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    Wondering what people use to hold their Treo while watching a movie.

    I find it uncomfortable to hold it the whole time, and thought people
    may have discovered interesting methods while watching on a plane,
    or lying in bed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredewins View Post
    Wondering what people use to hold their Treo while watching a movie.

    I find it uncomfortable to hold it the whole time, and thought people
    may have discovered interesting methods while watching on a plane,
    or lying in bed.
    I installed a mechanical third arm for holding my treo, that way I have it in front of me 24/7 and never have to worry.

    Just kidding,

    I few years ago I beta tested a video cam software for the treo. As a beta tester the sent me a tripod for my treo. I use it all the time. Not sure where they got it. I will check to see if there is a name on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredewins View Post
    Wondering what people use to hold their Treo while watching a movie.
    This is my solution

    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...12&postcount=1
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    I like the tripod idea!

    I recall, several years back, seeing a review on a clear acrylic (I think) stand for the Treo. Treonauts maybe?
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    I really would like a foldable "easel" solution small enough to fit into my pocket.

    There are some cell phone tripods out there (also for webcams), but this seems like overkill to me.

    I vaguely recall seeing something appropriate online a few years ago, but didn't bookmark it.
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    Yeah, it's bugging me too. I'd love to see something like this again. Or even a mini-mini tripod that would hold the treo without having to attach that bulky rotating clip to my treo.
  7. #7  
    I came up with this idea for a protective case that changes into a phone stand ages ago but strangely the market wasn't swamped with copycat designs.... Perhaps it only seemed a brilliant idea to me?
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    HP Pre 3 (UK)
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    Seems like a good idea to me too, Checkmate.
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    Ideally, I would like an automobile-style holder for the Treo (the kind that suctions to the window or clips to the vent), but with a mini-tripod base instead of the suction/vent clip.
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    There are lots of protective cases with built-in flip-stands for iPods, iPhones, and even Zunes, but none that I could find for Treos & Centros (I have a Centro).

    Personally I would prefer a standalone flip-stand (e.g., a spring-loaded one which resides in its own case in your pocket), but a non-bulky case with a built-in flipstand would also be nice.



    ipod/iPhone:
    http://www.onsale.com/shop/detail.as...rce=bwbfroogle
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16855999179
    http://the-gadgeteer.com/review/gizm...ar_iphone_case
    http://www.pacificdesign.com/personalized_ipod_cases/
    http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...9G5CARW&tp=239
    http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...5SHCLAS&tp=239
    http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...15SHTCH&tp=239

    Zune:
    http://www.adorama.com/GFZCSTAGEBK.h...12108433689190
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    Of course, if using headphones the bottom of the Treo would need to be elevated enough to allow room for the adapter without disturbing the sensitive headphone jack (which is why I think a tripod form factor would work nicely and fold somewhat compactly to boot).
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    There are lots of protective cases with built-in flip-stands for iPods, iPhones, and even Zunes, but none that I could find for Treos & Centros (I have a Centro).
    They stole my idea and didn't even have the decency to make a Treo version! Royalties, royalties!
    HP Pre 3 (UK)
  13. #13  
    I just found a candidate tripod, although it requires sticking a button onto my Centro or getting a case with a button:
    http://www.treocentral.com/content/Stories/826-1.htm
    It's available for as little as $15 including shipping elsewhere on the net. I wish that I could find its folded dimensions, though, i.e. is it something that I'd really be willing to carry in my pocket.

    Hmm ... on second thought, this case is probably the right solution, also available for less elsewhere on the net:
    http://store.treocentral.com/body-gl.../4A20A3277.htm
    I'd probably carry the clip separately from the phone (e.g., in another pocket).
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    Hmmm, the tripod is good except for the button you must permanently stick on the back of the Treo.

    The bodyglove case with the kickstand is a great idea, except it does not allow room for a headset adapter at the bottom.

    I just found these which are exactly what I was looking for:

    http://www.strapya-world.com/products/10355.html
    This is the one I ordered. Less than $20 shipped from Japan to USA.

    http://www.strapya-world.com/products/24202.html
    I actually like this one better, but it says 55mm max width, while my 700p is 58mm. May fit Centro or other Treo model (not sure of those dimensions).
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    Update: the tripod from strapya-world arrived yesterday. It works perfect with my 700p. Just 2 weeks shipped from Japan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaharr View Post
    Update: the tripod from strapya-world arrived yesterday. It works perfect with my 700p. Just 2 weeks shipped from Japan.
    Cool ... do you think that it would fit the smaller Centro?

    Also, the pictures that I looked at suggested that the phone would have to be rotated 90 degrees. Are you able to use the "normal" vertical orientation?

    How small does the tripod fold up, and would it fit in a man's front pocket?

    Can you post a photo of your 700p using the tripod?
  17. #17  
    jae_63:

    If the Centro is thinner than the 700p, then yes, it will fit even better.

    The bracket holding my Treo can be rotated at least 180 degrees (I don't have it with me right now), so it will hold the Treo both horizontally and vertically.

    Folded, it would stick out of a man's front pocket, and you would need to unscrew the bracket from the standard tripod-type screw. It would be better in an outside suit jacket pocket, though still a bit bulky.

    I will try to remember to take a pic of the tripod w/ Treo over the weekend and post.
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    Here you go, jae_63:
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    A few months ago I finally got one of these "Body Glove Scuba Case for Centro." The stitching doesn't seem very well-made, but it's very stable and only ~$10 including shipping at Amazon (and probably elsewhere).

    It works well for reading a book using a continuous-scrolling book-reader such as the free ReadThemAll:
    http://www.freewarepalm.com/docs/readthemall.shtml

    A headphone adapter does fit underneath, especially if you place the phone within 1/4" inch of the front edge of a table. It can still work on the center of the table, but some of the weight will be carried by your headphone jack.

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