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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO
Below is the prototype of the car stand for X1, but the question is how many people will need it to play high resolution music in car. so we need your feedback them we can go ahead.
to make this stand we will spend some money to make a plastic tooling mold so the quantity is quite important to us.
When it comes to car stands, I think you are catering to such a variety of people that it will be difficult to "get it right" with just one option. The vent option that you present seems to be quite popular these days, but it also depends on where your vents are located. I've read people that enjoy that type of attachment because it can keep your device cool in the summertime. In the winter, you can just close the vent to prevent the device from heating up. In my current vehicle, a 2012 Kia Soul, the vent option doesn't work very well for me due to the placement of the vents. Also, the auxiliary port and USB ports in my car are located toward the bottom of the front console and closer to the gear shift, and I personally don't want exposed cables being routed down from the vent to the auxiliary port. That's just me being picky, though. Another popular option to consider these days is a mount that uses the CD slot in vehicle, which still depends on a person's car receiver to have a CD slot. As someone that works in the engineering field for display products, I understand the concern for appealing to a broad range of people, so maybe it's possible that your designers/engineers can come up with an add-on method that will allow customers to use either the vent method or CD slot method. This option may not be feasible, though, and create a weak point on the backside of the unit. Anyway, I just wanted to hopefully throw some constructive criticism your way. As for myself and the car that I'm currently in, it will be easier for me to put the X1 down onto the little platform next to my gear shift and use a short cable to connect to the auxiliary port.
Edited by ccfixx - 9/4/14 at 10:20am