So, I just purchased a pre3. My pre- and pre2 were working wonderfully in the car with an upside-down touchstone mounted on the top vents. Obviously with the new shape, the pre3 falls right off. That sucks.
I don't have pictures yet, but I'm going to do a project to remedy this. I wish I had a home fab 3d printer. This would be an awesome project for that. Oh well. I promise to at least post the templates for the metalwork.
Instead, I'm doing it this way:
- 1/8" self-adhesive kayak foam on the touchstone itself. Shape with shaping tool (find these with the files in the hardware store, you want the thing that looks sort of like a garlic press), and fine grit sandpaper. I'm going to do this with all of my touchstones. An alternate method would be to get some self-hardening sculpting putty. Form it perfectly to the phone, then sand when it hardens. Glue it to the touchstone.
- Hobby tin, tinsnips. I'll mount the touchstone to this, and then bend up the ends, solder, and paint. This will hold the phone in place while sitting somewhat vertical. I'll also add kayak foam to the inside of this to both protect the phone and hold it snug. Going to prime it and paint flat black, finish the sharp edges, etc. Two different design ideas. Either put the touchstone in the tin like a box, or cut a large hole for it so it is mostly flush with the tin surface. The latter requires less bent up metal, and may look nicer. I'm going to try both.