New Garmin Portable Friction Mount

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Re: New Garmin Friction Mount

#21 Post by Zeus73 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:56 am

Redstorm wrote:The new Garmin friction mount which replaces the older "bean bag". Wonder if it is already in the market. Anyone? :-k

http://www.gpsmagazine.com/2009/06/hand ... w_upda.php
Saw someone selling at Trading Post... But dunno if it is as good as the older "bean bag"...

Anyway, it's already sold... :lol:

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Re: New Garmin Friction Mount

#22 Post by BanBan » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:19 pm

I wonder how this new friction mount is going to handle curved dashboard surface. The bean bag type will just follow the contour.
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Re: New Garmin Friction Mount

#23 Post by singawon » Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:43 pm

Redstorm wrote:The new Garmin friction mount which replaces the older "bean bag". Wonder if it is already in the market. Anyone? :-k

http://www.gpsmagazine.com/2009/06/hand ... w_upda.php
An Yan is selling, list price at $88, i got mine FOC :mrgreen:
BanBan wrote:I wonder how this new friction mount is going to handle curved dashboard surface. The bean bag type will just follow the contour.
It has a rubberise base, can bend to suit different curve... :thumbsup:

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Re: New Garmin Friction Mount

#24 Post by SOSweet » Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:59 pm

singawon wrote:An Yan is selling, list price at $88, i got mine FOC :mrgreen: ... :thumbsup:
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Re: New Garmin Friction Mount

#25 Post by Redstorm » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:10 pm

Some users have complaint that the non-skid material from the new Garmin friction mount leaves marks on the dashboard if it's left in the sun.
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Re: New Garmin Friction Mount

#26 Post by dvpro » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:01 pm

This friction mount and AC charger are bundled with Nuvi765 Sg/My.
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Re: New Garmin Friction Mount

#27 Post by juggler » Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:11 am

Redstorm wrote:Some users have complaint that the non-skid material from the new Garmin friction mount leaves marks on the dashboard if it's left in the sun.
Possible to clean away the marks? Using lighter fluid perhaps?

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Re: New Garmin Friction Mount

#28 Post by singawon » Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:51 pm

Redstorm wrote:Some users have complaint that the non-skid material from the new Garmin friction mount leaves marks on the dashboard if it's left in the sun.
Lousy material used.... :-k , imean the dashboard.... :mrgreen: , so far no issue with mine, had been there since 2 weeks...day and night, rain and shine.... :wink:

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Re: New Garmin Friction Mount

#29 Post by deesee » Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:19 pm

I got mine in the 765 sg/my bundle as well. It's quite nice actually, since the entire base is soft enough to bend to the shape you want and yet hard enough to support the 765.

It hasn't left any marks on my dashboard (yet) but I must say that the base gets dirty quite easily, since it's made of a sticky rubbery non-slip material. I tried wiping it with a damp cloth, but it didn't help much, and I don't expect using alcohol on this is recommended since it would also clean away the non-slip property of the base.

UPDATE: I found that using a special cleaner called "Cyber-clean" helps to a certain degree, although it's got some alcohol in it. I don't recommend this step yet, since I just tried it earlier today. There might be some long-term effects...

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Re: New Garmin Friction Mount

#30 Post by rhan » Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:24 am

deesee wrote:I got mine in the 765 sg/my bundle as well. It's quite nice actually, since the entire base is soft enough to bend to the shape you want and yet hard enough to support the 765.

It hasn't left any marks on my dashboard (yet) but I must say that the base gets dirty quite easily, since it's made of a sticky rubbery non-slip material. I tried wiping it with a damp cloth, but it didn't help much, and I don't expect using alcohol on this is recommended since it would also clean away the non-slip property of the base.

UPDATE: I found that using a special cleaner called "Cyber-clean" helps to a certain degree, although it's got some alcohol in it. I don't recommend this step yet, since I just tried it earlier today. There might be some long-term effects...
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