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I'd like to have proper places to put a cellphone, PDA and GPS.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Below is what I've found so far - I'd like comments on those, plus any new recommendations?


Since the Mazda 6 is new, I plan on keeping it for a while, so I don't care if that side of the mount isn't universal. On the other hand, I don't know how long I'd be keeping the cellphone (Siemens S46) PDA (Audiovox Maestro/Toshiba e550) and GPS (Magellan eMap 330) - so I'd rather that side be more universal. I'm sensitive about making the devices accessible - but also about keeping them from being projectiles in an accident.

The proclip, looks like a very refined solution -- but it looks like the "Center Mount" blocks a vent and the Angled mount seems to far away from the driver (it also gets to be expensive by the time I buy each mount and holder (They're sold seperately). They also don't explicitly mention the models that I have -I'd have to ask them about compatibility.
Proclip
http://www.proclipusa.com


Seido has a totally universal PDA windshield mount - but I don't know how secure it is -- or how it'll fit a Mazda 6... for $22 it even includes a cigeratte lighter power adaptor!
They also sell a unit specific windshield or angle mount (2 seperate models) which includes a speaker for $49
http://www.seidioonline.com/store/viewitem...p?idproduct=636

Then, of course, arkon has all types of universal mounts (windshield, cup holder, etc)
http://www.arkon.com
 

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Go for a window type mount. It's easiest. Proclip doesn't work since the 6 has round air vents. (Vents are used by many mount manufacturers, they obviously know little about cars - those things come in different shapes...)
 

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ProClip doesn't mount ON the vent -- it mounts inside the compartment ABOVE the airvent. The issue is that it seems to cover part of the vent.
 

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Well, ProClip says that it does NOT block the vent...

"The center mount doesn't block the vent. It has a good [c]learence on the
lower part that is over it. There is no problem with the air flow or
adjusting the air vent. See picture attached."
 
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