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Arkon Windshield Dashboard Car Mount for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0,Kindle Fire HD/HDX 7, Google Nexus 7 and Midsize Tablets

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  • Spring loaded holder enables one handed insertion and removal
  • Fits smartphones and tablets up to 5.2 inches tall, even with protective cases
  • Large sized 80mm diameter suction performs well in hot climates
  • 2 year limited warranty provided by Arkon
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Product Description

The SM517 robust windshield and dashboard car mount holds smartphones up to 5.2” tall, including the iPhone 5, 5S, 5C and all previous iPhone models (such as the 4S and 3G), LG Optimus G, Nokia Lumia 1020, and Motorola Moto X. It also holds midsize (7” screen size) tablets, including the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, Kindle Fire HD, and Google Nexus 7. This mount package includes Arkon’s Slim-Grip Universal Holder, a large-sized 80mm windshield suction car mount base with one-touch lever, and a circular 3M adhesive mounting disk (for optional dashboard mounting). The Slim-Grip’s spring-loaded mechanism makes it easy to insert or remove the tablet from the holder with one hand, yet still holds the device securely. Included with the holder are 8 support legs (4 short and 4 longer versions). The top and bottom adjustable-leg design of the Slim-Grip helps keep any side buttons and ports unobstructed. The recommended configuration for best performance for most devices is to use the 4 short legs on the top of the holder and the 4 long support legs on the bottom of the holder. The arm of the suction mount adjusts vertically and provides 360° rotation, giving you the ultimate flexibility in viewing the tablet from any angle. The 5” tall robust suction car mount with Slim-Grip holder can also be used as a dashboard mount. It’s a 2-in-1 tablet car mounting solution. For mounting tablets with larger than 7” screen size or for Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and Note 2, Galaxy Mega, LG G2, or Motorola Droid MAXX, Arkon recommends Model SM617, featuring the new Slim-Grip Ultra Universal Smartphone and Midsize Tablet Holder (also available from Amazon).

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Brand Name Arkon
Item model number SM517
Item Weight 7.2 ounces
Product Dimensions 11 x 6.1 x 3.5 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 11 x 6.1 x 3.5 inches

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ASIN B004M8ST36
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4.2 out of 5 stars 583 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #6,524 in Computers & Accessories > Tablet Accessories
Shipping Weight 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First Available February 4, 2011

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I bought this for my Samsung Galaxy Tab (7 inch). Don't buy a $50 GPS mount when you can get this one for a fraction of the cost. The construction is surprisingly sturdy, and it fits my 7-inch Galaxy Tab nicely. It comes with some extra pieces that might let you mount a smart phone, but I haven't actually tried it.

One small thing to note: At first it will look like a 7-inch tablet doesn't quite fit. The instructions were a little vague, but with a little imagination I figured out that the bottom two prongs are attached to a spring-loaded, sliding portion of the main piece. The instructions make it look like you need to bend it back - don't do it. Just hold on to it firmly, and press straight down on the bottom two prongs and you should be good to go.

Overall, if you're looking for decent GPS mount to fit a variety of small mobile devices, this is definitely a good pick. Highly recommended.
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I bought this dashboard/windshield mount and wasn't quite sure what to expect. I didn't know if it would hold my tablet or if I'd have to worry about it falling out. This is a great mount! I attached mine to the dashboard and it's very sturdy and holds my Samsung Galaxy Tablet very nicely. It's a sturdily built mount and is strong enough to hold the tablet and take the bumps and jumps of the road. For the price, this was a very good deal.
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We have been using GPS units for a long time and went through a large number of units and even larger number of mounts. Arkon window mount is one of the best mounts we tried.
I am attaching a collage of three photos under customers photos which I will be referencing in this review.

Here are the features I look for in a good windshield mount and how Arkon mount measures up

1) Good suction, quick and easy to mount, stays on, does not jiggle. Arkon mount is better than most. We have been using it for a number of weeks. It has not fallen down even in rough terrain. This is a low vibration mount - it generates almost no jiggle of the unit.

2) Good positioning of grippers that hold the device. This is especially important when using a phone or tablet (rather than a dedicated GPS device) as those units have volume and on/off buttons on the sides. Arkon mount does very well in this department. We did not have to do any fussing, it just worked.

3) Flexibility in holding multiple devices. Arkon comes with with 4 short and 2 long grippers. The long grippers worked perfectly for 7" Nexus tablet (see photo #1) and the short grippers worked well for Samsung Galaxy Nexus cell phone.

I also own 7.7 Samsung Galaxy tablet, which is slightly wider that the Nexus 7 tablet. My Samsung Galaxy 7.7 tablet did not fit into the mount (see photo #2). Photo #3 has two tablets side by side, where you can see the difference in width between the two units.

A note on price: During the last year the price on this mount fluctuated between $22 and $11. I found a nice tool that allows me to see price history of Amazon items. If you search on Amazon price history and select the one with the word 'camel' you will see the tool I find very useful in my shopping.
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I've got a rooted Nook Color which I use - via TetherGPS - as both a driving navigator (Google Maps app) and a airplane cockpit moving map display (Naviator app).

The Nook Color fits very tightly in the mount, to the point where it's a little difficult to remove. This is actually a good thing, since if you want to mount it in portrait mode the only thing keeping it in place is the mount's tight grip. I've driven and flown with it and have not felt the least concerned that the mount will let my baby fall.

I've scoured the web for mounts and while, as of this writing, it's the only option for the Nook, it's a very good option. I recommend it.
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Pros:
- Inexpensive.
- Works with iPad mini and iPhone 5 without having to adjust the brackets into different modes.
- Spring loaded brackets.
- Works with iPad mini with Smart Cover.
- Works with iPhone 5 with bumper (and I would guess just about any case).
- Comes with round adhesive plate so you can stick that on an non-perfectly flat surface.
- Adjusts/tilts in all directions.
- Rotates into vertical and landscape and holds device in both top orientations.
- Firmly holds devices.

Cons:
- Suction cup seems pretty strong, and I haven't had a problem with it yet (still new), but I'd prefer a stronger screw-down-suction like the Satechi CR-3600 smartphone mount.
- Requires two hands to insert or remove device - again using the Satechi CR-3600 smartphone mount as a comparison, it would be nice if the spring loaded clamps had a button that unsprung them so you could insert/remove the device with one hand. This is a very minor issue that I'm really reaching for here so I can increase the number of con items.

Overall, this thing is too inexpensive for the value you get out of it. It sucks that great products like this are sold for less than products that clearly weren't as well thought out. The could easily charge way more for this and it would still be worth it.
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