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    Custom tablet / Nexus 7 Dock ideas?

    So i'm trying to find/make/have made a dock for my Nexus 7 (2013) and 2014 Mazda 3. I want something that look nice and will let me easily slide the tablet in and out to a USB connection. That usb connection will connect to a hub with a USB dac, 256GB Usb flash drive, and USB hotspot. I'm going to be running Timur's Kernel for car power/sleep/mount features. I can figure all that out, but the mounting has me lost.

    I thought I had found the perfect mount here:
    http://www.proclipusa.com/tablet-hol..._leftorright=0
    Which attaches to the dash with this clip:
    http://www.proclipusa.com/dashboard-..._leftorright=0

    Problem is they said the USB plug only provides power, not USB abilities. So I'm trying to think of how I can attach another micro-usb connector the same way. Maybe mold something and attach it I'm not too sure?
    I also bought a Nexus 7 usb dock and was able to pull out the USB dock section as shown here:
    http://imgur.com/Lnzfwbd

    Maybe there's a way to attach that to the proclip? Or if I could fabricate a way to extend the bottom into a rail that would guide the tablet in horizontally, that may work. I need some input on how to do this cleanly. Or someone or a company that could make this for me.

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    I bought a GPS mount from radio shack that will either mount to the windshield with a suction cup or it has clips to hook to the vent which looks similar to the one you have.

    I bought it originally for my HTC Evo 3d and I would clamp it long wise into the mount.

    I have used the same mount for my Samsung GS3, my new Note 3 (Barely fits).

    I have also used it with the Tab 3 7" I got for free from sprint but use the clamp on it top and bottom. I have also used it with my Nexus 7 (2013) short wise as well.
    I just use a standard USB cable to connect to it which should work fine. You MAY be able to rig a Qi charger to the mount if you are industrious. Or just get a generic Qi car mount if one exists. I wouldn't do a specific tablet mount like that because in a year when you get a new tablet you will be buying a new one. I have had this mount now for like 3 years and used with 5 different devices.

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