I am currently in the process of prototyping my cut out method and feel for a foam insert for my car, so it can hold my phone, iPod, and ZO2 nice and firm while I drive )Phone, Music Player and my Portable Amp). I have the measurements for the ZO2, as I do not have mine yet, and plan to make it still have access to the side controls when it is in place. I currently have made a cut out from 2.5 cm thick foam (don't know what type, will post pictures of the prototypes later) for my phone and for the ZO2. I will be making a cut out of my iPod soon just to get the measurements right and position each section how I want them to fit in the cup holder. I was wondering if anyone had any advice for me going forward.
Using 2.5cm thick foam, I plan on layering two or three pieces to occupy the entirety of 1 cup holder in my center console.
What I have not figured out yet:
- What type of binding agent to use to connect the layers of foam together
- If the devices sit too tight in the foam, I fear that the insert may get pulled out when I go to use the device and pull it from the insert, I need some type of weighting mechanism that wont involve permanent changes to the cup holder itself.
- What order and orientation I want the devices in. I think I want to position the devices so the are somewhat facing me so I can see if the indicator light on my phone is going off and to be able to make a quick motion to my iPod to check/change the song.
- Has anyone done this before or is interested in me making an instruction set for how I did it for you to do yourself?
The purpose of this mini-project is to keep my investments/devices from hitting each other/falling from not having a place to be put in my car. Since I do not have my ZO2 yet, I have taken a picture provided by a forum member here and printed it to scale as best I could.
All advice and questions are welcomed. Just figured I would let people here know about this as I personally think the idea should not be too hard to implement and would suit a good purpose.