ProClip USA: Professional Device Mounts for Your Car

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For the many years of owning MP3 players and portable devices I have always just thrown my MP3 players and mobile phones in the little dash holes or center console. It’s always a royal pain scrabbling to answer the phone or change the tracks and I hate to admit it has nearly caused accidents.

I had dash mounts before, but they were always such rubbish. They clipped awkwardly onto the vent louvers and I actually broke the vent in one of my dope rides (‘88 Civic wagon) back in college. With those painful experiences I have been put off by car mounted devices.

I have been eyeing this ProClip setup for many years, but am finally getting a change to check them out.

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The main attraction I had to the ProClip setup was the fact that I didn’t have to drill any holes. I never liked the idea of messing up the dash even if it was a sturdy solution. The ProClip setup will vary by vehicle (and they support a lot) but all of them will avoid inferior damage and taking apart your dash. In my particular case the mounting base slipped nicely and securely into the cracks of the dash with the help of a little wedge that temporarily separated the dash so it could be slid in.

The mounting base is what is unique per vehicle, but once you have that you can build all kinds of solutions. What you see photos of here is a single vertical plate with two swivel mounts adapted to that for the Blackberry and a Zune. Then again with a photo with just a single mount with the Zune only.

The device mounts get specific for all kinds of different devices with either a swivel mount of a standard flat mount. What I would recommend is getting the swivel mount since this can actually be taken apart to become a flat mount. I kind of felt like I was playing with Lego since all the pieces are like building blocks. I actually spend half a day trying out many different combination.

There are mounts for nearly every device but if you have some odd gadget there are universal mounts that can be adhered with double stick backing to pretty much anything. Heck, you could probably mount one to your favorite travel mug and use it in your ProClip setup.

What you see here is a very basic set up; the building blocks to the system can get more involved. For instance, some of these mounts have built in docks with power and video out that can either be plugged into your cigarette lighter or they even have more permanent solutions like 12v Molex plugs that will adapt to your cars electrical system. For those of you who have GPS devices suction cupped to your winshied, this is actually illegal in some states. It’s not commonly enforced, but if a cop is having a bad day be prepared for a ticket.

The bottom line is for vehicle mounting, ProClip is the last word with nearly all devices and most vehicles. Configurations are countless and offer simple to more steadfast setups. If you are a traveler, this is a must, especially if you are leasing your car since it won’t damage the dash. But I don’t drive a lot and I find it very useful and much safer to have my phone and my Zune at quick glance level. My phobia of dash mounts are over.

See if they have your vehicle and devices at ProClip USA.




9 Comments

James Forelo on December 13, 2008 3:54 AM

Hey! You driving an Accord? Looks like my model!I would’ve considering buying one, but the D2 is pretty small.

Walter on December 13, 2008 5:39 AM

Hy,I also have an Accord but the european model and I am interest to plug my Zune into the audio system through the auxiliary input. It’s a Pioneer ausio system that has a proprietary input jack. Till now I could find only a cable made for iPod which will also charge the device and let me use the on-wheel comands. Have you any idea if there is such a cable for Zune or if is at least one universal in which I can plug the Zune through RCA?

Mon on December 13, 2008 7:58 AM

Looks awesome without cables, now imagine it with the cable dangling over the dash, not so great anymore!

Grahm on December 13, 2008 10:13 AM

@walter, you should be able to find what you need here. http://www.soundgate.com/

iff2mastamatt on December 13, 2008 1:28 PM

I have a Honda Accord also (same as the one above). At least I know this mount will work on it!

Chance Evans on December 13, 2008 2:46 PM

I can vouch for products from this company. I have owned a couple of different device mounts, currently one holding my 32GB iPod Touch. Great products, but a little pricey.I have contacted their sales team a few times, and they are very responsive, and helpful.

Walter on December 15, 2008 5:58 AM

Thanks a lot!

neal whitehouse piper on December 16, 2008 4:56 PM

I have five different vehicles all with a brodit.se [eur] proclip [USA] mount. I have used them with everything from a large xda exec to a tomtom and lots of phones in between. If you get a clip for each phone you can leave the mount in the vehicle and swop the clip over from vehicle to vehicle. The company make active (powered clips) so you can have a tidier but still wired install.The mounts are rock solid with little adhesive strips to keep them in place when you are happy.You can also buy move clips which allow you to slide the phone specific mount in and out.Downsides – hmmm I have yet to find one and I have been using them daily for the past 6 years I have two in my main vehicle one for the phone and the other for the tomtom.

Pookie on December 18, 2008 12:25 AM

I have been using Pro Clip for four years. I have a BMW and a Palm smartphone. I could get in a rollover and I don’t think my phone would fall out. It was one of the best things I ever did.

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