Clip-N-Go Hands Free System
how do you use this hands free kit?
Well simply place your mobile phone in the clamp holder and allow
the expanding clamp to retract and with its foam cheeks to squeeze
tight on your phone. Fix the clip over the earpiece on your phone,
and then plug the speaker into the cigar lighter. To make a test
call, simply press the keys on your mobile which is held firmly
in the clamp holder - the voice of the person receiving the call
will come through very clearly. In fact it may be so loud you will
need to adjust the volume control - but do remember that when setting
the volume you will have to allow for a high level of background
noise should you plan to take calls when you are on the move in
a V8! If you plan to make a call from the phone whilst on the move,
it is best to have the number already in your recent numbers list
so you need only press a single key. This is a sensible safety precaution.
How and where can you fix the clamp holder in an MGBGTV8?
The clamp holder supplied with this kit is fairly basic with an
unsatisfactory fixing arrangement - the holder clips into the grilles
of a fascia air vent or you can use an adhesive pad, not an option
many V8 enthusiasts will want to adopt! So I hunted around and found
a mobile phone holder which fixes to the windscreen with a suction
pad. The holder is on a flexible stalk so is infinitely adjustable.
Using this holder, the clamp on the phone is far enough away from
the speaker to avoid the "feedback screech" effect and
the phone is at eye level but not in yoour field of view from the
driving seat. The Suction Pad Mobile Phone Holder is available from
Halfords at the modest price of £14.99
including VAT online from Halfords (delivery extra).
Suction Pad Mobile Phone Holder
So your total outlay is £34.98
for a portable hands free mobile phone system.
V8 Register - MG Car Club
The Clip -N- Go
is a universal hands free system which can be used with most mobile
phones with the minimum of effort. It seems a useful, low cost kit
for V8 enthusiasts. A
Clip -N- Go sprung clip covers the earpiece of your mobile
phone with a pad which contains a microphone which picks up the speech
and sounds you would normally hear when using the phone next to your
ear. This sent to the speaker. You need to ensure the acoustic
pad on the clip is located exactly over the earpiece so that it collects
The speaker plugs into the cigar lighter which powers the unit.
It has a volume control and a green power indicator light
to reassure you it is functioning. The speaker unit has a hinged joint
between the round speaker portion and the straight section which is
inserted in the cigar lighter. That joint enables you to angle the
face of the speaker towards the driver for optimum performance.
There is also a mobile phone clamp holder which is fixed either
to the grilles of an air vent on the dashboard or to a bracket which
has a square adhesive pad that can be attached firmly to any convenient
What does the kit cost and where can you get one?
The Pama Clip -N- Go is available from the Carphone Warehouse
at £19.99. A very similar
kit is available from Halfords at £30.00.
to other webpages
Mobile1 - new mobile phone law
Mobile2 - survey of handsfree
Mobile3 - Clip-N-Go option
Mobile4 - V8 mobile phone
Mobile5 - Bluetooth
mobile phone option
Mobile 6 - Improved Plantronics headset
Mobile 7 - M2300 "best buy"