AM (PDT)

4

Did anyone get an answer if this can be used w/ an iSkin?

Posted by AT in Copperas Cove, Texas on August 16, 2004 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

5

I have a 2004 Volkswagen GTi and bought the proclip after searching and searching for a good car mount. I couldn't be happier with it. It sits in the perfect spot for me to navigate the Ipod while keeping my eyes in the line of site of oncoming traffic. I listed my car, because I'm not sure if other cars would have it in such an ideal spot. Another cool aspect of the Ipod and the holder which has no bearing on the proclips functionality and I list this really for all Volkswagen drivers out there. ...the Ipod's blue backlight matches perfectly with the dashboard lights...it's really wild, it just seems like it belongs mounted right next to the dash.

And to answer all your questions, no, I don't believe you can use a skin with the holder, the ipod slides into the clip almost to a T. I am never worried about the Ipod jumping out going over bumps or braking hard, like I said, it fits in there pretty good.

Also, I use a cassette adapter, I wasn't impressed at all with the sound quality the FM transmitters were delivering where I live so I ditched that idea.....so I was concerned with the cassettes long cable and having it dangle and be in the way. No worries though, I was able to wrap up the chord to exactly the length I needed and was able to hide it and velcro tie it to the back of the proclip holder. Hard to explain but if you get a proclip and and have a cassette adapter you'll figre it out.

Another one of my concerns, was winter driving...i.e, blowing heat onto the Ipod because it sits, literally, on the vent. Most people know, heat and computers don't mix. Again, i was impressed that the actual back of the proclip bears the brunt of the airflow from the vents. The Ipod doesn't directly get the heat blown onto it.

The one negative I have found so far is the swivel. Don't get me wrong it works great and allows the Ipod to be tilted towards the passenger seat...for when you have that whiney copilot who wants to play, but I've found that the screw holding it in gets loose fairly often, prompting the tension in the swivel to loosen and the ipod to swivel.....loosely. So, every so often I need to get the screwdriver out and give it a couple of turns.

Well that's about it. Again, I did my research for awhile and chose the Proclip and am glad I did. Hope that helps some people out.



Posted by TGuns on September 10, 2004 at 10:06 AM (PDT)

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Has anyone had a chrome-backed ipod and are dissapointed at how much it scratches? I'm looking for a good car mount and thinking about this one (once this poor college kid can part with her money). The only thing I would be concerned about is what it could potentially do to my ipod.

Any other suggestions on other car mounts would be great too.

Posted by Kels on September 14, 2004 at 11:30 AM (PDT)

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Just get an iGrip!

http://www.handstands.com/retail/computer/igrip.shtml

Posted by Jade Hansen on September 20, 2004 at 1:17 PM (PDT)

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I just installed a pro clip in my 95 Saab 900 for my new 4G 40GB Ipod. I'm very happy with the product. Clip is very well made and is specific to my car. Very easy to install and doesn't get in the way of any other controls. Ipod slips in perfectly. Connect to the IMP and I'm done. Nice solid setup for Ipod. Expect for the price, about $70 when it was all done, this is great product. I haven't seen anything else that can compare.

Posted by Britbonic on October 5, 2004 at 9:25 AM (PDT)

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Has anyone experienced whether this mount scratches the chrome back or not?

Posted by ... on October 8, 2004 at 7:23 PM (PDT)

10

GET ONE FOR EACH VEHICLE YOU OWN!
In the search of endless ipod accessories to find the ones that actually work well this product is worth every penny. Installation is effortless and almost instant, they mount as fast as the manufacturer claims. Vehicle specific models ensure that you are getting a product that is made to fit your car. Versatility is endless. Becasue this product is modular you can build a mount that you tailor to your exact needs, whether it is for just your ipod or multiple devices you may desire to mount on your dash / console. Price? You spent how much for your ipod and now you want to get cheap when it comes to hanging it off of something attatched to your dash? The price is well worth the functionality and peace of mind, and i have found no other product that is remotely close to achieving what Proclip has accomplished. Also, I have not noticed any excessive wear on my ipod from inserting and removing it from this mount. I have 3 vehicles all of which now have a proper home for my ipod and other devices i like to have at my fingertips while driving. You spent the money on the ipod, now do the right thing and give it a secure, functional place to reside in your vehicle. BUY THIS PRODUCT WITH CONFIDENCE BECAUSE IT IS MADE WELL, AND YOUR IPOD DESERVES IT!

Posted by heylarry in providence, ri on January 7, 2005 at 11:27 AM (PDT)

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I bought the Proclip with two mounts so that I can use my iPod in both my vehicles. While it is a great product in many ways it has one major limitation IMHO - you cannot use it with ANY case. I hate having to remove my iPod from its protective cocoon to put it in my car mount!

I am experimenting with a new solution - I have just purchased a Freeway clip from Bracketron - a nylon holster which is adjustable by velcro straps.

http://www.bracketron.com/xmain/freeway.php

I will try and attach it to the Proclip swivel (attached to the bayonet mount) so that I can continue to use the dash mounts.

Anybody else used this product?

Posted by PVR on January 11, 2005 at 9:37 PM (PDT)

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