Just a quick update to let you all know where the project is at.
We have just finished making what we hope are the final adjustments to the overall design.
Things that were included:
As pictured, the current design which was originally measured 2 years ago before some of the much larger phones were ever made, we had a max width of 70mm or so which covered most phones but would maybe fall short with some of the larger phones when it came to using a case. We have now been able to achieve a max width of around 75mm without changing the small form factor of the holder itself.
This will quite easily ensure the fit of all mobile phones and smartphones that aren't with-in the tablet territory such as the Galaxy Note. It should also accommodate for the very large majority of cases too, except for maybe some of the Otterbox cases but all Otterbox iPhone cases will be fine.
Custom suction pad - We have made the internal part out of metal to ensure durability and longevity of function.
We will then look into what material the actual suction pad will be made out of, we have had a few people asking in regards to this, I would love for it to be clear from a pure aesthetic point of view but it may possibly be all black or tinted to protect against UV and higher temperatures.
More rubber side-pad compression - We also made more room for our side pads to sit in easier and to also add more clamping compassion.
There was actually quite a bit of work done but was mostly internal work to improve on the design, again for even more durably and longevity.
We should have the new prototype parts by the end of the week and will give a big update with our results and some more video showing 'Ultima' in action such as using your smartphone and Ultima as a dash camera so will show recording while driving and will also show more on the suction power and clamping mech, as many have requested.
If all goes well with the new parts we will then be moving into tooling and manufacturing.
ULTIMA CUSTOM INSTALL
I have been playing around with some potential custom installs of Ultima for those who have the room and would prefer a more permanent solution that doesn't attached to the windscreen. This was done by removing all of the suction cup section and attaching straight to the armature. This is just to give an idea of the possibilities for a custom install and what it might look like. Pics were also taken with an actual Galaxy S 2 for reference.
Will have more to update once we receive the new prototype parts, again any questions feel free to ask.