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Video: Unboxing of the Nokia N8 Mobile Holder CR-122 – Stay safe and hands free

Compliment your N8’s award winning Sat-Nav prowess and position your Ovi Maps machine perfectly in your car with the Nokia N8 Mobile Holder CR-122 (how teleshopping speak was that? :p)

But seriously this is a great accessory for drivers and sat-nav phone users in general. If you haven’t got a phone mount, this is really one to consider.

  • Detachable suction pad with adjustable ring to maintain that vacuum and keep it stuck to your windshield.
  • The grasp mechanism to hold your N8 is pretty cool too just widen to let your N8 in and just squeeze it closed again.
  • If I understand correctly (I don’t speak Russian, just guessing from the video), you get a sticky pad which has a surface that the mobile holder itself can stick to. This means you don’t necessarily need a perfectly flat attachment. Perhaps the dashboard itself, or even the back seat
  • Not just for Sat-Nav. In car enttertainment – sort of.
  • You can connect your N8 over bluetooth if your car system has it or just simply STREAM over the FM Transmitter.

Now this isn’t just useful for SatNav. Stick the N8 to the backseat for your kids and let the N8 playback a movie.  Though it might have helped if the arm was a little longer (not sure if that sticky pad itself can attach to material of the head-rest/back seat).


This retails for around 15GBP UK.


  1. Dave
    November 10, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Looks good, just what I need … with one catch. It probably won’t hold the phone when its contained in a silicone case?

    • November 10, 2010 at 10:51 am

      It’s specifically built for the N8’s curves and has a lot of room to move and grip (at least it seems so). The silicone case only ads marginal amount of thickness anyway.

  2. mja
    November 10, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I’ve ordered this from Play last week but it’s still not in stock..
    I like the simple structure of the CR-122. With the 5800xm I had a much more complicated holder with a longer arm and several joints – OK for a non-moving car but a nightmare on the move as the car vibrates and it gets amplified in the long arm.

    The CR-122 should fit the C7 as well afaik

  3. dd
    November 10, 2010 at 11:23 am

    am planning to buy it for n8 car navigation, the price is a bit steeple

    other accessories i wish to have for n8 are

    anyone has good recommendation for third party manufacturers’ high capacity battery? What i know of is the ecell 1930mah battery for n8, is it reliable and safe to use?
    Still waiting for mugen battery solutuon for nokia n8

    • Dave
      November 11, 2010 at 9:22 am

      £15 for a custom holder isn’t really that steep, you can easily pay £10 for a generic fits-all-badly solution.

      High capacity batteries are generally a big no-no. They rarely offer the same performance as the OEM parts.

  4. Notaname
    November 10, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Since 3 weeks I use 2 of this holders.
    Frankly, I am not very satisfied. The knee is to weak. This system was already a failure at the TomTom 710-910.
    The silicone pad is too soft. The vacuum of the holder attracts the center of the disc up from the dashboard. Whereupon the holder falls off.

    I’m sorry 😦

  5. Stylinred
    November 10, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    It’d be nice if the Holder had a Hole for the Camera so that we could record while driving like so many enjoy doing :/ was hoping that’s how they would have made it 😦

    • Dave
      November 11, 2010 at 9:23 am

      Hehe, I was thinking similar – may have to cut a hole in it … assuming I can get one.

  6. November 10, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Off topic; I just sent my N8 in for repair because every time I tried to open a video from the youtube app or from the youtube website, it would kick me out and go to the home screen.This also happened when trying to open a busy website like Engadget with the Nokia browser. Has anyone else have this issue? Thanks

    • Dave
      November 11, 2010 at 10:17 am

      Switch off Javascript in the browser – the engadget website is horrendously bloated; it was only the full Engadget site that caused by N8s browser to bomb out. Switching off Javascript solved the issue.

      • alex68
        November 11, 2010 at 10:24 am

        Two new browsers have solved the issue with Javascript. Last night I just tested Engadget site with new S60V5 browser. It is now faster and it also does report Javascript error on Engadget site. That explained the slowness problem with the old browser.

        • ahsan
          November 11, 2010 at 11:07 am

          s60 v 5th is also getting a new browser? OO_OO lol long live 5800 = )

  7. SaDudE
    November 10, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    I don’t like the snap feature between the cradle and the suction mount. I like the old method of the screw as this would allow me to use my own “mount”

    This forces me to now find a place to mount the pad and invariable I know that will fall off.

    I do like the spring loaded feature of the cradle as it will allow the phone to be held even with a thin case or something

  8. John
    November 12, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    another unboxing the world doesn’t need.. well done!

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