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Bracketron MobileDock

Temporbond stick dot

Lever lock suction cup

Temporbond suction cup

Sticks to anything

Ball joint

Securely grips

High-G testing

Bracketron's MobileDock is a universal dashboard- and windshield-mounting cradle for most mobile phones and smartphones. It sticks to nearly any hard surface and holds nearly any phone, but the way it does so is a bit unconventional.
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At the center of the phone-mounting cradle is a tacky dot made of a material called Temporbond. This sticky material allows the MobileDock to hold objects in place without the need for mechanical arms.
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At its base is a suction cup that locks into place, not unlike a conventional GPS windshield mount.
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However, the MobileDock's suction cup is also made of the sticky Temporbond material, giving it the capability to stick to nearly any hard surface. This means that it can attach to a vehicle's dashboard without the need for a permanent adhesive mounting disk.
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We got the MobileDock to stick quite securely to drywall. Plus, it came off without damaging the surface.
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The dock attaches to the base with a single ball joint at the top of a plastic neck. This gives users plenty of freedom in positioning their handset.
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We tested the stick dot's capability to hold a handset in place by suspending a variety of devices from the cradle. Here, we have an iPod Touch holding on for dear life.
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Satisfied that the MobileDock would hold our phone's weight, we took to swinging it around to test high-G grip. In the case of the Motorola Droid, the battery cover let go before the stick dot did. Impressive.
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