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01/09, 12:09pm

Bracketron announces tablet-friendly in-car mounts

Bracketron has added two more mounts to its range of mobile device holders. The Mi-T Grip Dash Mount attaches to a dashboard or any hard surface using suction, and provides a low-profile way of holding an iPad mini or small tablet in a vehicle. A more-conventional Universal Tablet Window Mount performs the same task, but has a reinforced articulating arm and 360-degree rotating head for precise positioning from a glass surface. Prices and a release date have yet to be revealed, but are likely to be around $30 each, based on previous releases.

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Accessories: Bracketron, Scosche release iPad vehicle mounts

02/22, 6:30pm

Attach iPads to front or back seats

Minnesota-based Bracketron and California's Scosche Industries have both recently released new iPad accessories aimed at letting users mount their iPads inside their automobiles. Bracketron is offering both a cup-holder-based mount as well as a headrest mount that is compatible with a wide variety of tablets and e-readers, while Scosche has unveiled an iPad 2-based sequel, the Backstage Pro II mount.

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New case from iSteady Shot offers 37mm wide angle lens

02/21, 8:00pm

Lens offers 130-degree view, threaded tripod mount

Makers of the Arc hand-held stabilizer case and arm for the iPhone, iSteady Shot has now added the M-27 action camera mount to its lineup. Featuring aircraft-grade aluminum, hand grips or tripod mounts and a 37mm wide-angle lens, the M-27 is intended to give the iPhone 4 or 4S a further nudge up the scale towards the quality of a dedicated wide-angle camera or camcorder.

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NNG debuts iGo Primo car mount for current iPhone models

12/20, 1:55am

Can send audio using AUX or FM transmitter

Navigation software maker NNG, which makes iGo My Way, has launched its first hardware product, the iGo Primo Car Dock, which is compatible with all current models of the iPhone (3G, 4, 4S). The mount incorporates its own microphone and can send audio to an automobile's audio system via direct wire connection to the AUX port or through a built-in FM transmitter. A companion application (available separately) provides voice navigation.

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Kickstarter project hopes to fund Mac mini mount

03/21, 8:30pm

Bracket allows wall mounting, even behind HDTVs

Recent PC-to-Mac switcher Ari Meisel wanted an elegant way to wall-mount his Mac mini behind his wall-mounted screen, so he designed one. The pair of plastic mounting brackets go by the name of MiniB, and Meisel hopes to turn the design into a fully-fledged product with funding from Kickstarter, a crowd-source venture capital operation.

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OWC launches 2.5", 3.5" brackets for Mac Pros, PowerMacs

07/23, 5:45pm

Brackets install smaller drives in optical bays

Other World Computing has launched new Multi-Mount hard disk mounting kits for Mac Pros and PowerMacs. The new brackets are custom engineered and use hard rubber dampers, reducing noise and vibration, between the bracketed drives and the Mac case. They are made of high-grade aluminum and designed to fit smaller drives into the Mac's spare optical 5.25-inch bays, such as a 3.5-inch drive into a 5.25-inch bay. OWC is launching seven different brackets, with three of the brackets specific to Mac Pros. The two Mac Pro kits come with power and SATA cables. With the kits, users can add a 2.5-inch drive -- or SSD -- to a 3.5-inch bay, or a pair of 2.5- or 3.5-inch drives in a 5.25-inch bay.

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USBfever launches 4000mAh iPhone battery, car mirror mount

01/25, 10:20pm

Mount attaches iPhone to rear-view mirror

USBfever has expanded its selection of iPod and iPhone accessories with the Super Chargers for iPhone 3G/3GS, Rear Mirror Mount for iPhone and the Wallet-Style Case for iPod touch. The Super Charger is a lithium-based rechargeable battery with a 4000mAh rating. It is claimed to add 10 hours of talk time or Internet use, 14 hours of extra video playback or 50 hours of audio playback. An LED provides status information for the internal battery and charging. The case is available for either in both black and white colors, with pricing set at $65.

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ProClip custom iPhone mount organizes cables, swivels

09/30, 6:30pm

ProClip mount for iPhone

ProClip on Tuesday unveiled the ProClip Vehicle Mount for the iPhone 3G that offers users a dockable mounting bracket for the device, with pass through connectors for stereo, charging, or dock connector cables. Secured onto a vehicle's console or dashboard through non-destructive means, the mount tilts and swivels, securing the iPhone in a custom holder designed and manufactured by Brodit AB, a Swedish firm. ProClip is selling the mount for $100.

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iPhone user crafts recycled car holder

05/15, 6:35pm

Recycled iPhone car holder

iPhone enthusiast Bernat Alsina decided to construct an iPhone Car Mounting Bracket using a couple household items, giving him the ability to mount his iPhone or iPod Touch right on the dashboard of the car for easy access while driving. In seven somewhat simple steps Bernat takes a hodgepodge of plastic, velcro, and glue and turns it into something useful. This is not an idea that has never been seen before but the simplicity of the creator's Spanish/broken English step-by-step walkthrough and the low cost factor (recyclable materials) helps his mounting kit to stand out.

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