Surface Car mount?

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  1. C.O

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    I've been considering mounting my SP3 since I bought an external GPS for navigation. I highly recommend Ram Mounts especially their X-Grip line which I have for my cell phone on my motorcycle and car http://rammount.com/products/xgrip

    It is pricey but what you get is a trusted name brand and highly customizable options if you add accessories or options later.
     
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    Sweet! Looks stronger than the Arkon one, I'd love to have the one that mounts from the seat because my Impreza's windshield is small as it is and I already have a dashcam setup. Thanks for the share!!
     
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    I would like a mount for my car as well, so I can use it as gps and media player while driving to Italy this summer.
    But apart from the car mount, I was wondering how I am able to use it as GPS?

    - what software is available for windows?
    - what are good USB-GPS modules?
     
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    Thank you for these links guys, I will look further into the GPS-subject first.
    and sry for Hijacking ur thread C.O.
     
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    No problem! I like learning new things, this is definitely relevant to the topic and many users around the world would definitely find this information useful or applicable to them!


    Yeah I definitely can't justify the price for that just yet; for now I just want to use it as a media player. Because my island is small I won't need it for GPS. I have been looking for software similar to Torque for Android and connect an OBD2 Bluetooth unit so I can monitor my cars MPG, Temp, and other car-enthusiast specifics. I posted this same topic over on Reddit.com/r/surface but two out of the 3 replies were like "OMG ISNT THAT UNSAFE, MONITORING YOUR TABLET WHILE DRIVING, OMG YOU GNNA LEAVE YOUR TABLET IN THE CAR ITS LIKE $1000" lol. oh well.
     
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    i went and mounted the dock into my dash with power to an inverter best soultion out there to me...pic is of a surface 1 but i now have a 3 w dock installed...
     

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    Are there laws against writing with a pen while driving? :cool:

    Looks good.
     
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    Hi Guys,

    Sorry to hijack the thread, but as you guys were talk GPS thought this question might be appropriate

    How are you using your GPS devices, I have just paired my BT GPS , but in device it is showing as not connected, in fact most of the stuff in the device/Bluetooth is showing as not connected. ( windows phone even the pen is showing as not connected)
    Do you have to tell Microsoft Maps to use the GPS or does it just use it, I have tried switching my internet connection off but maps can't find my location which I presume is because its not able to use the GPS
     
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