$82.00 ....

Hell Nah! With that insane price, how the hell does that stand get an A-?

Posted by Peter on August 13, 2004 at 3:00 AM (PDT) Comment 1

No kidding... WTHeck??

Posted by Sean on August 13, 2004 at 3:46 AM (PDT) Comment 2

$82... So, one third the cost of ANOTHER iPod for a car stand? Uhm... no thanks. The TuneDok only set me back $20 and fits perfectly in my car (which has been refitted with a mostly white interior anyway). For that price difference I could get a Vaja case to boot. If you're spending this kind of money, why not just get a good Proclip system and not waste a cup-holder? $30 for the car mount, and $25-35 for the iPod holder ($35 if you want the swivelling head version), and it's STILL cheaper (and can be mounted in a much safer, more useful position, depending on your car).

Posted by Patrick C on August 13, 2004 at 4:56 AM (PDT) Comment 3

Does the iSkin Evo work with this stand?

Posted by Third on August 13, 2004 at 5:07 AM (PDT) Comment 4

The eVo is a very snug fit in the unmodified cradle; its extra thickness makes it tough to fit in. ####'s eXo3 is an easy fit, but for other cases you'll either need to flex the Mobile Stand's cradle edges out slightly, or, if you're using a 10/15/20GB iPod, buy the 30/40GB cradle size to give yourself some extra room.

Regarding the Pro Clip comparison, we actually address that issue in the (upcoming) review of Power Support's more comparable (and less expensive) Swivel Fit Stand. Pro Clip's jagged plastic mounts can scratch the iPod's casing, which Power Support's overall design does not; Power Support's mount is also conceivably compatible with newer 4G iPods, which Pro Clip's mounts are not; and Power Support's design is all-metal, which Pro Clip's are not.

Regarding the A- grade, though this is not a comprehensive explanation of our grading system, we give solid A grades to products that are superbly designed, reasonably priced, and appealing to a large segment of our readership. An A- typically indicates minor design flaws, moderately premium (over) pricing, and/or less than major appeal to our readership based on something other than price. For the Mobile Stand, we loved the product, but felt that the price (even considering that it does include a full Silicone Jacket case set with screen and wheel protection) is on the high side, limiting its appeal. The only thing that would make it significantly better for most of our readers would be a lower price, hence an A-.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on August 13, 2004 at 7:33 AM (PDT) Comment 5

It's obvious this company is trying to cut in to the high end niche market, with an 82 dollar case. The problem here is that the looks and functionality of the iPod stand is quite generic. This stand looks like it should cost $20.

I guess they are trying to copy the business model of DVForge. Their stand, the DVBase had an excellent design and looked like it was worth the price. (Interestingly, it is actually cheaper than this lackluster case.)

Posted by br- on August 13, 2004 at 8:01 AM (PDT) Comment 6

that doesn't make any sense at all, you say they're copying dvbase's $60 and $100 desk stand products (listed as december 12 2002) which are not for use in cars. and power support's original desk stand is on the same page as april 14 2002, 8 months before dvbase came along. duuuuhhhhhh.

Posted by huh? on August 13, 2004 at 1:14 PM (PDT) Comment 7

He said they were copying the business model, not the product. Read before you type.

Posted by huh? yourself on August 13, 2004 at 5:49 PM (PDT) Comment 8

how do you copy the business model of a company that released its product second? especially a company that made maybe 1 product before disappearing. read the link before you snipe.

Posted by huh?2 on August 13, 2004 at 9:20 PM (PDT) Comment 9

I like my TuneDok .... for the idea of a car cup holder ... i don't think that i would spend $82 ... maybe if it was some kind of ipod center console, something more integrated .... i mean i love the cup holder idea, but not for this money ... and the elitist snobby "our products aren't for everyone" thing irritates me too .... get a Tunedok, saysame ....

Posted by chris on August 14, 2004 at 10:25 AM (PDT) Comment 10

I got an incredibly good cell-phone cupholder mount from the Dollar store...for $1. I had to make one adjustment, cutting off one of the bottom bars to make the dock accessable, but that's it. Holds up great, expands just enough to hold the ipod in a case or without, stays in the cupholder, very adjustable. I love it. And it was $1.

Posted by iSpider on August 14, 2004 at 9:36 PM (PDT) Comment 11

i highly recommend the tunedok. yeah, that powersupport looks kind of cool, but who is going to pay $82 for it! that's insaine. the silver look doesn't even match the elegant white ipods. it looks weird. there is no way i would ever spend that kind of money for that. tunedok, 20 bucks, works great.

Posted by jeff on August 16, 2004 at 7:40 AM (PDT) Comment 12

So in order to use this card holder, you have to get use the company's cheap silocone "skin" case? No thanks. I'll take the TuneDok for less than half the price.

Posted by confused on August 16, 2004 at 10:21 AM (PDT) Comment 13

This may be in another catagory, but the ice-link is only 119, and comes with an integrated aux cable.

got one of these on order. it also looks like you can use a silicone jacket with the holder, is 4g compatible too. currently I am using some phone mount, and dislike having to plug in the belkin cable every time, It would be nicer to just slide the ipod in and go, which it looks like I can do with this cradle. You will have to have a radio with line in, or buy one of the more expensive cradles that support factory radios. If soemeone was going to drop 82 bucks, I don't see why they wouldn't just get what appears to be the best cradle/dock out there; can be used one handed, unlike these other mobile stands.

Posted by Phill on August 19, 2004 at 10:41 AM (PDT) Comment 14

If u wanted 2, u could get a real cheap case by making ur own w/ balsa, hi gloss paint, sum velcro, superglue, and nylon of sumthing. Just cut holes in balsa 2 match buttons, headphone port, dock conn., and hold button. Paint white, let dry,superglue velcro 2 case on both sides and have fabric running across. Bingo, $3 custom case, shiny white that u can slip it in and out.

Posted by WTUP on September 28, 2004 at 10:47 AM (PDT) Comment 15
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