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#1 OFFLINE   Craigix

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 07:13 AM

Some feedback for clamp set 1:

Note that you might be able to pad phones which are too small to fit using rubber or foam parts,
for phones which are very slightly too big you might be able to sand the clamp down.

Note: This list no longer contains phones with visible keypads (they tend to be impractical even if they fit).

Touch based phones which fit:

iphone 3 (iOS Phone)

iphone 3G (iOS Phone)

original iPhone (iOS Phone)

iphone 3GS (iOS Phone)

Motorola Backflip (needs padding) (Android Phone)

Lg Optimus S (Android phone)

Lg Ally (Android phone)

ipod touch 8GB (metal back) (requires padding) (iOS Phone)

Blackberry Torch (RIM OS phone)

Samsung Intercept (may require adjustment) (Android phone)

HTC Dream (also marketed as T-Mobile G1 in the US and parts of Europe and Era G1 in Poland) (Android phone) (Needs confirmation)



Almost fit (may require home hack):

iphone (AT&T) 4: almost* fits. gap of about a millimeter on one of the
'edge' pieces when fit together, doesn't lock together - we're looking at this to see if we can weld the mould to accept this phone.

Don't fit:

Motorola Droid - too long, end clamp doesn't fit.

HTC/Sprint EVO: much too large in all dimensions

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 07:57 AM

What generation Ipod Touch was tested?

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 09:36 AM

Nokia N900 anyone? I'm going to wager that it's too thick.

You really want to get Paul, of MoDaCo fame, to test the iControlPad. Should be able to get some tests against recent/upcoming handsets that will really determine the market for this device in future.

Any BlackBerry + the iControlPad is not a combination I see being common.

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#4 OFFLINE   Craigix

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 10:17 AM

Nokia N900 anyone? I'm going to wager that it's too thick.

You really want to get Paul, of MoDaCo fame, to test the iControlPad. Should be able to get some tests against recent/upcoming handsets that will really determine the market for this device in future.

Any BlackBerry + the iControlPad is not a combination I see being common.


Well be aware we are planning clamp set 2 and 3 for further phone support, but no doubt many users will just hack the current clamps to work.

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 12:04 PM

Which Motorola droid? There are three.

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 04:08 PM

hmmm. shouldn't you guys have made the ipod touch clamps already?

#7 OFFLINE   Revilo62

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 04:57 PM

What E_Domina said. Also with a case does the iPod fit better? Makes it seam a lot thinker.

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 08:38 PM

Too bad about the android phones. I look forward to hearing about the future clamps.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 05:10 AM

Well be aware we are planning clamp set 2 and 3 for further phone support, but no doubt many users will just hack the current clamps to work.


how about spring-loaded extendable clamps on 3 sides ?

I have a web cam that the base clamp slides wider to fit most laptop screens, something similar could fit any phones.
and adding a V-shaped rubber on the clamps could hold very thin phones/iPod

likely to be some patent somewhere about that tho.
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Posted 31 October 2010 - 06:03 AM

I would love to see clamps for the iCP to fit a ARCHOS 43 internet tablet, which is basically the iPod touch for Android... without the apples of course :)

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:03 PM

how about spring-loaded extendable clamps on 3 sides ?

I have a web cam that the base clamp slides wider to fit most laptop screens, something similar could fit any phones.
and adding a V-shaped rubber on the clamps could hold very thin phones/iPod

likely to be some patent somewhere about that tho.


We're hoping we will need a maximum of 3 sets to hold almost every popular phone. We did look at making some kind of elasticated/screw based holding
device but it's a messy solution - we don't want the risk of phones falling out.

We're already looking to make a clamp now for the most popular android phones, it should be neat and tidy and solid.

Quick edit: Motorola Backflip fits too.

#12 OFFLINE   E_Domina

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 04:33 PM

Yes. I think 3 sets should do the trick. One for ultra thin devices like the iPod Touches, a medium size for like some android phones and the iphone 4, and a slightly thicker one for the iphone 2g 3g and 3gs and some of the larger android phones

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 05:54 PM

Here are the results of my iCP fit test. I had to break the post into two parts for all the images to come through.

Fits:

Lg Optimus S
Good fit
Spoiler

Lg Ally
Good fit, a little tight
Spoiler

Motorola Backflip
Will fit with foam rubber padding. Falls out without it.
Spoiler

Blackberry Torch
Good fit
Spoiler

Samsung Intercept
Fits, but a little tight. You can see the side bowing out slightly.
Spoiler


Too Small:

HTC Aria
Too small
Spoiler


#14 OFFLINE   lucidchaos

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 06:02 PM

Too Large:

Samsung Transform
Too large
Spoiler

Samsung Fascinate
Too large
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Motorola Droid
Too large
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HTC Evo 4G
Too large
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Motorola Droid X
Too large
Spoiler

Motorola Droid 2
Too large
Spoiler

Samsung Captivate
Too large
Spoiler

Sanyo Zio
Slightly too large (could be modded to fit easily)
Spoiler

Samsung Epic 4G
Too large
Spoiler

Droid Incredible
Almost fits. A little too long. Could be sanded down/dremel tooled to fit.
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#15 OFFLINE   Craigix

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 09:45 PM

Great photos, more for the working list :)

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:11 PM

Dang I hope you make some that fit the droid x. The only thing I miss about not having a keyboard on the x is playing emulators. This would be an awesome replacement :)

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:21 PM

Dang I hope you make some that fit the droid x. The only thing I miss about not having a keyboard on the x is playing emulators. This would be an awesome replacement :)


That's a pretty big phone, but it's possible.

#18 OFFLINE   Sryidc

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:32 PM

That's a pretty big phone, but it's possible.


I'm still going to get one, I'll just have to eagerly await end clamps that fit. :)

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 11:59 PM

Will a bumper fix the gap on the iPhone 4?

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 12:15 AM

Hmm....the HTC Magic is just a tad smaller than the LG Ally...I'm guessing it'd fit.

Edit: Magic - 113 x 55.56 x 13.65 mm ( 4.45 x 2.19 x 0.54 inches)
LG Ally - 4.56 x 2.22 x 0.62 (116 x 56 x 16 mm)

and the HTC Dream - 117.7 mm x 55.7 mm x 17.1 mm
(4.60 in x 2.16 in x 0.62 in) - though it has a weird angle where the control buttons are rather than being totally flat.


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